2:13 pm November 22, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
November 24th, 201011:28 pm
Oh, shinburger, I think you can throw RHR in there, also. That would make at least 4.
November 24th, 201011:29 pm
It’s over by the lava lamp.
Alright…jeffrey d hitting leadoff
Tom O – I like the song much better than the movie…tomorrow Radio Margaritaville is playing a marathon of recorded Buffett concerts with Alice’s Restaurant interspersed throughout the day…
and cab says early for her is about noon on Friday (I’m doing Calculus with our neighbor at 10 a.m.)…
November 24th, 201011:31 pm
No, but I was thinking about going streaking down the freshman halls.
Don’t forget to send the blog a picture or two.
shinburger – I think that McCann can definitely hit .290 (probably/hopefully even over .300). 30 HR might be too ambitious, but I’d be ecstatic if that happened
November 24th, 201011:33 pm
VJ, My respect for that LAdy just never stops growing.
November 24th, 201011:34 pm
I can hardly show my face around here anymore, much less anything else.
Andrew in PA
November 24th, 201011:35 pm
The Rasmus rumors won’t die. Braves should give them any prospect they want. If the braves could get him they would have the best lineup in the NL for sure. He’s still cheap too. Maybe we could even get him for julio and mid level. Who wouldn’t be gushing over that lineup
November 24th, 201011:36 pm
im happy with mac hitting 25 bombs as long as he keeps hitting all those doubles
November 24th, 201011:38 pm
VJ, Deep Tracks announced they will be playing it quite a bit tomorrow, also. I wonder how many times I can hear it if I keep swithching back and forth. I may be able to set some kind of record or something.
November 24th, 201011:40 pm
You used a smiley!? Since when?
November 24th, 201011:42 pm
You remember that one time Loaf threw someone out from the outfield? That’s when. I try to use them sparingly. I was actually hoping no one would notice…
November 24th, 201011:44 pm
I compensate by overusing ellipses…
November 24th, 201011:46 pm
Sorry, Roman Gal. It’s just that it was the first time I seen that side of you revealed.
Don’t forget, if you reveal anything else …. pictures!
November 24th, 201011:49 pm
I’m just full of surprises.
That’s why (insert first-person equivalent of “ur” here) cool!
November 24th, 201011:50 pm
It says 3 contending clubs (braves) check
Maybe wren told them we were not interested anymore but now are again
November 24th, 201011:51 pm
The Rasmus rumors won’t die Andrew
I don’t know. That’s the first one I’ve seen in a week at least. I think they are pretty deal;as is any possibility of a deal for him.
November 24th, 201011:52 pm
are pretty dead
November 24th, 201011:59 pm
Didn’t you get the memo? This is crazy rumor day. Just go with it…
November 25th, 201012:07 am
I thought that report said the Braves were not one of the teams calling. The new rumors on Rasmus are about teams not previously involved.
November 25th, 201012:10 am
OK I gotcha RG. Thanx for the heads-up
Yea nolie. It appears that we are in on a trade involving nearly half the MLB that will land us Grienke, Pujols, Braun and someone else. I forget. RG should be able to fill in the blank.
November 25th, 201012:11 am
Grienke, Pujols, Braun and someone else P’C
geeze that would take all the fun outta winning
November 25th, 201012:12 am
funny thing all you love diaz. please get off the diaz thing. he is gone.
November 25th, 201012:16 am
Nah, it’d be pretty funny to smother the little people. The 2011 All-Star team could be Braves vs. Yankees.
November 25th, 201012:32 am
It just says 3 contending clubs have a persistent interest, braves could realize they can have a very special team next year and years to come. There’s no way the braves are not interested in him.
Probably the only way Nate gets back to an all star game.
November 25th, 201012:33 am
Here you go:
“Three contending clubs” have a “persisting interest” in Colby Rasmus, tweets Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Strauss noted in a follow-up tweet that these are teams with a “new interest,” so presumably that eliminates past suitors like the Braves, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks and White Sox.
November 25th, 201012:40 am
New interest. RT @CardinalsGM: @JoeStrauss In all fairness, all teams have to have interest in Raz… Is this new material?
November 25th, 201012:43 am
Theres no doubt the Braves are interested in Rasmus. But with Uggla on board they have a less pressing need to make the move. He would cost a pretty penny and then some. They said the other day that he won’t be going anywhere also.
presumably- Tim is assuming we don’t have interest.
November 25th, 201012:47 am
Pcola that wouldn’t be the first time we heard someone wasn’t going to be traded then dealt 2 weeks later. I mean if I were the cards I wouldn’t deal him, but I also thought the braves wouldn’t trade yunel. Who knows maybe Larussa does not want him on the team like Bobby with esco. Cards are not going to say they are going to trade him they will deny it’s just how that works.
