8:36 pm December 6, 2010, by David O'Brien
December 7th, 20109:55 am
Dave, did they ever figure out what O’Flaherty’s health problems are? I’m sorry if you’ve already posted and I missed it.
Lorenzo Cain…….I’d rather have Colby Rasmus or BJ Upton
December 7th, 20109:57 am
I would take either one rocky..but Cain would be cheaper.
December 7th, 201010:00 am
Sometimes Justafan you got to do what you got to do. I mean you have to give to get. Sometimes I see people on the internet mentioning trades where the Braves steal everybody from other teams and we dont give up anything? I say if we can dump some salary in the process and pick up some young potential stars which should improve are oveall defense and if Chipper cant come back we will worry about that later but basically we would have a young team with still young arms in the minors and maybe fill the 3rd base void later but with that lineup we would just have a void of youth at short and third
December 7th, 201010:03 am
Of all the options above, the best and most realistic might be Brenden Ryan from the Cards – outstanding defensive infielder, some speed, not much of a bat but could be a late inning caddy for Chipper or Uggla and plays a heck of a shortstop in case our guy there decides he doesn’t want to hustle again this year.
December 7th, 201010:04 am
I think Wren should go after the Hairston brothers. Scott can play all over the outfield and Jerry can play all over the infield.
I had the same question as Mr Sadman a while back. I f Seinfeld’s buddy put up such good numbers in AAA, why would a team with so many needs like Cleveland let him go for nothing?
Is Young still tearing up the Mexican Winter League? I know he did well in the AFL a couple of years ago when Hanson and Flowers were getting all the notice, and has put up decent numbers in each of his minor league stints. He seems like a nice 4th outfielder possibility who might be better than any of the collection of 4th outfieldrs we had playing alongside Heyward last season.
December 7th, 201010:15 am
DOB, What kind of family illness did Bobby Cox have? keep us informed…….
December 7th, 201010:20 am
that is bout stupid Dan….just plain stupid. thank god you aren’t the GM.
December 7th, 201010:21 am
Praod AND JJ for Rasmus???? What the hell are you smoking dude? Give me some…
BRAVOS FOR LIFE
December 7th, 201010:23 am
There are so many stupid people on this blog. Some of you know NOTHING about baseball.
December 7th, 201010:25 am
sometimes its best not to reply…….
December 7th, 201010:28 am
What is wrong with Barbaro Canizares down in Gwinnett? Guy has torn up the minors every year. Is he like Soriano and can’t hit curveball?
The average IQ on this chat has gone down since last night. Any trade involving Prado is out Period. We have viable options at every position. Hinske can spell at first and left. If Chipper is hurt, Hinske will move to LF and Prado will be at 3rd. A Lefty out of the pen will happen, but a bunch of idiots on here will whine and gripe because we didn’t sign the most expensive option. The same idiots will also complain because we didn’t sign Pujols, Cliff Lee, Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton, and Joey Votto. I hope to God Frank Wren doesn’t read these threads for advice.
The only trade I would make would be JJ and Vizcaino for Greinke. Outside of that, just make some signings to solidify our role player pool. We are essentially done. Deal with it.
We Need This
December 7th, 201010:32 am
Not saying I don’t like what we are doing by saving as much money as possible but if we are spending $15 mil for Derek Lowe,why not go out and spend $20 mill on Crawford?!?!88 mill in salary can build a solid team which I think the Bravos have done nicely,especially during the 15 straight Division titles,but only 1 world series has got to be disappointing to Bobby and Chip..True enough the Top Tier in salary teams(Yanks,R Sox,Cubs) didn’t hoist the WS trophy but $100 mill teams are the only ones who are doing so as of lately..
But, if we are going to stay as cheap as possible why not trade Dlowe, Vizcaino, and a third tier prospect for Grienke if he willing to come and trade KK and J Schafer for Lorenzo Cain of the Brewers or Andrew McCuthchen of the Pirates maybe even talk to the Red Sox about Jacoby Elsbury..All three are fast with great defensive skills, base stealing threats and can hit for AVG as well I mean thats all you need from a lead off right, and Why not include Prince Fielder along with Cain and the Braves add JJ or Mike Dunn, Sign Tony Gwynn, and Andy Laroche and have a line up as followed:
CF:McCutchen,Elsbury,Cain(any of the 3,no order)
P:Hudson,Grienke,Hanson,JJ or Dunn,5th SP
Very strong pitching staff with Hudson leading it, A fast, base stealing lead off playing CF hitting for AVG (McCutchen is a great bunt single guy),excellent power hitters in Uggle and Fielder with McCann in 6 all within Maybe 100-110 Mill at the most
December 7th, 201010:35 am
We Need This
Please tell me what the Giant payroll was this year
December 7th, 201010:37 am
We Need this,
lol do you really think the Brewers will give up Cain and Fielder for KK, JS, JJ? lol WOW
December 7th, 201010:38 am
We Need this: that post makes almost no sense. How is it that we just get Prince Fielder? Beware of Grienke good numbers on a bad team during meaningless games, not the same as a proven post season down the stretch winner like Lowe.
