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lexbrave

December 9th, 2010
9:12 am

does dayton moore know that troy glaus is available?

Mozelle's

December 9th, 2010
9:13 am

One more comment about “overpay.” It goes the other way in that most of the league is DRASTICALLY underpaid. Heyward’s value is unquestionably in the multiple millions of dollars and he’s getting the league minimum. FA contracts compensate for the fact the often a players most productive contribution to the league as a whole came when he was making less than 1 MM or in arbitration. I’m not saying it evens out or anything. But there is another side of the issue.

TennesseePaul

December 9th, 2010
9:13 am

And how would it feel to be an Angel fan this morning?

Ha! You haven’t met many Angel fans have you? They’re still trying to figure out how many points a team gets for a home run.

Efrim

December 9th, 2010
9:14 am

Only thing that worries me about the Braves pen is that they have two guys in Moylan and Sherrill that are pretty much useless when considering splits. Moylan should never face a lefty in a high leverage situation and Sherrill should never face a righty in the same high lev. situation. I guess a lot of teams have that sort of problem, but it’s going to put more pressure on Freddi G.

MikeInFl

December 9th, 2010
9:17 am

Scott Diamond is gone. Minnesota Twins took him from the Braves.

So, the Twinkies will kick the tires on him in spring, decide he’s not worthy of being on the 25-man roster, and offer him back to us. We’ll have to decide if he’s worth $25K.

Probably.

Arkansas Transplant

December 9th, 2010
9:18 am

Rule 5 draft is over. Any wounds?

MaconBraves (RIP)

December 9th, 2010
9:22 am

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Diamond is offered back to the Braves at some point this year. I don’t see the Twins keeping him on their roster all season.

2011 25-man roster

December 9th, 2010
9:23 am

C McCann
1B Freeman
2B Uggla
SS Gonzalez
3B Jones
LF Prado
CF McLouth
RF Heyward

SP Hudson
SP Hanson
SP Lowe
SP Jurrjens
SP Minor

UTL Ross
UTL Hinske
UTL Mather
UTL Hernandez
UTL Young

RP Kimbrel
RP Venters
RP Moylan
RP Linebrink
RP O’Flaherty
RP Sherrill
RP Proctor

David O'Brien

December 9th, 2010
9:24 am

Braves lose LHP Scott Diamond to Twins in Rule 5. Not surprising to Braves, but they didn’t view him as essential enough to protect

Braveheart

December 9th, 2010
9:25 am

I can’t believe Frenchy got a dime over the league minimum.

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
9:27 am

I can’t believe Frenchy got a dime over the league minimum.

I can’t believe they actually plan to play him against righties.

unbelievable

December 9th, 2010
9:30 am

Melky to the Royals with Francoeur, good thing Dayton left and isnt our GM. Who is next out there? Marcus Giles, Garrett Anderson, maybe Dan Kolb or Bob Wickman?

Braveheart

December 9th, 2010
9:31 am

Only thing that worries me about the Braves pen is that they have two guys in Moylan and Sherrill that are pretty much useless when considering splits. Moylan should never face a lefty in a high leverage situation and Sherrill should never face a righty in the same high lev. situation. I guess a lot of teams have that sort of problem, but it’s going to put more pressure on Freddi G.

maybe that’s a blessing in disguise. the splits are so pronounced, that he won’t be tempted to defy them. it actually might take pressure off of him in that sherrill and moylan will have very clearly defined roles.

unbelievable

December 9th, 2010
9:35 am

when guys Jayson Werth are receiving $100M+ contracts, I wonder if that changes the Braves plans any when it comes to offering long term deals to guys like Heyward? Braves cant compete with certain teams on FA’s, better be able to lock up some of these guys.

Tommy T

December 9th, 2010
9:35 am

I wonder who the Royals will target next? Maybe Terry Harper or Pete Smith?

Mozelle's

December 9th, 2010
9:35 am

Moylan and Sherrill limited situational use might increase to work on the rest of the bullpen. But its not like over using some relievers is exactly a new issue with Braves teams.

