9:20 pm January 22, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 24th, 201010:39 am
TommyP-Who might you have picked up with what FW had to spend? Seems to me that in the current market, he got what he could get. I still don’t think there is another team besides the Phillies better than us in our division. I still feel we have the best staff-relief included-in the NL.
I think Chipper puts up staggering numbers again because the Dude is highly motivated. McLouth can’t do much worse than his .214 Turner Field BA (Lord Knows I HOPE he doesn’t-as I said, he was not impressive). Diaz is, as usual, totally undervalued.Yunel and Prado, too.
The starting rotation is very good and we have some minor leaguers who may be ready soon. We have much depth in the pen and again, some kids who are up and coming. Our bench is deep as it has ever been (remember Orr and Woodward?) and we have much diversity at almost all positions.
Honestly, to my way of thinking, Glaus is the real question mark and again, we have a highly motivated player-maybe much more motivated than Chipper- as Glaus is looking to prove he is worth yet another lucrative contract. I would not count out a 25-30HR 100RBI season from him. I also expect him to remain healthy. His whole problem was trying to come back to quickly from surgery. He has been surgically repaired and had an entire season to heal. He has been given a clean bill of health. They have moved him to first to hep, but I believe he could play third if necessary. Yes, he is a risk, but an extremely high return risk for damned little in the way of $$$$. A risk, but the one deal of the winter that could have Wren looking like a pure genius.
Look-we have questions-always have and always will. EVERY team has question marks-even the Phillies, Red Sox , Yankees and every other team in all of MLB. That’s the way it is every year with every team. Sometimes things work out and other ties they don’t, but one thing is certain-with pitching like we have, our chances rise incrementally more than most.
Face it-the Phillies have WAY more question marks due to their lack of solid pitching (or potential lack) and the streaky nature of their hitter. They also have question marks like will Ibanez have yet another career year after sinking radically the second half. Will Utley remain healthy? Will Howard turn into a sub par defensive first baseman again? Will the good Jimmy Rollins or Bad Jimmy Rollins show up for half a season?
Lots of question marks, but I’ll go into the year with great hopes and a reasonable expectation of our turning in a solid performance. I just don’t see that Wren could have done any better than what he did with what he had to work with. Just because everyone thought that he could get a world class package for Vazquez didn’t eve mean that was realistic-any more than signing Holliday or Bay would have been. You make do with what’s available and that’s just the way it is.
2011 lineup–Where is Saito on the list? Where is Glaus? Do you think Kimbrel is ready? Still has some control problems–too many walks. I realize that he won’t be ready for opening day, but I would think that Proctor will be on there when he is healthy?
January 24th, 201010:41 am
2011 lineup, something tells me that won’t happen. I’m not sure if it’s McLouth, Freeman or Schafer, but I just wouldn’t bet that ALL of those guys have a starting spot next year. I could be wrong, but I just see something happening that shakes that up. Not to mention, that’s a lineup that still lacks a big power hitter in the middle of the order. Although it does look a lot better defensively.
January 24th, 201010:42 am
Clarification-Meant that to read way more question marks than most think they have -NOT way more than the Braves.
January 24th, 201010:44 am
Moe Berg-Saito only signed a one year contract, I believe and Wagner had a 2011 option.
January 24th, 201010:46 am
Lew, my mistake. I was confusing seasons. I looked back after I posted and realized that.
January 24th, 201010:47 am
Moe-No problem. I don’t know how we all keep up with it anyway.
January 24th, 201010:48 am
I’ll just say that I am just now getting around to my first cup of coffee and so excuse myself that way. But yeh, I know what you mean–a lot of esoteric knowledge is stored away here.
January 24th, 201010:54 am
Can someone let me know how much money and what players are coming off the books after 2010? I think it’s just Saito, Glaus and Hinske. If that’s the case, Liberty Media better raise the payroll, because Escobar, Jurrjens, Prado, Moylan, Cabrera, O’Flaherty and Diaz are eligible for raises through arbitration and McCann and McLouth are receiving raises per their contract.
January 24th, 201010:59 am
Jimmy Joe, don’t forget about Wagner coming off the books…thats the biggest payroll coming off the books. Here’s to hoping Kimbrel is able to step in
January 24th, 201011:01 am
biggest CONTRACT, coming off the books, that is…
January 24th, 201011:04 am
His option vests with like 50 games finished. He’ll reach that.
January 24th, 201011:05 am
Wagner has a vesting option for 2011 at (I believe) $6.75 mil.