DOB: When do we start posting our album of the year lists? I think I am pretty much finished.
December 7th, 201010:41 am
How about we offer the Cardinals JJ , KK and McOut for Pujols
lol thats how dumb some of you sound, I wouldnt be shocked if someone here actually thinks the Cardinals might do it.
December 7th, 201010:42 am
That has to be the d**m stupidest trades I have ever herd. Do you think that and of them teams would ever consider doing that they would laugh in FW face. You need to find something better to do with your time because you have no clue about baseball. Bye the way that was the funniest thing I have ever read I hope DOB reads it.
December 7th, 201010:44 am
BRAVOS FOR LIFE
I bet “we need this” has sounds like one of his stupid ideas. Why not trade Mclouth to the Rangers for Hamilton why where at it
Not saying I don’t like what we are doing by saving as much money as possible but if we are spending $15 mil for Derek Lowe,why not go out and spend $20 mill on Crawford?! — We Need This
Can we safely assume you don’t run a business?
Giant pay roll was around about 98 mill(2 mill of 100) according to ESPN, and yeah i know Fielder isnt going to be handed out but that could be a base of the trade, Lowe is getting old and we have to make it to the post season too even account for his post season efforts, like i say if you are going to spend 15 mill why not have a 20 game winner..just saying
December 7th, 201010:47 am
I think at the end of the day, we’re going to find out CHARACTER does matter where the Braves off season pursuits are headed. Oh, and money. Character and Money…..it’s the new Braves criteria!
December 7th, 201010:48 am
For us to get Fielder,
We would have to give up JJ, Freeman, and possibly 2 prospects. I wouldnt mind that trade if the Braves sign him to an extension. Otherwise, another Tex fiasco.
So the Giants payroll was 98 million and they won the WS not 100 million and i dont care if it was just 2 million. Please write stuff that makes sense and wake up from your dream
December 7th, 201010:50 am
Heck I read a blog on Facebook that the Brewers might want Minor or JJ for Cain.
Imagine what they will want for Fielder.
December 7th, 201010:51 am
Also if I remember right I think that Dunn in your starting rotation of your dream lineup is now a Marlin
December 7th, 201010:53 am
Some people on here needs to wake up! Where not getting fielder,grienke, baberuth,lol.
The Braves are 2 years away from being wheeler-dealers in the off season (Chipper and Lowe will be off the books) Hopefully, if Diaz doesn’t sign we can re-sign him cheap.
December 7th, 201010:54 am
that happens to be more money than what the Braves are spending..IDK maybe with about $90 million they can win all..The rangers made it all the way to the WS with a $55Mill payroll even though Cliff Lee had alot of say so in that..
December 7th, 201010:55 am
Hopefully, if Diaz doesn’t sign we can re-sign him cheap.
Meant to say If Diaz doesn’t sign elsewhere, we can re-sign him cheap.
December 7th, 201010:57 am
Do you think Aaron will sign for a home town discount. Cant believe it upsets me no Ruth and I was hopeing for him
December 7th, 201011:00 am
Exactly you dont need every high priced player them teams are balanced that is what the Braves are doing
Darn I forgot Aaron he could play left and platoon chipper and prado? what do you think?
December 7th, 201011:01 am
I’m sorry folks but Prince Fielder’s “body type” will start to hamper his ability to play everyday. He’s tailor made to DH in the AL. 162 games is a meat grinder.
December 7th, 201011:02 am
“Heck I read a blog on Facebook that the Brewers might want Minor or JJ for Cain.
Imagine what they will want for Fielder.”
and why would one think that is unreasonable? jair is coming off injury and is about to start getting expensive. minor is the most major league ready starting pitching prospect we have but lorenzo cain is the most major league ready center fielder they have.
minor for cain would be a win for the brewers.
jurrjens for cain…just depends.
i dont think the trade scenarios are that lop-sided.
