4:20 pm September 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
October 1st, 20103:22 pm
it says on espn wes helms gets $950,000 but no contract year?
October 1st, 20103:23 pm
October 1st, 20103:24 pm
Brian from SC – Maybe a 100 is a little high, perhaps a lock for the playoffs is more realistic. But honestly this team has great starting and relief pitching and depth at both of those areas. Team is just lacking some offense and if Freeman and Heyward continue to mature and turn into the beasts most are expecting, this team should have a nice combo with Prado, Freeman, Heyward and McCann for a while.
Is there anyway to see which ballparks allow the most homers? Or some type of adjustment for players homer totals? Such as KJ and A-Gon?
Still think we should close the blog so we can make the playoffs. The blog is a jinx.
October 1st, 20103:28 pm
It’s a shame we had to let a guy like KJ (or Diaz this year) go because we are tied to a process that will automatically overpay him.
yeah, but, Wayne, that’s why they call it “bargaining”. The union and the owners know that the career span of the large majority of ballplayers is less than 6 years, and that only a few will really be at the top end of the salary scale. By allowing the owners to control players at relatively low cost for an average career span, the union was able to secure larger minimum salaries, solidify the arb process as a bridge between the worker bees and the elites, provide some protection for minor leaguers against eternal servitude, and like that.
It’s like any other deal, you get some, you give some. The best deal made is either the one that everybody likes or the one nobody likes. With the CBA, you can kinda flip a coin on that one, I guess.
October 1st, 20103:32 pm
the name of that bar would be foleys. am i correct?
October 1st, 20103:37 pm
Actually I think Beachy gives more protection to Brooks than Milky does. He definitely swings harder. After the first couple of at bats, pinch hitters will probably be batting in a close game anyway. I would love to see Beachy go 7-8, but I don’t see it happening.
As per next year, would anyone on this blog be willing to give up Freeman, JJ and a lower pitching prospect for AGon, if we can commit him to a contract first. If we get rid of KK, McLouth and Melkie, as well as Wags, then we wouldn’t be way over the current payroll. Chipper is really the key to everything, because if he were to ride off into the sunset or rework his contract, then the Braves could make a move like that. Would still need a capable RH bat for LF, or Prado or Infante out there and get a stick for third
October 1st, 20109:30 pm
Nate McOut has had enough bone headed jackass foibles in the outfield these past several weeks to constitute a very impressive highlight reel.
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