Glaus wants to help Braves beat his old team

St. Louis – Troy Glaus enjoyed his two years with the Cardinals, and now the big first baseman would enjoy helping the Braves beat them.

Glaus snapped a 3-for-29 skid with a pair of singles in Monday’s series opener against the Cardinals, giving him a .567 career average in 10 games against the team he played for during the past two seasons.

He hit .270 with 27 homers and 99 RBIs for St. Louis in 2008, then missed most of last season recovering from shoulder surgery and was let go as a free agent.

“I enjoyed my time here, no doubt it,” he said. “But this year I’m happy to be [with the Braves], and hopefully I’m going to help this team win.”

He hit a dramatic two-out, ninth-inning homer to help the Braves beat Philadelphia on April 20, the high point in an otherwise sluggish start for Glaus in his first season with his new team and a new position.

The former third baseman and years-ago American League home-run leader had a .210 average with two homers, nine RBIs and 17 strikeouts in 19 games before Tuesday, one of many Braves who’ve struggled early.

The team hit .211 and scored 17 runs in the past nine games, going homerless in eight.

“I think as an entire group, the numbers aren’t indicative of what’s going on,” Glaus said. “I’m not saying we should be hitting .380 as a group, but we’ve been hitting the ball better than what the numbers say.”

Asked if some Braves might be pressing at the plate because of the losing skid, Glaus said, We’re not pressing. We just need to go out and get the job done.”

100 comments Add your comment

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 27th, 2010
9:13 pm

c’mon DOB, lets call a spade a spade. glaus’s glory years are in the past, and now the braves are stuck with his aarp butt.

Mudcat

April 27th, 2010
9:52 pm

The only way Glaus can help this team is to announce his immediate retirement.

MitchC

April 27th, 2010
9:53 pm

Ho hum, another lead blown. What else is new? We’ll probably lose our seventh in a row tonight.

The beat goes on.

When will Frank Wren make a move, Dave? If Wren doesn’t do something soon, and the losses continue to pile up, he really should be fired.

blueridge

April 27th, 2010
9:58 pm

How does Chipper not turn that DP? This is another L for Larry. Time for a changing of the guard.

MitchC

April 27th, 2010
10:00 pm

The Cards have the lead now. This team makes me sick, pure and simple.

Only April? Yes. If the Braves lose tonight, they fall to 8-12, and it doesnt get any easier. After this weekend’s homestand, is another road trip.

A .400 winning percentage over a full season is pitiful. That equates to about 98 losses. The way this team is playing, it wouldn’t surprise me if we achieved that.

PhilonFirst

April 27th, 2010
10:01 pm

I’ll tell ya…if someone doesn’t do something to patch this sinking ship, Atlanta’s fair weather fans will be filling the Ted with empty seats faster than you can say Liberty Media.

Steve

April 27th, 2010
10:04 pm

This team has no heart..Anybody else glad this is Bobbys last year?

mike

April 27th, 2010
10:04 pm

Wow. So this is what happens when a bad team runs into a good team. Ugh.

mike

April 27th, 2010
10:05 pm

Hopefully, Bobby will take T.P. with him.

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
10:07 pm

This is beyond pathetic ! Leading 2-0 and now losing 4-2. Chipper and McCann are now in slumps. This bullshiot never ends…

If the Braves don’t get a bat like Adrian Gonzalez or leadoff hitter via trade, its over ! A change is needed to SPARK this team. We can see it. Why can’t those that are getting paid like Wren see it ?

Glitchy

April 27th, 2010
10:07 pm

I am very suprised that so many in the ATL are surprised this team isn’t hitting

We left last season needing at least 1 more big bat and we entered this one needing at least two (would be 3 without Heyward due to the loss of LaRoche and the “end” of Chipper).

Nice job, Frank!

Take off the blinders gang!! This will be one of the worst hitting teams in baseball ALL YEAR LONG

GO Falcons!!