December 7th, 201011:04 am
If we get Ruth……I want the BBQ concession at the stadium
December 7th, 201011:08 am
But we need a Legit lead off hitter right? I got him. His name is…….Ricky Henderson…huh. I think we could get him for A three year 20 mil. LOL
December 7th, 201011:14 am
We ned this!
Others have appropriately addressed a number of the glaring nonsensibilities of your proposed trades. Why do you think the Pirates would be willing to trade McCutcheon for any reasonable package, let alone for KK and Schafer? Do you really think that L Cain and McCutcheon are equivalent talents that can be had for the same package even if it were a sensible package for getting Cain?
December 7th, 201011:16 am
The “BIG IF” this year will be Nate McClouth. If he plays everyday like he did at the end of last year, I think we’ll be OK. Jordan Schafer sounds promising, but we’ve all been down that road. When does Spring Training start?
December 7th, 201011:19 am
I think maybe the Braves should keep their intentions more quiet this offseason. Whenever they’ve made any mention whatsoever (i.e., Furcal, et al) last offseason, it backfired big time on them. These teams are playing some sort of less-than-ethical inny-minny-miney-mo game on them, and Braves management falls for it every time. They need to play it coy, quiet and smart. They don’t need another public relations nightmare on their hands.
December 7th, 201011:20 am
P.S. Besides, IF Schafer is half the player that Braves’ scouts say he is, then we pretty much already have our OF, sans McLouth who should play a bench role PERIOD.
December 7th, 201011:22 am
Tami, I think at the end of the day last year, the only party with “egg on their face” was Furcal. Personally, I think Braves management does a good job of keeping their cards close to their chest.
December 7th, 201011:24 am
Yeah Jim I do realize different players are on different levels, but not that big of a difference to where you have to throw your entire farm system and more, but i do like what we have now its just we are investing alot of hope on players that could fail…Prado, Heyward, McCann, and Uggla are going to be great this year and we have a solid and set rotation but the team can be upgraded
December 7th, 201011:25 am
Well for those who wanted to sign Wigginton, he is now off the market. Colorado picked him up. 2 years at 8 million. Not a bad pickup.
December 7th, 201011:27 am
Schafer is “Trade Bait”!
December 7th, 201011:30 am
Our outfield only has one right handed batter on the current roster (Mather) Anyone think that will change before spring?
December 7th, 201011:33 am
OOPS…..forgot about Prado
December 7th, 201011:38 am
Some you folks are just ignorant. Wren made some pretty good moves to get the Braves back to the the playoffs and that’s a good start now we can add another piece or two to make us a little stronger. I agree not all his moves worked out but show me someone who’s 100%.
December 7th, 201011:39 am
If your going to have to give up prospects to get someone why not go get Ellsubry (provided they can sign him for the next 4 or 5 years)? He hits for a high avg. and can steal 50 bases in a year. The value he would bring to this team cannot be measured. You are talking about giving up “prospects” which means they will “possibly” someday make a major league roster and be productive. Ellsbury and Upton are already proven majore league producers.
December 7th, 201011:41 am
i think we can all agree that we need this should no longer be allowed to post on here. the team that is on paper right now is probably going to be the team that we see on opening day. frank wren will wait and see how the team does before he makes ANY crazy changes. this will include mclouth’s production, chipper’s health, freeman’s maturity and ability to make adjustments, our closer situation, and our starting pitcher’s health. If everything goes as planned i wouldn’t be shocked to see some pitching prospects traded to make upgrades during the season but not before then.
December 7th, 201011:42 am
There is no sense in planning on Chipper. Even if he is “healthy” he isn’t going to be that productive. Trading proven major league talent for a prospect who “might” be helpful down the road is a no brainer. Besides, if there is one thing the Braves always have it’s a plethora of pitching. No sense in having all that pitching if we can’t score runs.
Having someone that can get on base and put pressure on the D is invaluable. This is more important than having 4 or 5 pitching prospects who might one day become productive.
December 7th, 201011:43 am
WTF!!??!!. What is it that Frank Wren and Liberty don’t understand about the need for legitimate outfielders ??!! and maybe some reliable power at first base!!?! The Braves may be”set”, but unfortunateley the are set to lose.
December 7th, 201011:45 am
The top side for Schafer is a lot higher than that of Mclouth one has a great arm and the later has no arm. Let Matt Young battle it out with the two of them for the CF slot. Anybody thinking about trading or benching Prado is a enemy of mine because he is my favorite Braves player. I also think if we can get something for JJ get it now before Boros gets involed with his contract next year.
