12:25 pm May 31, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
May 31st, 20107:01 pm
Oh, RHR so about to get an angry trade proposal
BamaDude @ CowCollege AL
May 31st, 20107:02 pm
thanks for the good work Carroll …have a good one …ciao
May 31st, 20107:03 pm
Adios, Carroll! See ya tomorrow.
May 31st, 20107:04 pm
3rd from the bottom? That’s a bunch of BSPN1!! I bet Big Sloppy and Tim Elbow are 1 and 2!!!
Time to bump to some Macarena!!
May 31st, 20107:05 pm
noleeee, did you make up Santa Glaus or did you hear it somewhere?
Nolie: we are on opposite sides of the spectrum in this discussion. Like MikeinFL said, Mclouth has been a zero since Feb.’s reporting day. Time for McLouth to get off the pot, since he has played like number two all season long.
May 31st, 20107:06 pm
I was about to ask you who the heck Tim Elbow was but a light bulb just went off in my brain.
If Jurjens comes back healthy and if Bobby keeps Kawakami in the starting rotation, then I don’t understand why the Braves wouldn’t trade Medlen. The Braves have enough young talent in the minor leagues to take the place of an injured starter. I’m sure the Braves could get a decent prospect/prospects in exchange for Medlen.
Personally, I think KK should be made a reliever and Medlen the full time starter. Maybe that will eventually be the case if no injuries pop up.
Mark Bradley came up with Santa Glaus
See you mañana, Carroll (ñ = alt-164). . .
May 31st, 20107:07 pm
Jerald Holcombe – Yeah, you won’t have to go very far out there. You KNOW I was clownin’.
May 31st, 20107:08 pm
Thanks a bunch Carroll! Same to ya.
Churchy: you can never have enough good starting pitching. Just say NO to Medlen going anywhere.
“The Braves are playing great baseball, just took over 1st place, and people are complaining and talking about trades?? Dear God, some of you will never be happy” njbraves
Oh, I know.
I’d like to see Nate packaged in a trade or benched because he’s the last guy you want to see up there in a crucial spot. He’s lucky those spots haven’t found him in a while, but be sure they will. Could really use a productive CF.
granted that he needs to come around MBBF, but right now there is no reason to replace him. Everybody bytched about all the guys who were hitting poorly and demmanded they all be replaced, they regressed to their mean as Nate likely will eventually. AS long as they are scoring and winning no change is needed.
G Braves on CSS …kewl ..I believe Resop is SP ?
May 31st, 20107:09 pm
as far as I know I coined it Soph. I did not read it anywhere else
Trade Larry Jones and Nate McLouth for scuffed balls, worn out socks, sunflower seeds or something. Then throw in Cox. Anything should have more value.
Oh, silly me. Nate did come up yesterday with the bases loaded and K’d. DUH!
May 31st, 20107:10 pm
Well then, Bradley stole it from you.
May 31st, 20107:11 pm
We never should have given up Charlie Morton. That guy is awesome!
The Phillies playing this poorly actually has me a little concerned. Things have a way of balancing out, and I can see them going on a ridiculous tear later in the summer
Mark Bradley came up with Santa Glaus jeffrey
not as far as I know he didn’t. I’ve never read a Bradley column this year. He likely stole it from me, I did not steal it from him despite your insinuations.
actually it wasn’t t all that difficult to come up with after he started hitting and helping out
May 31st, 20107:12 pm
I hadn’t seen it before I saw nolie say it either though.
May 31st, 20107:13 pm
Maybe it’s just two genius minds coincidentally coming up with the same clever wordplay
that article was dated the 31st Soph, I used it weeks ago here remember?
May 31st, 20107:14 pm
I know, nolie – that’s why I asked. It was weird that it popped up all of a sudden in one of his posts but like you and jeffrey both said maybe it was just a coincidence.
May 31st, 20107:15 pm
Soph and nolie,I just voted all they would allow me to vote for Marteeen, darn my arm is tired,lol.
May 31st, 20107:16 pm
jeffrey d – No doubt. They’re (the Phils) not “through” by any stretch of the imagination. Everybody knows what they can do when they’re hitting on all eight.
CBeeee – Marteeeen, nolie and I all thank you.
jeffrey: yeah that would be true, but their bullpen is a shambles and their starting rotation is Halladay and four question marks. As bad as they are right now, Rollins might not be 100% for the rest of the season, and Utley, Howard, & Werth are not going to hit .500 to compensate for their present doldrums.
If the Braves go on a run NOW, and stay healthy and consistent the rest of they way, the Phils might be playing catch-up the rest of the way. We pitch way better than they do over the long haul of this season.