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
9:38 am

Moylan and Sherrill limited situational use might increase to work on the rest of the bullpen.

I don’t see how. Braves basically have four guys to get six outs in the 6th and 7th, if needed, and that won’t be needed every night. Mix and match for leverage, so I wouldn’t think overwork is going to be a problem for the middle relief.

Kimbrel and Venters might be another story, LOL.

Russell Bell

December 9th, 2010
9:39 am

Assuming Lee accepts the Yankee’s deal – 3 guys get 7 year deals, and none of them are truly the type of player (i.e. face of the franchise) that deserves contracts of such grossly extended length.

So, which team will regret their 7 year offering first (assuming Lee accepts)?

I’m going with Lee being the biggest mistake to sign for 7 years.

Tommy T

December 9th, 2010
9:44 am

@ Russell Bell

I can see the Werth deal backfiring on the Nats. The guys has put up good numbers in a tiny ballpark as a part of a murderous line-up. I don’t think he’s a stand alone franchise-type player (except in terms of contract, of course).

MacLee31

December 9th, 2010
9:47 am

From JonHeyman on Twitter
“have to think incumbency counts, that cc starts opener and lee is maybe the best no. 2 pitcher ever.”

I guess he just forgot those years when Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz all switched between 1, 2 and 3 in the rotation.

unbelievable

December 9th, 2010
9:57 am

Heyman is probably on the Yanks payroll anyways

Arkansas Transplant

December 9th, 2010
9:57 am

I still think we should be exploring a possible trade for Greinke. We’ve got the depth to do without raping the farm to get it done.

O.J

December 9th, 2010
10:01 am

Arkansas Transplant, more unrealistic and unnecessary trade ideas

Braveheart

December 9th, 2010
10:01 am

But its not like over using some relievers is exactly a new issue with Braves teams.

Can’t believe Scoots let this one pass by. Figured scoots would’ve said something like putting the ball over the wall, and scoring runs is the best way to protect the pen from being overused.

Tommy T

December 9th, 2010
10:02 am

O.J., more d-bag blog policing.

Lew

December 9th, 2010
10:03 am

I get the distinct impression much of the time, that the biggest disagreement with the high salaries in MLB is that the Braves can’t afford more of them.

unbelievable

December 9th, 2010
10:03 am

braves dont have the payroll to add Grienke

David O'Brien

December 9th, 2010
10:03 am

If you missed it on my Twitter posts, Braves took couple of guys in minor league phase of Rule 5 draft: RH Eliecer Cardenas from Twins, LH Rowdy Hardy from Royals in Triple-A phase. Yes, Rowdy. Wonder if his parents were swimming fans (Rowdy Gaines?)

Both are depth-type pickups for Braves.

I’ll say this: Braves seemed relieved not to lose anyone else, particularly INF Ed Lucas.

David O'Brien

December 9th, 2010
10:06 am

LH George Sherrill is expected to have his physical today.

Braves have something else that could be finalized in next week, but I get the impression that it’s a depth-type move for the outfield, not a front-line guy.

Arkansas Transplant

December 9th, 2010
10:06 am

When it comes to Greinke, would you rather have him pitching for you or against you? Your going to need someone, he’s 27 signed for the next 2 years, Hudson and Lowe are getting any younger. We need to make the move, imagine Hanson, Teheran, Greinke all paired up in a rotation. Can imagine us getting swept.

beekay

December 9th, 2010
10:06 am

1.Jessie Chavez
2.Bruce Chen
3.Kyle Davies
4.Gregor Blanco
5.Brayan Pena
6.Wilson Betemit
7.Kila Kaaihue
8.Frenchy
9. about to sign Melky

Tommy T

December 9th, 2010
10:07 am

DOB: “Yes, Rowdy. Wonder if his parents were swimming fans (Rowdy Gaines?)”

Maybe they just like Days of Thunder.

Playoffs!!!!

December 9th, 2010
10:08 am

He could turn out to be a Diamond in the rough

Hillbilly

December 9th, 2010
10:08 am

I don’t see how. Braves basically have four guys to get six outs in the 6th and 7th, if needed, and that won’t be needed every night. Mix and match for leverage, so I wouldn’t think overwork is going to be a problem for the middle relief.

