So what now, the day after Strasmas?

Now that this guy's turn is over, what next?

Now that this guy's turn is over, what next?

(Staff writer Carroll Rogers is filling in for David O’Brien today.)

So it’s the day after Strasmas. Where do you go from there? Back to your typical Braves-Nationals matchup?

I’d say there might be a letdown out at the ballpark tonight, but that should only be with the fans, who might not be beating down the doors to come out for Game 2 of your run-of-the-mill now Braves-Nats series. But for the Braves themselves? You have to think they got a big momentum boost from what they did against Stephen Strasburg in a 5-0 win last night.

Tim Hudson pitched as if to say “Strasburg who?” and the Braves just kept chipping away, finding some openings against the young man with the golden arm. Sure momentum is only as big as the next day’s starter but the Braves have the edge there too.

Tonight, the Braves face Craig Stammen, the right-hander who was sent down to the minors in early June when Strasburg was called up to make his major league debut. Stammen went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts for Class AAA Syracuse, giving up four runs in his first outing there but only one in his last two over 13 2/3 innings.

He faces Derek Lowe (9-5, 4.42 ERA) who is coming off seven scoreless innings in Chicago, which was spoiled only by the home run Takashi Saito gave up in the eighth inning to Paul Konerko.

Then on Wednesday you have Jair Jurrjens returning to the mound from his hamstring injury. He’ll face J.D. Martin (0-3, 3.03).

While Jurrjens’ numbers from Gwinnett haven’t been great – he was 1-1 with a 5.54 ERA, 20 hits allowed in 13 innings with a .357 opponents’ batting average – Jurrjens used the time to build his stamina and work on his changeup. You can imagine when he returns to the major league mound, he’ll lock in with more intensity.

The Braves have seen Stammen and Martin only once each, so you have to think the Nats’ biggest edge in these matchups might be unfamiliarity. You know how that goes sometimes with the Braves. But again, momentum to the Braves now that Strasburg’s start is over and the Nationals are back to looking like the last-place team which has lost five in a row and 13 of its past 16.

Heyward and the All-Star game

So Jason Heyward goes on the DL after the game last night and Matt Diaz is activated.

Heyward’s DL stint will be retroactive to June 27, which means he’d be eligible to come off on Monday July 12 and could still conceivably play in the All-Star game on Tuesday, July 13 in Anaheim.

From what DOB tells me, Heyward wasn’t sure last night how he would handle that. That he wanted a chance to take some swings, maybe get some rehab games before getting activated again. So would he be able to do all that in time for the All-Star game? And should he?

My first inclination would be no. That if the whole point was to rest, let this thumb injury heal, and put himself in position to be stronger down the stretch for the Braves, then that would be his priority and he wouldn’t play in the All-Star game. He said last night either way, he’d go to Anaheim, and that’s not surprising, given the professional way he handles himself and the relationship he has with the fans.

But when you consider the splash Heyward has made in the voting this year, that has got to make this a difficult decision.

Today, in the latest – and the last voting tally that will be released before July 4 – Heyward was within 60,000 votes of Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, still in second place among all National League outfielders. Heyward has 2,205,534 votes to Braun’s 2,262,663.

Only Braun, Albert Pujols (3,249,136) and Chase Utley (2,887,350) have received more votes among National League players than Heyward. He would be the second-youngest player ever voted to start an All-Star game since Ken Griffey Jr. started in the outfield at age 20 years, eight months in 1990.

In other voting:

Troy Glaus moved ahead of Prince Fielder into third place among National League first basemen. The in-stadium voting ended on Wednesday but on-line voting at MLB.com and team sites will go until midnight Thursday.

First basemen

1. Albert Pujols 3,249,136

2. Ryan Howard 1,371,913

3. Troy Glaus 998,312

Second basemen

1.Chase Utley 2,887,350

2. Martin Prado 1,522,295

Third basemen

1. Placido Polanco 1,418,096

2. David Wright 1,395,461

3. Chipper Jones 1,084,675

Catchers

1. Yadier Molina 1,682,998

2. Brian McCann 1,497,097

Kawakami to the bullpen

As it turned out, that one dominant start over the Tigers Saturday – and his first win of the season – wasn’t enough to prevent Kenshin Kawakami from going to the bullpen.

