12:25 pm May 31, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
June 1st, 201010:07 am
Where are the Bobby/Wren haters now? Even Don had to go back to the loosing streak in April to find fault. Lately trade/signing desicions by Wren are looking pretty good. Best bull pen and bench ever by a Braves team. Sticking with guys in a slump is also working for the most part. McCouth still stinks, but everyone else is coming around – even Melky is picking it up.
We cannot expect to keep up the May pace, but hopefully we won’t look like April either. However, the Phillies aren’t going away – their bats will pick it back up unless injuries continue, and you can bet they will go out and get at least 1 more strarter, and may shore up the bullpen too.
Go Braves! Keep it up! Continue to shut up Don and his friends.
June 1st, 201010:10 am
Check out this MVP watch on SI.com.
A certain Braves player is 3rd on the list.
June 1st, 201010:11 am
Has anyone seen Resop pitch this year? Doesn’t he have a fastball running up to close to 100mph? I think I remember him having a pretty good fastball last time through atlanta.
If TP was the cause of everyone’s hitting woes in April then he surely got smarter in May didn’t he? He must of changed his hitting philosophy to get the bats going. I imagine some Phillie fans are calling for their hitting coach’s head. LOL!
June 1st, 201010:12 am
I think most who post here expected the Braves to compete for the post-season this year. What no one expected was a season-starting slump and a nine-game losing streak.
I don’t believe the Braves are going to runaway with the division. The Phillies are slumping, but Philly has too much veteran talent not to turnaround its game. If the Braves continue to play well, I’d expect quite a dogfight between the Phils and the Braves tight into September.
June 1st, 201010:15 am
how are the phillies going to make all these trades with a severly depleted minor league system and a payroll at it’s limit? the slump coincides with the good pitching they’ve been facing, we lost 9 in a row because we weren’t pitching that well while hitting nothing. now, both parts of the braves game has become consistent. this is what this team is capable of and was capable of when it left spring training. the two biggest questions in the lineup have been answered – heyward and glauss.
The ONLY thing that worries me about this season is that with so many teams in our division needing another starter, there appear to be PLENTY available on the trade market this year. Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, even Dan Haren has been mentioned as a strong trade possibility. If the Phillies and/or Mets are willing to give up the prospsects and dollars for a pitcher this summer, there are plenty of options available to them.
June 1st, 201010:17 am
The Phillies faced a few good pitchers during their scoreless streak, but they were also shut down by R.A. Dickey. I know he’s a knuckballer, but it’s still pretty bad to get nothing off of him. And Dice-K isn’t really that great of a pitcher either.
RC, that’s what I liked about the old days, we’d make a move just to block another team in the division from getting one of those players.
Nova Scotia Steve
I have to same i’m excited.
But dudes…there’s four months of baseball to play. I’ll remain cautiously optimistic with my nervous diarrhea I guess.
June 1st, 201010:18 am
govclintontyree all the pennants in the early 2000s felt like we couldn’t compete in October.
should have won it all in ‘03.
brian from sc I did not “predict” that we would go 20-8 starting April 30th. Rather, I said that was my goal for the Braves, and that I thought they could do it.
nice job on that, goal. it was fun to keep up with, over the month. you made the goal with the thought in mind that the braves were playing alot of sub-par teams. (but, we did go 6-4 vs. phils, mets marlins, and reds) its time now for the braves to continue playing well against some better opponents. 9-8 isnt good enough…lets set the goal a bit higher. lets say 10-7. we just need to win the 3 game series, and split the 4 games, and we will be there.
June 1st, 201010:19 am
who are these phillies prospects you speak of? they gave away their best minor league talent to acquire halladay. as for money – do they have any left, especially with this new deal howard just got.
June 1st, 201010:20 am
RC-I would imagine that the Phillies have most of the team they’ll have at season’s end. They are at the limits of their payroll with all the extensions they just gave and the addition of Halladay. Maybe they could afford a good pitcher for just this year, but they paid a heavy price in prospects for Halladay and they might not have enough left to give another good package just for a half season’s help and fill their own needs coming up the next few years.