Plus there’s a new captain making that AT&T call to the bullpen this year. Old “6″ had his favorites and always carried that one guy that elicited that “Oh, he’s still on the roster?” response when he made his monthly appearance. The Braves may actually utilize a full 7-man bullpen this year instead of 6 men and a designated seed-spitter.

beekay

December 9th, 2010
10:09 am

Rowdy Roddy Piper is my guess

O.J

December 9th, 2010
10:09 am

Tommy T, more assanine comments

Efrim

December 9th, 2010
10:11 am

Braveheart, good point. And I really can’t remember BC using Moylan in big spots against Left handed hitters.

David O'Brien

December 9th, 2010
10:12 am

Some have asked about why Wagner’s still on roster. So I asked Wren for clarification today.

It’s because he hasn’t filed retirement papers yet. He has to do that, not team. The team could drop him from 40-man if they really needed the roster spot, but they haven’t. For instance, they wouldn’t have put Diamond on the roster, because they felt they had a better chance of keeping a guy like him by forcing teams to take them in the Rule 5 than they would’ve by protecting them now and then probably needing to remove him from 40-man roster later to make room for someone who’d help the team now.

In other words, because he was taken in major league phase of Rule 5 today, Diamond has to be kept all season on Twins’ 25-man roster, or offered back to the Braves. If the Braves had put him on 40-man now, and then removed him later, Twins (or anyone else) could just have claimed him off waivers and sent him to the minors.

Wagner’s roster spot hasn’t been an issue yet, and Wren talked to agent last week and was assured Wagner will be filing papers soon, just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Wren told him, no problem. If Braves needed the spot, they’d drop him now and use it.

They might need it soon, obviously, to add a newcomer to 40-man. But for now, it hasn’t been an issue. (Another thing — if Braves did drop him before Wagner officially retired, what’s to stop some big-pockets team from saying, “Billy, we like what you did last year, we’ll pay you $15 mill for one season”?)

Efrim

December 9th, 2010
10:13 am

What a quick offseason for our Bravos. Frank loves to work fast, which I happen to like. Although Lowe did sign pretty late, but that was perhaps the slowest offseason of all time for many teams.

falconsfan

December 9th, 2010
10:16 am

who could the braves be getting for outfield depth? baldelli?

David O'Brien

December 9th, 2010
10:18 am

Braves might not be able to move Kawakami until market shakes out for the back-end-rotation pitchers and teams realize what’s available.

sri

December 9th, 2010
10:23 am

DOB, Are the Pirates still talking to the Braves about KK, now that they have signed Olsen?

LTBF

December 9th, 2010
10:26 am

Good morning all
I have been looking at everyones possable 25 man roster for 2011, looking at there bench players. No one has Conrad on thier roster. He is still on 40 man roster. Has everyone given up on him? He did kill us in playoffs but did a lot of good things during the season.

RC

December 9th, 2010
10:31 am

LTBF,

It’s certainly possible that Conrad begins the season on the 25-man roster, but without Omar Infante’s versatility it’s going to be a bit harder for him than last year. If the Braves carry 12 pitchers, that will give them 5 bench spots for hitters. Ross and Hinske are sure things to be on that list, dropping it to 3. The Braves also are almost sure to carry a backup SS, and since Conrad can’t play SS defensively, we are now down to 2 spots. At least one of those spots will be used for a 4th OF, so there really is just one potential spot on the 25-man roster for Conrad. If the team feels that Mather can also be the backup CF, there is a chance for Conrad. But if not, he might be the victim of not enough roster spots.

MikeInFl

December 9th, 2010
10:34 am

Wagner’s roster spot hasn’t been an issue yet, and Wren talked to agent last week and was assured Wagner will be filing papers soon, just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

Not a big deal, of course, but it seems a little sloppy for Wags “not to get around to it”. Maybe the Closer doesn’t quite have Closure on this. Otherwise, git’er done, Billy.

