Francoeur in World Series, Chipper’s rehab update, etc.

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richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:40 pm

Hey FRANCO can’t be our hitting coach. He’s already somebody else’s manager.

Just a thought.....

October 25th, 2010
9:41 pm

Any thoughts about maybe the Braves interviewing Milt Thompson for hitting coach?

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:42 pm

I’m betting the BRAVES would love to move their ENTIRE SP staff from GWINNETT; viz, REDMOND, GUSTAFSON, REYNOSO, ORTEGANO, and what’s his name……..

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

DUNN and HOOVER for RASMUS……..Dunn.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

One-Eyed Mac

October 25th, 2010
9:48 pm

I wonder if any of the hitting coach candidates will be bothered by the fact that TP will still be around. Just might make things a little uncomfortable for both of them.

Tomahawkin

October 25th, 2010
9:48 pm

I want Don Baylor back as hitting Coach…Do It NOW Frank W…!

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:49 pm

CORY HARRILCHAK is becoming the new JORDAN SCHAFER. 28 AB – 13 H; 3 BB – 3 SO; 1 SB – 1 CS; .531 OBP, .679 SLG, .464 BA, 1.210 OPS. DAMN.

Tomahawkin

October 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

One-Eyed Mac

“Baylor’s getting a two-year contract with the Dbacks.”

Dammit That Sucks!

nolie

October 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

CORY HARRILCHAK is becoming the new JORDAN SCHAFER rich

man, talk about damning with faint praise :roll:

Venice Jim

October 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

A 64 yard punt is usually a good thing – unless it’s run back 88 yards… :evil:

Rob from SC

October 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

Are there any concern about Freeman’s thumb heading into ST

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

One-Eyed Mac

October 25th, 2010
9:48 pm
I wonder if any of the hitting coach candidates will be bothered by the fact that TP will still be around. Just might make things a little uncomfortable for both of them.

Uncomfortable…….very likely.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
9:53 pm

DOB

Do you think that Boston will make Ellsbury available since they will already have a crowded outfield. Not sure what they’d be interested in, maybe pitching and a guy like Infante.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
9:54 pm

Ellsbury is still a question mark IMO. I wouldn’t mind getting him, but I wouldn’t give up much either

Skeeterleg

October 25th, 2010
9:54 pm

I’m happy for Francoeur because he seems like a good guy. _ Shaun

Maybe (Franceour) is a good guy. None the less, he’s the guy that was un-coachable, claimed the Braves had soured their relationship with him when they sent him down to work on his swing. Ripped the Braves when they traded him to the Mets, demanded a trade from the Mets, then ripped them when they obliged. A matter of perspective I suppose. Bat Masterson

but his smile is like a ray of sunshine from heaven, therefore….good guy

Efrim

October 25th, 2010
9:56 pm

DOB, since everyone else is throwing names at you, what do you think of Bossman Junior? Sounds like the Rays will shop him, and I don’t think he’d cost as much as Rasmus/Kemp. I think a move from the AL East would help as well. 2 years left until free agency and he just earned 3 million in year one of arb. What do you think?

Rob from SC

October 25th, 2010
9:57 pm

I miss Braves baseball…..

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
9:58 pm

PASTORNICKY 1-4, 2B, BA falls to .429 in 21 AB. Meanwhile, HARRILCHAK goes 4-4 with his first HR and he plays……………..o-o-o-o-o,…OF.

GEARRIN goes two in relief gives up two BB’s, otherwise, nada (0.00 ERA).

MIKE BROADWAY goes1.0, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, as his ERA swells to double digits (10.13).

Efrim

October 25th, 2010
10:00 pm

If I’m the Cards, I’d start with asking for Teheran. Won’t happen, but I imagine they would try. I just see them and the Dodgers asking for the world. Who would replace Kemp in the Dodger lineup? And Rasmus is so young and four years away from free agency coming off of a very, very good year for a centerfielder. Despite their off the field issues, I just don’t see either being moved unless it’s for a major league player with equal value. Like, I could see Boston getting involved with Colby by trading Jacoby plus 1 or 2 prospects. Problem for problem sort of thing.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:01 pm

roja

October 25th, 2010
10:01 pm

Woooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo FRENCHY!!!!!! You deserve to be in the World Series.