December 7th, 201011:46 am
Dont you think its more important to get Greinke than another outfielder? — justin1
No, I do not. Braves have plenty of starting-pitching depth, and at least one or two of the top young prospects coming up in the system figures to become a top-of-rotation standout.
Not worth paying the huge price of young talent that Kansas City is asking for Greinke, who is undeniably a huge talent, but has had one great season in his entire career. Bottom line, one great season he’s had. And there is obviously a bit of baggage with the anxiety issues, too, even if he seems to be past them.
December 7th, 201011:55 am
Good point coach, we got plenty and always have had plenty of pitching in the farm system, so why not trade some of it for better position players..Look back at how many 1 run games we lost last year..including the 1-0 nothing loss’s, and Bravo fan you just made my point by saying McClouths production, Chippers health, and Freeman’s Maturity, Its to much to hope that everything is going to be fine..
December 7th, 201012:04 pm
Instead of Cain, lets get Cleveland OF Michael Brantley. I know the young man, and he would be good addition. He has speed, good arm and was hitting leadoff most of last year.
December 7th, 201012:05 pm
Don’t trade anyone, just sign Bill Hall. He would be the Insurances where needed. plus power!
Then trade for lefty relief for pen. amen.
December 7th, 201012:07 pm
MLB has retired mgrs on ..now
December 7th, 201012:11 pm
What do you mean that they need additional outfield help –”In case McLouth struggles”??????????? What else has he ever done since being a Brave?
Yeah i say go and get Bill Hall as well, nice fit for that Utility role Infante held..I like Brantley but Cain was more obtainable since the Brewers said so themselves..
December 7th, 201012:18 pm
Mahay was actually very good here in Atlanta.
December 7th, 201012:20 pm
I’m just thinking free tix for all of Michaels close friends who reside in GA !! His dad could be “consulting hitting coach”
December 7th, 201012:22 pm
Maybe you could give a quick economics class to these people that think you can just spend money that’s not there. Maybe they need a pie graph or something visual. They are probably the one’s that bought houses twice as high as they can afford and are probably sitting on $20K worth of credit card debt, since it is free money.
December 7th, 201012:24 pm
For my daily laugh I log on to this blog. Why not go out and trade for Pujols? Or maybe see if we can get Texiera back? Stupid is as stupid does. Look…most times you have to give to get and the fact is it makes no sense to trade the future for this one year or to deal from weakness. When you have little payroll flexibility you have to get creative and Wren has done an admirable job in doing just that. Uggla was a fantastic move and Linebrink will be a help. The Braves, like any team, will roll the dice with a rookie, Freeman, and see what happens. It worked well with the kid last year and probably will this year as well. Lots of talent on this team and certainly enough to get to the WS. I have confidence in Wren to do the right thing. By all means though, please keep up the inane chatter. I need by daily laugh.
December 7th, 201012:28 pm
How come this blog isn’t all about me?
I need more attention.
December 7th, 201012:29 pm
Braves Fans, does everyone realize how close the Braves are to having another long run! We’re debating about backup bench players. Yes cf is a problem, but there a some viable options like Jordan Schafer and Matt Young. More importantly We have very good to great pitching, all stars in Prado, McCann, Uggla and Heyward, an aging superstar in Chipper and the top prospect in AAA as your starting 1st baseman. Sounds like a WS contender to me. If they trade for Braun that would be an interesting addition, you gain another young big bat signed long term.Prado would become a utility player, who you try to get in the lineup as much as possible. If and when Chipper retires, Prado moves to third. Even though it will cost some pitching,hopefully not one of your top 2. Then all you’ll need to replace is SS and CF in the next year or two along with promoting Delgado and Tehran when Lowe and Hudson leave. Sounds to me like a heck of a future for us Braves fans with a team age under 30.
December 7th, 201012:31 pm
“ramblingman: You sure you aren’t me? Wow! I need to say nothing. You covered it. And here’s a first for me. I have never thanked a blogger before but thanks. I also listened to Milo and Ernie back in the day. Still wish I could listen to him. He was one of my favorite voices. Skip and Pete as well.”
You’re welcome. No, I am not you, or that would have been just weird. Here’s another coincidence – I grew up just outside Tampa (except for the time I spent in Atlanta with my dad). I loved listening to Ernie, Skip, Pete. We were lucky to have some of the best announcers in the history of MLB. Makes those today look pale in comparison.
