2:24 pm January 8, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 15th, 20106:10 pm
If Jermaine Dye signs for a team at 6-7 mill I’m not going to be a happy camper, considering that we could have got him below market-value….
Bay Area Steve
January 15th, 20106:14 pm
You really think Dye will get that much money?
January 15th, 20106:15 pm
for the record… DOB has never said Braves are close to signing Damon. Think all he’s ever said was that there is mutual interest and that Damon would be a decent fit. So, DOB-Bowman SuperBrawl 2010 will have to wait I’m afraid.
January 15th, 20106:16 pm
If there’s ever been better proof that you need to stick to R. Kelly, I can’t imagine it. You’re calling 6-7 million dollars for Dye below-market?
Now I see why N8 gets so darn pessimistic in the summer. He’s so overly optimistic during the offseason, there’s no way they’ll ever measure up.
January 15th, 20106:18 pm
Am I less of an American because I waited 18 years to see Unforgiven, or because I wish I was still waiting?
Wayne in Utah
January 15th, 20106:19 pm
6-7 million for Dye???
Sounds a little high to me……after his huge drop off in the second half. I’d rather have Caveman.
Would you seriously prefer Dye at $6 million over giving Heyward a chance? Granted, I’ll admit I’d prefer him over Melky for 4th OF. But then again, not at that price. Dye is old, can’t run, can’t field and might have shown signs last season of losing bat speed, power abd ability to hit for average. $1-2 million? Yes, please. $6-7 million? No, thanks. Let him be somebody else’s headache.
January 15th, 20106:21 pm
I was going to be surprised if Dye got 5 million
January 15th, 20106:22 pm
I prefer Nomar for a million for 2010.
January 15th, 20106:24 pm
DOB-Bowman SuperBrawl 2010
Maybe we can get it going. All we need is another blog posting indicating that Damon was spotted in Atlanta this weekend and would make a great fit for the team. Quick, someone photoshop Damon at a Buckhead bar with Andre 3000, Jeff Foxworthy, and NeNe from the Real Housewives of Atlana.
January 15th, 20106:25 pm
And for the record, I only know who NeNe is because my wife is watching that show on the DVR in my manroom right next to me. Why I’m allowing her to do this – I have no idea.
January 15th, 20106:27 pm
I prefer Nomar for a million for 2010. – Wayne
At this stage in his career, I think his wife could probably be a more consistent player. I say sign both of them and list ‘em on roster as Nomar Garciaparraham.
January 15th, 20106:30 pm
what does ted turner, arnold schwarzenagger, steven king, michael bloomberg, barack obama, montel williams , rick steves, sir richard branson, aaron sorkin and michael phelps all have in common?
Manroom! I am jealous. My manroom is whatever hotel room I am in, or….there is another room that might be considered “my” room.
January 15th, 20106:33 pm
I was a teen in the late 60’s and early 70’s and never tried it. I thought I was the one who was cool.
January 15th, 20106:35 pm
Reasons I’m still married: 1) I have a Manroom. 2) My Manroom has it’s own bathroom. 3) Martin Prado. True story – my wife loves the guy. She watches baseball just to see him play. As a result, I convinced her to start going to games with me. If he’s ever traded, I’ll probably have to buy a Harley and obsess over random music no one has ever heard.
18 Wheels of Love
January 15th, 20106:39 pm
Or you could obsess over your overly gay sounding manroom. Of course a harley and leather chaps might suit just fine.
January 15th, 20106:40 pm
I’m Putting My Money on Dye Going to a team like Kansas City (Bottom Dwellers) for 4-7 mill
I don’t think Heyward makes the team out of S. Training for the Fact that he was injured in the Arizona Fall league which I think will slow him down a bit. Plus I want Dye Here for the fact that he’d be a better option in the 4 hole as opposed to the slop we got over the offseason
Add to that Dye would be a good mentor to Heyward…
And as much as I love Heyward and his Raw skills he could be the Next George Lombard
early off-season rumors: Dye to play 1st base, trade for Willingham to play LF and trade for Uggla to play second base/OF.
actual signings/latest rumors: signed Glaus for 1st base and Hinske to backup all corner positions; courting Damon to play OF, and perhaps leaving room for Heyard to make debut early in 2010 season.
I must say, while it is a bit less than expected in power department, I like the Glaus potential and the Heyward possibilities.
January 15th, 20106:41 pm
Melky’s numbers did improve this year and he is only 24 with three years under his belt. Billy Walsh
his numbers improved because he moved into a better hitters park, how hard is that to understand?
January 15th, 20106:44 pm
Schafer projects at his best to one day be McLouth.