May 31st, 20107:18 pm
but their bullpen is a shambles and their starting rotation is Halladay and four question marks. MBBF
and coming into today they had a better ERA than we did, so it’s not, or at least hasn’t been so far, as bad as everybody says
Norton called and wants to know if he can come by the clubhouse and……you know…..just hang out with the fellas for a spell. You know….to see what first feels like n’ all.
May 31st, 20107:19 pm
The Braves have enough starting pitching and then some. They need another starting pitcher like they need a hole in their head.
Depending on what they can get for Medlen, it’s kind of a no brainer.
This of course is assuming Jurjens can come back and pitch and assuming that Kawakami stays in the rotation.
May 31st, 20107:20 pm
If he comes by, I think they need to reenact the McLouth walkoff and hide
So, here in Arkansas Im blacked out from Cardinals games. Here I am watching MLB Network and the show MLB Tonight Live begins to shows a live look-in of the Cardinals-Reds game, and boom, Directv blacks me out from MLB Network! Has that ever happened to anyone before??
May 31st, 20107:22 pm
Phils need to get healthy…That lineup they sent out today was Utley, Howard, and a huge pile of dung. And Howard needs to start to slugging. Utley, however, is the man.
Just saw the future. Watched Teheran pitch today in Frederick. 8 IP 6 H (only 2 solid) 0BB 14 SO. Very Smooth delivery!! No later than 2012! Possibly next year sometime!! WOW!!!
Geez, a lot of angst and euphoria considering there are only 110 games left to play…
May 31st, 20107:23 pm
I don’t wanna trade Medlin, but for the sake of discussion, I’ll say this. If someone were to show up at the doorstep and offer a 3rd base phenom that is maybe 1 or 2 years away from the show, I would think really hard about pulling the trigger on that trade because we have no one that can take over for Chipper unless you wanna move Prado in a couple of years.
jeffrey d –
…or don haz-mat suits.
Forgot, 0 ER allowed lowered his ERA to .43 in 4 starts in Myrtle Beach. Now 2-0
Pooper Scooper/ Ivan The Dog Trainer
May 31st, 20107:25 pm
You think the Phil’s are gonna suck for long?
Me think not. They can real off 10 straight before you know it,son.
May 31st, 20107:26 pm
Jerald: I’d rather slide Escobar over to third (if he is still here and grows up) because we have that Cuban SS phenom two years away.
I’d also rather keep all our good young pitching.
I wonder what is gonna happen with Resop. We do have some surplus pitching when JJ gets back. I might be tempted to trade him for the right deal (JJ). I have never been completely sold on his long term health. It would have to be a good deal though
Steve from OH
PABravefan–any idea what Teheran was hitting on the stadium gun?
May 31st, 20107:28 pm
It would be nice to have an open position for Teheran sometime in the next 3 years.
The Phillies won’t suck for long,Poopy Ivan,but you will.
We’re on pace right now to go 92-70
May 31st, 20107:29 pm
May 31st, 2010
Jerald: I’d rather slide Escobar over to third (if he is still here and grows up) because we have that Cuban SS phenom two years away.
I suppose that could work, although I don’t know if Escobar ever played third before, or even if it even matters. He does play a great shortstop however.
Long time Braves fan
Both DOB and Carroll do a great job covering the team, but I still think since Carroll cover as many if not more game than DOB she should have her qwn header at top of blogs
May 31st, 20107:30 pm
You think the Phil’s are gonna suck for long?
Poopie – did you not read my post? I said they were probably gonna go on a tear, son
May 31st, 20107:31 pm
Salcedo might outgrow SS, and I’m not sure he will play it as well as Escobrat does anyway. I think it’s a little early to make definite plans just yet
May 31st, 20107:32 pm
huh? Carroll does not cover nearly as many games as David does.at least not for this blog.
May 31st, 20107:39 pm
You should be concerned, son. You know, you play the game in streaks, you know.
May 31st, 20107:41 pm
Bartholomeeeew (Bat) Masterson
May 31st, 20107:43 pm
I’d have said 70-92 in April.
♥ I’ll take 92-70 all day everyday. ♥
Eric from MO
May 31st, 20107:44 pm
Jeffrey you are right. The Phillies will start winning again, just like we did after our 9 game losing streak, but if we can put some distance between us in the next couple weeks the Phills may have to focus on the wild card like we did last year.
Jerald you continue to suprise me. We are in first place and you want to trade a really good young pitcher for a prospect. WOW!!
May 31st, 20107:45 pm
Sopheeee – Is ♥’ing someone on a blog board creepy?
May 31st, 20107:46 pm
So Bradley thinks Glaus will be NL player of the month. Who saw that coming?
Well I wouldn’t be upset about trading Medlen if the price was right. With Hudson, Hanson, JJ, Lowe, and KK all signed through next year at least, and with Delgado, Vizcaino, and Teheran down in the minors, why not trade Medlen once JJ is healthy?