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
10:09 pm

Give Conrad some starts at 2B,put Prado at 3B, bench Chipper until he’s healthy.

Marko

April 27th, 2010
10:13 pm

Maybe the spark they need is Conrad. Bobby should get him in the lineup for a few games here and see what happens.

the truth...

April 27th, 2010
10:14 pm

The Hawks have no heart? Schultz wrote that about the wrong team….

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
10:16 pm

I’d walk Molina every at bat. They walk Rasmus and Molina gets the key hit again.
Small rally by Braves but you think the Cardinals are done scoring ? I doubt it…

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
10:20 pm

I think Schultz already knows the Braves didn’t even have a heart at all… It was removed and given to the Tinman.

Marko

April 27th, 2010
10:41 pm

The Braves have heart. It’s not like they are a championship club out there stinking it up.

"S" Crowbar

April 27th, 2010
10:47 pm

I weally do dink I need a bacation !!!!!!!!!!!!

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
11:08 pm

Same old news ! Braves LOSE ! Somanabiotches !

PMC

April 27th, 2010
11:09 pm

Mike

April 27th, 2010
11:09 pm

I HATE YOU!!!! F*CKING BURN IN HELL! DIE DIE DIE!!! F*CK YOU FRANK WREN DIE DIE DIE!!!! BURN IN F*CKING HELL!! DIE OF AIDS AND CANCER!!!!

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
11:12 pm

Braves have sunk to an all-time Lowe and aren’t feeling very Chipper…

PMC

April 27th, 2010
11:13 pm

It’s pretty tough to kill Frank Wren when the previous GM saddled him with some big problems and the team refuses to spend the money needed to get the 4 position players they really would need to compete.

Face it they don’t have the money or the talent in the farm system to be a truely championship team.

They do have a bunch of guys who can play hard and succede if everything goes right. More often than not in the last 5 years it hasn’t.

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:14 pm

Someone please find Mike and settle him down…u have issues son

robdawg08

April 27th, 2010
11:14 pm

Enter your comments here

PMC

April 27th, 2010
11:15 pm

We need to lower our expectations with this team. Just enjoying the nights we get good baseball is what they are good for. This is not going to be a team that can really win a pennant or go to the World Series with what they are up against.

Tim Tebow's Tears

April 27th, 2010
11:17 pm

Wow Braves really really suck

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:17 pm

Conrad…anyone that attended a Gwinnett game knows that this guy can play. Made the sickest catch I have ever seen live @ 3rd base last year…we do have talent in our farm system, but we would rather overpay old ass chumps than give these guys a shot…thats bad management folks

Jason

April 27th, 2010
11:21 pm

8-5 and a sure thing for the Wild Card to 8-12 and done for the year in a little more than a week. And the Mets go from last to first over the same time period. Not fun to be a Braves fan right now. Cox needs to sit Heyward for a game or two to get his mind right again. Can’t let this slump turn things into a season of hell for Heyward. Right now Heyward is the ONLY person on this team that the GM and everyone else in the front office needs to worry about. If they don’t realize what they’ve got in everyone else by now, then we’re all screwed as fans. In a few years, this team should be built around Heyward, and he’ll hopefully be leading the team to wins like Pujols does now. Fans, this year is not the year for the Braves. Sit back and relax watching game instead of fretting over a bad team. Let’s let Heyward develop, let Cox and Co. be gone, and get ready for 2-3 years from now.

Mike

April 27th, 2010
11:22 pm

I AM SUICIDLE BECAUSE OF THIS TEAM!!!!! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! I AM SERIOUSLY DEPRESSED!! THIS IS BULL CRAP BEYOND IMAGINE!!!!