Pish posh! Schafer at his worst projects to one day be McLouth. I’ll hear none of your nonsense saying otherwise.
January 15th, 20106:45 pm
Jeffrey D, that was funny.
Maybe he was speaking with an ascent?
January 15th, 20106:46 pm
Tomahawkin - I can see your point about Heyward not starting outta spring training. Might be wise not to rush him, plus the Braves would save arbitration years too, right? However, I still don’t like the Dye idea. He needs to be a DH in American League. No business being in NL. Not unless he’d sign with us for $1 million + incentives.
January 15th, 20106:47 pm
Bay Area Steve
“If there’s ever been better proof that you need to stick to R. Kelly, I can’t imagine it. You’re calling 6-7 million dollars for Dye below-market?”
Yeah I called Dye Signing for 6-7 mill below Mkt value for the fact that he has hit his whole career despite his slump in the 2nd half last year. Dye was looking at getting broke off at about 9-10 mill this offseason just like LaRoche…
Wren should’ve let Hudson go to begin with. If that had happened we;d have Dye or Damon right now instead of Milky Cabrera, and Hickey..
January 15th, 20106:50 pm
January 15th, 20106:51 pm
“Melky’s numbers did improve this year and he is only 24 with three years under his belt. Billy Walsh
his numbers improved because he moved into a better hitters park, how hard is that to understand?”
With our Ballpark dimensions Milky will be lucky to hit 10 homers this season
January 15th, 20106:52 pm
I think alot of players are gonna be playing for way less. Loaf made 2 mil for us last year, so he’ll most likely make less this year if he doesnt retire. Dye, Nady, Damon all will get 5 mil or less prolly. If LaRoche’s best offer was 1 yr 5-6 mil i dont see how any of them top that. But it would be wise to add one if they can since it looks like prices are dropping way down if they want a job that is.
January 15th, 20106:56 pm
With our Ballpark dimensions Milky will be lucky to hit 10 homers this season
Honestly, I think Melky will be lucky to even see the field for the Braves this season. Hope he hasn’t unpacked yet, because I think he hasn’t yet reached his destination for the 2010 season.
(other than Yunel hitting 20 HR – but that will come soon enough) N8
January 15th, 20106:58 pm
NEW BLOGGAGE…in my pants
January 15th, 20106:59 pm
Melky and Damon’s numbers were both inflated with that short RF porch in the new Yankee Stadium.
Also, it is entirely possible, that at the Ted, both would have a decrease of HR’s, but they also might become a double machine(s).
You just can’t blanketly (is that a word?) say that a player will not hit as well in one stadium over another stadium. Too many factors. You can make a reasonable guess, but you really won’t know until they play there.
January 15th, 20107:04 pm
better late than … oh, nevermind. NEW BLOGGAGE.
January 15th, 20107:06 pm
If Jermaine Dye signs for a team at 6-7 mill I’m not going to be a happy camper, considering that we could have got him below market-value…. T-Hawkin’
I hope to hell he does sign somewhere cause I wouldn’t want him for half of that,
January 15th, 20107:07 pm
I really respect Glavine and always have, so it’s awesome news to hear he might be back with the Braves in some way. I think when McDowell leaves Glavine will be the next pitching coach, though he’s a real family man so I don’t know if he’d want to still commit that much time to the game. I have a good feeling something will be worked out as long as Wren treats him with the highest respect that he deserves. Don’t run him off.
If not Damon, I still wonder about Nady or maybe even Ankiel. Two Boras guys and we all know the money situation with Atlanta right now, so Dye might come the cheapest(cringe). Who knows, they might just stand pat with what they have … either way, no shocker.
January 15th, 20107:10 pm
Granted, I’ll admit I’d prefer him over Melky for 4th OF Redstick
he can’t be a 4th OFer, he can’t play CF at all and he stinks at the other 2 positions. anyway the guy is likely toast.his bat speed was so slow last year that one day a bird landed on it the middle of a swing
January 15th, 20107:13 pm
Let’s see – Hudson (Next years Ace @$9Mil) + Melky + Hickey or Jermaine Dye or Johnny Damon?
Damn that Wren is shrewd!
January 15th, 20107:16 pm
“Reasons I’m still married: 1) I have a Manroom. 2) My Manroom has it’s own bathroom. 3) Martin Prado. True story – my wife loves the guy. She watches baseball just to see him play. As a result, I convinced her to start going to games with me. If he’s ever traded, I’ll probably have to buy a Harley and obsess over random music no one has ever heard.” –burdell
now, that’s funny. i’m sure even o’brien will concur…
February 11th, 20109:26 pm
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