Long time, I end up covering about one third of the games, or at least that’s how it’s been the last three years. The header business is confusing, but I’ve been told repeatedly that it’s too involved for it to be changed when i blog.
June 1st, 201010:21 am
Just think about how improbable it is for the Braves to be in first right now. Arguably our best pitcher has been on the shelf for a month & even before the injury he was not pitching that well. Hanson has not been as good as last season. KK is 0-7, but has three very good outings in row. DLowe has a nice record, but minus a few good outings of late has been less than impressive for the season. Huddy is the only one of the opening day starters that I can honestly say has done better than expected. Meds has done a great job filling in for JJ though, didn’t want to leave him out.
The Braves had a horrible April with virtually everyone not named Prado/Heyward getting off to bad starts. Even now you can’t say the offense is clicking on all cylinders, granted it’s starting to purr, but we’re not witnessing them play above their heads by any means.
For once at this point in the season I can say the Braves have probaby won more games they shouldn’t have verse the ones they lost but shoulda won. How many times have they come from behind? There have been multile games where they came from 2-3 or 6 runs back late to win it. How many have they lost that way? There isn’t a stat for games given away or improbable wins, but as Braves fans we know that they have been on the wrong side of that score for the past four seasons.
The best part of this is the Braves are in first & they have not played above their heads. It’s not like 4-5 guys are having career years & we’re just waiting for them to comeback to earth. If anything we’re waiting on Chipper, Mac, Escobar & Nate to up their game.
The bench/role players have been freakin amazing. Wren did a great job of putting that group together & adding Glaus for pennies. We also have to give old Cox some credit for sticking with guys that were really struggling in April. He has been rewarded with the month of May because of it. Yeah he drives me nuts on occasion with his bullpen usage, but I gotta give him his due.
June 1st, 201010:22 am
thanx for covering the games, we’re lucky. i could care less about the header.
June 1st, 201010:28 am
i think it’s interesting that we took 2 of 3 from the west leading padres in san diego, a team that can pitch. the rough stretch was pure abberation. now that cox has put the lineup in position to produce, it has done just that.
Steve from OH, sorry just got back on. He was consistently in the 90 – 94 range. He touched 96 a couple of times. 8th inning of a hot day (92 and humid) he struck out the side and was still hitting 92
June 1st, 201010:29 am
thinbreakness – You have a point – they are somewhat depleated. However, I believe when crunch time comes, they will find some money. We will see. I hope you are right. Washington with Strausburg, money, and resources scares me in the long run – maybe even this year.
June 1st, 201010:30 am
I know the Phillies don’t have a very deep farm system right now, but they do have players that other teams would desire in a trade, Domonic Brown being the best of those. The question is whether they would be willing to give up those prospects to add another starting pitcher, and I can honestly say I don’t know the answer to that. One reason they might consider it is that any pitcher they add is likely to net them two first round draft picks in the offseason, since they are almost sure to offer arbitration. As for their financial situation, I don’t know how much money they have allocated for the season, but they are selling out almost every game, and if adding a pitcher meant they could drastically improve their chances of getting back into the postseason then the increased revenue would likely pay for itself.
June 1st, 201010:31 am
It seems like the Phillies bats went cold right after the sign-stealing scandal. Coincidence? Maybe – and maybe not.
June 1st, 201010:32 am
scoots Yeah, but who here thinks the Phillies are going to hit like this the rest of the season?
i dont…and they are only 1/2 a game back from us. they could start to turn it around today, you never know. but, i think the phillies woes are more than just a cold spell. but, believe it or not, i think the braves can hit better than they have been. i know they have been racking up the hits and scoring runs, but i think they could do even better. heyward, mclouth, and mccann all went hitless. (mccann did walk twice and score twice, but no hits) mccann, jones, and escobar are all still due to return to thier career averages. so, as good as the braves have been playing, there is alot of room for growth.