January 24th, 201011:08 am
As far as 2011 goes I would like the Braves to trade Mclouth and promote Schaefer and Freeman if ready. Sign Werth and if Freeman is ready you fill with another stop gap. Werth can provide your power bat while you still have cheap contracts of Heyward, Schaefer, and Freeman.
January 24th, 201011:14 am
I didn’t mean for it to be a negative post about 2011 money situation. But I just think that the Braves don’t have much financial flexibility through 2012. Hudson, Chipper, Lowe making 38 million total has something to do with that.
January 24th, 201011:19 am
Lew, Grinch, ect…
I hope I can be magnanimous enough to keep to my word about giving Wren a whole season – I have a feeling that my venom might start to spew long before that if things start looking ugly…
Make no mistake, I know Liberty is the 800 pound gorilla in the room that is causing all this bailing wire and duct tape.
I know where that puts Wren – however, maybe he should just keep his mouth shut – or not be percieved as so smug about it to get me riled.
Do I want them all to work out – heck yeah! I want total dominance by the Braves every day – all day.
I reckon that remains to be seen = thus I will have to give him time….
Hope your donations to Haiti are going smoothly Lew!
January 24th, 201011:22 am
I know many are high on Freeman but I’ve read he is Not a top tier prospect but the next tier down. I bet this year will be huge for his development if he is to become a can’t miss prospect.
January 24th, 201011:28 am
Lew……………..your 10:39 post said it all. Right on the nose……..especially about other teams having their question marks. Every year starts that way for EVERY team.
How did he get back on here?
January 24th, 201011:33 am
January 24th, 201011:39 am
Cecil34-Let me go out on a limb here and predict that Frank Wren doesn’t give a flying #@*^ what your opinion of him is or when you choose to spew venom on a blog he probably never reads anyway. Not so certain we care, either.
Wren is and will be the GM no matter what you or any of us may think about the situation. Might we recommend tthe Braves’ vent as a more appropriate location to spew?
January 24th, 201011:45 am
I can spew and you can’t do anything about it, you old curmudgeon!
Steve from OH
January 24th, 201011:51 am
Lew–good post. I agree that the Phils have some question marks in the rotation and a few in the ‘pen, but they do have the best pitcher in baseball and the best offense in the league. If they don’t win the east (barring major injuries, of course), I’ll be very surprised.
January 24th, 201011:52 am
Don’t intend to do anything about it-just pointing out the absurdity of your attaching self importance to the situation. He don’t care.
Curmudgeon? Absolutely. I have no illusions about MY self importance or even if I have any.
January 24th, 201011:54 am
As far as 2011 goes I would like the Braves to trade Mclouth and promote Schaefer and Freeman if ready
As far as 2011 goes, I would like to see Braves fans stop putting unnecessary letters in Schafer’s name
Steve-Same was said about the Mets for three years. We see how many titles they won, didn’t we? It isn’t always the strongest team on paper that wins it all.
January 24th, 201011:57 am
It isn’t always the strongest team on paper that wins it all.
That’s very true…
January 24th, 201011:58 am
Not to sound like a broken record here because I’m even tired of writing this, but I think it deserves attention … it being Bobby’s final year and a guy like Damon can be had for pretty cheap, I still feel Wren will make a last minute push for him and he just might get him.
January 24th, 201012:00 pm
“How did he get back”.????………………….I never left.
Lew, true that. And those dumb fantasy/prediction magazines they bring out every year about this time are rarely ever accurate in the end. Two I read yesterday had Hudson and Jurrjens as having very average, to below average seasons and had McCann as having his worst season to date because of his “vision problems”. Uhh, didn’t he get that fixed before the middle of ‘09?
January 24th, 201012:02 pm
Well, Lew, since we got that out of the way…
I would say that your statement would be applicable to all on this blog including you.
Therefore now that we know Wren doesn’t care what you or I think…
We now can get back to writing our on opinions of the state of the Braves which is what this ol’ blog is for.
You may disagree, but don’t have to be disagreeable and denigrate.
January 24th, 201012:07 pm
TnBrian …had McCann as having his worst season to date because of his “vision problems”. Uhh, didn’t he get that fixed before the middle of ‘09?
Aye…hard to figure which was worse: ‘07 or ‘09. I say ‘07, because just about the only thing worse in ‘09 was his K rate…but I’d hafta look up the stats again.
January 24th, 201012:09 pm
Cecil34-There was a (not to be named any longer) certain individual here that felt Wren should listen to his every proclamation and that anyone who didnt believe what he proposed to be a MORON or worse. We all know the direction he went.