Efrim

October 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

nolie, if the price is fair, would you like BJ Upton in center?

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

Nolie

I think Ellsbury would be the easiest of all the targets to acquire. Boston is planning on pursuing Crawford and have Cameron for CF. They don’t have any glaring holes but could probably use another young SP when Daisuke becomes a FA. Then again they may be interested in moving Cameron more since Ellsbury is still controllable for the foreseeable future. Didn’t watch a lot of Boston games this year so I don’t know how Cameron performed. I do know that someone is going to be the odd man out there. Cameron is RH but his talent is declining. If he could perform to his usual stats then he’d be a great pick up. I think there was a lot of concern about him last offseason on this blog.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:04 pm

FALL BALL:

Only ARIZONA and PUERTO RICO had games today. Only BRAVES playing were in ‘ZONA.

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
10:04 pm

Are there any concern about Freeman’s thumb heading into ST Rob from SC

Rob from SC, I don’t think there’s any concern right now. If it were an injury that might require surgery, that’d be another matter altogether. But Lourie, who is one of the best, isn’t recommending that at all.

Right now, I don’t think they have any cause for concern for a sprained thumb that doesn’t require surgery and has four months to heal.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:05 pm

Efrim

The problem I see in trading for Kemp is our strength is our pitching depth. LA doesn’t really need pitching so that hurts our chances IMO.

Kat

October 25th, 2010
10:09 pm

Touchdown Giants.. thankfully!

Rob from SC

October 25th, 2010
10:09 pm

The Dodgers really need pitching

brian

October 25th, 2010
10:10 pm

Giants turn the ball over 3 times early on the road yet are leading by 1 with one minute left in the first half. Cowboys really are sorry. Good bye Wade Phillips.

crabapplejoe

October 25th, 2010
10:12 pm

Frenchy in the World Series….that’s wonderful….the kids been on a karma trip since he was born…the Braves should have continued to tap into it.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:14 pm

The Dodgers really need pitching Rob

they already signed Lilly didn’t they?

McFann O O – 6

October 25th, 2010
10:15 pm

Rob from SC I miss Braves baseball…..

Me, toooooooooo!! 8O

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
10:15 pm

Efrim, I agree with you on B.J. Upton. I really like him, despite the average slipping all the way to .237 this season. Dude has such enormous talent, and a couple of years ago during the postseason I thought he was poised to be the next emerging superstar.

He’s still only 26, has stolen at least 42 bases for three straight seasons, and hit 18 homers this season to go with 38 doubles and 4 triples. Like you, I think he’s worth a gamble if available. I mean, this is a guy, who, at age 22 in 2007, hit .300 with 24 homers and a .386 OBP and .894 OPS.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:16 pm

The Dodgers already have 4 SP set for next year. They’re not going to trade their star CF for another SP when they can plug in a young guy for their #5.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:17 pm

Nolie

Right now the Dodgers have Billingsley, Kershaw, Kuroda and Lilly locked into the rotation.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:17 pm

EPHRIM:

Three mill, ARB 3, FA 2013, UPTON. Let’s see in 2010 compared to the past three years, AB’s steady, hits fell, but HR’s went up. Doubles and triples steady. BB falling past three, SO’s steadily rising; a product of his swinging more freely; thefts steady, and CS falling dramatically Games played (154) and errors (5) very steady over his last three and the errors are very low for the games played. .738 OPS last three averaged. Good.

Looks a darned sight better than what we have now.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:18 pm

DOB

Do you think the Rays would make Upton available knowing that Pena and Crawford are leaving as FA.

brian

October 25th, 2010
10:18 pm

It will be fun to see what Wren does with the OF this year. Does he break the bank and go for Rasmus? Or does he do something less expected. If Rasmus cost Delgado and Infante, maybe he goes for it. I think he could get Ellsbury relatively cheaply (Dunn and Hoover/Mycal Jones/B-list prospect). Then it just depends what else is out there – do you go for Corey Hart, Willingham, Uggla or one of the usual suspects in LF?