June 1st, 201010:33 am
I agree with others that the banner isn’t important Carroll, we just appreciate your coverage of the team. Maybe they can change the permanent banner to you and DOB doing a fist bump, Wonder Twins style.
I met Chris Resop when he was in the Marlins org. and he used to come into our business quite often. He is a fine young man,he started out as a position player but did not have enough talent. It would be wonderful to see him be given a chance to make it in the majors, a good story if he does.
June 1st, 201010:35 am
how again do they get 2 first round picks by signing a pitcher? and with werth’s surely inflated value as a free agent, do you risk trading your best minor league outfielder?
Looks like i picked the wrong week to step out of the country and missed out on all the fun putting the Braves in first place. The team sure looks great and its always nice to face the Philthies when Howard and Werth are hitting under .150 combined and miss Halladay. hopefully this recent run has weeded out the Nick types and we can enjoy the blog’s atmosphere with just the occasional annoying pooper scooper types.
Many thanks to DOB and Carroll for keeping us in the loop so much. You guys churn out so many blogs and mini-blogs that its hard to keep pace and read everything if you are away from here for even a bit. It seems like everytime there is a question, there is a blog answering that.
BTW what happened to Salcedo DOB – cant find him on any roster??
There- now that the “infield fly” question has been taken care of, back to normal service with my Prado promoting moniker.
June 1st, 201010:38 am
DAP,add in that Lowe and KK are starting to pitch well. We have a good team.
June 1st, 201010:42 am
Braves still not getting much love – especially if you enjoy checking out the latest power rankings.
Foxsports.com has us at 11th in MLB. Up two spots from last week.
June 1st, 201010:44 am
Any pitcher they trade for will be a free agent at the end of the season, and will likely be a Type-A free agent, meaning the Phillies can offer him arbitration and receive two first round draft picks if he doesn’t accept. Since it’s very unlikely that any of those pitchers would settle for a one year deal, I think they would probably get the first round picks. As to whether or not they would trade Brown, I really don’t know. I personally wouldn’t trade him away with Werth likely to leave via free agency, but if the Phillies brass thinks that they have a legit shot at winning another World Series, I could see them trading him in an effort to get as good of a team as possible this year.
June 1st, 201010:46 am
Nova Scotia Steve,
A Buster Onley video blog was just posted to ESPN.com about how hot the Braves were during the month of May. So maybe the attention is coming around
June 1st, 201010:47 am
Resop throws…. I’d say fastball in the low 90’s (if the radar gun at G-Braves is accurate). The game I saw him pitch he absolutely DOMINATED the Phillies AAA affiliate. (take it for what it’s worth). What was impressive to me, ability to get ahead in the count, locate fastball, and use off-speed pitch as needed to mix things up and strike out hitters.
I think he’s projected to start, but maybe he can do long relief….Don’t know that the Braves would trade him. Can’t have too much starting pitching can you?
June 1st, 201010:48 am
ESPN first take is discussing the Braves right now…Skip Bayless is a fan!
The Phillies are stretched badly both in salary and in the minors. They gave up so much to get Halladay and Lee and only got so much in return for Lee when traded away, that they may not have the depth to do another deal like that.
believe it or not, i think the braves can hit better than they have been.
I don’t know, man. Just as the guys who haven’t been hitting well will probably hit better, the guys who have been hitting well will probably hit stretches where they’ll hit worse. Just the nature of the game.
You’re not going to have eight guys streaking at the same time, at least, not very often. Keep four or five guys going good, and you can change the names to protect the innocent, LOL. Doesn’t matter which five, not really.
Same way with the pitching. As a whole, this staff has plenty of outs in them, but, there are going to be some times when they can’t find one of them. As long as that’s not happening with regularity, no problema.
RC, who do you see as being expendable on the braves roster?
June 1st, 201010:49 am
Alright, keeping in mind the pitch count he’ll be facing, I’ll set the over/under on Strasburg’s strikeouts vs. the Pirates at 6. What’s everyone taking?
