2:22 pm October 25, 2010, by David O'Brien
October 29th, 20107:25 pm
Tomas,some guy had to justify his salary.
October 29th, 20107:40 pm
I think he’ll make them a bit better than if Omar were still in the fold, that’s for sure
man is a legend. one of the best baseball minds alive.Mets made a great choice
October 29th, 20107:48 pm
What that sarcastic, nolie? Haha. Seriously though, I think he is a really great choice for them and as a Braves fan, I am not pleased that he will be running a team in my division that has over 120 million to spend….
This isn't working
October 29th, 20108:05 pm
SWITCH BACK TO THE OLD BLOG FORUM. THE PAGES WORKED. WHY ARE YOU CHANGING IT?????
October 29th, 20108:14 pm
This isn’t working: It’s not a switch to the old format, it’s a technical glitch in all the AJC blogs the past couple of hours. They are trying to correct it now.
October 29th, 20108:27 pm
technical glitch? That might be the first time I’ve been relieved to hear those words
October 29th, 20108:32 pm
Yeah, nevermind what I said earlier. This is a b~tch to load
October 29th, 20109:05 pm
where did everyone go?
October 29th, 20109:10 pm
They went with the IT Department to The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. WAAAHOOO!!!
October 29th, 20109:12 pm
Oh, is that game this weekend? Was not aware of that…
October 29th, 201010:02 pm
October 29th, 201010:04 pm
Whew, I’m out of breath from reading “The Page”.
October 29th, 201010:05 pm
Another person! It’s been very lonely for the last hour!! Hi Efrim!
October 29th, 201010:06 pm
More people! Hi people!
October 29th, 201010:08 pm
Blog is slower than Glaus this way
Whoa, no posts from 9:12 to 10:02? I don’t believe it.
October 29th, 201010:25 pm
Cabravesfan – If you (and the rest of CA) are very lucky, you will get the GA/FL game on CBS tomorrow at 12:30.
October 29th, 201010:31 pm
I suspect we will get it, but I will not be home…USC Homecoming tomorrow against Oregon- best game of the weekend (they are both ranked in the AP and it is basically USC’s bowl game for the year…should be a great one)
October 29th, 201010:40 pm
What that sarcastic, nolie? Ef
no, not at all. he is great
October 29th, 201010:50 pm
Parrish is a great choice. I look forward to seeing him in a Braves uni
October 29th, 201010:56 pm
Alderson is one impressive dude, one of the best baseball guys out there. I also dont find it encouraging that both J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta could be joining him.
October 29th, 201011:18 pm
some of you need to see this if you havent already. Brian Wilson interview where Pat Burrell comes walking in…(43 sec mark)
October 29th, 201011:21 pm
I’ve not heard his name linked to Braves in any rumors, but what about Cuddyer from Minnesota as a trade target? He’s primarily an OFer, but recently has filled in capably at 3B and 1B and 2B. Could be a good/valuable backup plan at 3B for if (when) Chipper goes down with an injury. What would the cost for Cuddyer likely be, I wonder?
October 29th, 201011:33 pm
Lollygagger, he would be awesome no doubt, but the Twins seem to love him too much to let him go, but he will be earning 10 mill in his final year next year who knows
October 29th, 201011:40 pm
Assuming that Wren is unable to find the ‘elite’ bat to compliment the lineup, how do people feel about bringing in Magglio Ordonez and sliding him over to LF? I know he’s an injury risk, but he might sign at an affordable rate (assuming Detroit doesn’t try to retain him).
Looking at his 2010 stats: .303/.378/.474 with 12 HR in 323 ABs, and a 40BB/38SO ratio, coupled with what I think the Braves can afford next year (just guessing about budgetary possibilities), could Magglio represent a reasonable acquisition?
Once again, I’m assuming Wren won’t pay the going rate for a young, controllable, power-hitting OF, and will instead sign a mid-tier power bat. I’m guessing his name as come up on the blog lately, but I haven’t seen much discussion concerning Magglio (might have just missed all of it).
October 29th, 201011:44 pm
age and injury are the questions about Mags. so far he is still a good hitter , will he be healthy an entire year and will he continue to hit at his age. No more PEDS mens players start falling off in their mid thirties for the most part. I always liked him, it would depend on what he cost.
October 29th, 201011:49 pm
For sure cost is a big question mark (I just remembered Boras is his agent), but I like his power potential and his propensity to take a walk. I’m in the dark regarding his defensive prowess, but I’m assuming he’s at least adequate given that he plays RF.
