8:39 pm October 13, 2010, by David O'Brien
October 14th, 201011:52 am
Mr Aaron is rolling his eyes at you right now
October 14th, 201012:11 pm
Bravesfan….I have no cats, I did not vote for Obama…anyway, There is a good chance we could get more than a RH OF bat with sock for McCann, perhaps a catcher also in the deal….the Braves need to trade McCann while he still has some market value….you need to give something to get something back.
October 14th, 201012:15 pm
Hey braves fan,
Yes, that was a stupid idea to trade Brian McCann. So why bring politics into it? I could care less what your politcs are. You are just dying to let someone know what you think though. And as for the comment about your daily commute, you let me know which self centered ass you are out on the road every morning. I am real sorry that the person with the sticker on their car is slowing you down from getting to your job at Burger King.
October 14th, 201012:29 pm
Glad to see TP is no longer the hitting instructor. Hubbard was probably a victim of the team’s atrocious fielding in the playoffs. Can’t wait to see who they bring in as TP’s replacement.
October 14th, 201012:31 pm
The Curse of Glen Hubbard is now in place
October 14th, 201012:43 pm
I am glad Hubbard is gone, He should have fired Sticker too.Hubbard did a lousey job with the infield this year.If they would have put Hubbard in at 3rd base in place of strick would have been fine.
October 14th, 201012:45 pm
Sorry to hear about G. Hubbard but understand that a new mgr. can bring in his own people. Knew Glenn on a limit basis years ago,(coached one of his children in baseball)and he and his wife both were very nice, friendly and down to earth people. He was very helpful to me and a true gentleman. I’m sure he won’t have a problem finding a new job, but he will be missed by at least one Braves fan. Thanks Glen for your service as a player and coach and you will be missed. Also, congratulations Fredi and let’s go get em’.
Braves had an amazing year considering the hitting was horrible and so was the defense. Lots of injuries really hurt. Now we know how the Mets feel. Our pitching is good but not great. Watching the last 20 games, we seldom had a 3 up 3 down inning, even with our best pitchers in the game. Yet, when we batted, we often went 3 and out, so weakly. I cannot recall a decent team with so few bats in the lineup. I can recall when even weak hitting infielders hit 15 homers. For an outfeilder to hit under 20 is a complete disgrace. Even Heyward, a sure future star who has plenty of power, hit very few homers. Face it, we suck with the bats. Suck. Our infield defense killed us after the all star break, too.
October 14th, 201012:53 pm
So who becomes the hitting coach?
October 14th, 20101:00 pm
Your dreaming if you think they will trade McCann. Same with people saying the same with Heyward. Not sure what world you guys are living in!
As long as Fredi Gonzalez makes the decision on a hitting coach and Frank Wren stays out of it, things should be fine.
PALADIN DEATH DEALER
October 14th, 20101:01 pm
SHAME THE WAY THEY DID HUBBARD….THE ATLANTA BRAVES CLASS ALWAYS SHOWS, JUST KICKED OLE HUBBARD TO THE CURB….THOUGHT FREDI WAS GONNA BE FINE UNTIL HE PULLS THAT BONEHEAD MOVE….ALL ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS….NOT ABOUT WHO CAN GET THE JOB DONE….GOOD LUCK, HUB, YOU WENT THE SAME WAY GLAVINE AND SMOLTZ DID…..
October 14th, 20101:02 pm
October 14th, 20101:03 pm
PALADIN DEATH DEALER
I felt the same way until I thought of our GREAT fielding we showed.
October 14th, 20101:05 pm
They should see if they can work out a deal for Rudy Jaramillo with the cubs!
October 14th, 20101:06 pm
Well, I’m expecting ten more wins next season. The Donk is no more.
October 14th, 20101:18 pm
Hate to see Hubby go. What the Braves need most is a hitting instructor named Baylor, at any cost.
Gerald Perry is a proven hitting instructor. I hope he’s on the short list. It seems Hubbard would at least stay in the organization, in the minors.
October 14th, 20101:19 pm
Jim, I am the guy honking at you while you swurve bc Line Drive’s head is in your lap. You can coexist too Obama lover. Meow!
October 14th, 20101:20 pm
Tosca? what hispanic gets the next job Just kidding I wore 17 for years in softball because of Hubbard
October 14th, 20101:27 pm
I agree out of all the moves that were made. I don’t understand the Hubbard one? I mean the guy is a Brave lifer?
October 14th, 20101:34 pm
As a Braves fan for over 50 years the “firing” of Glen Hubbard has to be one of the lowest things I have ever witnessed by this organization. As a player he was willing to do anything to help his team win and as a coach he dedicated himself to the organization. How you can simply discard someone with this much team history is beyond me.