Bobby Cox announced last night it would be Kawakami’s spot in the rotation that Jurrjens takes Wednesday and Kris Medlen would stay in the rotation.

The last time I saw Kawakami was after his miserable day against the Royals when he spoiled a 4-0 lead and seemed resigned to the bullpen possibility.

Unlike last year when he was the odd man out when Hudson returned from Tommy John, maybe it won’t come as quite the jolt to him this time around since he started this season 0-9 and seemed to get why this was happening.

Last year he was 7-10 with a 3.97 ERA in 25 starts when he was sent down to the bullpen. Right now he’s 1-9 with a 4.48 ERA.

In the two years since he’s come over from the Japanese Leagues, Kawakami is 8-19 with a 4.16 ERA in 40 games as a starter and 0-2 with a 2.63 and one save in seven games as a reliever. He had basically one bad outing last year as a reliever, when he hit Reds pitcher/hitter Micah Owings above the ear with a pitch and gave up two runs in two innings. But my point is now maybe he can be a real asset down there in the bullpen.

Rocket Wheeler on Julio Teheran

I spoke to Myrtle Beach manager Rocket Wheeler last week for a story I wrote for Sunday’s paper about Julio Teheran making the Futures game. It got chopped a little so I wanted to include some of what he said here.

There’s no doubting Teheran’s mid-90s fastball is impressive (he hit 97 mph in his two-inning stint in the Carolina League-California League All-Star game), but I thought you guys would want to hear about his overall repertoire.

“He’s got an excellent curveball, 12-to-6,” Wheeler said. “We’ve already talked about his fastball being plus. He’s got a plus curveball, and he’ll show signs of a plus changeup as well.”

Wheeler says he’s still working on command of his curveball, but that he can buckle knees when he’s got it going. Both farm director Kurt Kemp and Wheeler said he’s working on his confidence in his changeup and that’s something all their young guns are working on developing, but it sounds like Teheran has got a nice changeup as well and is really the total package.

“I haven’t seen a young kid throw this hard before and with the break on the curveball that he has and he’ll show you a major league changeup,” Wheeler said. “He’s got all three major league pitches.”

OK more from the ballpark shortly.

1,372 comments Add your comment

Unknown Hinson

June 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Who cares, keep the streak goin!

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
1:49 pm

Unknown Hinson

June 29th, 2010
1:50 pm

And yes I said streak, 1 game winning streak and counting… Can’t wait to have JJ and Matty back. Is Diaz playing tonight?

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
1:51 pm

Unknown Hinson, you have cost me my only chance at glory in my life.

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
1:52 pm

I will now return to my cardboard box under the bridge.

CB

June 29th, 2010
1:55 pm

Will AJC please delete Unknown Hinson so Donny can be first? That is a sad story.

Unknown Hinson

June 29th, 2010
1:56 pm

My apologies Don, don’t whack me. I’m sure you will go on to do great things in the homeless community.

Saff

June 29th, 2010
1:56 pm

Unknown Hinson
No Diaz only plays against left handers and Stammen is a righty.

GTSteve

June 29th, 2010
1:58 pm

Don , you could comment on the Braves, and be the first to do that

Snotboogieeee

June 29th, 2010
1:59 pm

The all star voting is ridiculous. Jimmy Rollins in 2nd place after spending a bulk of the time on the DL. Yadier Molina hitting .235 or so and leading among catchers. Meanwhile Ryan Zimmerman cant even break the top 5 for the 3rd basemen.
I hope Mac gets to go along with Prado and Glaus. Heyward can attend I guess but not play. That should be okay.

Unknown Hinson

June 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

Good call Saff, hopefully he will get a pinch hit in.

Peachtree Pete

June 29th, 2010
2:01 pm

Believe it or not, I had tickets to the game the night AFTER Hank hit #715. The place was almost empty. Not saying it will be empty tonight, but there won’t be 42,000 there.

brian

June 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

if anyone here has not maxed out their all star votes do so now. VOTE for your Braves for the all star games. 20 times per email address

GTSteve

June 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

How did Diaz do on his rehab assignment

Saff

June 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

Unknown Hinson
Yea, hopefully it’s good to have him back.