October 29th, 201011:58 pm
Cuddyer is not going to be cheap, the Twins have a 2011 option at $10.5 mill, ($1 Mill buy out) got to think if goes to FA he will be looking for multi-year at that kind of level
according to Fielders Bible he has negative runs saved 4 of the last 5 years in RF. how he would do in LF remains open to some conjecture I guess, can’t be too much worse than some we have played out there in the last few seasons
October 30th, 201012:01 am
he’ll be 37, wouldn’t be the first 37 year old who just dropped a cliff if that happened
October 30th, 201012:08 am
True, 37 and injury prone, but his bat is legit when he’s got it going.
Not a great option, which is why I put him in the ‘mid-tier bin’ even if he is still a good hitter.
Of course, I hope Wren finds a younger, power-hitting OF via trade. I’m just not sure who that is, what he will cost, and if he will be worth it. I know many people say you gotta give up something good to get someone you want back (and I don’t disagree)… so I suppose we shall see how it unfolds.
October 30th, 201012:13 am
yeah they most all have warts of one kind or another. i’m not saying not to get Mags if he is reasonable, just noting his particular questionable aspect.
Also he made 17 mil with a 15 mil team option which I’m sure they will decline but it’s a long long way from 15 mil to what the Braves would likely be willing to pay him. Detroit or another AL team might be willing to pay more. we’ll see
October 30th, 201012:41 am
I’ll be honest and say I’m a little bummed Glaus couldn’t hold up because I like that guy and would have loved to see him back in some role with us in 2011. But he didn’t and he’ll have to go. That’s life.
I hated to see so many Glaus bashers when he struggled. The man played hurt and did a lot of good and unselfish things for our Braves and Bobby. He’ll always have my respect as a fan. I hope he can land a decent contract with somebody and stay healthy.
October 30th, 201012:43 am
Very interesting article about braves position and what they need/might do:
October 30th, 20101:14 am
Yeah Doc that’s our old blogger friend PWHjort. He went uptown on us.
October 30th, 20101:33 am
one page blog. where you at kris klob? old school. so 2005.
October 30th, 20102:00 am
Springsteen fans, if you’ve got HBO and OnDemand, you’ve GOT to see “The Promise” documentary on the making of Darkness on the Edge of Town. It is really a great 90 minutes.
October 30th, 20102:12 am
PWHjort. I used to kinda mess with him. He was a bit on the nerdy side, but he knows his Braves.
DOB, I love some Springsteen songs, but the man himself hits my nerves for some reason. Annoys me. I know that’s not what you asked anybody, just sayin.
October 30th, 20103:07 am
tnbrian the boss is off limits. our friend pwh is a pretty smart braves guy. pretty sure his baseball I.Q. is off the charts.
anyone can write a baseball blog, but he is good at it. other then our esteemed everyday guy, and DOB, you are the absolute best.
DOB, winds in pop culture, music, and bbq. dont call pwh a dork or a nerd. that is beneath you. i have read his stuff and he is over qualified.
dob got a chance to see one of your favorites band of horses. great band.
if only some of you got to read a few of the comments from blog past. the jounalist, kris klob, and some of the original fellows. you would know toes are not to be trifled with.
October 30th, 20103:12 am
cookout tmmrw to watch the thing that is 17 out of 20. normally i would be at amelia island. the falcons nest will miss me.
October 30th, 20105:13 am
Was that idiot Marlins owner seriously thinking of trading Stanton for Ozzie Guillen?
October 30th, 20106:33 am
What happened to all the pages??
Has this been reported on AJC yet? What position does he play?
October 30th, 20107:40 am
What happened to all the pages??
Apparently, Runnin, it was discovered earlier that page one ingested a boatload of steroids, and is now trying to show off. The AJC is currently working on it.
October 30th, 20108:13 am
DOB & Others-
I know you’re a fan, I noticed that Robert Earl Keen will be on Austin City Limits, tonight.
Meanwhile, here’s the Pilot Episode with Willie Nelson from 1974. Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away? I’m pretty sure, around the 15 minute mark, during Redneck Mother, the cat in the audience with the hat, is Ray Wylie Hubbard.
A lot of good videos, including Keen are on the site…
Oh, baseball talk. Uh, when Austin City Limits premiered in 1974, Hank Aaron had just surpassed Babe Ruth’s HR record. No chit.
October 30th, 20108:41 am
This format ain’t gettin’it AJC. Tighten up.
October 30th, 20108:42 am
You still out there?
October 30th, 20108:50 am
Guess not. Later.
October 30th, 20109:00 am
where did everyone go? CAB
They went with the IT Department to The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. WAAAHOOO!!! Couch Tater
October 30th, 20109:06 am
You still out there?
richbrave, I’m not hanging on to the blog with every breath I take, but I’m around. Have a little patience, geeez!
I saw you leave this for me the other night.
You out there partner. I got a fusion play-list for ya’. Lemme’ know if you’re in town (on the blog) tonight.
