To celebrate the New Year, we project Braves’ 2011 lineup

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jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
9:55 pm

haggard – I think McFann wants to know how you’re doing

haggard

December 29th, 2010
9:55 pm

Lady McFann, you out there?
Your mann is entering his true prime. If the table setters in front of him do what they are supposed to do–in the best case scenario– do you think he has .300-30-110 in him this season?

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
9:56 pm

jeffrey d

I was just trying to say “hi”! :P

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
9:57 pm

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
9:59 pm

haggard-

I thought my team had a chance too, at least until the opening kick… :(
and no, I don’t think the NFL came down hard enough on The Quarterback…

Hi Tom!

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
10:00 pm

CAFE PITA – ethnic Bosnian food.

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
10:01 pm

richbrave-

I’ve never had Bosnian food…sounds good though! Does it compare to any other style?

haggard

December 29th, 2010
10:01 pm

Hi Lady McFann. I didn’t mean to ignore you; how could I as your appointed bodyguard? Tom O’Hawke had my undivided attention with his descriptions of culinary delight, then Tomahawkin came through with his crew and I was in the process of catching up.

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:02 pm

haggard

Howdy!

Your mann is entering his true prime.…in the best case scenario– do you think he has .300-30-110 in him this season?

Best case, oh yeah, definitely! :) I totally think he cann hit .300…I go back and forth about the homers, but not because I don’t think he cann do it…I think he could hit 25 with no problem, and of course that’s a very good number. But hey, with a bit more protection this year, who knows? We could be seeing 30 HR…and/or 40 Doubles! The 25 Doubles he hit in 2010…that was a freak thing. Those are gonna go back up to the norm, I think.

And I really believe he could drive in 100 runs. He’ll definitely have the chances, that’s for sure! I’m excited for this season to get underway—January is so long… 8O

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:04 pm

haggard didn’t mean to ignore you

Oh, I know that. I just figgered you missed my “hello”, so I thought I’d repeat it…it was s’posed to end up on this page so it didn’t look so rude. ;)

jeffrey d Twice

See above. :P

nolie

December 29th, 2010
10:05 pm

….pitching is as good and/or better BFOk

not so sure of that at all. might turn out to be so, but I think there are questions about it.Losing Wagner, Saito and Meds is not all that easy to replace and I’m not sure just how much help Sherrill et al will be

Tom O'Hawke

December 29th, 2010
10:06 pm

haggard

Ha,ha. I was just going to comment to McFann that it was my fault for making you delirious with my recipe.

haggard

December 29th, 2010
10:11 pm

Lady McFann
By the way, I thought of you a couple of weeks ago and saved this to send your way.
http://sn105w.snt105.mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.

haggard

December 29th, 2010
10:14 pm

McFann
Ooops I’d better try again

Bravefaninok

December 29th, 2010
10:20 pm

nolie

I agree about losing Billy the kid and Saito,But everybody believes in Kimbrell,Venters Easy E(o flaherty)and Moylan…Sheril is a year removed from a couple really good years.

After the way FW went about building the pen in 2010,If the front office had any doubts I think they would have found a way to get the lock down guys like last year.

I think the talent is there…..Getting it to all work as planned is the hard part.

Bravefaninok

December 29th, 2010
10:25 pm

And when Medlen comes back ,He could push the 5th starter to the pen…or they could just use him out of the pen till needed .

haggard

December 29th, 2010
10:33 pm

Lady McFann
I know wrens are most likely to grab your heart, but maybe this will as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg7BqxqKHso

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:33 pm

I’m sorry, haggard…that link doesn’t wanna work… :?

nolie

December 29th, 2010
10:35 pm

Meds won’t be back for most of the season most likely and might not pitch all that well when he does. I just think it might be a bit weaker staff than it was. hope I’m wrong

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:35 pm

Haha, whoopsies…I see your new post now! OK, this one oughta work…

haggard

December 29th, 2010
10:37 pm

Okay, time for dinner…now if I can just approximate last night’s good fortunes of our own Tom O’ Hawke, I, too, may be gone a while.

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:39 pm

haggard

That hummingbird…oh. My. Word! :D Such a little cutey!! Thanks for the link!