Of course, that means if there’s an injury then JoJo is our 5th starter
May 31st, 20107:48 pm
Julio Teheran line for the day: 8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 14 K….
Out of this world. For the first time in a long time I am just as excited about our future as I am with the present.
Jerald-I suppose that could work, although I don’t know if Escobar ever played third before
Out of curiosity do you watch baseball much? Reason I ask is because you dont remember Schafer over running balls last year which he did about every other game and you dont know if Escobar ever played third which he did his rookie season. If you dont watch much I will just start ignoring your posts.
May 31st, 20107:50 pm
bobby cox is the worst manager of all time….were all the haters now
sadly martin is like 500,000 away from first in the voting. that sucks. How come all the phillie’s guys are all #1? There are other big cities with teams. Heyward is only like 100,000 away
May 31st, 20107:51 pm
After Resop, who is most likely to come up next as a starter (assuming they don’t trade him in the next few weeks)? Is Minor next on the radar screen, since the Vizcaino, Teheran and Delgado’s are still fairly far down in the minors?
The Braves need to take care of what they can control and that is the next game at hand. Quit playing this “If if’s and buts were candy and nuts” crap. They will do to McLouth like they did to Frenchy, let his stock go down and trade him for some nobody player(See Ryan Church,2009).
Coxie will be Coxie and screw it up as always.
May 31st, 20107:52 pm
Meeeexxo – just a bit.
I don’t want to trade Medlen y’all.
“You only remember who is in first place at the end of September,” first baseman Troy Glaus said after helping the Braves move a half-game in front of the Phillies. “Nobody looks back and says, ‘Well, we were first place in June.’ That’s not why we’re here. It’s nice to be in first place certainly. It means we’re playing well. That needs to continue.”
May 31st, 20107:53 pm
Has Darren been bewitched by Endora?
May 31st, 20107:54 pm
no, can’t trade medlen. he’s good, versatile, and adds a lot of chemistry to the team according to wagner
May 31st, 20107:55 pm
“When we played [the Braves] at home, I know they weren’t playing as well,” Blanton said. “But you look at the names in the lineup and what they’ve done in the past and you know what they’re capable of.”
I dont get all of the talk about trading Medlin. Isnt he the type of quality player that we need as a mid market team? League Min for at least another year and then under team control through arb. Its not like we are the yanks, mets, or phils were when one goes down we buy another.
Keep all of our SPs till the end of the year and then look to trade one of the starters that is making more then the min. Hopefully JJ is healthy and producing by then and we could flip him for a young OF or 3b whos under team control for a few years…
May 31st, 20107:56 pm
I don’t want to trade Medlen either. I’ll admit, I was tough on him last year, but he’s grown on me. Guy has some fight in him.
Eric…You sure are going hard and going personal. It isn’t as if the man proposed something earth shattering. We have pitching depth in the system and nothing at 3b.
I’m just saying if the right offer comes along, sell high on Medlen.
May 31st, 20107:57 pm
When they face some stout pitching(sooner than later) the Pendleless hitting will re-appear. Be thankful they faced one of the Phil’s worst starters. Mark my word.
May 31st, 20107:59 pm
Medlin will move to long reliever and STAY there before long.
May 31st, 20108:00 pm
Is Freeman hurt?
Be thankful they faced one of the Phil’s worst starters. Mark my word.
Wait, so while the entire rest of the NL struggles to even get hits of Roy Halladay, the Braves are supposed to rock him? Ok. Delusions must be grand.
Oh, and it’s bad that they’re hitting the pitchers they’re supposed to hit? Damned if you do, damned it you don’t…
later CLICKSTERS !!!!!!!!!
May 31st, 20108:03 pm
We all like Medlen. I think everybody would agree that we would all prefer Medlen over KK. When Jurjens comes back, KK should go to the bullpen. Maybe that will happen.
May 31st, 20108:06 pm
So long, Ivan sunshine.
Coach (2011 or Bust)
20 wins in the month of May……outstanding.
Now do it in June and then we can talk. Nine wins in April and twenty a month later, what does it mean? I means this is a competitive team that will win more games than it will lose in 2010. However, they were not as bad as they looked in April, nor are they as good as they have played in May.
What made so much of a difference? In a nutshell, Cox finally found two guys who can hit at the top of his order in Prado and J-Hey. That ninth inning seven run comeback against the Reds didn’t hurt either and the competition stunk.
All in all this is a wild card playoff contender but I still believe the Phillies will take the division. How do I know this you ask? Because our Braves just won twenty games in one month while scoring 5.8 runs per game. They ain’t that good or talented, just better than the scrubs they played.
Like I said before, get back to me at the end of June and then we can talk.