Good Luck Hubby! You will always be one of my favorite Braves.
October 14th, 20101:45 pm
Have to agree . . . I’ll miss Hubbard. Surely there’s a place somewhere in the organization for him.
mark bradley's 70's fro and mustache
October 14th, 20102:10 pm
@LINE DRIVE, What falvor of koolaide are you drinking????
flavor, soory 4 the typo
October 14th, 20102:37 pm
Certainly don’t here about the wonderful things TP is doing. Frenchy our top prospect goes outside the organization to get help on his swing??
Not surprised though. With activists calling for more African Americans in baseball the last thing the Braves are going to do is fire TP. I mean, they have hispanics, oriental, and AA so they should be ok. Next thing ya know though the women’s right activists will be here screaming that their should be a woman bench coach.
Hey Ozzie wanna know why they don’t provide translators for hispanic players but do for oriental players??? Because half of every team is hispanic you ignorant A hole!!! Why would they pay for an interepretor if half the team already speaks the language?!?!?!?
October 14th, 20102:38 pm
Let’s fire Hubbard because the infield struggled the last half of the season but keep TP because the hitters were obviously knocking the cover off the ball!!!
October 14th, 20102:43 pm
Trading McCann doesn’t sound that stupid. You do not need a good hitting catcher to win. You need a game changing hitter in the middle of your order. You need a guy that is going to hit 40/120. There are plenty of adequate catchers out there.
October 14th, 20102:45 pm
@9:43am………… Easily replaceable.
October 14th, 20102:48 pm
McCann is a player that people buy tickets to see him play, just like Chipper is, and Heyward is going to be.
October 14th, 20102:55 pm
atlanta sux GLENN HUBBARD should be manager it just goes to show why atlanta is still loserville I love baseball sell the braves to IRAN
October 14th, 20103:04 pm
GREG WALKER !!!!!!! HITTING COACH….Why Not?
Hope Hubby lands a job with another club. Super person and Coach.
October 14th, 20103:13 pm
All good moves so far, I like TP but am glad to see him switch to base coach where his talents can be used more. Has anyone looked at Chipper? Now let’s start looking at players: time for Glaus to retire, he looks as if he can hardly walk; good-by McCloth and Cabrera and take Gonzales with you. I have my doubts about Lee. I have always liked him but the last few years the bat is gone. Conrad needs to shape up and play his game instead of being fancy. The rest of the field I look forward to watching next year. The pitching staff is great but I know some will go. I pray Bobby will have a blessed retirement.
October 14th, 20103:22 pm
Terry Pendleton should really be named Crusty. It looks like a fortune is spent on sunflower seeds and drinks for everybody to slurp. Every time you looked in the dugout most of the players were gobbling down seeds and swilling drinks. Pendleton must have spit over 500 seeds a game. No wonder everybody is fat and out of shape. Jones needs a good enema or something. One of those big yellow headed ones.
October 14th, 20103:23 pm
Fredi, TP and DOB will take great offense to those calling their rides “scooters.” Those are snarling, pipe-rattling crotch rockets.
October 14th, 20103:41 pm
you people who selectively remember TP’s history with the braves seem to forget his base running in that first world series against Minnesota. it scares me that he is now a base coach. as much as i like the Hub, it was time for him and TP to go away and make room for someone who will teach fundamentals to players who shouldn’t need to be taught fundamentals at this level,
October 14th, 20103:42 pm
It’s about time the Braves replace TP with a new hitting coach. I’ve been wanting this for the last 3 or 4 years. Sad to see Hubby go though. I enjoyed watching him play for all those years with the Braves and liked having him on the staff. He’ll be missed.
October 14th, 20104:00 pm
I too was surprised by Hubbard firing instead of Snitker, but I was unaware that he was in charge of the defensive play for the whole infield. I knew that because he was a 2nd baseman, that he would work with the 2nd baseman. If he was in charge of fixing the infield players problems in fielding like Penndleton was in charge of fixing the hitters problems in hitting, then it was obvious that with he lack of hiting and the increase in errors, a change was needed at both positions. It obviously came down to a numbers game. Gonzalez wanted to bring some people from Florida with him so someone on the team had to go. Snitker and Penndleton were obviously closer friends with Gonzalez than Hubbard. Wren probably made call on McDowell and Perez, because McDowell was not here when Gonzalez was coaching.
October 14th, 20104:16 pm
I find it hard to believe the Braves would trade McCann, as he is the face of the future with Heyward and Freeman, but I still find it odd that the Braves extended Ross’s contract in the middle of the season.
You usually do that with a front line player not a backup player.
October 14th, 20104:19 pm
ijudgenot: Braves aren’t trading McCann.
October 14th, 20104:23 pm
DOB, great to hear, hope you are right.