Dude, it’s one thing giving your opinion on a topic. It’s another making proclamations that YOU will only support a decision you have no say in for a certain amount of time. Like I said-nothing whatsoever to do with what you think, just that you think your opinion matters in the course of events, or to a person who doesn’t even know you’re alive. Semantics, Dude, purely semantics. Hold whatever view you want. Just don’t think it means anything to anyone who can do something about it.
January 24th, 201012:19 pm
I just realized that there seems to be 2 schools of thought on Wren.
On the one hand he’s a boob who ends sentences with “AHEEYUCK!” They talk like he just signed Norton to a lifetime contract and traded McCann for some guitar lessons and this team could be the first to ever go winless.
On the other hand, there’s the people who defend Wren to the death. He’s assembled the greatest team in the history of organized sports. Glaus will be MVP and Wagner, while becoming the first reliever to record 300 Ks, will get 0 saves because the Braves will be so far ahead every game.
I think maybe he’s somewhere in the middle (although I’ve advocated the 2nd school of thought a lot on here)
January 24th, 201012:21 pm
Lew, I am on board. trust me.
Methinks you are wound a little too tight – as an older “dude” myself, it is not good for your health. Perhaps a shot of Crown might help?
I have not called Wren any names – the proclamations are made here daily by many. That is the amusment of it all!
We already have bought in to what you are preachin…
Take it easy, man.
it is not good for your health. Perhaps a shot of Crown might help?
That’s not a paradox at all.
January 24th, 201012:22 pm
Lew, Wagner’s option for 2011 has a $6.5 mill salary, with a $250,000 buyout. His salary for the 2010 season is $6.75 million.
January 24th, 201012:23 pm
jeffreyd-You’re likely right about Wren. I’ll give hi some slack until I see what happens this year-not a specific amount of time before I erupt like a Vesuvian lava flow. Glaus is indeed a risk-no doubt whatsoever. But it could easily be a risk that pays off handsomely-at which point Wren will be considered a genius.
All I’m saying is give the moves a chance to work out-it’s not like FW had much choice in the direction he went, economics in baseball and with the Braves being what they are. The season hasn’t started. We could be an incredibly good team-or not. Time, not self important proclamations will tell. We all have opinions as well as certain body parts. Sometimes they smell bad.
And yes, it vests if he finishes 50 games in 2010.
January 24th, 201012:26 pm
DOB-Well, considering that extra $25 grand doesn’t come out of MY pocket, right? Guess I misread the article I checked out. Never was much of a mathmetician. Point I was making was that his salary won’t be coming off the books in 2011 unless his option doesn’t vest.
January 24th, 201012:27 pm
I feel Wagner was a Bobby move. He’s obviously always liked him, but maybe without Bobby’s campaigning Wren would’ve signed him anyways. I don’t know.
Sheesh, poor Wags and Saito had better be ready to go with Bobby leading the charge, just ask Moylan …
Not in my world!
January 24th, 201012:29 pm
Cecil-Not wound too tight. All the Grinch and I were reacting to was that one comment-not your opinion. It’s all cool to me. I’ve dealt with Jerks here (I don’t consider you one) who made much worse statements than yours. Had you not responded this morning, I never would have said anything ever again. Life is fine in my world. Hope yours is too.
And I haven’t had alcohol since 1986. Wouldn’t help me in the least-not with all the medication I have to take that I’d already rather not take.
I hope the Braves at least give Melky the chance to show what he can do this season. I hope our OF consist of Diaz/Hinske – LF, McLouth – CF, Cabrera – RF.
January 24th, 201012:30 pm
Actually $250,000. Like I said-lousy in math.
January 24th, 201012:31 pm
Who throws the first can at the tv when it’s a 8-2 score in the 8th or 9th inning and Cox brings in Saito or Wagner?
January 24th, 201012:32 pm
Lew, we have both been on here a long time…if we took ourselves too seriously we would be “and idiots” ha ha.
We might need to be careful of the venom spewing and lava eruptions – another health issue could arise I reckon!
January 24th, 201012:33 pm
If that’s the case, Liberty Media better raise the payroll, because Escobar, Jurrjens, Prado, Moylan, Cabrera, O’Flaherty and Diaz are eligible for raises through arbitration and McCann and McLouth are receiving raises per their contract.