November 25th, 201012:48 am
Well he Strauss says its teams with a new interest in Rasmus. I would imagine we aren’t pursuing him like we were pre-Uggla.
November 25th, 201012:50 am
The difference there is Cox wasn’t the only one unhappy with Yunel. From what I understand much of the organization had soured on him. Rasmus just doesn’t get along with LaRussa. I believe this is LaRussa’s last year w/ the team so I’d be extremely suprised if hes moved.
November 25th, 201012:52 am
Sorry I just had to see what that would look like
November 25th, 201012:56 am
There’s no way the braves are not interested in him
of course there is a way they aren’t interested in him Andrew. You are projecting your desires onto the club. He almost assuredly ain’t coming to Atlanta
November 25th, 201012:57 am
and how many times does the Cards GM have to say how virtually irreplaceable he is especially with Pujols up in the air?
November 25th, 20101:00 am
Yea theres no way hes a brave this year. Now I think we could revisit the issue next offseason depending on Pujols status. If JJ reestablishes himself we should have a nice trade piece.
November 25th, 20101:02 am
Never say never nolie
November 25th, 20101:09 am
I didn’t say “never”, I said “almost assuredly”
November 25th, 20101:12 am
I don’t know if anybody still watches WEEDS after last season’s poor writing, but season 6 was much better again.
November 25th, 20101:14 am
Freeman is the Braves 1st baseman period…..How is every one?
November 25th, 20101:22 am
Braves have 8.8 million left.Wren plans on getting two bench players with that! He didn’t mention any trades.He’s going to give Jordan Schafer a shot for center field too, and plans on using the rest for a left handed pitcher. If the Braves need one?
November 25th, 20101:31 am
Most teams fortunate enough to have cheap, productive players don’t have a whole lot of interest in trading them. The Cardinals, however, may consider offers for Colby Rasmus this winter. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his 24-year-old center fielder asked for a trade, and GM John Mozeliak must now decide whether to make one.
Rasmus denies that he asked for a trade, but has undeniably drawn the ire of La Russa and Albert Pujols. La Russa is a free agent after the season, so the Cardinals could simply hire another manager this winter to avoid clubhouse tension. But Pujols isn’t going anywhere and he says the Cards should trade Rasmus if he doesn’t want to play in St. Louis. Of course Pujols isn’t the one making this decision. Mozeliak would likely have serious reservations about dealing a cornerstone player, regardless of Pujols’ feelings and Rasmus’ reported demand.
After all, Rasmus doesn’t hit free agency until after the 2014 season. He has an .849 OPS this year and plays a premium defensive position for the MLB minimum salary. It is extremely difficult to replace that kind of asset, which is precisely why other teams would have interest in Rasmus if the Cardinals decide to trade their center fielder. Here’s a list of potential suitors for Rasmus, but do keep in mind that Cardinals executives have given no public indication that they are seriously considering a trade:
The Braves have a pair of disappointing center fielders (Melky Cabrera and Nate McLouth) and a thing for Georgia natives, so they would presumably have interest in Rasmus.
There Pcola fat Albert don’t want him there
November 25th, 20101:34 am
You can’t trade out fielders that suck!
November 25th, 20101:35 am
Plus: Tony says no way on trading Rasmus.
November 25th, 20101:47 am
Maybe by trade deadline if Nate is having a good year,but that is a really big if……..
November 25th, 20101:55 am
you’re still projecting Andrew and you are interpreting every single thing no matter how long the odds, as favorable to your desire. good luck. I’m all for it if you can will it done
November 25th, 20102:09 am
Wren is always looking to improve the ballclub. I just really think that the braves have been showing persistant interest
November 25th, 20102:12 am
You never no about Wren? He could still suprise you?
November 25th, 20102:14 am
OK I’m done teasing Andrew.
It’s getting late and I have relatives coming in the morning who I should probably get up and visit with.
So I guess it’s off to bed.
November 25th, 20102:15 am
Nolie: I read about the deer stories. Very… very comical stuff!!!!!!
November 25th, 20102:17 am
All you guy’s have a great Thanks Giving………Enjoy your families, and have fun! Nite all, and Enjoy football too……
November 25th, 20107:21 am
The Rasmus rumors won’t die. Braves should give them any prospect they want. If the braves could get him they would have the best lineup in the NL for sure.
It ain’t happening. The guy isn’t getting traded to the Braves. Not after this Uggla deal. List of needs:
RH Bullpen arm
Utility infielder who can back up A-Gon at SS, and play most all other infield spots
Pinch hitter in the Hinske mold
And I doubt Wren is going to go outside the organization for all of those pieces….although I wish he would. Not sold on Diory Hernandez or Matt Young. But if I had to prioritize them, the above order would be it.