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
10:36 am

get rid of KK asap!!!!!! thats at the top of my offseason list right now!!!!
How about the Bosox getting Carl and Adrian..
I know we added Uggla but I want another top caliber guy and the Nats getting Wyerth yikes do not wanna pitch to him.

raleighbravefan

December 9th, 2010
10:37 am

Conrad will have to compete with young guys during ST. We have a lot of possibilities – but who, if any will come through?

Fans (and GMs, maybe) hate/resent agents, but they are actually just doing their jobs. If you were a player and represented by Boras or anyone else, you want him to get the best deal possible. The real problem is the disparity of assets/money/income amoung teams, and the unwillingness of the strongest union in the country (MLB Players Assoc.) to effectively address the situation. I am not nercessarily in favor of a salary cap, but I am in favor of a true effective luxury tax/revenue sharing which really hurts teams when overspending, and provides significant $$$ to teams who have true marketing disadvantages. It will only work when the teams receiving the $$$ actually spend it on player payroll and player developement, not debt service/profit.

LTBF

December 9th, 2010
10:37 am

RC 10:51
I see your point and agree, but I also have not seen his name brought up as part of possable trades, he must be worth something because of his timely hitting.

bravefan90

December 9th, 2010
10:39 am

Per MLB Trade Rumors:

THURSDAY, 9:35am: The Pirates seem to be close to a deal for Kawakami, tweets Biertempfel. He says money is one issue, as is the possibility of the Pirates moving Paul Maholm.

Nova Scotia Steve

December 9th, 2010
10:39 am

MLBtraderumors: Pirates seem to be close to deal w/Braves for Kawakami. Money is one issue, another is if/when Maholm is dealt.

Nova Scotia Steve

December 9th, 2010
10:40 am

Christmas could be coming early folks….

coach joe

December 9th, 2010
10:40 am

Considering the money that all these big market teams throw at these mega free agents( Boston- Crawford & Gonzales) (Yankees- Lee and everybody they want) (Cubs-Pena? 10 Million?), Frank Wren is a genius to keep the Braves competitive considering the little money he haas to work with.. We under-appreciate the good job he does..

LTBF

December 9th, 2010
10:41 am

RC10:31 sorry on time of post

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
10:43 am

how much validity is there of mlbtraderumors??

raleighbravefan

December 9th, 2010
10:43 am

bravofan – If you come up with $10M or so, I’m sure Wren could work a deal that would make you happy.

O.J

December 9th, 2010
10:44 am

bravofan, that information comes from people like Rosenthal and DOB, so i would say its very good information

LTBF

December 9th, 2010
10:45 am

How about Conrad, KK and Beachy or Minor fot McCutchen? He would look good in CF

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
10:46 am

LTBF: yes I would do it ill give em beachy over minor

RC

December 9th, 2010
10:47 am

LTBF,

I am not sure if Conrad has all that much trade value. Even if he’s not on the 25-man roster, I get the feeling he’s one of those guys that the Braves would value more than whatever they could get in return for him. A classic “he’s worth more to me than you” type of player.

Even if he doesn’t make the 25-man roster, I’d be willing to wager that he’s the 26th guy, and would be one of the first called up if there is an injury.

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
10:47 am

I wish the Braves could get Laroche I love the guy

David O'Brien

December 9th, 2010
10:48 am

Those of you getting your hopes up about a possible Andruw reunion with Braves, I need to emphasize that unlikely.

RC

December 9th, 2010
10:49 am

how much validity is there of mlbtraderumors??

It all depends on who they cite as their source. Their website is usually very good about crediting the source of information, so if it’s a source that you trust, like Rosenthal, Olney, or DOB, then it’s likely good info. If it’s anything by Jon Heyman, then there’s about a 40% chance there’s anything to it.

raleighbravefan

December 9th, 2010
10:49 am

Pirates are building around McCutchen. They aren’t going to trade him.