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:25 pm

Mike…please settle down…go watch the Gwinnett Braves, minor league ball does the mind good

PMC

April 27th, 2010
11:25 pm

Really honestly when you look at the moves Frank has made he’s chipping away. Not everything is good. The Chipper contract is an albatross but he did that on the heels of all the public outcry with the way they handled Smoltz and Glavine’s departures and given what other people are getting paid he’s kind of a bargain father time effects us all. Wren stole JJ for Renteria was forced to move Vasquez and got Viscaino. Moved out guys that weren’t working here. Frank has done a pretty decent job getting them future ready. For all intents and purposes payroll has been diminished more than the price of what Gonzalez should be earning per year on his new contract. Even if they get him they still don’t have the firepower to beat the Phillies right now. They built that team largely from inside the organization. That’s really the only cost effective way to do it anymore and it takes time. Those guys were frustrated for at least 5 years while they built thier club.

You can’t buy Ferrari’s when you can’t afford Similac.

Jason

April 27th, 2010
11:25 pm

People shouldn’t be freaking out about the Braves losing. They weren’t favored to win this game, and they won’t be favored to win another game this series. 0-7 is going to turn into 0-9, so accept it and move on.

BuckheadBrave

April 27th, 2010
11:26 pm

We have the pieces, they aren’t being used. We should be seeing more of Infante, but thats understandable its April and he has always been a bench player but why in the name of god and heaven have we seen so little of Matt Diaz??? He tears it up as a lead off hitter and then he disappears into the dugout for 2 weeks, why is Bobby keeping him off the field?

Mike

April 27th, 2010
11:28 pm

WHEN U GIVE LOWE 15 MILL A YEAR? TRADE YOUR BEST STARTING PITCHER FOR A GUY WHOSE STATS WERE INFLATED BECAUSE HE PLAYED IN YANKEE STADIUM DOESNT SOUND LIKE A SMART GM TO ME! HE WAS TOO CHEAP TO RE-SIGN LAROCHE! IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN 7 MILLION!! HE WANTED TO BE BACK HERE SO BAD! IS IT REALLY WORTH WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT WITH GLAUS??!?!?!? CHIPPER NEEDS TO RETIRE!!

BUT WHAT KILLS THIS TEAM IS THE TERRIBLE CITY OF ATLANTA!
THATS RIGHT! I SAID IT! I AM FROM NEW YORK AND YOU ALL MAKE ME SICK!! YOU GO TO THE GAMES AND BARELY GET 30% IN! YOU BARELY CHEER AND SHOW NO SUPPORT! THIS TEAM IS A F*CKING JOKE! NO HEART ON THIS TEAM! IT’S DOWN RIGHT PATHETIC!!!!

FRANK WREN SUXS

April 27th, 2010
11:28 pm

I know one way Troy Glaus Can help beat his old team volunteer to sit on the BENCH

PMC

April 27th, 2010
11:29 pm

Look at it this way at the very least guys aren’t swinging at pitches 4ft out of the strike zone with the bases loaded. They are going down, but they are going down putting it in play. They are going down fighting. Eventually that should turn around some.

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:30 pm

can’t wait to see attendance at next home stand…one thing the ATL knows is shi**y teams and how to stay away. Still time to turn it around for wild card…ala Rockies 2007

Jason

April 27th, 2010
11:30 pm

BuckheadBrave — It’s just Bobby being Bobby.

While most non-Braves fans watching tonight’s game on TV probably thought that last fly out that Glaus hit had a chance to be a HR off the bat, I guarantee you all Braves fans saw it and knew immediately that it was a mediocre fly ball at best. Anyone want odds on when the next HR will come for the Braves? I’m saying June 14th by Tommy Boy Hanson.

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:34 pm

Mike…did u notice the attendance at the Mets series over the weekend…please, quit buying the ESPN junk.