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

OK…..was anybody here yesterday when predictions were being made about the game last night? I seem to remember Mr. Turnip Green Jeans saying 3-1 Braves and Josh saying 5-1 Braves but am not real sure. Either way, neither predicted a shutout.

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

the day after Strasmas? That’s a good one! This is what’s going to happen, we’re going to pound little Stamen into submission as part of his welcome back to the Bigs party!

RHR

June 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

What is the Walgreen’s employee in the blog photo mad about? :D

UNCBrave

June 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

Carroll,

GOOD TO KNOW that you hung out with some GREAT COMPANY in the best college BB coach ROY WILLIAMS in the country :)

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

Diaz’ poor showing in rehab is alittle bit concerning

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

GTSteve

Well…..DOB’s “tweet” about the final one wasn’t that good. :-)

Thrillhouse44

June 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

Well played, CB @ 1:55

GTSteve

June 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

hey Pete, I was talking with some friends one night, and 1 guy said he was there the night Hank hit 715, another guy said he was there the night Garber stopped Pete Rose’s hitting streak…I said ya’ll remember game 7 against Pirates in 1993 when sid slid…..I was there ….the night before…lol

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

I would let blanco bet 2nd instead of Melky. Blanco has some speed on the bases.

Prado
Blanco
Jones
McCann
Glaus
Hinske
Escobar
Melky
Lowe

Carroll Rogers

June 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

That’s a great tidbit Peachtree Pete….

UNCBrave, let’s not go overboard.

UNCBrave

June 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

BRAVES GET:
OF Matt Kemp

DODGERS GET:
1 RHP Delgado/Vizcaino
OF Melky Cabrera
LHP Mike Dunn
OF Cody Johnson or OF Jordan Schafer

Brian from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

Utley and Polanco going on the DL for the Phillies.

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

Didn’t Escobar do well in the 2nd spot last year? Or am I remembering incorrectly?

Brian from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

By the way, not only does that mean the Phillies will be without their best player…it also means that Martin Prado will probably start the All-Star game.

Carroll Rogers

June 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

Matt Diaz went 3-for-12 (.250) with a double and three RBIs in three games for Gwinnett. Last game 0-for-5 with 3 Ks, but the day before 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Cherokee Brave

June 29th, 2010
2:12 pm

What happened with Escobar last night? What was with the exchange between him & Chipper?

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:12 pm

UNC brave

No offense, but the trades that we propose never turn out to be the ones that actually go through. I would love to have Kemp in out lineup.

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:13 pm

Brian from SC

is Utley injury serious???

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:13 pm

UNCBrave,

the problem is that Melky is helping the Braves win and Kemp has not been all that, and who knows why? He also seems to have a prima donna attitude that wouldn’t fit well with the team, seemingly. Although he’s got buttloads of talent and would be an intriguing addition. There are probably enough hardnosed and established veterans on the team that could steer Kemp in the right direction.

Brian from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

Brave4life…it’s a thumb thing…probably not really serious, but bad enough to put him on the DL. Probably about the same as Heyward…and injured the same way, sliding head first.

mountain_jim

June 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

Well I still have my stub and commemorative handout from the night of Hank/715. Boy, the party in Underground after the game was something! Can’t recall if that was on one of those 10 cents a beer night promotions they use to have, but could have been. About 20 folks from my GT frat was there that night.

Snotboogieeee

June 29th, 2010
2:15 pm

Utley going on the DL just more or less clinches Prado starting the All Star game doesnt it?

Its time for a well deserved
Marteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:15 pm

Brian in SC

Are their injuries serious? And…..don’t think I’ve ever thanked you for your well thought out, well reasoned and well researched posts, but I do appreciate them.

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:15 pm

Utley looks like he might have the same problem as Heyward. Both of em’ messed up their thumbs sliding into the base.