November 25th, 20108:16 am
Never let facts get in the way of a good story! Melky Cabrera isn’t one of the disappointing center fielders that the Braves currently have. He’s now a free agent. DOB wrote several days ago as well as Mark Bowman from MLB that the Braves are likely done making impact moves. I would categorize Colby Rasmus as an impact move. In addition, Frank Wren has to feel that he made the Dan Uggla deal without giving up much and lightning isn’t likely to strike twice in the same place, if you know what I mean. Prior to the Uggla deal, I felt that Wren and the Braves would have to relinquish some of their prized prospects to land the kind of hitter that would add some pop to the middle of the lineup. After the deal, I think that I would agree with what they have at least expressed and use players that they currently have. Did Nate McLouth have a horrible season? Absolutely. Brutal. You have to hope he works extra hard in the offseason and bounces back. In addition, maybe it’s the perfect time for Matt Young to emerge. Jordan Schafer will be given every chance. Relief pitching and bench players are what will likely be added unless someone approaches Frank Wren and blows him away with an offer.
November 25th, 20108:49 am
Hope all the ‘Brothers of the Brave’ has a great ‘T’ day …………..
Be thankful we live in the GREATEST COUNTRY in the world……
And , thanks to DOB for keeping this thread going……..
November 25th, 20109:05 am
I absolutely believe that there are offers being made to the Braves for our pitching prospects. The ball is squarely in Frank Wrens court but nothing needs to get done until the KK issue is resolved and Chipper can be evaluated. Hello spring training. Prado and Chipper will be released by the docs in December to begin more strenuous workouts and plenty of serviceable relievers and bench guys are still out there. No hurry. Is a trade for a Rasmus type guy intrigueing? You bet. Not happening unless McLouth becomes the backup or gets traded. A super utility guy like Infante would be my first priority because of Chipper. Good glove with a mediocre bat.
The real history of Thanksgiving.
Edward Winslow and Massasoit smoked from the peace pipe, got the munchies and started eating every thing in sight. Squanto, giggling uncontrollably, told Winslow not to call it a party when writing back to England, otherwise every yup from Yorkshire to Kent would want to come over, open a Starbucks, play Kenny G, and use the corn seed for biofuel.
Winslow, laughing hysterically, said “Yeah dude, I’ll tell’m the Mohawks and Micmac’s kill everyone in khaki pants and the Huguenots are having a half price price sale on Baroque art.”
Meanwhile, a group of Separatists and Puritans were hitting chestnuts into the Atlantic. The longest hit to receive a bushel of blueberries for their group. Myles Standish was asked to hit in the place of another Separatist which led to a big argument about having a designated hitter. They appointed a commissioner to determine fair play. He formed a committee to study the problem, but the blueberries spoiled in the interim.
Commissioner Mogan David took the spoiled berries home.
November 25th, 20109:15 am
Happy Thanksgiving Denizens – Hope y’all eat well and rest today, though it would appear, that several here need a good healthy dose of reality along with their dressing and cranberry sauce.
No, we don’t need to give them any prospect for Rasmus, nor will we be trading Lowe to the Yankees for Gardner, or trading anyone for Jacoby Ellsbury and his twice broken ribs.
But other than that…….don’t eat too much.
November 25th, 20109:16 am
And definitely smoke those Peace Pipes today.
November 25th, 20109:18 am
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Braves fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 25th, 20109:24 am
Lew…Make this the best holiday season ever. Lord knows you deserve it after the year you have had. Be safe and watch those steps.
November 25th, 20109:31 am
Travis – THanks – Yeah, it’s been rough, but I’ve got friends who had it much worse the past year – including my best friend who’s Dad died on Saturday.
What is it about these even numbered years?
November 25th, 20109:38 am
HAPPY TURKEY DAY sports fans.
November 25th, 20109:39 am
Happy Thanksgiving to the Blog!
McFann O O
November 25th, 201010:04 am
shinburger im happy with mac hitting 25 bombs as long as he keeps hitting all those doubles
Ditto. I’m sorry, but I can’t handle another year of sub-30 Doubles…
But yeah, I totally think he could hit .290 if heathy/no more vision problems (I PRAY for no more…).
November 25th, 201010:05 am
It is a day to be thankful for God,family and friends. To all my blog friends may you have a joyful day.
Happy Appreciation Day!!
November 25th, 201010:08 am
One game today. 1B MATT KENNELLY goes 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R scored, .200 BA. A good game for him.
Newbie C WILKIN CASTILLO 1-4, 1 SO, .253 BA.
Newbie JOSE CONSTANZA 1-4, 1 2B (1), .405 BA.
CF MATT YOUNG has a 1-4 night, 1 2B (6), .375 BA.
DH BARBARO CANIZARES 0-3, 1 BB, .348 BA.
2B JOE THURSTON 1-3, 1 BB, .263 BA.
C JC BOSCAN 0-1, 1 R, 1 SO, .250 BA.