June 1st, 201010:51 am
And Arkansas Transplant, do you mean major league roster or minor league roster? The easy answer is “depends on the return”, but I’m guessing you are looking for something more specific than that.
June 1st, 201010:53 am
RC – Strasburg’s K’s Vs Pirates – OVER
Really throughout the organization, who do you think we’ll see change teams before now and the deadline?
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
June 1st, 201010:55 am
I fell bad for KK, he pitched his heart out the other day and made one mistake. hard to do that when the runs don’t come early. KK is still my guy. He has a lot of heart.
Glad the Bravos are in first, Beat the Phils!
Actually as someone specific would be along the lines of Delgado or Mclouth. I wouldn’t be all that surprised if the interest was there that Lowe wouldn’t be traded away, I’d think if they could move his contract they would jump at the opportunity.
June 1st, 201010:59 am
So Skip believes the Braves are contenders, Jamelle Hill not so much…but she seemed ill prepared for the discussion…saying not sure if Troy Glaus can “keep it up” b/c he stunk in April…she didn’t even mention the dude had basically missed an entire season and it took him about 3 weeks to find his timing at the dish…why would he revert back to April play? She said it was more about the Phillies playing bad now than the Braves being contenders, then she said we weren’t even going to be Wild Card contenders…So she’s a hater. What else from a basketball chick who is a Tigers fan.
June 1st, 201011:00 am
Sorry for what seems a duplication in comments, but my posts haven’t been appearing. Thank you Carroll and DOB for fixing it.
Greg Norton's Ghost
I’m still lingering.
June 1st, 201011:01 am
I really doubt we’ll see anyone of note traded away from the Braves before the deadline. Resop is the best bet to get traded, simply because of the clause in his contract that requires he be in the major leagues or traded by June 15th. The only obvious area to be improved is center-field, and I don’t see a trade in which you could off-load either Melky or McLouth to add a piece in center. Especially with Schafer so close to contributing at the major league level.
June 1st, 201011:04 am
Lowe seems like a great bet to be traded in the offseason, but not in the middle of a playoff push. Especially since you’d be diluting the starting pitcher market even more, when that’s the greatest need for your two most likely rivals (Mets and Phillies).
June 1st, 201011:05 am
Greg Norton’s Ghost I’m still lingering.
Quick, somebody throw some fastballs down the middle to scare him away!
June 1st, 201011:06 am
I dont want to linger with our LF, Melky/Hinske have been a great platoon. Mclouth on the other hand needs to realize that he is going to have to to contribute offensively. We have overlooked many of the opportunities he has had with RISP. He is dreadful this year. With Chris Resop pitching very well in the minors, i am hopeful we can center a package around him and maybe get a bat.
June 1st, 201011:07 am
I agree, there’s really no options out there as CF. And like you said, Schafer could prove to be a vitual assets down the road. So that really leaves LF as the only position besides pitching you could upgrade and I’m not so sure there’s a whole lot of options there either.
I wouldn’t mind if they approached KC to try to work something out which would bring Dejesus and Moustakas to us. Not really a trade that would improve us immediately but could long term since Moustakas has also been viewed as a LF option down the road.
June 1st, 201011:09 am
Lowe will not get traded PERIOD. He does seem to be rebounding. He has a big contract
June 1st, 201011:10 am
One trade I could see, if Houston ever got serious about rebuilding, is to send either Melky or McLouth and a boatload of prospects to Houston in exchange for Michael Bourn. Melky is more likely in that scenario since he doesn’t have a guaranteed contract for 2011, while the Braves would have to pay McLouth to go away. However, considering that Bourn’s value is almost entirely tied up in his ability to steal bases (with a little bit of defense), and the top of the Braves order is hitting on all cylinders right now, I find a trade scenario like this VERY unlikely.
I am not sure I’d worry about Jemele Hill or Skip bayless. Actually I wouldnt worry about anyone from that show. Just a time filler of a show with “experts” who are willing to wake up early.I am not sure ESPN really cares too much about anything this side of noon.