They’ll figure something out. Whether it be non tendering Melky, trading McLouth or a starting pitcher, I think they’ll fit under the Braves payroll. And the payroll could increase…
January 24th, 201012:34 pm
just ask Moylan
Or Soriano, or Gonzalez, or Boyer, or Villareal, or King…
January 24th, 201012:35 pm
Jay212003, I hope the Braves realize that with Melky playing in a bigger park, new league and not being surrounded by a kick butt lineup to not expect his numbers to be any better than ‘09 … probably worse, wouldn’t you think? So, do they really need to give him a “chance to see what he can do” or what?
Sounds like we’ve got a blog game to throw into the rotation along with BINGO
January 24th, 201012:36 pm
TommyP wrote: If you saw this in print, it would be very believable:
Offseason acquisitions: Troy Glaus, Eric Hinske, Saito, Billy Wagner, Melky Cabrera.
Sorry, but I can’t let this one slip past without asking: When’s the last time the Pirates signed a 33-year-old former AL (or NL) home-run leader, a guy who averaged over 30 homers for the four-season stretch prior to being injured the year before they signed him?
When’s the last time the Pirates signed anything like a closer with 385 saves, a 2.39 career ERA and 1,092 strikeouts in 833-2/3 innings?
I mean, talk about exaggerating to make a point.
January 24th, 201012:39 pm
TnBrian-Well, Coach used to throw his beer cans at his TV, but he claims he’s on the wagon. Damned if I throw anything at my TV, though. Paid way too much for that sucker.
January 24th, 201012:44 pm
TnBrian-Re: Melky. Unless they have to trade him to make room for a Damon acquisition, I’m in favor of giving him a chance. Dude’s still very young and he HAS played for several years with a damned good team-it might have instilled a good winning attitude in him and couple that with a chance to prove he IS as good as many think, well…..Why not give him a shot? Nothing much to lose as he’s not making a fortune and he does have playoff experience.
January 24th, 201012:45 pm
Cecil34, you gotta admit, the irony in this sentence is humorous.
Man, I’m tired of the offseason. I don’t want to read another post about hypothetical lineups, or where does Heyward bat, or is our bullpen going to be ok, blah, blah, blah… All of which are good conversations, but I’m bored of them and ready to see some real baseball. Wish I could afford (time and money) to go to Florida and see some ST games this year. At least there are a couple football games on today.
January 24th, 201012:54 pm
Truth is, this has been the worst offseason imaginable for the Braves. They have one of the bottom 5 teams in the NL and will be at best a 75 win team.
January 24th, 201012:58 pm
Listening to the From Elvis In Memphis/Back in Memphis expanded & remastered set that came out last year, and “Kentucky Rain” just came on. On a wet, dreary day here in Atlanta, Elvis doing that tune sounds even greater than usual. Loves me some Elvis Presley….
January 24th, 20101:00 pm
Elvis rules… thanks DOBI I will have to see if they did a limited edition vinyl of that cd… would be awesome to hear on an lp
January 24th, 20101:03 pm
They have one of the bottom 5 teams in the NL and will be at best a 75 win team. — Nick
I hope you’re not going to wager a mortgage payment on either of those propositions.
January 24th, 20101:05 pm
Who knows what Cabrera will do. Just because he’s in a bigger park he doesn’t play all 162 games there. So why not give him a shot to see what he can do? His bat is decent and can get better since he’s only 25 and has tons of potential plus it’ll give Heyward more time in the minors and saves the Braves money in the long run. So again why not?
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
January 24th, 20101:07 pm
DOB and whoever else that was talking about Elisabeth Shue in *Leaving Las Vegas* last night…
The best scene in the whole movie, is the *pedestrian scene* where Cage is driving and runs into Shue for the first time, as she is walking in front of him in the crosswalk, in that tight, black leather skirt.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm……..what a back-side (LOL).
January 24th, 20101:08 pm
Truth is, this has been the worst offseason imaginable for the Braves
Per my 12:19, this would fall under school of thought #1
You mentioned Mario Lanza a couple of days ago… I think I have some Mario on pre-vinyl…. some sort of clay I think that has to be played at 78 I think. It’s in pretty deep storage, so it would take me some time to confirm… it belonged to my Mom, I was going to copy it to CD for her… never got to it. I had to replace my turntable to pull it off… Pretty sure that the summer camp I went to in Virginia mountains in the 60’s used Mario singing the Lord’s Prayer every night after lights out. Fine memories… thanks for bringing them back up. Bruce
January 24th, 20101:15 pm
Man if the Braves aren’t pursuing Damon then they must have all the confidence in Heyward, Schafer, and Cabrera making a big contribution this year (they should already have confidence in Diaz, I think he’s earned it). But what if these guys don’t pan out right away as expected? I think they would have done well in covering themselves by signing Damon just in case. Just my opinion, but I’m not totally sold on those three guys tearing it up right out of the gate.