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
10:51 am

DOB: what the latest on this KK stuff we are getting all excited about the mlbtraderumors stuff posted this morning
Dangit on Andruw

Lew

December 9th, 2010
10:52 am

Efrim – It would cause Fredi grief if he didn’t have Moylan to throw against RH hitters or Sherrill to throw against lefties.

Rob from SC

December 9th, 2010
10:52 am

Conrad not being able to play SS will hurt his chances

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
10:52 am

raleigh: is probably correct on the McCutchen deal

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
10:52 am

Figured scoots would’ve said something like putting the ball over the wall, and scoring runs is the best way to protect the pen from being overused.

Figured I had probably said that enough, LOL. Darn skippy, though; 8-2 kinda reduces high-leverage spots for situational relievers. :-)

raleighbravefan

December 9th, 2010
10:52 am

bravofan – Where would you play LaRoche? FF is our starter, and for MLB minimum. Who would you trade to free up $$$ for LaRoche. It ain’t going to happen, because it makes no sense.

RC

December 9th, 2010
10:54 am

bravofan – Where would you play LaRoche?

Can he play CF? :)

Darkhorse

December 9th, 2010
10:55 am

Let’s dream and be FW and be creative. I know TX has been on and off “listening” to offers for Michael Young. If Lee goes to NY, TX will be inclined to take a pitcher in a trade. Just “what if”, we sent Lowe and other P to TX for Young. Salaries pretty much wash for 2011 and 2012. For 2013, Chipper’s salary probably off the books to cover Young’(signed thru 2013). I know, no place to play Young if Chipper is healthy. But, how many of us believe that will happen all year. If Chipper can’t go, Prado stays in LF, Young at 3B. If Chipper plays, then Young at SS, Gonzo to backup.

Murph

December 9th, 2010
10:56 am

Biggest signing of the day? Howard Stern just renewed with Sirius for 5 years.

Life is good.

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
10:58 am

The Braves may actually utilize a full 7-man bullpen this year instead of 6 men and a designated seed-spitter.

Yeah, maybe. But I don’t think the goal is for every reliever to have an equal number of appearances. Some guys get used more because they’re, well, better pitchers. :-)

Now, if providence smiles, all the guys down there will be effective (to one extent or another), and the guys who are better in higher leverage situations won’t need to be called in for lower leverage spots. That’s really what ups the appearances for some of these guys: being used in sits where a lesser pitcher could be utilized, were the lesser pitcher not a dictionary picture of major suckage.

Lew

December 9th, 2010
11:03 am

Transplant – What actually makes you think that acquiring Grienke is a. doable and b. necessary?

Not two days ago, Frank Wren claimed that Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado would be ready for the bigs this summer. That gives us Lowe, Hudson, Hanson, Jurrjens, Minor, Beachy and now Teheran and Delgado.

Who you going to trade for Grienke and how do you pay him – especially when you already have five YOUNG pitchers who are well thought of (and a couple of them considered top of the rotation pitchers and not to mention Medlen)? And why would you?

Seems to me that as it stands now, Jurrjens is not a Brave next year anyway. Maybe not Beachy, either. They won’t be making any big signings for a pitcher – not Grienke, not anyone.

dpelfrey

December 9th, 2010
11:05 am

Last year, the thing I picked out before the season that was going to be a big positive for the Braves was depth. I had no idea how important that depth was going to end up being.

This year, I’m saying the key aspect for the Braves will be balance.

Starting pitchers – Two veteran righty sinkerballers, one young righty power/sinker hybrid, one young righty traditional power pitcher, and one rookie lefty. On paper, you could say Lowe and Hudson are too similar, but if you actually watch them pitch, they are very different. Lowe’s a more traditional downward sinker and Huddy’s a sinking 2-seamer with a lot more lateral movement, so it’s a different look to the hitter.

Bullpen – Perfect setup staff with 3 lefties and 3 righties. Matchups should not be a problem. Good mix of styles with different arm angles and speeds. Then the 98-mph power arm to close out. Chase Utley adn Ryan Howard, pick your poison between Sherrill, O’Flaherty and Venters.