June 1st, 201011:13 am
I shouldn’t have said “great bet” for Lowe to be traded in the offseason. The point I was trying to make was that if it happens, it’ll be after the season, not during it (unless the Braves fall apart by the deadline, which I find unlikely).
June 1st…..1st place…..Feels damn good people. Tonight we start to get some seperation.
June 1st, 201011:15 am
scoots Just as the guys who haven’t been hitting well will probably hit better, the guys who have been hitting well will probably hit stretches where they’ll hit worse. Just the nature of the game.
the only guy we have really hitting alot BETTER than expected is eric hinske, a bench player. if guys revert to morns, than chipper needs to add 50 points of batting average, mccann needs to add 40 points, and escobar and mclouth need to add 80 point. thats if these guys find a way to make it back to thier career norms, which maybe they wont….but most guys on the team are still hitting well below thier normal averages, if you can believe that. i think that could compensate for hinske, a bench player, coming back to earth.
June 1st, 201011:17 am
Michael Bourn = Gregor Blanco
That is perhaps a little harsh, but dude is fast with not much else. Certainly not worth a boatload of prospects. I’d rather swallow the bitter pill that is watching McLouth hit right now.
Brian from SC
The Braves now lead the National League in OBP, and as a result, they are 5th in the league in runs scored despite being just 13th in slugging. The general consensus among new wave stat guys is that OBP is the most important of the “basic stats” for scoring runs. Here’s why:
The Braves haven’t hit a ton of homers, and they are just 11th in OPS. But they have more run-scoring opportunities than any other team in the NL. Braves hitters have gone to the plate with runners in scoring position 610 times this season, which is easily the most in the NL. Even if you don’t slug the ball all over the yard, if you have enough scoring opportunities, simple probability says you will get some runs. And thanks to those guys at the top getting on base, the opportunities have been there by the truckload for a guy like Troy Glaus. Glaus has seen more baserunners on when he hits than any hitter in the NL except for Ryan Howard. He has been to the plate 79 times with runners in scoring position, which is the most in the NL. Think about that…every 2 and a half times up at the plate this year, he’s had an RBI opportunity.
June 1st, 201011:19 am
Error correction: the Braves are now 9th in the NL in OPS, not 11th.
June 1st, 201011:20 am
Other options for CF:
BJ Upton – Having a bad season, and Rays are in first, so why bother?
Chris Young – Right-handed version of Nate McLouth is having a little bit of a “bounceback” season, but is also owed a lot of money on a contract that runs through 2013, with an option for 2014. Would have a move McLouth for this to be at all viable, and the prospect cost likely prevents it from being a worthwhile move.
June 1st, 201011:22 am
Yeah Brian…The way this team is getting on base if anyone is getting hits there should be plenty of rbi’s to go around.
June 1st, 201011:24 am
You never know who might be available at the deadline. There may not be any good CF options now, but things change every week.
Javy( steroids) Lopez
June 1st, 201011:26 am
Lets swap Chipper & Heyward in the lineup & we have JHey in the 3 hole, McCann cleanup, Glaus 5th, & Hinske 6th, Escobar/Infante 7th, & our sorry CF hitting 8th, McClouth/Milky whatever lmao, keep Prado at leadoff, Larry needs to get out of the 3 hole, he will be lucky to hit 10 dingers this year, hes DONE! better take some HGH:)
June 1st, 201011:38 am
What about a trade for A. Rios?
June 1st, 201011:39 am
Would someone please wake Mr. Cox up and tell him that the season is 1/3 over and he is still playing an outfielder as a regular who is hitting .179. And unlike continuing to play Escobar when he is not hitting or Glaus when he was not hitting (both of these guys have been good hitters in the past, and thus, there is a strong basis to expect them to be able to bounce back); whereas McLouth has hit in the .250s or below in every one of his major league seasons except one. So what is Cox expecting him to bounce back to – even if he does improve from the .179. Granted Infante is not quite as good defensively in Center as McLouth – but PLEASE, he is hitting over .300 compared to McLouth’s .179. When you have some questionable hitting spots in the batting order otherwise, you cannot go with an outfielder hitting .179.