Enjoy dinner!

Billy

December 29th, 2010
10:40 pm

Spoken like someone who doesn’t know anything about baseball….Chipper is no longer a 3 hole hitter. He is a prototypical 2 hole hitter. Prado is one of our best hitter, why hinder him in the leadoff spot (lets not forget, they only lead off once a game). MUCH better lineup is as follows:

1.) McClouth
2.) Chipper
3.) Prado
4.) Uggla
5.) McCann (proven he can’t handle hitting in the 4 hole)
6.) Heyward
7.) Gonzalez
8.) Freeman
9.) Pitcher

That lineup make MUCH more sense to me. Lefty Righty (overrated) still in tact for most of the lineup. We still need a speedy guy up to, but if McClouth returns to his former self it’s a STOUT lineup.

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:40 pm

Tom O’Hawke I was just going to comment to McFann that it was my fault for making you delirious with my recipe.

You’re such a busy-body. :roll:

Bravefaninok

December 29th, 2010
10:41 pm

nolie

I am really hoping for JJJ to return to 08,09 form.Without JJJ the whole pitching staff looks much weaker.

Mike McDonald

December 29th, 2010
10:41 pm

@ Frank Wren – 8:55 PM

You are spot on about the $45 million baggage being carried into 2011 by the $90 million Braves. In fantasyland, maybe Frank W could sell NYY’s Brian Cash-Man, (based on their dearth of hurlers), on a package of pitchers including Lowe, Kawakami and Boras’ boy … side-winder Peter Moylan, plus DH Chipper and the soon-to-be-resurrected McLouth and then throwing in Gonzo as a lagniappe. With this salary dump, the Braves could field a helluva infield and outfield with the available talent pool out there, starting with Beltre.
.
This is no more fantasy than expecting McLouth and Chipper and Gonzo and Freeman to have banner years in 2011. The Braves’ outfield and first and third base problems cannot be wished away.

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
10:42 pm

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
10:01 pm
richbrave-

I’ve never had Bosnian food…sounds good though! Does it compare to any other style?

Turkish, Greek I think. I’ve never eaten there, on in any other Bosnian restaurant, but the lamb and sandwiches looked yummy.

McFann O O

December 29th, 2010
10:44 pm

Billy 5.) McCann (proven he can’t handle hitting in the 4 hole)

Hey, hey, HEY! No one (well, some have…obviously I didn’t mean literally) said he can’t handle it! He’s just better in the fifth spot!

But hey, like Lew says, having Uggla behind him will more than likely make him get better pitches and have a better year than last year. And Ms. Rogers told us a few hours ago that he’s working real hard this off-season (as he always does) to be even better.

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
10:45 pm

Hey CAB, if you’re an early riser, I got a great recipe for Cornmeal Pancakes.

Carroll Rogers

December 29th, 2010
10:45 pm

Venice Jim, I don’t get ESPNU and I took my XM radio out of the house because the antenna was so iffy, so I missed it!! My only consolation is it seems like every other game is on normal TV this year. Oy.

So I took down my Christmas tree instead. At least that might bring me luck, getting it down before I head out of town for New Year’s?

nolie

December 29th, 2010
10:54 pm

I thought it was bad luck to take it down B4 New Years day??

Bravefaninok

December 29th, 2010
10:55 pm

Mike McDonald

December 29th, 2010
10:41 pm

@ Frank Wren – 8:55 PM

You are spot on about the $45 million baggage being carried into 2011 by the $90 million Braves. In fantasyland, maybe Frank W could sell NYY’s Brian Cash-Man, (based on their dearth of hurlers), on a package of pitchers including Lowe, Kawakami and Boras’ boy … side-winder Peter Moylan, plus DH Chipper and the soon-to-be-resurrected McLouth and then throwing in Gonzo as a lagniappe. With this salary dump, the Braves could field a helluva infield and outfield with the available talent pool out there, starting with Beltre.
.
This is no more fantasy than expecting McLouth and Chipper and Gonzo and Freeman to have banner years in 2011. The Braves’ outfield and first and third base problems cannot be wished away.