May 31st, 20108:07 pm
Actually, Salcedo is from the Dominican Republic. Not a great deal of distance away, but a great deal closer to an American way of life than a Cuban.
May 31st, 20108:11 pm
Jerald you continue to suprise me. We are in first place and you want to trade a really good young pitcher for a prospect. WOW!! —Eric
No, I don’t wanna trade a good young pitcher like Medlin, but everyone has a price. My price is a really can’t miss 3rd base prospect. That’s my opinion, and you, of course, are entitled to yours.
And as far as your question of do I watch the games? I work a lot, and I watch as much as I can, and I listen to the radio when I’m on my way home. I think I remember more from way back than I do fro recent history, mainly because there was a time that baseball encompassed my entire life. Now, I love when the Braves do well, but I refuse to lose sleep over whether they win or lose. I don’t dwell over stats like I used to. I don’t have the time to study every little aspect of a statistic. No I don’t remember Yunel ever playing 3rd base, so go ahead and shoot me Eric. And as for ignoring my posts, that is your choice and it’s preferable to you attacking me without provocation. It only makes me wonder how old you are when you do juvenile things like that. At any rate, ignore if you must.
To anyone else who happens to be on Facebook, look me up if you like. I’m under Jerry Holcombe in Atlanta. Retired Firefighter. See ya.
Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans
May 31st, 20108:14 pm
They will do to McLouth like they did to Frenchy, let his stock go down and trade him for some nobody player(See Ryan Church,2009).”
His stock-going-downishness has prolly pretty much bottomed-out already.
May 31st, 20108:20 pm
And then Oswalt lost his cool after missing the strike zone with a 2-2 pitch to Willingham. He turned his head toward the first base line and yelled something. Oswalt said he was chastising himself, not snapping at home plate umpire Bill Hohn, but Hohn took off his mask and barked back to the mound.
The Astros ace responded, “I ain’t talking to you!” Hohn ejected Oswalt anyway, catcher Humberto Quintero(notes) confronted the umpire and Houston manager Brad Mills(notes) came out to join the conversation.
“I have never seen that before,” Oswalt said. “I was actually upset that I threw a ball that ended up a little bit off the plate. I was actually talking to myself on the mound and I wasn’t even looking his way.
“When I turned around, he was pointing at me saying something like, ‘Keep your mouth shut,’ or something,” Oswalt said. “I couldn’t really tell you what he said. I told him that I wasn’t talking to him, and he kept on talking.”
As I said earlier Bill Hohn is such a freaking jerk off.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…thank God we do not have to face Halladay and Moyer in this series. As it is, I wish we weren’t going against Cole Hamels, but hopefully we can score a few runs against him and Huddy can keep the Phils down offensively.
And thanks Danga for having my back. Too many wanna pile on here when you have a differing point of view.
May 31st, 20108:24 pm
The prospects that we gave up for McLouth are somebodies? Gorkys Hernandez has fallen drastically in the ranking of the Pirates top prospects. Charlie Morton had like a 9ERA. To tell you the truth I havent heard much about Jeff Locke but I tend to thin McLouths performance last year was already worth what we gave up…
May 31st, 20108:30 pm
If we traded McLouth, he’d go straight to the minors somewhere else. Pretty obvious he needs fixing, on a minor league tutorial scale. He ain’t just gonna “work it out” here, he’s in way too deep.
May 31st, 20108:31 pm
And Howard needs to start to slugging. Utley, however, is the man.
Howard couldn’t lace Utley’s boots, imo.
May 31st, 20108:33 pm
I just got back from the game and partying…
And I got kicked out of the Chophouse again! For Yelling Pestoroino, when everyone else was doing it as well….
And I Damn near got into 2 fights with phillies fans….
May 31st, 20108:34 pm
McLouth will not be traded.
May 31st, 20108:36 pm
For the first time in a long time I am just as excited about our future as I am with the present.
Totally agree. Sadly, I don’t expect ALL of Minor, Teheran, Delgado and Vizcaino to be in the Braves system next year. I mean, anything is possible, but I just don’t see the Braves having no needs in the offseason and holding onto all four. Schafer, Freeman, Salcedo, and Bethancourt is a pretty good group of position prospects(despite struggles from three this year, and Salcedo yet to appear) too.
May 31st, 20108:38 pm
This hockey game is pretty physical. Love it.
May 31st, 20108:39 pm
Remember when McLouth went over to the minor league camp in ST, so he could bat every inning? Could he do that during the regular season?
Be funny (after division is clenched) to send Heyward, Prado, and Glaus, over to Gwinett for a game. Have each bat every inning.
They stop playing before we do, don’t they? Dang
May 31st, 20108:40 pm
Jerald–yeah, I don’t get what was up with Eric today…
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