Mike

April 27th, 2010
11:38 pm

Umm acctually the Mets attendance was down because of the rain. And I went to the Mets Brave games last year when they were AWFUL and attendance averaged at 32,000 per game. Almost 5 thousand more fans per game than you terrible local brave fans

BuckheadBrave

April 27th, 2010
11:38 pm

They may get swept here, but they will turn it around at home against Houston, i have to believe this to keep my sanity. Norton, thanks to the Giants taking care of the Phillies so far we are only 3 games back, we would have to continue this for some time to qualify for a rockies type turn around. We get a healthy dose of the Pirates, Astros, and Reds in May, as well as the Nationals (lets hope they remember how to be the Nationals) if we can for once win the games we are supposed to and steal a few here and there we can turn this around quick. I will be there this weekend to hopefully see the tide turn, i love this team too much to give up now.

Jason

April 27th, 2010
11:39 pm

Blaming the fans is the most laughable thing I’ve heard in a long, long time Mike.

BuckheadBrave

April 27th, 2010
11:39 pm

I will however be very very upset if we continue to keep Conrad, Hinske, and Diaz out of the line up for such long stretches.

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:41 pm

Yeah Mike…thats b/c the Mets had a brand new stadium chief, even the idiots @ ESPN agree to that…go see an away Braves game in Chi, Cincy, Fla, Tampa, Houston, KC, SF…then tell me how terrible Braves fans are…nice try

Mike

April 27th, 2010
11:44 pm

Okay chicago has a greatt fan base, idk what your talking about. Cincy always sucks, Florida, hey they just don’t care, KC always sucks, sf does well and houston does well. So what r u talking about? How about when the braves were in the playoffs and the stadium was basically empty? it’s pathetic!!

BravesFanFromNYLikeMike

April 27th, 2010
11:44 pm

Look I really don’t think the Braves front office was expecting to win this year. I think it was a good move to sign Glaus as a bridge to Freeman. I think Chipper will be gone next year if this year continues to go the way it has for the team and for his health. I think with him and Bobby gone that will usher in some new blood at the helm and maybe allow us to build a team of younger (cheaper) talented players much like Florida, Washington and Tampa has done. As said, it takes time and I think the reaction (outcry) you’re seeing from Braves fans (myself included) is pure frustration caused by the fact that most of us grew up watching this team tear through the NL East. Their payroll isn’t even close to what it was under Turner and now they have to try to deal with the fact that Ted isn’t there to pull the trigger on huge contracts. They’re going to have to build from within if they want to get back on top and it looks as if they are. Schaffer is a good player, Heyward is a good player, JJ is a great pitcher, Hanson is a great pitcher, Prado has turned out to be awesome fielder, Yunel is a great player, Freeman is supposed to be animal. We have the pieces it’s just that some of them aren’t developed enough yet. Give it some time we’ll get back to our winning days.

BuckheadBrave

April 27th, 2010
11:46 pm

I think it would send a better message if Turner Field was packed Friday night. We have all turned our backs attendance wise after poor performances for years, what good has it done? Lets show them they are playing for somebody, hold them accountable, show them we are behind them long enough to see if we can turn this around. Its a Friday night, there is no excuse, outfield pavillion is $6 you’ll spend three times that on friday for a crappy dinner and a bad movie.

BravesFanFromNYLikeMike

April 27th, 2010
11:49 pm

I’ll tell you right now, if I lived in ATL I’d be there all the time. I watch the games on TV and say to myself “man that just looks like home” LOL. BTW I also think Wren made a great move in getting rid of Javy. Last year was a career best and you knew he wasn’t going to repeat this year. BTW he’s sucking in NY and would it matter anyways, the Braves aren’t scoring enough runs for even Halladay to win a game. I also hope they resign Hinske next year.

kwajbraves

April 27th, 2010
11:50 pm

I just want to know why the fans are surprised by this team performance. I’m not a baseball expert but you could see the writing on the wall when our big moves offseason were to acquired 3 C- type players. (Glaus, Melky and Hinske). Maybe is time for this franchise to start rebuilding in earnest.