Patrick

June 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

Oh YEAH! That didn’t even cross my mind, Martin should be the All-Star starter, how awesome!!!

Well deserved!

Rob from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

Two things:

Attention ESPN and MLB Network. How about Tim Hudson. He outpitched the rookie and is having a terrific season. And no Strasburg should not be in the All-Star game.

Man Teheran got rocked last night. Looking forward to see how he handles that for his next start.

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

Brian from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

Thanks, Just Pat. Haven’t hardly made any posts this week, but I appreciate the kind words.

Carroll Rogers

June 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

good point Brian from SC.

McFann 1 ;Ô; ;Ô;

June 29th, 2010
2:17 pm

Utley to the DL, eh? Heh heh heh heh…I don’t wanna be rude and jump for “joy”, but…

GTSteve

June 29th, 2010
2:17 pm

Thanks Carroll

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:17 pm

I don’t think Glaus is gonna make it to the ASG. Pujols clearly wins the fan’s vote, and can you picture Manuel taking Glaus over Howard?

Rob from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:17 pm

UNCBrave

June 29th, 2010
2:10 pm
BRAVES GET:
OF Matt Kemp

DODGERS GET:
1 RHP Delgado/Vizcaino
OF Melky Cabrera
LHP Mike Dunn
OF Cody Johnson or OF Jordan Schafer

That is not going to get it done in my opinion

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
2:17 pm

I still have a knot on my head from the night Rick Camp hit the home run in the fortieth inning.

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

Utley to the DL, eh? Heh heh heh heh…I don’t wanna be rude and jump for “joy”, but…

Man…I’m really glad I didn’t accept RHR’s Utley for Martin trade now. A couple times I had my mouse over “Accept” but I couldn’t click.

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

Well, it’s really a steel plate……………..

Brian from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

Manuel should take Gonzalez and Votto along with Pujols for his first basemen. I don’t see Howard or Glaus fitting in. If he takes Howard in lieu of either Gonzalez or Votto, his bias will be clear.

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

Cherokee Brave – Chipper pretty much just patted Escobar on the back and said a couple words in the dugout. It looked like he was encouraging Escobar

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

jeffreeeeeeeey d

Howard is more deserving, with better stats than Glaus.

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

I know nothing about Matt Kemp but…..if he’s a cancer in the clubhouse type (as I’ve seen posted here) Bobby Cox won’t have him.

brian

June 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

Rob from SC – I doubt it would get it done either – probably would take Infante, Vizcaino, and Schafer

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

If my comments don’t get any better i’m retiring at the end of the season.

McFann 1 ;Ô; ;Ô;

June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

jeffrey d and can you picture Manuel taking Glaus over Howard?

No. He’ll have a hard enough time if BMac takes over as the starting catcher…

Man…I’m really glad I didn’t accept RHR’s Utley for Martin trade now. A couple times I had my mouse over “Accept” but I couldn’t click.

Good going! Smart move on your part…

Brave4life-1995 all over again

June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

Howard is on pace for a solid 30+HR 120+ RBI season with a solid avg. around .300

Bill Stanfill

June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

It’ll be interesting to see if Diaz can come in and start banging left-handers. Right now he seems like a forgotten man.

dap01

June 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

Any word on what Chipper said to Escobar? Was Escobar receptive? I am enjoying watching Chipper be a great leader. He is also being a great player at a very important time for the Braves. If he is rested properly, I believe that he will be very productive this year AND next year.

JerseyGil

June 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

Good News for Martin Prado…Phillis Breaking News…Utley & Polanco in the 15 Day DL.

Hillbilly

June 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

-Edward Salcedo is back in the US and headed to Rome.
-3rd round pick Joe Leonard has signed and is headed to Danville.

Both of these tidbits of info come courtesy of the boys over at Talking Chop.

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

Just Pat,

The flipside is, we got a well-known “cancer” in Sheff, and how many games did we win with him in ‘03?

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
2:23 pm

Chipper wanted to know where he gets his tips frosted.