Lineup – One switch-hitter, 4 lefties, 3 righties. Good mix of guys that can hit for average and guys that can hit for power. Only thing missing is speed, with Prado and Heyward being the only guys that can really turn it on around the basepaths.

Bench – This a work in progress, so I’ll wait on this. However, Hinske and Ross are a good start. And I hope Conrad has a good spring since it’s always nice to have a switch-hitter on the bench.

bravofan

December 9th, 2010
11:06 am

I realize we have no where to play him I just like the guy..a little third base jk

Brave4life- We almost had it

December 9th, 2010
11:12 am

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bravofan

December 9th, 2010
11:12 am

dpelfrey: I too have always been dissapointed with a lack of speed ever since we lost rafael furcal man he was a speedster and could fly right out of the box. I love guys like that and im right there with you and I want more speed as well!!!!

dpelfrey

December 9th, 2010
11:14 am

A perspective check for everyone…

When was the last time any of you can remember feeling this good about the Braves roster on December 9th? I go back to 2008 and I remember feeling very good about the offense, but the pitching was thin and that proved disastrous as soon as Smoltzy when down. Other than that, I honestly have to go all the way back to 1999 or 2000.

Bat Masterson

December 9th, 2010
11:14 am

Biggest signing of the day? Howard Stern just renewed with Sirius for 5 years.

Yeah, but it’s too bad he had to pop his mouth off a couple of days ago and send the stock down 8 or 9% first.

Murph

December 9th, 2010
11:16 am

Yeah, but it’s too bad he had to pop his mouth off a couple of days ago and send the stock down 8 or 9% first.

Do you own Sirius stock? If so, you need to kick your stock broker in the nuts.

What, did it go from $1.40 to $1.30?

dpelfrey

December 9th, 2010
11:17 am

bravofan,

I don’t think speed is all that important though. I think it helps, but hitting a guy like Prado that’s capable of having 50 doubles can be just as effective as a guy like Juan Pierre that can have 50 stolen bases after a single. The guy’s still on second base and the pitcher still has to go from the stretch. Although pitchers sometimes rush their delivery when a fast guy is on base, so I can see where it has some benefits.

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
11:20 am

know we added Uggla but I want another top caliber guy

Prado, Heyward, Uggla, McCann. That’s pretty solid even without contributions from Chipper, Freeman, and McLouth. Bosox run out Pedroia, Crawford, Youklis, Gonzalez, Drew in an NL-type lineup (leaving Ortiz on the bench). Boston is a little deeper there only because of Atlanta’s uncertainties, but given respectable years from Chipper/Freeman/McLouth, those aren’t totally uneven matchups.

Bat Masterson

December 9th, 2010
11:20 am

Is anyone having a problem with this site? Lately, when I first open a tab here it crashes my browser, every day, then when I reload it works. Weird

Lew

December 9th, 2010
11:22 am

Murph – I love your stock advice – kick the broker. Best plan of action I’ve heard yet.

richbrave

December 9th, 2010
11:23 am

FALL BALL:

AUSTRALIA

1B MATT KENNELLY 0-2, 1 R, 1 RBI (7), .170 BA.

DOMINICAN

LF WILKIN CASTILLO 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI (19), 1 BB, 0 SO, .280 BA. *NOTE: Newbie WILKIN has now played a pro game in LF.

MEXICO

CANIZARES 0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI (35), 1 BB, 1 SO, .331 BA.

PUERTO RICO

C ORLANDO MERCADO 0-2, .270 BA.

VENEZUELA

3B ‘THE LIBERATOR’ BOLIVAR 0-2, 2 SO, .219 BA. Having a moribund season so far.

Lew

December 9th, 2010
11:25 am

Bat – Me too. I’ve had problems ever since Mozilla went away and I’ve had to use Internet Explorer. Of course, I am using an 8 year old computer with no sound card and no CDRom drive, so not sure what’s screwing what up.

New computer this spring should help immensely.