BravesFanFromNYLikeMike

April 27th, 2010
11:51 pm

Hey Mike how about this, if they make the playoffs this year we’ll both make the trip down there for at least one game? LOL

Greg Norton

April 27th, 2010
11:53 pm

Dude, their are Braves fans all over this country…outside of the Yanks, Cubs, and R-Sox…probably the most and most loyal in the country b/c the entire south only had 1 freakn team for 30 years (still do technically)…what I;m sayin is fans know a bad product in this town when it comes to pro sports….BravesFanfromNY got it right…build within, if u want to be cheap then follow the Marlin Model and quit over payin for crap…we got some talent in the minors, bring em up

BuckheadBrave

April 27th, 2010
11:55 pm

@kwajbraves,

Those players are C level, but we have young talent that isn’t being used, Infante is ready to be an everyday player like Prado was last year and if its high time we start a platoon at 3rd base with Conrad and Chipper, Chipper is not an everyday player. Also I have a feeling Jordan Schafer will be batting lead off and sharing time in LF with Diaz as soon as he is healthy and Melky will be a distant memory.

Being an Atlanta Fan

April 27th, 2010
11:56 pm

For Those of you Not From Georgia let me tell U the problem about loserville……Falcons up by 20 or 21 back in NFC Championship game with Dallas when Danny White ending up beating us…heartbreaker……The Hawks with Dominique against Larry Bird Hawks Up 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 Hawks Lose in Seven HEARTBREAKER……Braves Lose World Series in 1991 by one run in game seven HEARTBREAKER…..Next Year BRAVES beat by Toronto in World Seres HEART BREAKER….BRAVES FINALLY WIN WORLD SERIES IN 2005 IN A strke shortened season. Awesome…….Falcons Go to Superbowl in 1998 and EUGENE ROBINSON is busted with a Prostitute the night before as soon as I heard it Heart down in my chest Game Over Falcons Blown Out by Terrell DAVIS….HEARTBREAKER…..ONE that is ONE professional championship between all 4 teams in the city Hawks, Thrashers, Braves, Falcons, 160 combined years and ONE CHAMPIONSHIP so maybe that has something to do with the FANS apathy

jmart

April 27th, 2010
11:56 pm

Chipper’s botched double play and Cabrera’s missed fly ball and the game is over. The announcers only comment on Cabrera’s missed fly ball was that he made a good effort and the ball glanced off of his wrist. Any average left fielder catches that ball. That was the 5th run.

Has Chipper ever had a worse series than last weekend against the Mets?

J-MAN

April 27th, 2010
11:57 pm

I called it earlier tonight I said its gonna be a 10 game losing streak. I said BEFORE the game tonight that this team is DONE!!!!!!! Because of their arrogance to believe that Cox can work miracles well he is a great Manager but when you give him Garbage then you get GARBAGE!!!! And you cant manage untalented or HAS-BEEN players, Melkey Cabrera, Troy Glaus, Nate McClouth, Derek Lowe, you get a 7-GAME LOSING STREAK!!!!! This sucks soooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!! Well maybe we can get the No. 1 pick next year.

BuckheadBrave

April 27th, 2010
11:58 pm

being an atlanta fan,
How is that any different from the one ONE championship won by UGA? Thats a sad excuse.

J-MAN

April 27th, 2010
11:59 pm

Now we wait for the buzzards to pick this team to the bone.

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
12:00 am

Tonight in St. Louis…a portrait of two managers. One is a seasoned veteran who still connects with his players and they respect him. The other is a pitiful site of a man who has stayed long beyond his effectiveness. One manages a first place team. The other a last place team. Sad…

Being an Atlanta Fan

April 28th, 2010
12:00 am

OH yeah and to NEVER forget 1996 Braves up 2-0 over Yankess and 6-0 in Third Game When LEYRITZ hits long ball off Mark Wohlers Yankees come back and WIN 4 in a ROW…That was the knockout shot for many fans then you become zombies

Braves One

April 28th, 2010
12:00 am

Bring Brett to the Braves…

Trade for Brett Gardner…natural lead off hitter…great speed.