October 14th, 20104:24 pm
Any more talk about Prado and the outfield? Remember Bobby said he could play there.
October 14th, 20104:35 pm
I am just like a lot of you guys< I am very unhappy wiith Glenn Hubbard gone, and still have the likes of TP still being around. It is a fact that he was not a hitting coach, and I doubts about him being the first base coach. Someone mentioned something about it being a racial thing with TP. This is not about race. It is about working with the hitters and making sure they know what to do everytime they go to bat. I just hope whoever they get as a hitting coach that he or she will work with McLouth, and all of the other dudes who are always striking at a pitch in the dirt.
It's a chopper to Chipper
October 14th, 20105:09 pm
I like the Milt Thompson idea.
October 14th, 20105:21 pm
All these comments raving about the first base coach…Hubbard or Pendleton. Both are part of the Braves past. We admire and appreciate them both for their contributions. But this is about the future. I’d let the worst Brave signing of all time (I’m going Nick Esasky) coach first if we can get back to 100 win seasons and more than one playoff round. Come on, folks. The Giants best hitter (Burrell) couldn’t make the Phillies lineup and wasn’t re-signed. Let’s talk about improving our lineup which has maybe two legitimate playoff caliber hitters McCann and Heyward (if JHey continues to work through the holes in his swing and doesn’t become another Franceour) in a division with the Phillies. Look at their lineup versus ours. First base coach doesn’t matter if all he’s doing most innings is taking the helmet and batting gloves to the dugout from the third out with no one on base.
October 14th, 20106:09 pm
I hope FG makes those rascals exercise and get in shape. Part of their daily routine should include a fleet enema and a good swift foot to the lower torso. Jones needs a cattle prod put to his butt. Same goes for Melky, ss Gonzales, and even Diaz ought to get a little pop to. In fact the whole bunch ought to have a pack of M80’s stuck in their rears.
October 14th, 20106:20 pm
Some of the comments here are UNBELIEVABLE!!. They win 100 games next year r jus get 2 the playoffs maybe the NLCS, Everybody will be back on board. Even the ridiculous ones.
Race,Politics, Really,REALLY? State your foolishness,but If your BRAVES Fans IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!!
October 14th, 20108:15 pm
hubb is my moms neighbor, his house burned down a few years ago and the whole community went over to help. real stand up guy. One of the few big leaguers who dont big league ( baseball people will get this ) he didn’t really know me and offered to throw bp at andrews house.
When your starting 3rd baseman and 2nd baseman go down to injury (after the all star break) , and ownership (liberty) is too cheap to get some outside help. What else do you think would happen. Hmm lets make hubb the scapegoat
October 14th, 20108:44 pm
Glad to see not much has changed on this blog except the new Braves manager…Haters…second guessers, know it alls have lit out after the new manager! It’s like a bunch of hounds after the fox!WOW! It’s only been one day since he came on the job! God, life is good….what would Fredi do without this bunch?
October 14th, 20108:55 pm
Pretty dumb comment base solely on some numbers and no homework. Understand situations before you post. You are either just bitter or like to be contrary. Put 99% of the managers at the helm today in Florida during the same time and you would get pretty much the same result or worst. I honestly don’t know anyone that could have done better. A manager can’t catch em, throw em or hit em.
Study up on why he was fired, not that he was fired. Torre was fired. Is he a bum? Girardi at NY was fired from his previous team……. is he a bum? A owner that consistantly dumps payroll and has a conflict with a manager because the prized player might get his feelings hurt. The Braves got a steal.
IMHO this is a great hire. We will improve under Fedi and the change won’t be so drastic.
Please do your homework before you post really dumb stuff.
October 15th, 201012:10 am
Sorry to see Hubbard go. He was a class act and I enjoyed watching him as a player. Glad TP decided to stay on board.
October 15th, 20104:13 am
Why is it JJ that is trade-bait?Here we go again,first the guys in Texas,no,first Justice,Grissom,and Dye,then Escabor and Blanco and the one’s I have forgotten.Why not Hanson,I am quite sure we coul;d get a great return for him?I don’t really want either one of these guys to be traded ,but why is the first one’s to be brougt up Black or Brown?How about getting Chip to retire and let the Braves use that mony to bring some players in here that Freddie can use.I love the service Chipper has given this franchise but he hasn’t given a full years work for a long time and now with another injury,can the Braves count on him,especially with the price he’s extracting oput of the payroll.He is a HOF,so do the TEAM a favor and let them use THE MONY.
October 15th, 201010:52 am
TP is a good guy thats why.
