2:58 pm May 27, 2011, by David O'Brien
May 27th, 20116:56 pm
Ludwick is 2 for his last 27 at bats, would fit right in this team.
If any GM values him based on that, we can get him for a pack of gum. Alas, they dont do that in the real world.
May 27th, 20116:57 pm
okay Tyler Pastornicky
Gil In Mechanicsville
Ralph Leake was arrested for shoplifting this spring… Sigh, jokes are no fun when you have to explain them….
May 27th, 20116:58 pm
Only way I’d trade Heyward, would be for Pujols or a Pujols type, anything else, no dice.
hmm, next year we could have a 22-year-old Jason Heyward for less than half a mil, or a 32-year-old Albert Pujols for $30 mil.
I think I’ll take door number 1, and spend the extra $29.5 mil on other needs.
BFChris26, only problem with your August/September bullpen is that it has 10 guys. That won’t work. But I do like your thinking as far as not mortgaging the future…
The bullpen is an interesting dilemma for Wren, in that he really could use another reliable late-inning arm right now, to ease the load on O’Ventbrel, but come August, with Medlen/Moylan back, there’s going to be no room in that pen. That’s why a Proctor resurgence could really go a long way, if he can throw up here like he was at AAA until Moylan/Medlen return…
Snotboogie he is 12 for his last 38 with 3 homers
“BFChris26, yeah remember that 37 homer season by Ludwick…….All of us wanted him”
Hell No! Not Me!!! I have a Nasty Bias For signing/trading for ex Cardinal Players ever Since The JD Screw Trade, even though I did Like Eli Marreo in that deal, but we gave Up Wainwright…That was on the same level of Bite you in the Ass later trades when we traded Jason Schmidt for Denny Neagle…And Wasn’t Ray “Burger” King a part of that JD Screw Deal?
I liked Ray “Burger” King when he was here…
May 27th, 20116:59 pm
Tomas, Your right, I stnd corrected!
May 27th, 20117:00 pm
Hey, I hear Tyler Flowers is available…. and I have to explain that one.. well, you know….
Tied for 10th highest in majors for GIDP/per game with .8 per game.
May 27th, 20117:01 pm
Sigh, jokes are no fun when you have to explain them…. Gil
you’re right, having to explain joke/sarcasm/.facetiousness/etc takes much of the fun out of it..
May 27th, 20117:02 pm
I was sarcastic about the pack of gum Tomas. He’d be worth more, but most definitely not Pastornicky. I was thinking more like a AA pitcher – like Oberholtzer, max Hoover.
Shout-Out To Mike S!
What are You Doing Tomorrow Part-Nah?
T-Hawkin Is Gonna be “In Full Effect Mode” At Sunset Cove At Lake Lanier Tomorrow!
Tomahawkin and Eli Marrero did a nice job too
so did Drew no matter what dream world T’ is living in
Ray King and Dan Kolb… twins separated at birth….
May 27th, 20117:03 pm
I know what you’re saying and I agree to be honest, I’m just saying that if Heyward was to be traded, it should be only for Pujols or a Pujols type. I doubt it’ll even come to the table he’ll be traded, I was just saying that unless that kind of player is coming to ATL, then Heyward shouldn’t be traded.
except rasmus ain’t even coming close to happening…
Let's win the f..king WS!!
Let’s go Braves…SWEEP
May 27th, 20117:04 pm
Snotboogie he is 12 for his last 38 with 3 homers
So what, how many sacrifice hits does he have? Lets get our priorities straight here, okay.
Yeah I think I’d be against anything involving Ludwick. His OBP just isn’t where we need someone we’d trade for to be. Heyward and Uggla will hit, and hit for power. We need people on base.
Cory Rasmus keeps looking better and better.
May 27th, 20117:05 pm
Can I hit second? I am a great bunter. Can’t hit for shyt, but I can bunt!!!
May 27th, 20117:08 pm
What should I do about centerfield? I don’t know if I should s— or wind my watch.
yeah, except rasmus ain’t even coming close to happening…
And the St.Louis GM agrees with you.
(I think you mean Colby)
Heyward has a bum shoulder. He is on the DL. He will not be traded anytime soon.
The Braves might suck, but they ain’t stoopid either!
Kris in Oz
May 27th, 20117:12 pm
Not to be overly negative, but you just know this guy Leake with an ERA north of 5.00 is going to go 7 strong innings and baffle our offense. We’ll be in the game because Hanson is solid, but would it surprise anyone if we lost 3-1 tonight? It’s just maddening to see this same scenario play out night after night.