BuckheadBrave

April 28th, 2010
12:00 am

it may be the best thing if we are considered out of it in June and can dump Chipper’s salary at the deadline to someone like Boston to be a DH. Maybe could dump Lowe too, if we got enough young talent in return it could still be turned around.

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
12:06 am

It is this ticket holders opinion that if the Braves do end up buried early, things are going to get UGLY fast at the gate…and the Braves are going to lose a TON of money this season…which will likely result in cuts to the payroll int he future. I really don’t think they can afford to let this go on much further. I’m not saying they are going to go out and get Gonzales, but they aren’t going to be able to sit around and let 8-12 morph into 10-20 and beyond… If they do, they are foolish. And I’m going to be thinking about doing some business with Stub Hub!

BravesFanFromNYLikeMike

April 28th, 2010
12:07 am

BuckheadBrave man you ain’t kiddin’. While it would break my heart to see Chipper in any other uni, if he wants to continue to play he needs to move to the AL and DH. Lowe ain’t goin nowhere. His contract is wayyyyyyyyyy to big for anyone to pick up, although IF (big IF) the Mets are in it come June and we’re out of it…maybe we can get them to bite. Which actually wouldn’t be all that bad. We just need to figure out who we could get from them (their farm system sux right now and I wouldn’t want any of their cancerous players (Beltran, Reyes, Castillo, Oliver Perez, Maine stop me at anytime).

Luv 2 Hate Me

April 28th, 2010
12:07 am

The Braves F**king SUCK. Another loss 5-4! If I had any hair I would pull it out.

BuckheadBrave

April 28th, 2010
12:07 am

We don’t need brett gardener we have our speedy outfield lead off hitter in Jordan Schafer.

BuckheadBrave

April 28th, 2010
12:09 am

i’m also not sure we gave Ryan Church a fair shot, could he have really been worse than Garrett Anderson or Melky Cabrera?

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
12:15 am

Schafer for McClouth
Hinske for Glaus

These are two in-house options that would work right away. Problem is who gets sent out to make room for Schafer? And is Schafer ready to play?

BuckheadBrave

April 28th, 2010
12:19 am

he should be to AAA playing regularly by May, not sure how much they need to see from him there since he was already deemed ready for MLB last year. probably just needs to see some live game pitching.

BuckheadBrave

April 28th, 2010
12:21 am

If he is ready to take over CF by June Mclouth could probably get a fairly decent return in a trade. I love Nate but i think its best to have as many homegrown players as possible.

BravesFanFromNYLikeMike

April 28th, 2010
12:21 am

He’s not ready to play yet. He needs a few more weeks in AAA to prove that that wrist of his is healthy enough to play on a regular basis. But I’ll say this, when he’s ready they should send McLouth back to the minors for a month to find his stroke. If he does bring him back up and put his A$$ in left and leave Schaffer alone. That kid is going to be a great CF’er. I’m with you guys sit Glaus for a while put in Hinske, I mean if it doesn’t work could it really get any worse? Also Heyward needs a break to clear his head. He’s not swinging when he should be.

Braves One

April 28th, 2010
12:24 am

BuckheadBrave…I agree on Schafer. However we need help now. Jordan has healing to do and when he does make another Braves appearance, there will be some adjusting to do. brett is ready now, playing almost daily, has world series experience and plays in the Bronx, he would handle pressure just fine.

When Schafer comes back and we have to make a move with McLouth (who I like), an outfield of Gardner-Schafer-Heyward would be among the fastest in baseball.

The Braves are not running enough, putting runners in motion enough and McLouth should be laying down at least two bunts a game. He has the speed and he would put the ball in play twice as much as he is now. We are not showing power and we are not running. Hard to win that way.

BuckheadBrave

April 28th, 2010
12:27 am

but why would the yankees part with him? plus nobody will make a trade before june

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
12:29 am

With McClouth’s salary at 4.5 million for this year…if we could move him…and that’s an IF with his batting average right now, it would free up some money to go after someone else.