I never once seen anybody say they expect banner yrs from those players,Just close to career averages…..Freeman is a rookie(very good prospect)It may take him a while to adjust to MLB pitching,But far from the problem at 1st base….

nolie

December 29th, 2010
10:57 pm

some folks just caint be happy unless they are unhappy….

Venice Jim

December 29th, 2010
10:58 pm

Carroll – sorry you missed it – Jayson Williams did the color commentary, there was a nice quote from Dean (if he was actually up to composing the quote), and a lengthy interview with Mike at the end – since I have been an ardent follower for 27 years, I have seen a great percentage of the 880 wins – looking forward to number 903…

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:00 pm

richbrave -

I love Greek food…never had Turkish, but I’m good to try anything at least once :)

I don’t really do mornings, unless I have not gone to bed yet…I consider them a necessary evil that I would just as soon miss ;)

Venice Jim

December 29th, 2010
11:02 pm

Someone just questioned my knowledge of Star Trek historical chronology… :roll:

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:03 pm

I don’t really do mornings, unless I have not gone to bed yet…I consider them a necessary evil that I would just as soon miss CAB

amen to that

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:04 pm

which came first, the Jedi or the Empire?

Venice Jim

December 29th, 2010
11:04 pm

nolie – sorry, talking StarFleet here… :)

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:05 pm

The Jedi came first, nolie…way, way before the empire! :D

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
11:07 pm

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:00 pm
richbrave -

I love Greek food…never had Turkish, but I’m good to try anything at least once

I don’t really do mornings, unless I have not gone to bed yet…I consider them a necessary evil that I would just as soon miss

LOL. Lot of that going around. Evident by the dirth of commentors here on the old blog each a.m. I got in the habit of being an early riser when my dad would yell, “get out of bed, and into the garden……….NOW.” This at a 10 year-old, and sometime immediately after 4:45 a.m. on any given summer morn. Ah, the vagaries of having a hoe in your hand early in the a.m.

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:08 pm

Who would win in a Galactic Battle – Spock or Yoda?

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:08 pm

Oops, you said Star TREK didntcha?
OK which came first, Harry Mudd or Tribbles?

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
11:09 pm

CAB:

Go to their web-site under CAFE PITA, Houston, Texas and check out their menu.

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:10 pm

richbrave -

When I was in 7th grade through high school, I’d often have to get up at 4 or 5 in the morning on Saturday and Sundays to play volleyball…I was OK with that, but I prefer to sleep in (and go to bed late- I’m kinda a night owl) because once I’m up, I’m up for good. I don’t fall asleep easily and I don’t like naps… :)

You ever tried Lebanese food? It’s similar to Greek and middle eastern…it’s good!

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:11 pm

nolie-

VJ says Harry Mudd

j fred muggs

December 29th, 2010
11:12 pm

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:08 pm
Who would win in a Galactic Battle – Spock or Yoda?

Neither……….vootie! I would win over DAVE GARROW-ONEWAY

Micheal Young

December 29th, 2010
11:13 pm

Freddi, move Chipper to 2nd in the order…worked for me

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:13 pm

VJ says Harry Mudd

What about my question?

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:14 pm

yup Harry was first. but tribbles were sooo cute

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:15 pm

richbrave-

Looks good! My mom is Polish and makes a really tasty stuffed cabbage at Easter that sounds similar.

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:16 pm

jeffrey d-

Yoda would win- Spock’s not really a fighter…

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:17 pm

Star Trek and cabbage….I think this is a first for us

j fred muggs

December 29th, 2010
11:19 pm

You ever tried Lebanese food? It’s similar to Greek and middle eastern…it’s good!

Oh yes, marvelous. My wife and I belonged to a group we helped form here in RICHMOND called ‘CONCORDIA.’ The requisite for membership was to have one of the partners a native-born American, and the other foreign-born. One friday night a month we would get together and bring an ethnic dish. We were pretty close friends for about twenty years with a couple, and the wife was LEBANESE. Also, there’s an annual LEBANESE festival here in RICHMOND. The food’s similar to TURKISH-GREEK fare.

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:21 pm

Gandalf would beat either onea them

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:22 pm

Gandalf vs. Magneto – who wins there?