Lew, maybe not a full can, but a empty can or some rolled up socks or underwear. I don’t need to tear my tv up either.
Jay, let Melk play 162 freakin games for all I care, but I don’t expect him to put up anything better than .260 avg/ 10 HR/ 50 RBI. Actually, I’d be surprised to see him even reach double digits in homers.
Do people really throw cans at their TVs? That only sounds like something rednecks on TV would do.
Rob, still sore, from (SC)
January 24th, 20101:20 pm
You do realize that the core of our team is outstanding. Hanson, Jurrjens, McCann, Heyward, Escobar, Prado. Freeman and Schafer are close. Vizcaino and Teahern have ace potential.
Fact of the matter is Schuerholz let this team get old and our owners did not give us the money to fix it.
January 24th, 20101:22 pm
since it is a slow Sunday, and I am not really motivated to do my Television Production homework, I have a question. How many here are getting MLB 10: The Show? If you are what will your team look like
January 24th, 20101:27 pm
jeffrey d, my wife must be bassackwards,she once threw a tv at my can.
January 24th, 20101:33 pm
Those could also be Heyward’s numbers as well and what then huh? The Braves lose a year of control over Heyward so why not just let Cabrera play until he proves that he’s a .260/10/50 hitter. Also I would mind those numbers for my #8 or leadoff hitter. Say if Cabrera steals 20 bases and has 35-40 doubles that .260 wouldn’t look as bad especially it he plays great defense as expected.
Andre "Pulpwood" Smith
January 24th, 20101:39 pm
Hi folks, Jerome Jurenovich here, and speaking of movies, the most memorable film I saw in 2009 was “Bride Wars”. A lively, comic romp fit for the whole family.
January 24th, 20101:51 pm
Is anybody buying the Show?
January 24th, 20101:53 pm
Amen, DOB !
Kentucky Rain, Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto—those sure were some great sessions for the King when he stopped in at Chips Moman’s studio in Memphis back in ‘68
January 24th, 20101:55 pm
I think the Bravos will make a run at Damon; contrary to the financial status reports. It makes too much sense at this point. Darn sure would be nice to have a 1 man in the lineup.
January 24th, 20102:01 pm
And WHEN Chipper goes down for the 2 week DL stint and then longer than that because the injury is still a problem, who takes over 3rd?
Also, Wigginton has been a utility guy the past several seasons. Utility guys don’t exactly play 150 games a year. They fill in all over the place.
Using that logic, Infante must suck ’cause he doesn’t play above 100 games….hardly ever.
What’s the plan WHEN Chipper goes down for weeks at a time? Glaus as well? Tommy P
If Glaus and Chipper go down at the same time, one, or both, would be placed on the DL. That would open 1 or 2 slots to be filled from AAA. Mitch Jones, the AAA HR king last year, plays 1B, 3B, and both corner outfield spots. Joe Thurston plays practically the whole infield and may, or may not, come north with the team. We have great depth this year, both on the bench and at AAA. While having Jones at 3B and Hinske at 1B, or vice versa, may not be the perfect scenario, it sure beats the thought of Brooks Conrad playing 2B so Prado can play first.
January 24th, 20102:05 pm
Re Diner – good flick. Saw Accidental Tourist, another of Baltimore Trilogy, the other night. Still a great flick with excellent ensemble playing. David Ogden Stiers, Ed Begley, Jr., and Amy Wright as John Hurt’s siblings, were excellent. Contrast between Kathleen Tuirner and Geena Davis also excellent. Tim Men was also very good.
Then, there’s the Winnetka, IL, Seven: Breakfast Club, Home Alone I and II, She’s Having a Baby, 16 Candles, Uncle Buck, and Ferris Beuhler. All filmed within a couple of miles of each other. We lived in Home Alone neighborhood and saw them film movie – on a warm night in April. All the snow in movie is fake. You can still drive down Lincoln Ave (not “Boulevard”) at Christmas and see all the lights on houses. Film company made a deal with neighbors – free permanent Christmas lights on their homes. My wife and daughter were extras in opening scene in HAII.
Jean Simmons was “Sarah, the Salvation Army Girl” in film version of Guys and Dolls – with M. Brando.