Ellsbury
Prado
Chipper
Hart/Uggla/Willingham
McCann
Heyward
Gonzo
Freeman
P

Possibly leaving intact the rotation of Hudson, Hanson, Lowe, Jurrjens, Beachy/Minor
bullpen: Kimbrel, Venters, Moylan, Marek, etc

Mr Charlie

October 25th, 2010
10:18 pm

The story of the series is the ex-brave Rangers players who were part of the Tex deal, and how Furman Bisher wrote an out of left article lambasting the braves for trading them that led to his “retirement” the next day. Looks like the old coot was right after all.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:20 pm

I’m biased against guys who hit 230 and have OBP under 340, Upton has been pretty crappy for two plus years now, and his runs saved value from Fielder’s Bible in CF for 2010 was -9. I just can’t say I am at all interested in him now. I think he might end up being one of those great physical guys who have a good year once in a while but overall are a pretty hefty disappointment.
I might be totally wrong and he might turn it around, but going with the odds IMO he would have to be real real cheap

Efrim

October 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

My thoughts exactly, DOB. What a year he had in 2007, followed up by a lesser, but still very good 2008 and a remarkable postseason that year too. I’m not sure what it would cost, but he would at the very least, add great baserunning and defense to a team that needs it.

Venice Jim

October 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

Very happy with a 4 point lead after all the early turnovers…

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:24 pm

Looks like the old coot was right after all.

one great post season does not a star make. ask Lempke.
the only guy worth fretting about if Feliz. Andrus maybe someday. but he has really crappy hitting stats for playing half his games in such a great hitters park. certainly would not have improved out offense this year, and at least this year both Andrus and Gonzo had better fielding seasons too

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
10:24 pm

Do you think the Rays would make Upton available knowing that Pena and Crawford are leaving as FA. P’cola Brave

P’cola Brave: That’s a good question, and I don’t have an answer. But I will check tomorrow to try to find out from someone who would know.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:25 pm

Brian

I would love to get an Uggla, Hart, or Willingham. I think Hart is a slim chance since he just signed that contract. Willingham and Uggla are both the RH bat we need for the 4 hole. But will the Marlins part with Uggla before moving into the new stadium. Do you acquire him and discuss moving Prado to LF.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:25 pm

Efrim Uptons defense was not good this year at all

Frank from KS (now living in CO)

October 25th, 2010
10:27 pm

Upton would be a nice addition…if he’s avaliable and our GM can swing a deal.

nolie – to reply to your comment about Prado…I think he’ll hit for more power. I mean, before he went out with his injury, he was probably in line for 20-22 HR’s.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:29 pm

Nolie

I’m with you on Upton. Great physical talent with alot of tools but it seems so often they never figure it out and just have that great season once in awhile. Wouldn’t be opposed to him if we got someone to play left that could hit at the top of the order like a Podsednik.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:29 pm

I don’t think WREN gives in to get an OF’er. He gave up a bit in this pennant race. I think to give BOBBY a chance at a final WS, but too many injuries conspired against him. Under normal circumstances, I don’t think he goes all DEREK LOWE on us signing a high priced OF player for max years in FA, or gives up the house in a trade ala TEIXEIRA or J.D. DREW. Steady as she goes is FW’s motto I believe.

Efrim

October 25th, 2010
10:30 pm

I’m biased against guys who hit 230 and have OBP under 340, Upton has been pretty crappy for two plus years now

Yeah, there are definitely concerns in his game. But this past year he finished with a 105 OPS+. That ain’t terrible. It’s bizarre that he has fallen off after having two very good seasons in 07-08. Change of scenery might be a good thing and the switch from the AL to the NL would have to help too. If it didn’t cost too much, I think he would be a good option, imo.

David O'Brien

October 25th, 2010
10:30 pm

Right now the Dodgers have Billingsley, Kershaw, Kuroda and Lilly locked into the rotation. — P’Cola Brave

P’cola Brave: I think Kuroda is actually a free agent; 2010 was the final year of his three-year deal with Dodgers, and they aren’t likely to offer arb after he made $12 mill last season. As a Japanese veteran at end of his contract, he gets free agency despite lacking the service time normally required.