So, whaddaya got for me?
October 30th, 20109:24 am
OK, so now where’s richbrave.
I’m not going to keep refreshing this thing. It takes my computer 33 seconds to refresh, with this current glitch. Since midnight, there’s only been a post every 47 minutes and 22.43 seconds (give or take). So that would be an awful freakin’ lot of refreshing, by golly.
I think I’ll just give richbrave my phone number.
October 30th, 20109:42 am
According to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley, White Sox GM Kenny Williams will target disgruntled outfielder Colby Rasmus this winter and might offer the Cardinals a package centered around Carlos Quentin.
Do we have anyone like Rasmus so we can get Quentin? Do we have anyone like Quentin to get Rasmus? No? Okay…..
October 30th, 20109:43 am
October 30th, 20109:52 am
October 30th, 201010:04 am
Tom – if you happen to refresh again, good morning! A lovely rainy morning here on the West Coast…
October 30th, 201010:07 am
Good morning, VJ. (for you I’ll always refresh)
October 30th, 201010:14 am
NOT a Springsteen fan.
October 30th, 201010:24 am
No more pagination?? Yay!!
Runnin-Tolbert plays the OF, a heck of a stick, RH hitter. Level of competition a question, but high avg with power. If given a chance, the Bravos might just catch lightning in a bottle! Age 27, however.
October 30th, 201010:27 am
It’s always nice to see Mixxo stop and chat for a bit.
Until next time — see ya’ Mixxo!
October 30th, 201010:30 am
How about Adam Jones for OF?
October 30th, 201010:34 am
I actually like that idea.
Adam Jones > Heyward and anyone else we have out there at the moment.
October 30th, 201010:35 am
Good morning all
I think the blog itself in its long one page format is trying out and wants to be our new CFer.
October 30th, 201010:41 am
How is Adam Jones better than Heyward? In his 3rd full season, Jones’ OPS was 82 points lower than Heyward’s. He only had 1 more HR than Heyward, had fewer 2Bs, RBIs, SBs, and Rs. Oh yeah, and Adam Jones walked 23 times last year. Only 68 times fewer than Heyward.
Yeah, let’s go with Adam Jones.
October 30th, 201010:47 am
The only thing I like about Adam Jones is his age (25). But I said the same thing about Melky last year (I still can’t look at nolie without him smirking).
I’m afraid Jones might just be another Melky, with more pop.
October 30th, 201010:48 am
What about Carlos Quentin??He has some serious pop, is right handed, plays the corner OF positions, and GM Kenny Williams is reportedly willing to part ways with him…
He killed the Braves this season, another possibility would be Alex Rios, who is right handed and plays CF.
October 30th, 201010:55 am
I like Carlos Quentin, if he can stay healthy. Why would the Sox want to get rid of him? (the injuries?)
October 30th, 201010:59 am
Do we have anyone like Rasmus so we can get Quentin?
Unfortunately, the one we had screwed up his wrist.
Adam Jones another Melky Cabrera………………….Man you’re way off, he actually has talent.
He is not better than Heyward but he is a great defensive center fielder, with good speed, and power. Best of all he is right handed, the question isn’t will he be a good offensive player that will help ATL from an offensive standpoint, and a defensive stand point. The question is will the Orioles let him go, or what would it take.
October 30th, 201011:01 am
DOB – loved “The Promise” – made sure to catch it the first time it was on…
Tom – too bad LALady did not go down to GameDay at the Coliseum, or you could be watching her on TV right now…
Sorry moving day here. Capt. KAY-OS rules.
They some of these
1990’s and 2000’s.
SOUL BALLET A Smooth Jazz Classic
RICHARD ELLIOTT Who?
DOWN TO THE BONE Brooklyn Heights
PAUL TAYLOR Avenue
KIM WATERS Nightfall
RICHARD ELLIOTT In The Groove
KIM WATERS Love’s Melody
GROVER WASHINGTON JR. Knucklehead
JOHN HANDY Hard Work
GROVER WASHINGTON JR Winelight
SPYROGYRA Catching The Sun
It kinda scares me that the Mets now have a very competent GM
October 30th, 201011:09 am
October 30th, 2010
Good morning, VJ. (for you I’ll always refresh)
Oh, but for me you could give a shyt. Nice.
October 30th, 201011:13 am
Wow, 3 straight posts addressing me, little old me.
Tomas, you may only have one question, but I have more…sorry.
VJ, isn’t tonight her big homecoming game? Actually, tonight here, this afternoon there.
richbrave, YESSSS! We finally connected. Thanks. There are some that I am familiar with, and have some of their music, but I’ll check out the others. Thanks again.