BravesFanFromNYLikeMike

April 28th, 2010
12:31 am

The only problem with McLouth bunting is that everytime I’ve seen him do it it’s terrible. They all need to get back to the basics. Maybe a day off would do them all good. And TP shouldn’t be soft tossing so much. I think these guys need to be put out there in front of a real pitcher at full speed. I think Bobby should fore go a start from JJ or Hansen and make them throw BP for these guys but throw their nastiest they have. LOL

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
12:32 am

Braves One…I agree with what you are saying totally…but Bobby is NOT going to run. He is going to set back and wait for something to happen. Station to station. He is not going to adapt. He rarely let Schafer run last year. McClouth isn’t on base enough to run that much. But…we ought to be running now with Cabrera, McClouth and Heyward. They aren’t on base very much, but even if they were, we wouldn’t be running, I bet.

Braves One

April 28th, 2010
12:34 am

Remember June is only a little ovwe 4 weeks away and the Yanks need pitching depth…between their starters and Mr Rivera they are lacking…after all they are using Boone Logan…we can afford to send a pitcher or two if we must.

Braves One

April 28th, 2010
12:39 am

RC in ATL…you are right on…how many steals does Heyward have? Despite his slump right now, he has walked a lot and been on base in running situations.

kwajbraves

April 28th, 2010
12:45 am

@ Buckhead

You are absolutely right, we have the talent but not the will to commit to a full rebuilding process. I think we need to start right now, if anything it will be fun to watch. The future is now.

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
1:00 am

I sure miss the days when Otis Smith would beat out an infield grounder and you look up three or four pitches later and he is brushing himself off at THIRD base! I remember he stole 6 bases one Sunday at old Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Have we stolen 6 bases all year?

Heck, even Lonnie Smith used to steal bases back in the day. In ‘91, we had Nixon, Sanders and Gant running wild.

RC in ATL

April 28th, 2010
1:00 am

Otis Nixon…not Otis Smith. Getting late.

NO MORE BOBBY

April 28th, 2010
1:25 am

At this point I would even take an Otis Smith.

01HAWK

April 28th, 2010
6:21 am

DLOWE has a 5.79 ERA. Nothing has changed. This is a 2nd or 3rd place team but now they appear to be a last or next to last team

Please stay away from Turner Field when they come home to show that we are tired of this and BOOBY COX needs to be FIRED now.

Can someone get a FIRE BOOBY COX SITE PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!

01HAWK

April 28th, 2010
6:27 am

Should we be surprised as so many have stated. A surgery repaired 1st baseman, an old 3rd baseman, the highest paid pitcher on the team and also the worst in DLOWE along with some of the worst outfielders in the major leagues.

Marc in FL

April 28th, 2010
6:35 am

Well I’m glad we saved a mil by trading for Melky and leaving Dye on the FA market. Looking like a smart decision already…

I’m not in panic mode though. You can’t trade much until teams start falling apart. The O’s are the only team that by be willing to sell at this point. Give it some time, we’ll have a few guys get their adjustments figured out and also find more trade opportunities in the next couple of weeks.

Wren may not have the best eye for talent, but he’s shown he’s not afraid of making moves, even in the second month of the season.

Tony C.

April 28th, 2010
7:02 am

Can somebody get Glaus some ‘roids?

please?

Before everybody starts booing and hissing… read the Mitchell report, take a look at this article and match up Glaus’ best years (awards-wise and statistically) with the alleged shipments….

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/09/07/drug.probe/

Boston Braves

April 28th, 2010
8:15 am

I live north of Boston, have been a die hard Braves fan since 91 (Ok jumped on the bandwagon then and never got off), I have been paying for the MLB package since the games got off TBS, really hard to keep plugging for the Braves…..Something’s got to change The Braves can’t use “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it!”, Somebody NEEDS TO FIX IT!