The Braves are such a better team than this – it has to come together at some point right? Come on Braves let’s tee off on this joker tonight and get on a roll!
May 27th, 20117:13 pm
Elonbrave, but when you have Brad Hawpe protecting you in Pecto park all of you’re numbers will go down. As a platoon player I think he makes sense.
James Lee Burke is not only one of the best southern writers, he is one of the best of all novelests I have read most, if not all of his works.
May 27th, 20117:15 pm
Sup, T! Have fun at the Lake tomorrow. Supposed to be a gorgeous day.
One of my best friends from high school is in town this weekend, so we’ll be hanging out tomorrow and then going to dinner with a bunch of folks…
May 27th, 20117:16 pm
I agree LTBF. I was not meaning to limit him as a Southern novelist
May 27th, 20117:17 pm
Outta here. I am ready for baseball. Lets have a good one y’ll. GO BRAVES!
Top tier CF Aka untouchables:
- Colby Rasmus
- Matt Kemp
- Jacoby Ellsburry
- Andrew McCutchen
- Michael Bourn
- Curtis Granderson
- Drew Stubbs
- Shane Victorino
Aim lower if you had one of those guy on you’re mind
May 27th, 20117:18 pm
Have you read any of the Matt Scudder novels by Lawrence Block or the Elvis Cole novels by Robert Crais, LTBF
Burke makes you feel like you are right ther in southern LA. His big sky country settings are also excellent.
…I did just get my tickets for Sunday night though! Section 126. Got a group of 9 going so it was a little tough to get tix for that many, but got a set of 5 and 4 in the same row.
May 27th, 20117:20 pm
My money would be on JJ and Tommy- Tommy especially is Sloth-slow to the plate..
I see nothing wrong with bowling over the catcher if that is your only chance to score. after all the catcher has armor and the runner don’t. Never bothered me a bit as a catcher
And if a player bowls into another player (Buster Posey) when there was a clear path to the plate (or the base) for the runner, then the offending player should be required to sit for the same amount of time as the injured player.
That’ll make these guys think twice. I am not against agressive baserunning, but sliding with spikes high into second base or bowling over the catcher are not clean baseball, imho.
Arthur Redding, Jr.
May 27th, 20117:21 pm
Maybe I missed it, but who are the 2 pitchers giving up all the stolen bases?
Gotta love Shafer’s speed, in the outfield and on the bases. If the guy can just hit above .265 with a good OBP, I’ll take him over McLouth.
May 27th, 20117:22 pm
Tomas – I agree with most names on that list, but not so sure about Ellsbury, Bourne and Granderson. None of those three are exceptional and I’d venture all three could be available.
Braves will go 5-1 on this homestand
May 27th, 20117:23 pm
7 minutes till game time
May 27th, 20117:24 pm
I agree LTBF. I was not meaning to limit him as a Southern novelist
Well one should start with the Southerners first anyway, then work your way down from there.
Wayne, I see nothing wrong with bowling over the catcher if that is your only chance to score. after all the catcher has armor and the runner don’t. Never bothered me a bit as a catcher
May 27th, 20117:26 pm
Good point Bat
T for Texas
May 27th, 20117:27 pm
The movie is Gas Hole, it is a documentary. Braint was talking about it a week or so ago. I enjoy a good docu-film, so I’m giving it a view this weekend with the lady friend.
May 27th, 20117:28 pm
Yup I have, also John Connerlly [Bosh] very good, another one is John Sandford.
May 27th, 20117:29 pm
Joe Simpson and Brian Jordan tonight on Braves feed. No Chip :lol:
Brian Jordan talks weird doesn’t he?
Gametime Outta here.
I see the argument. But then, why can’t the runner take out the first baseman too on a ground out. It’s his only chance sometimes to be safe. Run into the first sacker. Or swipe at his glove when you go by. That’s the basis of my argument.
I think Ray Fosse might agree with me on this one.
Again, not sure anthing will be done, but it just don’t seem fair to Posey that the runner can hit him as he’s turning to make the play.
May 27th, 20117:30 pm
Tomas – I agree with most names on that list, but not so sure about Ellsbury, Bourne and Granderson.
For a minute there I forgot where I was and thought, ……wait…. what did these guys write.
Thanx Tfor. I might check it out too.