CraZyTRaDeMaN

June 29th, 2010
2:24 pm

Why do we want Matt Kemp. He had a great year last year but, he’s not the same this year he is batting .258 and has a .318 OBP. 80+ strike outs -30 BB. I wouldn’t want to give up what the Dodgers want for another McLouth.

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

I’m just enjoying seeing Chipper looking like HE’S enjoying playing again. Have seen several broad smiles lately that I hadn’t seen in a long time.

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

Brian – it looks to me like Howard, Gonzalez, and Votto are pretty even. They’re each deserving, but I don’t see a clear cut choice. After looking up these stats, the only way Glaus has a shot is if he’s on fire this next week.

Glaus: .268, 14 HR, 56 RBI, 41 R
Howard: .296, 15 HR, 55 RBI, 50 R
Gonzalez: .306, 16 HR, 50 RBI, 42 R
Votto: .312, 16 HR, 51 RBI, 48 R

southern hope

June 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

so Diaz is in the line–up tonight?

Pete*

June 29th, 2010
2:26 pm

Kemp starting having problems with his back ever since he started dating Rhiana lol

Snotboogieeee

June 29th, 2010
2:26 pm

So I came up with this idea yesterday during the game (especially after noting that Atl attendance was going to be over 40K). Wanted to know what people thought of it.

This would be a good thing for the Nationals to try. Start Strasburg only in home games. They draw out his season much longer that way prolonging fan interest, keep his innings count low and also make more money from fans in the stadium. They are actually are better at home also and so his W-L record might be boosted preparing for more hype and ROY numbers.Sure it is special treatment, but its not like he asked for it.

chris

June 29th, 2010
2:26 pm

UNCBrave- dont think that trade for kemp would get it done. i do think, the dodgers would trade kemp in the offseason for alot of pitching. kemp has two more years of free agency and is not exactly putting the world on fire this year. but for the braves to get kemp via a trade it would take some package like jurrjens, teheran or vizcanio, o’ flaherty, and diaz.

Donny Corleone

June 29th, 2010
2:27 pm

Carroll, do you have a cool leather jacket like Dave?

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:27 pm

I haven’t heard much about Kemp being a cancer. But I don’t see the Dodgers trading him.

METS MADNESS

June 29th, 2010
2:27 pm

Mets to Cliff Lee Rumor is Growing Louder and Louder
June 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm · 34 comments

by Matthew Cerrone
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times says the buzz about a possible deal sending Cliff Lee to the Mets is growing ‘louder and louder.’

…in the last day or so, i have heard the Mariners like Kirk Nieuwenhuis… but, he’s hardly a big-time hitting prospect, at least in terms of minor league buzz… in talking with people from Seattle, it doesn’t sound to me like there is much interest in Angel Pagan, they see Josh Thole as an ‘interesting catcher,’ and they see Wilmer Flores as still being ‘years away,’ plus the M’s are said to be looking for players to help sooner than later… so, i’m not sure who the Mets can offer… unless, this is a Johan Santana Situation, in that the competition is so weak, maybe the Twins have no interest in parting with Wilson Ramos, and if other teams are not interested, then maybe it’s just the Mets…

chris

June 29th, 2010
2:28 pm

brave4life 1995- if heyward tumb injury goes away the rest of the year, i’m pretty sure heyward would hit around .280 with 25-30 homeruns.

Just Pat

June 29th, 2010
2:29 pm

shmoe

Yeah…..but I don’t remember him causing any problems in the clubhouse once he got here, either. *shrug* Of course, maybe the same could be said for Matt Kemp. Like I said, I know nothing about the guy……just what I’ve been reading on the blog.

southern hope

June 29th, 2010
2:29 pm

so i had a question about this post: “Any word on what Chipper said to Escobar? Was Escobar receptive? ” Is Escobar not a Spanish-only speaker?

METS MADNESS

June 29th, 2010
2:29 pm

Good news for the Mets and braves:

News: Utley and Polanco to go on the DL, with Heyward
June 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm · 7 comments

by Matthew Cerrone
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Phillies expect to put 2B Chase Utley and 3B Placido Polanco on the disabled list later today.

Rob from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:30 pm

brian

You would not be giving the Dodgers anything of substance. Delgado/Vizcaino are still in A ball and lack the upside of Teheran..