“One other thing you have to consider is this,i would not be crazy about trading JJ,but we all know who his agent is(Boras)”
That is one of the major reasons I have said if we are going to trade a pitcher, my choice would be JJ. We’ll get a good return (less now that he has been hurt, but still good), he will be missed less than others, and of course the Boras factor.
“Grienke is not going to the braves. We need outfielders not pitchers”
But, if the opportunity presents itself, would you say no? It’s worth at least a consideration, plus they could then turn JJ into a good outfielder.
“wish the braves could dump gonzalez and go after bartlet from tampa. have lived in tpa now for a few years and watched this guy and he is fantastic and affordable.”
Here’s a thought that is very under the radar, a perfect Wren situation. I too have been watching Bartlett. He’s getting more expensive, but he can be a very good player. The hardest part would be for Wren to find someone to take Gonzo and have TB ready to trade us Bartlett at the same time. If we trade Gonzo, the price for Bartlett will go up. If we trade for Bartlett first, the return for Gonzo drops. It’d be an interesting pickup, though.
“Tell me this…who plays LF if Prado fills in at 3B. What if McClouth is hitting sub .200. We need to get another Major League proven 4th outfielder”
A. LF and CF would be manned by Schafer/McLouth/Young/Hinske
B. CF would be manned by Schafer/Young
C. Allow me to introduce Eric Hinske
Seriously, I think the thinking right now is that between Schafer, Young and McLouth, at least one, and hopefully two of them will show up for ST and take the reins. If they do, our problems are solved with our farm intact.
“Jair Jurrjens, Jordon Shaefer and Prado for Colby Rasmus”
Call the police! We’ve been robbed!
“Mclouth, Mike Minor, Christian Bethancourt for Jacoby Elsbury”
That one I could actually be okay with…but would prefer to drop Bethancourt or replace him with a lesser prospect.
December 7th, 201012:33 pm
I can’t believe some people are calling for us to trade for Prince. Does anyone remember the bitter moments after he got pegged last year? The Braves have prided themselves on having a classy organization with an awesome clubhouse attitude. Do you think Fielder has forgotten about that incident? He would not fit in the clubhouse at all and the way players get along with each other has a lot to do with how well the team plays on the field, for example Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent, I’m just saying. We don’t need to make a big trade for a pitcher that is ridiculous. Lowe is gone after this year and Hudson is getting up there in age. Management has done a great job at setting up the future with our pitching staff. If we can get a CF cheaper than depleting our pitching future than I say go for it. But I would also say it to be wise to give it a year or two to see what we actually have in our young talents, Freeman and our young pitchers, and then try to make a move. We have a good projected lineup and really just need to focus on depth but if something falls in our lap of course pull the trigger. I think Frank Wren has an idea of what he is doing. I mean that’s just assuming he got the job because he knows what he’s doing and not because he dresses well.
December 7th, 201012:38 pm
You guys are forgetting about the Joe Mather acquisition.
December 7th, 201012:41 pm
That Guy…….there’s no way the Braves would sign Fielder. Nor should they.
December 7th, 201012:44 pm
the guy above talking about the inconsistence of jjhad all his fact right just the wrong name it sounded dead on for the future of the franchise hanson in 09 jj was nothing if not every day steady eddie. hanson on the other hand had a good one, sucked the bag fair last year lol
December 7th, 201012:45 pm
I agree ppaddy123
December 7th, 201012:47 pm
Schafer is not trade bait, maybe buzzard bait. he should be taken off the 40-man roster. he’s a joke
December 7th, 201012:48 pm
“But, if we are going to stay as cheap as possible why not trade Dlowe, Vizcaino, and a third tier prospect for Grienke if he willing to come and trade KK and J Schafer for Lorenzo Cain of the Brewers or Andrew McCuthchen of the Pirates maybe even talk to the Red Sox about Jacoby Elsbury..All three are fast with great defensive skills, base stealing threats and can hit for AVG as well I mean thats all you need from a lead off right, and Why not include Prince Fielder along with Cain and the Braves add JJ or Mike Dunn, Sign Tony Gwynn, and Andy Laroche and have a line up as followed:”
Thank you! He’ll be here all week! Don’t forget to tip your waitress. Good Night from the Improv!
“WTF!!??!!. What is it that Frank Wren and Liberty don’t understand about the need for legitimate outfielders ??!! and maybe some reliable power at first base!!?! The Braves may be”set”, but unfortunateley the are set to lose.”