January 24th, 20102:07 pm
Saw Blind Side last night. They actually toned down Mrs. Touhey from book. Good flick.
Agree about Damon, weak arm included. The man knows winning baseball and–for the working journalists like our own David O’Brien–he should provide some added insight in the clubhouse. .290, 15HR’s, 75-80 RBI, 25 SB’s from the top would be nice and I don’t think it would be too much of a stretch to expect that kind of production.
And I think he would bring a certain “swagger” that could be backed up by production.
P. W. Hjort
January 24th, 20102:14 pm
Can’t wait for the Jordan Schafer era to start again.
January 24th, 20102:16 pm
rob: i always buy the show its supposed to be good this year
January 24th, 20102:17 pm
Check out the unintentionaly hilarious image on Yahoo! Sports’ homepage. Tejada’s head on a retro Angels jersey
January 24th, 20102:18 pm
Okay maybe not “hilarious” but a little funny
January 24th, 20102:19 pm
jeffrey d: thats pretty funny
January 24th, 20102:20 pm
It’d be funnier with Nolan Ryan’s head on the jersey, but you can’t be too picky.
January 24th, 20102:21 pm
What will you lineup look like
As of now I am thinking of this
C – McCann
1B – Glaus
2B – Prado
SS – Escobar
3B – Jones
LF – McLouth / Diaz
CF – Schafer / McLouth
What do you think
January 24th, 20102:22 pm
Posts are going through a time machine again
Frankie Knuckles, SHHHHHHHHH! You know better than to mention the possibility of getting JD. People get offended by anybody bringing that up because “Wren has already said he’s at the payroll limit”. Neermind this baseball thing is so full of surprises.
January 24th, 20102:26 pm
Rob: on the game yea thats prob who will be on there Heyward will probably not be as good as he should be though. Do you get roster updates?
January 24th, 20102:27 pm
Yep, Damon’s 313 AVG & 353 OBP in leadoff i’ll live with.
P.W. – I thought Schafer looked outmatched last season. Interested to see what the “new” wrist has in store.
January 24th, 20102:35 pm
Yes, I do update the roster. I wait until a week after opening day to begin a season/franchise. If Heyward is in the game I can always improve his statistics.
January 24th, 20102:36 pm
rob: yea I think it is the best baseball game out there i play it on my psp i read where there adding sound effects like for the braves your suposedly going to be able to hear the thomahawk chop and in playoff games rally towels like ea sports added to their games what have you heard about this years game?
Tn, indeed it is. Especially with Frank at the helm. He learned his lesson from last year. IMO he needs to be a more vocal Brave b/c the guy seems to be likeable. DOB would probably agree. Anyways, the team benefits by having JD on the roster.
January 24th, 20102:46 pm
Here is a link to all of the new information
January 24th, 20102:50 pm
Anyways, the team benefits by having JD on the roster.
I mean, I’ll try, but I haven’t played baseball since high school. Couldn’t be any worse than Norton, though.
January 24th, 20102:51 pm
I’m pretty sure some of you have read where Bobby says Escobar is the best SS in the game right now. I know Bobby exaggerates sometimes, but I agree with him here. Who has a better arm, more range and has more upside than Esco? Tulowitzki is the better hitter right now and he too has a good arm, but he makes more errors at SS. I bet if Yunel played in Coors he’d have hit 20 HR’s last year, at least.
January 24th, 20102:54 pm
Of course you have Hanley who is by far one of the better hitters in the game, but his defense isn’t close to Escobar’s. All around player, I’ll go with Y.E.
I’ve been listening to Surfer Blood’s new album Astrocoast on repeat all day. They sound a lot like The Shins with bits of Women, Modest Mouse, and Weezer thrown in for good measure (mostly they remind me of the Shins).
Inspiring little album for a rainy day. Good pick up for anyone who like indie-pop.
January 24th, 20102:59 pm
good job roddick, heck of a match
January 24th, 20103:01 pm
Wow. Just had an encounter with perhaps the friendliest and/or dumbest pizza delivery guy ever. Short, 50-something-year-old guy announces his arrival with a hearty “Hello, Hello” and proceeds to enter my home, walk across living room and place pizza down on dinning room table. Then turns and asks if we’re ready for the big game. Holy cow… if I would’ve had a gun or knife in hand, dude would be explaining a serious hole in his leg to the police right now. I hope he doesn’t deliver to a crack addict who’s paranoid the cops are watching him… delivery dude’s gonna be morgue material!
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