If I was the Dodgers I would ask for

Teheran (our best overall prospect)
Freddie Freeman – They could flip him
Craig Kimbrel

And If I were the Braves I would say no and hang up. We don’t match up well with the Dodgers trade wise

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:30 pm

Mets to Cliff Lee Rumor is Growing Louder and Louder

They’re trying to trade the Mets to Cliff Lee?

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:30 pm

funny write up on http://www.talkingchop.com about the “douche in the white shirt” lol

ERRRRRRRRR

June 29th, 2010
2:30 pm

ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

SmyrnaMan

June 29th, 2010
2:31 pm

Hope that clown in the White Golf Tee isnt allowed back sitting behind home plate… Hope daddy took his seats away because he was making a clown of himself and a lot of people online and blogs were bashing him and our great city. If anyone who knows who this clown is, Give him a swift kick in the…

DAP

June 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

is his name really rocket wheeler? thats awesome.

Brian from SC

June 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

jeffrey d, Votto and Gonzalez are both well ahead of Howard in OBP and SLG. Votto’s OPS is 100 points higher, Gonzalez’s nearly as much. Gonzalez leads the league in adjusted OPS (he plays in extreme pitcher’s haven Petco).

keylargo

June 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

Brian in SC – You said a few blogs ago that if anyone had a statistical question, that you would work on it.

Is their any stat on what percentage of balls a hitter hits at least to the warning track are home runs? By that I mean fly balls to the warning track that are caught, balls hit to the gaps that land on the warning track or hit the wall on the fly would not be and any home run going over the fence would. That would put a number on whether a player had “warning track power” or was a legit Home Run Hitter.

Snotboogieeee

June 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

Is Escobar not a Spanish-only speaker?

But he understands English I’m sure – at least basic stuff. It’s the talking to reporters and answering questions that seems to be the problem – make of it what you will. But still I think its fair to be nervous saying anything in a language that are not confident in and would rather have an interpreter.

flangeeeeeee1

June 29th, 2010
2:33 pm

Afternoon all,

In reading back on last night’s blog, I saw quite a few posts suggesting that Billy Wagner was going to the DL with Heyward, but never saw any documentation.

I am guessing that it was not true?

Jonas

June 29th, 2010
2:33 pm

METS MADNESS …The Mets can have Lee,Haladay ,Straburg,& Jesus and at the End will Choke again,again,again & again….samo,samo.

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:33 pm

Is Riaan Spanjer-Furstenberg supposed to be a good prospect? If he ever made it to the bigs they would have to come up with a nickname, that is too much to announce on tv. And who is this Willie Cabrera we have in the minors? What’s his upside?

CraZyTRaDeMaN

June 29th, 2010
2:34 pm

Brian Polonco’s injury gets Zimmerman in the game as backup to Wright. No more talk about Strasburg or Dunn.

a

June 29th, 2010
2:35 pm

Not because of his defensive performance last night, but I was thinking: I doubt Escobar ends the year on this team (or at least begins next year on this team). He’s young and could command a good trade package for an outfielder. Omar Infante is 28, slugging .380, has 50 hits in part time duty, and (while not Escobar in the field) is certainly capable defensively.

Furman Bitcher

June 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

Hey Rob from SC. You trade above would make no sense. That is WAY too much to give up for Kemp.

CraZyTRaDeMaN

June 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

All bold for absolutely no reason??????

shmoe

June 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

flangee…..ive checked over and over and no news on Wagner, so i guess no news is good news. erroneous report

Glen W

June 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

I am really getting tired of people suggesting Omar should be our every day SS. I would suggest, if you get the opportunity, that you ask Derek Lowe and Tim Hudson how they feel about that. Geez.

This is me being annoyed… not be being condescending.

johnnyd53221

June 29th, 2010
2:39 pm

Utley pulled a Heyward and hurt his thumb sliding head first into second base. Utley AND Polanco are headed to the DL

jeffreeeeeeeey d

June 29th, 2010
2:39 pm

All bold for absolutely no reason??????

You just got McFanned!

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