With Glaus, health has been only question

385 –  New Braves first baseman Troy Glaus had at least 385 at-bats in eight of the past 11 seasons, and in each of those eight seasons he produced at least 20 home runs and 60 walks.

500 — Glaus had at least 500 at-bats in seven of the past 11 seasons, and in each of those seven seasons he had at least 27 home runs and 79 RBI, including six seasons with at least 97 RBIs.

51 comments Add your comment

Steve

February 23rd, 2010
10:34 pm

Yeah, DOB .. I have faith in Glaus. He should be big for us this year. Just needs to stay healthy, that’s all. If he is, he’s the big RH bat in the middle of the lineup that we’ve been desperately needing!

matt r

February 23rd, 2010
10:39 pm

Michael

February 23rd, 2010
10:53 pm

Riding the Pines

February 23rd, 2010
11:02 pm

Jon Sciambi

February 23rd, 2010
11:11 pm

Chipper still won’t talk to me…

matt r

February 23rd, 2010
11:24 pm

Hey you think Chipper would be able to know a fastball down the middle when he sees one. More than most.

Chad

February 23rd, 2010
11:28 pm

Noone cares if you are first, third or whatever. Stop being an idiot and wasting people’s time.

JP

February 23rd, 2010
11:40 pm

Chill out CHAD, I didnt see your braves comments you jackhole

Tooslim73

February 24th, 2010
12:30 am

Chad, seriously …I’m with you. They should take it over to Yahoo! Sports “articles”. This isn’t a high school year book, it’s the DOB master blog and / or blogette. Thanks DOB, for the “hard ” work. let me know if you need a moderator. These tools are just that….

Poondaddy

February 24th, 2010
12:30 am

So what I’m NINTH!!!

Tooslim73

February 24th, 2010
12:31 am

Also, watch out Chad, JP used all caps for your name. …he means business.

Poondaddy

February 24th, 2010
12:32 am

Its a lame DOB blog so I treat it as such…… Who cares about Glaus he is going to be about as average as the rest of the team and these corny fans!!!

Tooslim73

February 24th, 2010
12:33 am

Poondaddy, learn to count if you’re going to suck.

Alaska Braves Fan

February 24th, 2010
12:56 am

I sincerely hope the Braves players do NOT read these comments. Quite a lot of us are optimistic and encouraging, but those who see the world through dung-colored glasses often offer up comments that would depress almost anyone.

It is what it is, eh? The owners have only so much to spend, and Frank Wren has done a pretty good job of building a team for 2010, and even has added a nice crop of up-and-comers. Support can make a decent team into a very good team, and who knows where that will take us? This squad has great potential; quit digging and let the rest of us fill in the hole you have worked so hard to create.

ABF

Innocent Bystander

February 24th, 2010
1:09 am

matt r- thanks for the link to the guest article written by none other than sciambi himself. is anyone else gonna miss ol’ boog like i am?

hal

February 24th, 2010
6:37 am

i got a chuckle out of the guy saying support your team for a change might help support them in staed of fans baling a hof manager for all the playoffs disters maybe rember the half full seats and place the blame where it belongs ,where its always belonged in atlanta maybe the corporate fools that run thing would spend som money if for once they made some on this no support team lol

richbrave

February 24th, 2010
6:39 am

If only the BRAVES would sign JERMAINE DYE and keep HEYWARD down on the farm until the deadline all would be right with the world.

richbrave

February 24th, 2010
6:51 am

Can’t wait to see if McLOUTH eyesight has improved, PRADO’s physique changes his results at the plate, JONES rebounds, GLAUS comes through, McCANN’s eyesight stabilizes, HEYWARD makes us forget FRANCOUER, ESCOBAR continues his steady play and DIAZ finally learns to hit right-handers.

dap01

February 24th, 2010
7:43 am

DOB: Any notes on how each player looks physically this spring? We know about Heyward, what about Prado, Escobar, Chipper, Diaz, others?

Any insight on what each player focused on while training this year?

lanier

February 24th, 2010
7:43 am

Then we win the W Series richbrave i like it

Bobby Cox

February 24th, 2010
8:00 am

Gee, Skip. Frank says he’s looking for an old, washed-up outfielder. You know me, a little experience goes a long way with the old skipper. Jermaine Dye is possible. He was just a pup when John gave him away for a sack of batting practice balls. Now that he’s over the hill, he might be what we’re looking for. I hear Raul Mondesi is tearing it up in the Barbados/St. Kitts Winter League.

richbrave

February 24th, 2010
8:00 am

You and me too lanier, you and me too.