Unless Dodgers signed him in past month and I missed it. I don’t think they did, though.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:32 pm

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:25 pm
Efrim Uptons defense was not good this year at all

5 E in 154 games is bad? Just askin’. What’s good……four?

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:33 pm

I think he’ll hit for more power. Frank

maybe, but I’m not sold on that. he really does not have a HR swing, especially if he goes back to leadoff or #2. I’d certainly prefer that he keep up the BA and moving runners along than hit a few more homers and lose that. we’ll see.

chilidog75

October 25th, 2010
10:35 pm

If the Rangers wanted to trade us Josh Hamilton for David Ross and McLouth — would we do it? Or would the fact that he’s a lefty make it a no-go?

Efrim

October 25th, 2010
10:35 pm

nolie, yeah, but was it really bad in any other year? I looked in James handbook but couldn’t find his +/- readings for years past….

McFann O O – 6

October 25th, 2010
10:36 pm

DOB 38 doubles

Keep talking, you’ve got my tongue hanging out…

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
10:37 pm

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:37 pm

5 E in 154 games is bad? Just askin’. What’s good……four? rich

I can tell you are an old fogey ;)
it’s not judged by # of errors alone. Every play is analyzed, he didn’t get to and handle balls that he should have. , -9 runs saved is not good. It was quite a comedown from previous years and is an other indication that he might be having mental concerns.

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:38 pm

DOB

Just looked it up and you are correct. He is a FA. Didn’t realize that. Well the Dodgers may have pitching issues seeming I can’t think of any young guys in the waiting to step up out there. But moving Kemp in an offense that already lost Manny and has possible non-tenders in Martin and Loney, just doesn’t make sense on their part.

glord1

October 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

1. Kuroda is a free agent.
2. Upton has absolutely worn out his welcome in Tampa. They have no reason to move him except they believe he is a cancer. He is very talented but I would not give up much for him.
3. They Braves are not going to trade Teheran. Order of pitching prospects likely to be traded for an OF 1. Vizcaino 2. Beachy 3. Delgado 4. Minor 5. Teheran.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:41 pm

no Ef it wasn’t B4, but to me that could be an indication that he just ain’t paying enough attention, perhaps letting his hitting problems affect his whole game, and he does look lost at the plate a lot anymore. It’s a gamble, but IMO they will want more for him based on his two decent seasons and his athleticism than he will be worth at this point. Like I said, I might be wrong about it, but so far here my predictions have been pretty close to reality.

brian

October 25th, 2010
10:43 pm

glord – I agree with that list except I would just leave Teheran off that list. You are right – he will not be traded. If the Braves trade Jurrjens which seems to be less likely then the Braves would have to keep both Beachy and Minor

Bravefaninok

October 25th, 2010
10:43 pm

Just say no to Willingham…..he is a DL stint in waiting! 108 gms in 2010 finished the year on the DL.

brian

October 25th, 2010
10:44 pm

agree nolie – the Rays will ask a ton for Upton

glord1

October 25th, 2010
10:44 pm

chilidog75

October 25th, 2010
10:35 pm
If the Rangers wanted to trade us Josh Hamilton for David Ross and McLouth — would we do it? Or would the fact that he’s a lefty make it a no-go?

I would trade those two guys (and I love Ross) for Hamilton even if Hamilton was made to hit RH all year. I think JH could out hit Nate if he switched sides of the plate at this point.

Playoffs!!!!

October 25th, 2010
10:45 pm

The Braves attendance was up this year, right? Lets get these corporate jackals at Liberty to up the payroll budget. With the TV contracts, and attendance boost—they gotta be making money on the Braves.
No way they’re losing money. Get them to spike the payroll by about $15-$20 million and we can sign Jason Werth.
DOB- How about an investigative piece on how much Liberty Media makes on the Braves? I know that information is available one way or another We are one of the bigger media markets in the U.S and we have a team payroll that doesn’t reflect that.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:45 pm

true glord. I’m not all that far from Tampa and we have their minor league camp, lots of folks are fed up with him

glord1

October 25th, 2010
10:47 pm

The Braves like Delgado and Minor alot. Other teams like Delgado as well. He would be the top prospect in many teams whole minor league system. He is kind of the forgotten man in the Braves farm to fans but not to the Braves.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:47 pm

I should have said spring training camp and a minor league team

glord1

October 25th, 2010
10:49 pm

Braves attendence up almost 6% this year. I heard that is probably only about 4 – 6 in increased revenue. DOB might know.

glord1

October 25th, 2010
10:51 pm

Should have said 4 – 6 million in revenue.