LH/RP LUIS AVILAN has a good outing 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO, 7.15 ERA.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING all.
November 25th, 201010:09 am
Ease® in Woodstock
November 25th, 201010:10 am
Ya’ll have a wonderful holiday! And stay safe this weekend!!!
November 25th, 201010:23 am
A special Happy Thanksgiving to shovelin’ N8. hee.
Overnight lows Wednesday were expected to dip down to 5 below in the Bismarck area, with highs on Thanksgiving Day struggling to reach double digits. (AP)
November 25th, 201010:38 am
I’m thankful that the Crimson Tide will kick the crap out of Cam Newton tomorrow
Good morning all, Happy thanksgiving all
November 25th, 201010:50 am
…and Cecil is thankful for the special slot machines at Victoryland. Can I get an Amen?
fslusser seminole 58
November 25th, 201011:18 am
I am a Duke Blue devil fan and just checking and getting up to speed. I have always loved Chipper, but I hope they do not have to use the back up plan. We definetly need more speed in our line up. Please bare down on the pitchers and their bunting, and maybe more prac. at hitting behind the runner with a man on 2nd and no one out during their trip to fla.
November 25th, 201011:55 am
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a fun day with family and friends
November 25th, 201012:04 pm
maybe marlins will trade us back infante for brooks conrad and diory hernandez? Hey you never know!
November 25th, 201012:10 pm
Once again : HAPPY THANKS GIVING !!!!!!!!!! ENJOY YOUR FAMILIES!!!!!!Talk to you guy’s tomorrow………HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!
November 25th, 201012:13 pm
November 25th, 201012:14 pm
Happy Thanksgiving, all. Just want to express my sincere appreciation to all of you for your passion and ongoing participation here. We obviously couldn’t do it without you.
Please remember, don’t drink and drive today and this weekend. Because if you do, things can change so quickly, and much that you’re thankful for might not be there anymore….
Oh, and for those wading into the shopping fray tomorrow, hopefully you can find a deal on the new Springsteen box set, or just the two-disc The Promise, for a Boss fan on your list. It really is terrific. I’ve been playing it a lot on my week off.
Here’s what Patterson Hood had to say about it: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2010/11/22/diversions-patterson-hood-on-darkness-on-the-edge-of-town/
Anyone seen 127 Hours yet? We’re going today or tonight. Saw Unstoppable yesterday, and it was really a good action movie. Aren’t a whole lot of those that are well-made anymore, but this one is. Denzel’s great, as usual.
November 25th, 201012:25 pm
Happy Thanksgiving Blog-folk, Carroll, and DOB! Hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends…obviously the blog has been good to me over the last year- I am very thankful for all of you that have become my friends (and especially one that has become so much more then that )!
November 25th, 201012:30 pm
Thanks DOB. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Nova Scotia Steve
November 25th, 201012:41 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to our friends across the border!
Nova Scotia Steve
November 25th, 201012:45 pm
I just seen Unstoppable as well i thought it was great. Prolly seeing 127 hours very soon too. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
November 25th, 201012:55 pm
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I have the bird in the oven right now and it’s looking good already
November 25th, 20101:06 pm
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
November 25th, 20101:25 pm
Thanks, DOB! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
November 25th, 20101:33 pm
Hope everyone has a safe and happy day/weekend! See y’all later!
Tomahawkin (I'm Kicking New Flava In Ya Ear)
November 25th, 20101:39 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Peeps in here…!
Much Love! And Go Cowboys! Beat the Saints!
November 25th, 20101:49 pm
Happy Thanksgiving DOB, Carroll and blog denizens. I’m headed over to my brothers house and will be in the woods later. If I don’t come back tell Murph and don’t believe anything you hear about accidents. Investigate the deer!
November 25th, 20101:57 pm
Happy Turkey Day to everyone even the Alabama fans.
November 25th, 20102:10 pm
Is Schaffer playing winter ball anywhere, and if he is how’s he doing? I would love for him to get back to where he was a couple yrs ago.
November 25th, 20102:30 pm
DOB and Carroll, Happy thanksgiving to both of you. I really appreciate this blog and all of the time/energy you spend posting news and responding to our questions. This blog definitely helps get me through an otherwise dull day at work. Enjoy your time with family and friends and I look forward to the stove heating up again next week.
November 25th, 20103:01 pm
Happy Thanksgiving everyoone……….DOB and Carroll, just wanted to tell you both that I enjoy reading and from time to time posting on the ol blog and as a die hard Braves fan just cant begin to tell you both how much I enjoy it.
November 25th, 20103:48 pm
Happy Turkey Day, y’all.
127 Hours is one of the years best IMO.
November 25th, 20103:50 pm
Don’t worry Bat, most of them deers is dear.
November 25th, 20104:23 pm
Does anyone else think Chad Ochocinco is being a tad bit hypocritical for his PETA ad?
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