Frenchy redux?

February 24th, 2010
8:50 am

Prado has changed his physique? Why tamper with great success? Hope he doesn’t have the same results Frenchy did when he changed his physique.

Frenchy redux?

February 24th, 2010
8:51 am

And, htis just in, Javy Lopez is available.

Frenchy redux?

February 24th, 2010
8:51 am

oopss, make it ‘THIS just in’

Frenchy redux?

February 24th, 2010
8:51 am

oops, make it ‘oops’…..sleepy fingers

F-105 Thunderchief

February 24th, 2010
9:02 am

Well, those figures make me feel a little better about the deal. This roster still has a peanut brittle feel about it … Glaus, Wagner, Chipper, Hudson.

Kelly's Johnson

February 24th, 2010
9:20 am

According to Bobby Cox, everybody looks like their in mid-season form in spring training.

atlwolf

February 24th, 2010
9:30 am

richbrave:

I’ll take a young Heyward over an aging Dye any day. Heyward will turn out to be a much better player, and I’m willing to bet he puts up better numbers.

wjones

February 24th, 2010
9:40 am

“hal

February 24th, 2010
6:37 am
i got a chuckle out of the guy saying support your team for a change might help support them in staed of fans baling a hof manager for all the playoffs disters maybe rember the half full seats and place the blame where it belongs ,where its always belonged in atlanta maybe the corporate fools that run thing would spend som money if for once they made some on this no support team lol”

In an amazingly clever twist of irony, hal has chosen to berate all optimists, send a scathing diatribe to the front office, and tout his impressive knowledge of all things Braves, all while mispelling every third word. Brilliant, Sir! I mean, brilliant, sir!

Frank Robinson (Rockmart)

February 24th, 2010
9:43 am

matt r,
That was very well said by Boog.

sportsmandh

February 24th, 2010
9:50 am

richbrave,

The vast majority of us Braves fans forgot Francouer a long time ago. Most of us even forgot about him even before he was traded last year.
And what are you hoping changes about Prado’s production. Are you one of the denizens who hasn’t noticed the guy can hit? What else does the guy have to prove?

Braves73

February 24th, 2010
9:51 am

I am glad that we have resorted to this type of player. I think Frank Wren’s new name should be Scrape Heap or Junkyard Wren…let’s see what other goodies he can rummage from the dump.

Joe

February 24th, 2010
10:20 am

Does anyone know when practice starts? I’d like to check them out.

Chris

February 24th, 2010
10:25 am

Here’s how I see the Braves breaking camp:

Starters:
Brian McCann C
Troy Glaus 1B
Martin Prado 2B
Chipper Jones 3B
Matt Diaz LF (I think he wins the job out of ST)
Nate McClouth CF
Jason Heyward RF (Also wins the job out of ST)

Starting Ptichers:
Tim Hudson
Derek Lowe
Jair Jurrjens
Tommy Hanson
Kenshin Kawakami

Bench:
Melky Cabrera
Omar Infante
Eric Hinske
David Ross

Bullpen:
Billy Wagner CL
Takashi Saito SU/CL
Peter Moylan SU/CL
Eric O’Flaherty MRP
Jesse Chavez MRP
Michael Dunn MRP
Kris Medlen LRP

The only things I wasn’t sure about was the 25th spot on the roster and the bullpen. I don’t know if Bobby will opt for a 5th bench player or carry 13 pitchers to start the year. Also the bullpen just has so many options. With the names I have listed above I still left off some notable pitchers who could contribute in the bullpen: Stephen Marek, Manny Acosta, Jo-Jo Reyes, and James Parr to name a few.

What do you guys think? I definitely feel like the starting rotation and starting fielders are pretty much set they way I have. It’s just a matter of what order in the lineup and rotation they will appear.

McCann Fan

February 24th, 2010
10:32 am

Definitely going to miss Boog. The repoir between he and Simpson really grew on me the last couple of years and he really seemed to know his stuff.