Steve from OH

October 25th, 2010
10:52 pm

I’d trade for Rasmus in a heartbeat. That dude is a superstar in the making, in my book. Can you imagine having him and Heyward in our OF for the next few years? That’s your OF fix, bigtime. He’ll cost a big price, but it’ll be worth it. I’m not as worried about the lefty heavy thing as some; he OPSed .810 against lefties this year so he’s not worthless against them. However, that makes Chipper’s return a must and Prado needs to come back healthy and ready to go. We could also re-sign Diaz and platoon him and Nate in left to give us some extra versatility against lefties (we could also try to give him a 1B glove, too, if you’re adventurous).

I’d give up quite a bit to get him. No Prado, no Teheran though. But I’d let Infante go if I had to.

Steve from OH

October 25th, 2010
10:54 pm

Probably looking at least at Delgado-Dunn-Infante plus a lower-level prospect for Rasmus. That fills the Cards’ need for middle infield help, along with giving them a good lefty ‘pen arm and a top-flight pitching prospect for their stud CF.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:55 pm

much of Upton’s previously defensive value was from his arm, and that was off in 2010 for some reason. for all his speed he often does not get to all the balls that he should from what I’ve seen and also from Bill James and Fielding Bible stats

nolie

October 25th, 2010
10:57 pm

you could be right about Rasmus Steve, IMO it’s still too early to be sure about that but he does show a lot of promise so far

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
10:57 pm

Nolie I was down your way a few weeks ago. Down in Fort Myers.

glord1

October 25th, 2010
11:03 pm

Nolie – Where do you live. I have family in Bradenton and my son and I do a spring training week every year. The last two years we have done Clearwater, Bradenton, Lakeland, Port Charlotte, Dunedin, and both teams in Kissimmee. Love Spring Training.

Playoffs!!!!

October 25th, 2010
11:05 pm

Everybody stop wasting your time yearning for Colby Rasmus. Ain’t gonna happen.
Cards need his lefty bat to balance their lineup with righthanded hitting Albert and Matt Holiday. They have him cheaply for four years. They’ll patch up any differences with LaRussa.
Yes, he’s an excellent young player. But his addition would make life tougher for our three left-handed hitting starters. There is no doubt the Braves would see more lefty pitching. It would bring down Heywards numbers–espeically power numbers, McCann too. And it would stunt Freeman’s development.
Did you see all the lefty pitching the Giants threw at Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Ibanez. They threw 4 leftys in a row in the clincher. That kind of stuff would await us if we add Rasmus.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
11:06 pm

yeah thats only about 35 or so miles away. those guys got the Twins and BoSox

nolie

October 25th, 2010
11:07 pm

Port Charlotte glord

Braveheart

October 25th, 2010
11:08 pm

KJ had a .754 OPS on the road this year. The differential between home and road splits by the average NLer was 47 points this season. The average NLer had a .700 OPS on the road, and a .747 OPS at home. So, KJ’s road split was actually 54 points higher than the average NLer’s road split, and was actually 7 points higher than the average NLer’s home split. That’s not very good evidence to support the argument that he stunk on the road. He also hit in a division where his team played 72 games against San Diego, San Fran, Colorado, and the Dodgers, who all had good to really good pitching staffs.

chilidog75

October 25th, 2010
11:09 pm

So the NLCS would await us if we sign Rasmus?
I’m all for it!

chilidog75

October 25th, 2010
11:10 pm

Braveheart … and San Diego, San Fran and LA are all REALLY tough to hit in.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
11:11 pm

I agree that Rasmus is highly unlikely PO,

brian

October 25th, 2010
11:12 pm

Cowboys are done

P'cola Brave

October 25th, 2010
11:12 pm

What does everybody think of Mike Cameron. I know he spent a lot of time on DL last year but for the most part hes always healthy. Not bad for a one year filler.

brian

October 25th, 2010
11:13 pm

no to Mike Cameron.

richbrave

October 25th, 2010
11:13 pm

nolie:

Yeah, time for beddie-bye for this old fogey. You will have to acquaint me with JAMES’ BIBLE.