Of couse, as usual, it takes Cox forever to make a move that is obvious to everyone. – Just like it took two years for him to decide to play Prado, and it took him over 1/4 of the season this year to stop playing Melky (who was producting next to nothing at that time) and start giving Hinske some playing time, and and he kept Chipper in the 3rd spot in the batting order continously when he hit in the low .200s until recently.
June 1st, 201011:43 am
again, with a payroll over 140 million, do they have the money? why trade lee? your scenario imagines a situation they were averse to before the season started. they could’ve obtained halladay and kept lee but said they didn’t have the money for both – has that changed?
June 1st, 201011:46 am
Don…. As usual, you’re wrong. Infante is not the answer in CF. In a pinch, sure, but he’s not an everyday CF’er. Save your dumb Cox bashing for another day genius. The team is playing great baseball right now. Your life must be so sad that you have to take your anger out on a manager who has done a good job this year. Idiot.
June 1st, 201011:48 am
the rockies sent centerfielder dexter fowler to aaa this morning.
June 1st, 201011:49 am
yeah Don, How dare bobby expect his starting CF to start producing. I mean how can you leave him in there and hope he gets better when your team is winning so many games. Doesn’t Bobby know that we just took over first place and have won 6 games in a row. I mean did that work with Glaus or Escobar or Melky? How dare he expect more AB to produce results. It makes perfect since to take out your former gold golve CF and place a IF/Utility man in CF. Lets fire Bobby now and put you in as our HOF coach.
June 1st, 201011:50 am
Hahaha…you can see Don getting more and more angry the more the Braves win. How’s first place feel, Mr. Don? When Chipper hit his home run yesterday, did you throw your dog through the window? Are the times when Nate McLouth strikes out the happiest moments of your week? Does it just burn you to know that the Braves are winning easily despite McLouth not hitting?
June 1st, 201011:51 am
Apparently I have been made whole again and the powers that be realize it wasn’t me who posted that garbage the past couple of days. Wish they could have kept a few pounds, though – maybe made me 3/4?
June 1st, 201011:53 am
Don-You do realize that if Nate doesn’t produce and they bench him, they still have to pay him about $12 million? Wouldn’t it be better to pay it to a player who is hitting? Since they have to pay him anyway, maybe they think letting him play his way through his doldrums will be cost efficient?
again, the rockies optioned atlanta native dexter fowler (cf) to aaa. take out jimenez’s 10 wins and the rockies are below .500 this is a team in need of starting and relief pitching.
RIght now the team just doesn’t send up many free swingers. (Diaz out) Maybe withthe exception of Nate and Esco everyone else is pretty patient. If we aren’t going to beat you with power or speed then OBP is a beautiful thing. The Phillie teams of recent years just seem to wear teams down with their patient AB’s. They give pitchers nothing in terms of swinging outside the zone.
June 1st, 201011:54 am
Maybe I’ve possessed McL-OUT-h.
June 1st, 201011:56 am
I think a trade for Rios could prove to be beneficial.
June 1st, 201011:57 am
resop, marek, dunn, and redmond have all pitched well for the gwinnettians. someone may be willing to take a chance on reyes.
June 1st, 201011:59 am
tb-JoJo? What makes you think that? Certainly nothing he’s done in the majors his entire career.
June 1st, 201012:02 pm
Keep saying it and hope it starts making sense. He is their team MVP for MAY and one of those doing suprisingly well for the offensively maligned Sox. They didnt pick him up and his big contract to just flip him in under a year. They are a baseball team not a used car dealership . Should we do this before or after we get Berkman and move him to LF btw.