Did you see The Cove about the dolphin slaughter other year?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Gene Collier with some nice things to say about JJ:
May 27th, 20117:31 pm
Now, if he is totally blocking the plate, it’s a different story.
McFann :Ô: :Ô:
May 27th, 20117:32 pm
If a runner bowls over the catcher when he has a clear path to the plate, then I agree he should be an automatic out.
Like when Erstad did that to Estrada—did he get in trouble for that?
May 27th, 20117:34 pm
Lets go Hanson and Braves offense!!!!!!!!!!
May 27th, 20117:35 pm
Yeah nolie, that was a tough one to watch. I don’t see a way of doing that movie without the final scene, but all the same it was a brutal. Almost too much so.
DOB nailed it. How many here would have known that you get less national attention(and also far less criticism if playing badly) by playing for the Florida Marlins as opposed to the Braves? I really can’t believe that point escaped our attention. So you really think ESPN gives more attention to the play of a regional power house and weekly Saturday Star of Fox?
As far as whose roster you would take. It would be somewhat close if Johnson had not experienced injury problems almost yearly.the Braves can win without Hudson.The Braves can win without Jair. The Marlins CAN’T win without JJ and that OBVIOUS fact shows you the great discrepency between the pitching and pitching depth of the 2 teams.PLUS the Braves have guys in the minors who would claim the 4th and 5th spot in the Marlins rotation.
The Braves can relax.The Phillies should be nervous.They have spent a Hell of a lot of Someone’s money to finish 3rd.
Let’s play some ball!
May 27th, 20117:36 pm
yes Sandford is good on a more straight ahead narative view. as are Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels.
a real old group that I like a lot are the travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. There is a Bahia Mar Marina and Slip F-18 used to be marked as where his houseboat was moored.
. In later novels such as The Green Ripper and Free Fall in Crimson, there is a sense of desperation that the violence in the world is too senseless to be explained and will never end.
May 27th, 20117:40 pm
Astros release Joe Inglett. I could see Wren snag him for bench depth because of his versatility, not sure how good of an idea that would be though. Although MLB Trade Rumors say he’d be an OK signing for bench depth and should be signed soon for a team needing said depth.
May 27th, 20117:41 pm
Hanson hitting 94 on the radar gun with the fastball is a great sign tonight.
May 27th, 20117:42 pm
Nice job Big Red!
May 27th, 20117:43 pm
May 27th, 20117:45 pm
Now come on offense!!!!!!!!!!!
They’re scared of Schafer.
Man, Jordan can run
Schafer with his speed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
94 with command, even more importantly…
Was Preppin Dinner!
What did I Miss?
Bunt him Over!!
May 27th, 20117:46 pm
Jodan good hustle,
Jordan can really fly future leadoff hitter
May 27th, 20117:47 pm
Current leadoff hitter
Another DP, Oy…
May 27th, 20117:48 pm
straight steal with Jordan come on no hit and run
Is anyone having trouble seeing the game today? I checked and it said it would be on SportsSouth, but there is a different program on right now.
Was Prado doggin’ it down the line there? Sure seemed like it.
schafer just deomstrated to all yall nay sayers why speed has a huge effect on the game and the braves need some leadoff hitter ie jose reyes
I think it’s also on MLB
May 27th, 20117:49 pm
Joe P – Or Peachtree TV if you get it.
Got a break on that pitch.
May 27th, 20117:50 pm
Could mhave been on second
Nice job martin…making the shoplifter look good…
Well At Least we are making Leake Work
Come On SKE!!!
That was no fun there.
May 27th, 20117:51 pm
Jordan “Beetlejuice” Schafer.
May 27th, 20117:52 pm
I may not be a baseball genius but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last nite.
Screw it, hit one out Heap and you guys can jog around the bases.
May 27th, 20117:53 pm
Would be if they walk bases loaded to face Uggla.
Chipper looks 10 yrs younger…mcfat looks 10 pounds heavier…kidding.
That is frustrating when Hinske swings at the first pitch up and away in the strike zone and makes an out after Mac and Chipper had drawn consecutive walks. I would have loved to have seen more patience in that plate appearance, but I guess aggressiveness is what is being taught these days in the Braves organization as has been covered widely recently by the blogging community.
JC from DR! (You gotta tip your cap to ____)
May 27th, 20117:54 pm
DP = Doubleprado.
Scott must love being in Atlanta–he was booed each and every time he came to bat in Philly
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