Breathe. Put down the medication. Step away from the sharp objects.
“What do you mean that they need additional outfield help –”In case McLouth struggles”??????????? What else has he ever done since being a Brave?”
Blunder, you were three question marks shy of getting me to believe you.
December 7th, 201012:51 pm
“the guy above talking about the inconsistence of jjhad all his fact right just the wrong name it sounded dead on for the future of the franchise hanson in 09 jj was nothing if not every day steady eddie. hanson on the other hand had a good one, sucked the bag fair last year lol”
Sorry, it’s not worth trying to read that three times to decipher its meaning
December 7th, 201012:53 pm
I just thinking to let him play 162 games. In a Jones and Prado platoon the best person would be Mays
December 7th, 201012:56 pm
yogi2 ……..put yourself in the Braves’ front office position. They have a veteran in McClouth set to make almost $8MM this season and there’s no way to move him. Schafer, on the other hand, started out gangbusters before getting injured. He bats left handed and we have a surplus of left handed batting outfielders. He’s the logical choice for the Braves to promote (see DOB’s recent article) in an effort to trade.
December 7th, 20101:01 pm
The Braves have a couple of border-line backup infielders that are not all that good. Maybe they should use the rule-5 draft to upgrade to someone with more upside potential than we have career backup minor league players are not he answer
December 7th, 20101:03 pm
For those of you who were saying we should go after Wigginton, and are now bemoaning the fact we lost out, consider that he signed for 2 years @ $8M, and we got Hinske for 1 year @ $1.45M.
December 7th, 20101:08 pm
Hey platoon Aaron and mays lol
December 7th, 20101:09 pm
Let’s not sound the alarms on CF just yet. Every team has a need or two going into spring training. I’d like to see how Mclouth and Schafer do in the spring. Chances are that one of them will bounce back to be at least adequate in CF. Matt Young is a good OF backup especially for the late innings. All three of them played really well down the stretch at Gwinnett. We also have Hinske in the mix as a utility between the OF and 1B.
December 7th, 20101:11 pm
“The Braves have a couple of border-line backup infielders that are not all that good. Maybe they should use the rule-5 draft to upgrade to someone with more upside potential than we have career backup minor league players are not he answer”
What do they do with McLouth (there’s only one ‘c’, folks)?
Who would they get that is any better or has any more potential than Schafer and Young?
A rule 5 draftee would most likely not be an upgrade but a lateral move at best.
December 7th, 20101:13 pm
ABraveFan2 gets today’s “common sense” award. Too bad the chicken little posters will drown out ABF2.
December 7th, 20101:15 pm
I think the point about acquiring another outfielder doesnt revolve around the center fielders, but rather the left fielder having to move to 3b because the 3b will have to sit at least 1/3 of the season.
December 7th, 20101:22 pm
ryan c……..good point
December 7th, 20101:40 pm
If Prado has to play 3rd will a platoon of Hinske and Mather work in LF?
dumb dumb dumb
December 7th, 20101:44 pm
There seems to be alot of Braves fans who do not have a grip on reality.
December 7th, 20101:45 pm
dumb dumb dumb………it’s HOT STOVE, man………chill
December 7th, 20101:51 pm
K with a K- the BRaves will have no interest in Greinke and the PHils wil not bring back Lee.
December 7th, 20101:53 pm
Orioles are talking to Braves about Kawakami.
December 7th, 20101:54 pm
December 7th, 20101:56 pm
It’s good that the O’s are, because it looks like the Pirates may be out now that they are signing Correia. I’d hate for them to eat too much of his salary, especially if he rights himself and has a good year. But I think a change of scenery is needed.
regarding joe mather: joe, much like our jordan schafer, has never been quite the same since his wrist injury. he assured the braves that the wrist is finally completely healthy, but he hasnt proved anything in quite some time. if he turns out to be as productive as his pre-injury days of raking in the minors (81 hrs .340obp, 500slg, , .840ops in 4 years, which was only actually 3 years), then we’re rolling, but there is serious chance that joe is a bust.
December 7th, 20101:58 pm
dob tweeted that the braves will trade brandon beachy in the right deal.
December 7th, 20102:00 pm
I not want to be Oreo.
It’s a shame KK didn’t pan out in Atlanta. I always got the feeling he wasn’t comfortable as a Brave. Maybe a fresh start elsewhere will revive his career.
December 7th, 20102:01 pm
December 7th, 2010
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