October 15th, 201011:57 am
Just to clarify on Omar Infante, y’all….He’ll be back. Team will pick up his option. As for whether he’ll be an everyday player, Frank Wren had this to say when I asked about it yesterday:
“I think we wait and see how the team unfolds. I think we know that he can do that (play every day). But I don’t know what the team is going to look right now, what we think is our best eight guys out on the field. Once we know that, then we have a better idea of exactly what Omar’s role is going to be.”
October 15th, 201011:59 am
By the way, thanks for all the nice comments to DOB and me when the season ended. It’s one heck of a wild ride, this job, but it’s nice to be appreciated. Y’all make it fun, when I’m not ready to fight ya. (Smile)
October 15th, 20106:17 pm
Conrad was not Hubbard’s fault. One of the raps on him during his extensive minor-league career was marginal defense. Given Hubbard’s tenure with the team I would have kept him at third over Snitker. It’s at worst an even swap and a nod to all the players and fans who love the guy.
As for TP, no he does not hold the bat but how players approach a plate appearance is very much part of his coaching. Late in game 4 I saw waaaaaay too many first-pitch swings at stuff out of the zone. Coaching hitting is not just mechanics, it’s strategy.
October 15th, 20106:32 pm
CHRIS CHAMBLISS for hitting coach…. why not?
October 16th, 20108:55 am
Pendleton’s should have lost his job .
October 16th, 20109:23 am
Pendleton to first base/infield coach? I guess that means we will start getting more people thrown out and more errors in the infield. I liked Hubbard, but I guess he was a victim of the NAACP/ACLU crowd in this politically correct world.
October 16th, 201012:41 pm
The 2010 Braves made the playoffs with a team decimated by injuries to key players, so how bad a job could everyone associated with this team have done? This was a great year and very exciting. The Braves have a good nucleus to build on, so I’m excited about 2011 and beyond. GO BRAVES!
October 16th, 20107:04 pm
Yeah, we are really gonna miss that 1B coach. Those are hard to find
Cmon– that’s a patronage position that you KNOW you arent hanging onto when your patron leaves. Hub should be happy he was on the gravy train for that long. Tp must bring something to the table though I cant imagine what. Heyward should be the hitting coach. Ive never seen a Braves team under Cox display patience like this year’s team (other than Chip who really cant do much else these days)
That is facetious to some extent but I hope they get a hitting coach that advocates something like what they did this year
Release of Hubbard is pathetic....
October 16th, 20108:07 pm
Easy to see why Fredi was failure in Florida. Send TP packing not Hubby.
I guess Glen was too White Anglo or at least simply too shut up and did his job.
October 17th, 20108:29 pm
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October 17th, 20108:31 pm
Whu not hire Chipper’s dad as hitting coach? That’s where he goes when he is struggling.
October 18th, 20104:40 am
When does spring training start? See ya’ll then!
October 18th, 201012:02 pm
People, hitting stunk…period. TP was firstbase coach when Fredi was at 3rd. Hubby will find another job. It will be ok, I promise. I do not blame hubby for late season feilding woes, Conrad, a career minor leauger and Infante/Glaus on 3rd. Veteren Gonzolez on short(no excuse for him). No wonder the game was given to SF, Heyward didn’t hit, just a rookie. Life goes on.
October 18th, 20105:45 pm
Yes, that’s what we’ll do. We’ll kick Hubbard out and let TP coach first. He’s done so great with all our hitters. Yeah right!! Shame on you Braves for letting Glenn Hubbard go. What a classless move!!
October 18th, 20106:21 pm
It’s time to bring Jose “NACHI” Castro from the Mariners….He works great the hitters, and well liked by the players. He also coached with Fredi during the Marlins early years in the minors. He has come a long ways, and this past season manage the Mariners AAA team to the championship…….
October 20th, 20106:53 am
Iets get it right on Hubbard !! Hubs was let go to keep TP.
October 20th, 20107:15 am
WE are going to miss Bobby Cox! I know he had some haters , however his body of work was outstanding . We didnt get the great farm system by accident Bobby built it. Besides being a Hall Of Fame Manager he is a great people person to not only the players but the fans as well. Good Luck Bobby in your retirement.
October 20th, 20107:32 am
what is it with torn thumb ligaments this year ?
Red Sox had Youkilis and Salty both need ligament surgery and it seems 1-2 other players around the league too.
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October 20th, 20105:07 pm
TO: Release of Hubbard is pathetic….Your comment from October 16th, 2010 at 8:07 pm was beyond stupid. What did Hubbard do that couldn’t be done by anyone else let alone TP? I think that’s the reason why he was expendable. Braves defense was awful all year and not just in the playoffs so he certainly wasn’t a factor there and we rarely stole bases or tried to take the extra base so besides holding batting gloves or hitting equipment after a single, I’m not sure what Hubby actually contributed. May as well be TP coaching first as anyone else.
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