Arkansas Transplant

December 9th, 2010
11:25 am

Lew, I’m not sure if it’s doable or not since I’m not privy to payroll limitations and such but I’d have to at least consider the fact that Greinke is available and would definitely be an improvement over just about everyone in our rotation currently. Like I’ve stated, I’d much rather see him pitching for us than too us. With that said however I understand we’ve got limitations on what we can spend and who we’re able to make available but it still wouldn’t limit me as to trying to find a way to make it work. I’d be okay with sending JJ, Beachy or Delgado along with Lipka, Marek and say a mid level prospect to acquire him. As far as making the payroll numbers work, I know by moving JJ you would free up some space, along with KK and who knows, maybe KC would send some $$ with him for a package like that.. I don’t know. But it would be nice to have a rotation of Hudson, Hanson, Grienke, Lowe and Minor/Teheran/Beachy/Delgado. Depending on who was included in the trade. Not to mention Medlin next year. I just think your only as strong as your starting pitching, specially when your in the playoffs. Our offense as it stands should do quite nicely, now lets just limit the number of runs we allow.

Snotboogie

December 9th, 2010
11:25 am

dpelfrey

Nice summation and analysis at 11:05. Definitely looks encouraging.

Bat Masterson

December 9th, 2010
11:31 am

Do you own Sirius stock? If so, you need to kick your stock broker in the nuts. _ Murph

I manage by own stocks Murph, so I don’t think I will be kicking myself on this one. Hell I’m okay with a 500% gain :lol:

Yeah it dropped from about 1.39 to 1.31 back to 1.40 now.

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
11:32 am

I’d be okay with sending JJ, Beachy or Delgado along with Lipka, Marek and say a mid level prospect to acquire him.

KC is said to want up-the-middle position players to pad their farm system, plus ML-ready pitching. Adjust your trade scenario accordingly. :-)

Steve McP

December 9th, 2010
11:33 am

Not having any problems with the site, but does anybody have a way of setting it up to auto refresh? I run it with Mozilla on Windows 7.

Rob from SC

December 9th, 2010
11:34 am

Arkansas Transplant

YOu do realize that to get Greinke we would have to give up one of HAnson or Teheran right?

Arkansas Transplant

December 9th, 2010
11:35 am

ncscoots, JJ and Beachy are what I would call ML-ready. You can also add Marek to the list of possible ML-ready talent. Lipka is an up the middle prospect.

Arkansas Transplant

December 9th, 2010
11:36 am

Rob from SC

I don’t necessarily think so, not when you’ve already included JJ and possibly Delgado.

richbrave

December 9th, 2010
11:37 am

LEW:

Some stock tips. Don’t buy nothin’ right now, the SANTA CLAUSE rally is in full swing. Wait. Late Feb or early March is usually a good time. Just like buying a car except you don’t keep it three years or longer, not in this market. My personals, FORD below 15.00, CITIGROUP below 4.00, DUKE below 16.00, and CAPITAL ONE preferred B below 22.00. DUK and COFpB are excellent dividend stocks and solid institutions. F is a real success story. Now C is my flyer. I bought it way cheap, and they’ve got a ton of problems not the least of which is the GOV’T ownership. But they seem to be making moves to slowly get it going again. By all rights they should be gone, but we own it of course as taxpayers. Once we’re removed from the equation, the stock should move up fairly quickly. This one (C) might be a three year hold. IMHO of course.

I use Scottrade and have for fifteen years. Hell, I can lose money as easily as the string of schlubs I had advising me before that.

unbelievable

December 9th, 2010
11:39 am

Hanson is more valuable than Greinke right now

unbelievable

December 9th, 2010
11:39 am

Beachy doenst have a whole lot of value either

ncscoots

December 9th, 2010
11:40 am

You can also add Marek to the list of possible ML-ready talent. Lipka is an up the middle prospect.

Sorry, man, I think those parts of your package start to stretch some definitions a little, LOL.

I can’t imagine that the likes of Lipka and Pastornicky, or even Bethancourt, are what the Royals have in mind there. More along the lines of either more upside or closer to ready. Think Schafer, if he hadn’t missed so much time.

Efrim

December 9th, 2010
11:41 am

Lipka can’t get traded until after the 2011 draft.

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