McCann Fan

February 24th, 2010
10:35 am

Chris — You forgot about Yunel Escobar, but other than that I think you nailed it. Although, if that’s the order of your starting rotation I think it’s going to be:

Hudson
Jurrjens
Lowe
Hanson
KK

P-Town Brave

February 24th, 2010
10:42 am

^^ I don’t think you put Jurrjens and Lowe together…styles are too similar…

Also with Jair’s minor setback I think he drops to the 4 and Hanson gets slotted at the 3 in the rotation to start the season.

The 25th spot on the roster will go to a 2nd utility player, maybe a Thurston or Holt (if ready)?

BravesAreDone

February 24th, 2010
10:47 am

39th!!!!!!!!!

Chris

February 24th, 2010
10:56 am

Yeh… I had Escobar on my list I wrote down. I must have glanced over his name when I was typing. I definitely have him penciled in as the starting SS. The rotation wasn’t in any particular order. Although I do think Lowe will either be our 1 or 2 just as a good faith gesture to smooth over the trade talks over the winter. I could be wrong though.

wjones

February 24th, 2010
11:03 am

“P-Town Brave

February 24th, 2010
10:42 am
^^ I don’t think you put Jurrjens and Lowe together…styles are too similar…”

Agreed. But aren’t Hudson and Lowe also very similar (body hair and sweat glands notwithstanding)? I think we all agree that KK fits into the 5 slot, barring injury. Hanson, being the hard thrower in the bunch, maybe goes third, breaking up at least a couple of the sinkerballers. I tell ya, this year’s rotation certainly places a high premium on good infield defense. But I also like the fact that with an all-right handed, majority sinkerballer rotation, it’s good to have a fireballing lefty coming out to relieve them–good change of pace.

I also agree about the second middle infielder. With Gwinnett just on the other side of town, and no one out of options, I can’t see the logic in having 13 pitchers at the cost of our bench and depth.

Chris

February 24th, 2010
12:32 pm

My question is who would the 5 bench player be? Looking at the rosters it seems it won’t be Schafer because they want to get him as many at-bats as possible. That would only happen at the MLB level if he was ready to start. That leaves you with Diory Hernandez, Brooks Conrad, and Gregor Blanco on the 40-man roster to fill that hole. Although if I remember didn’t we sign an OF with power to a minor league deal this offseason? Does anyone remember his name? Could it be him?

Cliff M

February 24th, 2010
12:33 pm

For the past five seasons, the Braves have become the ‘IF’ Braves. Each new season banks on IF Chipper can stay healthy, IF the current first baseman can come thru in the clutch, IF no pitchers break down, IF Escobar pays attention on defense, IF there are no major injuries, IF the newly acquired scap heap acquisitions pull thru, IF Frank can pull a worthwhile midseason trade, If, IF, IF…

Mike "Iron Man" Hampton

February 24th, 2010
1:01 pm

Was Glaus’ name on the list? Injuries up–power numbers down….Hmmmmmmm?

Jeff R

February 24th, 2010
1:05 pm

Glaus is a bargain if he stays healthy and returns to form. He’s young enough to want another contract somewhere, so you’d think he’s got the motivation to play at the top of his game. If Glaus doesn’t stay healthy, management has a big hole to fill at 1B. I doubt Hinkse would be the answer and Freeman needs more seasoning.

BravesFanLostInOhio

February 24th, 2010
1:58 pm

Chris, it’s going to be a middle infielder. From one of DOB’s other blogs…
“Brooks Conrad and winter free-agent signee Joe Thurston are expected to compete for the second backup infield job, which might be the only position battle this spring.” D. Hernandez is out with an injury.

richbrave

February 24th, 2010
3:01 pm

atlwolf

February 24th, 2010
9:30 am
richbrave:

I’ll take a young Heyward over an aging Dye any day. Heyward will turn out to be a much better player, and I’m willing to bet he puts up better numbers.

Ah, the irony of it all.

AlexAUB

February 24th, 2010
3:47 pm

CliffM

Every single team in baseball has and IF!

Eric In Albany N.Y.

February 25th, 2010
7:43 pm

Update: i was talking to a Mets fan a couple days ago… He is excited to see what Francoeur is going to give the mets over an entire season! Dont worry people i let him down easy and told the dude “Frenchy striking out and killing rallys will be the least of the mets problems this year”

Eric In Albany N.Y.

February 25th, 2010
8:00 pm

Hmmm People Not Into This Blog At All

Ray

March 2nd, 2010
6:43 am

Just my guess, but I think the Braves have better things to do than read these comments. Oh, and Boog’s right on about RBI.

Add your comment