Lew, is today your anniversary? If so, congrats on 35 years. That’s awesome. I’m coming up on 5 years myself in a couple of months…
June 1st, 201012:03 pm
redmond 4-5 4.79, threw a no-hitter against louisville on 5/28
resop 4-1 2.01
marek 4-0 .46 in 19.2 ip
dunn 1-0 .78 in 23 ip
Anyone expecting BC to flip flop Chipper and Heyward in the order after the past month’s success better not hold your breath. BC is not one to tamper with success, especially when it comes to moving an icon out of the 3 hole. If he was going to do it, he would already have done it when Chipper was really struggling. Now that Chipper is showing signs of rebounding forget it.
When Angel Pagan has more WAR than Jason Heyward, it may be time to scrap the stat
June 1st, 201012:04 pm
So you think the Sox are going to stand pat and do nothing? I really doubt that.
maybe, but marek, resop and dunn have pitched really well so far.
Mike S, what date is your 5?
June 1st, 201012:05 pm
June 1st, 201012:07 pm
Brian from SC, love your dog line to Don at 11:50. Hilarious. I just don’t get the Dons, Roberts and all the other “bowl of sadders” on this blog sometimes. But they really have to put in some work during times like these to get material, so I’ll give them credit for that…
And great stuff with all of the stats and research you’ve been bringing to the blog of late. Much appreciated. Nice to have someone that brings stats to the table, not as a be all/end all measure, but rather one more useful piece of the puzzle to go with what we see with our own two eyes. Always enjoy your posts.
June 1st, 201012:08 pm
Angel Pagan gets credit for being a CF and being great defensively so far this year. The problem with in-season WAR is that it uses defensive metrics that are really only appropriate for use over a larger sample size. But don’t “scrap” WAR…it can tell you some good things.
Yes Don,the Braves need to make changes. They are not playing very well right now.
Transplant, do you have any idea was kind of contract Rios has? He’s signed 4 more years after this one, at over 12 million per.
Uh, not gonna happen.
June 1st, 201012:09 pm
“When Angel Pagan has more WAR than Jason Heyward, it may be time to scrap the stat”
Or when Jeff Blauser is ranked inbetween Jeter and Garciapara for best WAR for SS’s in the 90’s.
September 4, Ark. Trying to plan a special trip with the misses for this one, just not sure where yet…
Arodys Vizcaino, last 3 games.. 23.2IP, 12 hits, 0 ER, 21 K, 0 BB
24 yo dexter fowler: 195 games 5 and 38, .249 ba, .348 ob, .375 slug, .722 ops
tb-I’m not so sure they’d really want to trade them. I’m thinking that with Saito and Wagner likely not back next year (Billy may change his mind, but who knows?), they’ll need Dunn.
They may want to hang on to Resop as a hedge against Jurrjens having setbacks and keeping Chris for either long relief or 5th starter.
Marek? Maybe so. I’m also thinking they would not even consider Teheran, Vizcaino, MInor and DelGado. Maybe they’d trade Redmond? Might have some value after that no hitter?
June 1st, 201012:10 pm
My 5th is July 1st.
June 1st, 201012:11 pm
Brian from SC, wasn’t aware of how many more years were left. Thanks for the info, I retract my opinion for a trade of Rios.
venters makes dunn more expendable, medlen kind of negates resop and kimbrel will be in atlanta next year.
June 1st, 201012:12 pm
monty, that makes sense considering Blauser played the whole decade, and Jeter and Garciaparra each played less than half of it.
Also, Jeff Blauser was a very underrated shortstop. Not good defensively, but one of the better ones offensively before the “new wave” came in the late 90s.
June 1st, 201012:13 pm
Mike S-Yeah, it’s been 35 years -The majority of them good, a few that might have been better and a few that might have been worse.
What I usually try to tell newly weds is that the key is not running away the first sign of problems. EVERYONE has difficulties and most of them can be worked through.
With me, the fact my Wife travels for her job a good bit, probably helps, too. It’s harder to stay mad at me when she doesn’t have to put up with me for a few days or a week. You may have noticed from reading my posts that I can be a pain at times?
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