Phil

April 28th, 2010
8:19 am

Mike,
Things will get better next year when that Moron Cox is gone. I realize you and the rest of us have been suffering for a long time with that idiot, but thank God it’s coming to a close after this year.

Hang on Mike for a little longer, our years of suffering are almost over.

carlchamblee

April 28th, 2010
9:07 am

Enough DOB. Quit trying to cover for Glaus and the organization. Yesterday you blamed the fans – THE FANS – for his poor hitting at home. As if he was getting booed on opening day and not after he starting botching ground balls at first and striking out and hitting into DPs regularly. Look, Wren got him because he was cheap and no one else wanted him, Cox bats him 5th out of desperation or senility or both, and Glaus is at his position he never played and can’t play now. And he can’t hit. Might a couple of his “hard hit balls” start to land and he winds up hitting .240 for the season instead of .200? Maybe. Is that acceptable? No.

PMC

April 28th, 2010
9:31 am

can’t really kill Dlowe when he was 25% of the offense yesterday too.

Eddie in bama

April 28th, 2010
9:41 am

Braves need to make a point, Infante 2b, Prado 3rd, Hinske 1b, Ross C, Diaz lf, Conrad ss. Bet we would win because there would at least be a motivation factor, which we currently do not have. But Bobby doesn’t have the bells.

chief pitchanono

April 28th, 2010
12:56 pm

These guys will turn it around. If any team in the league can do it its these braves. This will pass and the team will be better for it. You can see some signs of life in the linup they just need a big game to turn it around. Its baseball, things can go from bad to great over night, it will happen soon. This team is too good to play this way for long. Way too early to give up on these guys. Plenty of good teams have had bad Aprils and have ended up in the post season – Don’t give up yet.

Mark Biles

April 28th, 2010
1:52 pm

You wish Glaus. When are you planning to heat up–about September? Long fly balls for outs don’t count for squat!

Algenis

April 28th, 2010
2:01 pm

This team makes me sick! You have 5 hitter hitting below .200, and can’t play any defense either. I feel sorry for our rotation. These guys are doing there job and as a result are getting a loss or a no decision.
Lou Panella made a drastic change this past week to motivate his team and it worked. Bobby needs to do the same thing and put his “loyalty” aside.

Last Place??????? Are you f-ing kidding me? McClouth should stay in the leadoff spot until he figured it out and we should do something about Glaus. This guy can’t catch up to anything right now. I say he should call it quits and wait, bring up another 1B that’s struggling in the minors but hitting better then Glaus, .200, Freddy Freeman. What a joke. Who does Frank think he’s kidding. To win in this league you have to spend, especially on offense. Look at the all the teams that either make the playoffs or win the WS. They have hitting. The Yankees, Red Sox, Tampa Bay, the Phillies etc.
This team is not a playoff team right now. We need to shake this ball club or things are going to get uglyier down south. Adrain Gonzales anyone???

Algenis

April 28th, 2010
2:08 pm

Jermaine Dye would be nice in LF.

Justa Fann

April 28th, 2010
2:18 pm

Glaus simply can’t hit with men on base. We have lost several games because of that one thing. How many one run losses could have been averted had Bobby pinch hit for him?

Seevin Jones

April 28th, 2010
2:27 pm

I Hate Liberty Media

April 28th, 2010
6:58 pm

If Glaus wants to help the Braves, he’ll drink some bleach.

kwajbraves

April 28th, 2010
7:25 pm

I’ve been a Braves fan since the 80s and I know a bad team when I see one and it pained me to say this but this is a mediocre team at best, no power, no speed and can’t play small ball because it strike too much. I don’t see a quick fix; there are just too many holes in this lineup. I just hope that we don’t ruin Heyward with unrealistic messianic expectations.

nosnevets

April 29th, 2010
8:37 am

Troy Glaus must go. He is the primary reason the Braves are losing. He can’t (won’t) run, catch and does not possess a baseball mind. He is a terrible influence on the whole team. He is such a downer that everyone is now infected.

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