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
11:22 pm

CAB:

Oops sorry, forgot to revert to form.

Robert

December 29th, 2010
11:24 pm

I’d flip-flop Chipper and JHey

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:26 pm

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:29 pm

however The J-Hey Kid is the greatest force for good in the entire universe of universes

Gandalf

December 29th, 2010
11:30 pm

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:31 pm

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
11:32 pm

nolie:

RE; J-HEY………true,true.

Venice Jim

December 29th, 2010
11:33 pm

Gandalf – will you still look like Ian McKellen in “The Hobbit?”…

richbrave

December 29th, 2010
11:34 pm

Well us early-risers must drift off now so that we can post up in the a.m.. NYTOL.

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:34 pm

I believe he will VJ. He seems to like that appearance.

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:35 pm

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:35 pm

night richbrave!

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:36 pm

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:36 pm

maybe he can look like Orlando Bloom in “The Hobbit”… :D

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:36 pm

Enter your comments here

Venice Jim

December 29th, 2010
11:39 pm

Some people with their frivolous commentary…

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:41 pm

yes it’s shameful Jim. They should be taken out and shot

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:41 pm

hey now! Be nice boys!

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:41 pm

Pretty amazing that Bloom is in the top 10 all time money earners when he caint act a lick…

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:43 pm

Pretty amazing that Bloom is in the top 10 all time money earners when he caint act a lick…

Same reason Bieber won the AMA Artist of the Year

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:47 pm

nolie-

Boy doesn’t have to act. I’d watch him sit in a chair and stare for 3 hours… ;)

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:49 pm

VJ’s gonna roll his eyes when he sees that comment :)

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:50 pm

gotta admit he has been in some great flicks, but any of two dozen other guys coulda played those parts

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:50 pm

nolie-

but none of them look like him!

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:50 pm

and well he should CAB. Hell I’m better looking than Orlando…

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:51 pm

Boy doesn’t have to act. I’d watch him sit in a chair and stare for 3 hours…

You’re on. VJ, make sure she doesn’t stop watching until 2:51, 11:51 PST

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g234/dangerouslylost/orlandobloomsittin.jpg

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:52 pm

nolie-

I don’t even know how to respond to that :)

nolie

December 29th, 2010
11:53 pm

caint prove it ain’t true though canya?

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:54 pm

jeffrey-

I meant he could do nothing but stare for 3 hours and I would watch :) Love the picture!

jeffrey d

December 29th, 2010
11:54 pm

Well he’s staring, go….2:54, 11:54 PST now

cabravesfan

December 29th, 2010
11:55 pm

nolie-

nope, but if you’re better looking then Orlando…

nolie

December 30th, 2010
12:00 am

well obviously I meant back in the day…

jeffrey d

December 30th, 2010
12:00 am

I think she’s really doing it

Venice Jim

December 30th, 2010
12:01 am

Well, jeffrey, it opens up the next few hours for me to do anything I want…

nolie

December 30th, 2010
12:01 am

ok I admit it, I had more of an open faced Jimmy Garner look than that brooding stare that Orlando can effect

Venice Jim

December 30th, 2010
12:02 am

Which, of course, is going to sleep…

nolie

December 30th, 2010
12:07 am

I think you hooked her Jd. VJ prolly is basking in some peace and quiet for a while. I think he owes you big time.

jeffrey d

December 30th, 2010
12:09 am

I think he owes Orlando

Venice Jim

December 30th, 2010
12:11 am

Hey, she would have never noticed him if I had not prevailed upon her to watch the Trilogy… so she owes me for that…

Venice Jim

December 30th, 2010
12:13 am

Well, I will take advantage to head to the bedroom while she’s still staring at the computer screen…

nolie

December 30th, 2010
12:16 am

which trilogy? Pirates or Tolkein?

nolie

December 30th, 2010
12:17 am

ward

December 30th, 2010
12:59 am

Good to see that all the Philly fans left the blog. A bunch of fools!!!!!!!!! Let’s see if they are on our blog ,when they don’t make it to the Wolrd Series again…….

ward

December 30th, 2010
1:01 am

I bet they choke just before the World Series again. Ryan Howard strikes out looking…..

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