Makes me laugh. KING JAMES’ version of the BIBLE was used in the CHURCH OF ENGLAND, and by royal edict in 1685, everyone had to worship in that church. As my mother’s forebearers had left FRANCE immediately after the revocation of the EDICT of NANTES, they immediately departed for the colonies, GRAND-DAD, DAD and FOUR SONS. They were BAPTIST fundamentalists. Whenever my mother used a swear word ( which was rare), she attributed it to her strict BAPTIST upbringing.

Playoffs!!!!

October 25th, 2010
11:15 pm

Nolie, thank you. I kind of like the BJ Upton idea. The Braves need speed and power.

Tomas

October 25th, 2010
11:15 pm

ugaaccountant

October 25th, 2010
11:15 pm

glord1 – we’ve been drastically underfunded for years. Liberty is doing their contractual minimum on payroll and not a penny more.

Braveheart

October 25th, 2010
11:18 pm

Most here already know this, but for those who doubt the Cardinals would think about trading Rasmus, here’s a clip from early September:

Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa confirmed that center fielder Colby Rasmus has requested a trade, writes Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. However, La Russa declined to delve much deeper into the matter with reporters.

“What do you want me to say? Ask Colby. Just ask Colby,” said the manager. “He can handle it however he wants to handle it. He’s capable of explaining himself and what he was thinking at the time.”

Despite La Russa’s suggestion, Rasmus would not confirm his trade request before taking the field against the Reds this afternoon. He also declined to say whether he hoped to remain with the club next season.

La Russa seems to think that the center fielder has had a change of heart. “I think he’s thinking probably the grass is not greener other places and that this is a good situation, a great organization, teammates, everything. That’s what I think. You can ask him,” said La Russa, who also said that the outfielder made a similar request in his rookie season.

Rasmus came to GM John Mozeliak with his request during the Cards’ July 23-25 series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, according to a source familiar with the situation. After the center fielder arrived late to the park, La Russa threatened to option him to Triple-A in a closed door meeting. However, when talking to Rasmus, Mozeliak assured him that he would be staying put.

“If he doesn’t want to be here next year, we need to figure out a way to get him out of here and find somebody that wants to be here and play,” said Albert Pujols. “That’s a reality.” “That’ll show you right there a young player that doesn’t respect what he’s got,” Pujols added. “He needs to find out the talent and ability that he has and pretty much keep his mouth shut and play the game. Let the organization make those decisions, not himself.”

Tomas

October 25th, 2010
11:19 pm

Looks like the BJ Upton idea has some supporters…..First idea that I’ve seen the vast majority of bloggers in favor of.

Nobleman

October 25th, 2010
11:19 pm

I notice more and more hitters go to outside help, ex fathers, coaches, just goes to show why a hitting coach is vital for a team. Must be reason why Braves are tight lipped about the choice of a BC, would clear some of the air when he is chosen.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
11:19 pm

The differential between home and road splits by the average NLer was 47 points this season

and his was hundreds of points, relatively that stinks IMO, and average major league numbers are pretty low actually. 747 and 700 would equal 720 something. heck that makes all out previous OFers pretty decent. there is nothing much more meaningless than the “average major league players stats which include truly terrible number as well as good one and would have different meanings according to position. Ain’t buying that it means anything. The guys total numbers were so high because he hit in ‘zona , there is no denying that no matter whatyou wanna throw out there. That’s the kinda stuff Mr. Twain was referring to I think.

Steve from OH

October 25th, 2010
11:20 pm

Likely, unlikely, who knows? I sure don’t. Only Wren and Mozeliak really do. All that matters is he’d look damn good in a Braves uni, and you can bet Wren will try to make that happen. What actually happens remains to be seen.

glord1

October 25th, 2010
11:21 pm

Agreed on Liberty and payroll. It will be a great day when they sell this team. It drives me nuts that Bud and his cronies will aprove a company like Liberty but not a owner like Mark Cuban who may ruffle some feathers but would be completely committed to having a winner.

nolie

October 25th, 2010
11:24 pm

I think you are thanking the wrong fella PO, I am not in favor of Upton at all. Everybody I know withing 100 miles of here and Tampa is totally fed up with the guy, including some team officials .

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