October 30th, 201011:14 am
October 30th, 201011:15 am
The upload delay and pagination problem seems to be affecting the chatter here.
T for Texas
October 30th, 201011:17 am
I really want the Series to move past 2-0 so I don’t have to read about how the Rangers can come back like the ‘96 Yankees anymore.
This feels less like blogging and more like leaving a message on an answering machine, or a drawing on a cave wall. Hoping someone finds it someday.
October 30th, 201011:18 am
cant wait for the Series to end so the offseason can begin. I gotta feeling that Wren will finally add a impact bat and not a risky older veteran hoping for the best.
Anyone else having problems with the site loading or trying to type your comments?
October 30th, 201011:19 am
Sorry, richbrave, but if you’d refresh once in a while, you’d see that I devoted two, not one, but two posts to you … shortly after 9:00.
October 30th, 201011:20 am
This feels less like blogging and more like leaving a message on an answering machine
Hey McFann – Brian McCann is slow. Call me back when you get this.
Gotta’ roll. The screamers on this end are more immediate than the one’s on the blog. Down and gone good buddy. Enjoy.
October 30th, 201011:22 am
Robert – Bobby Cox is not the reason for all the evils in the world. I’ll be in a meeting later, but you can reach me on my cell after 2.
This must have been what it was like to post on a blog back in the horse & buggy days. You make a comment, and then wait for a while to see it. Then, you have to wait several more minutes before anyone else comments.
This would be perfect if you want to really kill a day.
October 30th, 201011:23 am
Here’s one of the first bloggers.
October 30th, 201011:26 am
Here’s what I found out about Quentin in their website.
Quentin told MLB.com how he wants to work on the mental part of his game during the offseason, as much as becoming a better hitter. But with five-tool talent Mitchell back from a season-ending ankle injury suffered last Spring Training and Danks ready to bring his stellar defense to the Majors, Quentin could become high-end trade bait.
His OPS was over 800.
October 30th, 201011:29 am
Mitchell’s a five-tool talent?
Gotta’ roll. The screamers on this end are more immediate than the one’s on the blog.
See ya’, richbrave (The screamers he was referring to were his grand kids, right?)
October 30th, 201011:30 am
It kinda scares me that the Mets now have a very competent GM — Braveheart
Good point. I was wondering myself whether most Braves fans realize what an upgrade the Mets just made.
October 30th, 201011:32 am
Mixxo, I’m not at all surprised.
October 30th, 201011:35 am
Ha,ha, jeffrey d. Where did you come up with DOB’s great-great grandfather?
I bet his comments were replied faster than ours, right now.
October 30th, 201011:36 am
Tom – you are correct – I am dropping her off to meet her brother on the way to my GRE class in a half hour so she can head off and tailgate while I’m hard at work…
October 30th, 201011:40 am
How hard can it be to get a LF that can hit 20HR? man…………..its not like going to the moon for christs sake.
Live would be easier without KK and Lowes contracts.
Mets are a long way from competing. Maybe in 2-4 years, when they’ve had a couple of pretty good drafts, and Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo are off the books.
Quentin would be a good fit as our Clean up hitter.
October 30th, 201011:41 am
Runnin: Beau Tolbert is a 26-year-old outfielder. We haven’t written anything yet, but were going to include it in next blog Sunday or Monday.
Braves didn’t announce it because they don’t announce six-year minor-league free agent signings. Instead, they’ll include him in list of non-roster invitees to spring training when they make that announcement later this winter.
This guy had a highly unusual jump in performance since he got released and ended up in independent league. Can’t ignore his huge numbers, so I’m sure Braves will invite him to camp and give him a shot. But if I were you, I’d not get hopes up too high. And remember, last winter the Braves signed the 2009 minor-league home run leader. Remember Mitch Jones?
Here’s a link that shows his year-by-year numbers:
October 30th, 201011:46 am
I am dropping her off to meet her brother on the way to my GRE class
VJ – you speak Greek? Wow…
October 30th, 201011:47 am
Tom – I just typed in “telegraph operator”
Hey, is your non-blog first name “Tom”?
If you had to bet on 3 Outfielders the Braves will go hard after who would they be?
October 30th, 201011:49 am
I am dropping her off to meet her brother on the way to my GRE class in a half hour so she can head off and tailgate while I’m hard at work…
Ah yes, VJ, she has it made. I guess for me it was a good thing you kicked my butt.
October 30th, 201011:50 am
Will Farrell’s getting ready to serve as guest game-picker on ESPN GameDay. Should be good.
October 30th, 201011:51 am
You do know I read the blog right? talking about me like I’m not here…
He’s just lucky I didn’t want to go to the live GameDay broadcast, which starts at 6am here…when it was raining…and dark…and cold…
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