Braves quotes after Saturday win over Padres

***FREDI GONZALEZ

On out-hitting Padres 12-4, night after getting out-hit 12-4 by them

“I know we haven’t done it consistently, but we’re capable of those kinds of numbers. We got some good pitches to hit and I thought our approach offensively was good all night. We got some runners in, got some runners in scoring position and put up a big number.”

On Jurrjens

“He gave us six innings with probably not his best stuff, just stuff-wise. But he pitched. He got himself out of two or, I want to say, three of the first six innings were first-and-second, one out or no outs? [None out, actually.]. He made the pitch when he had to.”

On Uggla and Heyward

“Danny had a four-RBI night, and Heyward – from both of those guys you’re seeing some better takes, some better approaches, getting on base, hitting the ball hard.”

More on Jurrjens

“For me, he’s been the most consistent guy we’ve had. Even on nights like this, where he didn’t have his good stuff, he kept you in the game. Good for us and for him that we were able to get the offense going and get him his 10th victory.”

McLouth’s best game since got back from DL?

“He’s only been back a few days. Before he went on the DL, we moved him to the eighth spot and he started swinging the bat. He’s been doing that down there.”

More on Heyward

“Here’s another guy that’s been back about seven or 10 days, something like that, and he’s swinging the bat and getting his legs under him, looking more like the Jason Heyward that we saw last year in the first couple of months of the year.”

On Uggla keeping his head more still in his swing, etc.

“When you see him take pitches, and his head is right there and his stride is down, he’s not jumping, you feel good about it. It’s coming. He’s been doing this for about seven or eight days. I think he’s hit in maybe seven out of the last eight games, or six out of the last seven. Little by little.”

***JAIR JURRJENS

On working out of several jams, 2 on with none out to start 3 innings

“I’m not really trying to get myself into jams. The last couple of starts, I’ve just not had my control like I want to. I just need to go back and go to basics, throw strikes and try to pitch to contact.”

Feel good about getting a win and allowing only one run on night when didn’t have best stuff?

“Today was a lucky day. Any time you walk four and only give up one run – it’s not really easy to get yourself in trouble and get out of it. I think I was lucky to get away with a couple of walks to lead off the inning, and just bear down to make my pitches when I needed to make my pitches.”

“The last couple of starts, my command was not like I want it to be. I’m making it a little more difficult on myself, walking leadoff guys.”

“Like I said, I made my pitches when I needed to make my pitches, but it’s not really a way I want to keep pitching this season.”

Feel fortunate to get to 10 wins so fast, then, especially after starting season on the DL?

“You need to have some luck, too. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. The guys have been giving me a lot of run support, and I’ve been able to maintain [leads] until we get to the bullpen. And then after that, we’ve scored more runs. That makes it easy when you’ve got offense on your side. You can concentrate a little bit more and you can make mistakes. I want to think the team for getting me to 10 wins.”

On reaction after walking the first two batters in the fifth inning

“I got really mad. I prefer them to hit a double, triple or home run than have guys on base on walks. You give the other guys that come behind them a little more confidence, because they know you’ve got to try to throw a strike. When you have to throw a fastball over the plate, you get yourself in a danger zone like that.”

***DAN UGGLA

Any adjustments you’ve made?

“There’s little things here and there. I’ve just been trying to start earlier, mostly. If I tap [my toe] earlier, it’s going to give me more time to be on time with a fastball and be able to recognize off-speed.

“That’s just one of the main things that I’ve been working on.”

The past week or so,  feel like you’re getting closer to coming out of this?

“Yeah. It’s funny, a lot of times I’ve gone up there thinking about when I should be tapping, instead of just focusing on picking up the ball. But that’s what happens when you’re struggling and your timing’s off. So work on it in B.P. and the cage, get your timing down there and go to picking up [seeing] the ball.”

“To see some pitches, go deep in counts and get some walks, that’s my game.”

This the kind of game you needed – two hits, went deep, couple of walks?

“It really is. I went deep in some counts. I don’t even know if that last pitch that I hit out was a strike, and to be on time with a fastball and be able to get on top of it like that, that’s a great sign.”

Can a big hitting night like this build confidence for the team?

“Yeah, anytime you’re starting to get hits as a team – hitting is contagious. To see somebody hit a line drive, you’re like, oh, man, let me get a bat, I want to get up there and do the same thing.

“That’s just one of the things about baseball, man. You’ve just got to go up and be confident and cocky and put a good swing on good pitches.”

On Jurrjens working out of three jams

“He’s a gamer, man. He’s going to go out and battle, and he did it again tonight. As a player, you’re never really worried with him on the mound. Because once it gets to crunch time, with runners in scoring position, he just gets that much tougher.”

***CHIPPER JONES

On Jurrjens working out of multiple jams

“Yeah, he was walking the tightrope. He made pitches when he had to. He’s been doing that the whole first half. He’s got 10 wins on a team with no run support. That’s pretty impressive. He’s leading the league in ERA.

“He walked how many guys today? But he made the big pitch when he had to, whether it was a double play, a flyout. Two guys on with no outs. You’d like for him to be a little cleaner than that, but you can’t argue with the results.”

On Jurrjens being fastest to 10 wins since Glavine in 2002

“He’s been awesome. It’s good to see him pitching. He’s pitching. He’s pitching to contact now, not trying to strike everybody out. Things are working out for him.”

On Heyward, Uggla having as good a night as either has had in a while

“We’ll take any contribution we can get at this point, from anybody. But it’s good to see two guys who’ve either been hurt or struggling during the first half, kind of coming out of it a little bit. For Uggs, another homer, you’re really starting to see him have one or two good at-bats during the course of a game, and one or two bad at-bats. But he drew a couple of walks, scored a couple of runs, and then the big three-run homer to kind of cap off the night.

“And on the flipside, J-Hey was kind of the ignitor all night. When you get those guys on in the 1 or 2 spots, guys like me and Mac, and Freddie and Uggs, it warms our hearts.”

80 comments Add your comment

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
1:08 am

EH

June 26th, 2011
1:08 am

The Iowa Braves had a good time watching this tonight. May the bats stay lively.

DC Brave

June 26th, 2011
1:09 am

NCbrave

June 26th, 2011
1:23 am

Please tell me this was the break out game for Uggla that we have all been waiting on. It’s amazing he is second on the team in homers and still a top RBI producer. Hopefully this game will wake the offense up. Heyward’s avg is climbing…
UGGLA PLEASE HAVE ANOTHER ENORMOUS GAME!!! BRAVES NATION IS BEGGING YOU TO BREAK LOSE!

Johnny Beach

June 26th, 2011
1:24 am

Uggla keep shutting up your critics. …..You are getting it back I see

SF Braves

June 26th, 2011
1:24 am

Thanks, Uggs. Hope you keep it coming…

Fan

June 26th, 2011
1:36 am

I’ve said all season that Jason and Uggla are key… Get them goin, watch the offense roll!

Chip

June 26th, 2011
1:37 am

Jacoby Ellsbury would’ve looked nice in CF this year….too bad we didn’t try to get him in the offseason when he was cheap/available.

Danthecone

June 26th, 2011
1:39 am

Uggla and Heyward, the missing pieces to what can be a great offensive team. Good to see both of them tonight

But for the sake of consistency…

FIRE LARRY PARRISH

Steve 34

June 26th, 2011
2:30 am

Since dlowe is under contract again next year do u think we’ll dump him if we cant pull off a trade or will he be in the rotation again next year?
Really hope he is not in our rotation again next year…

JWOOD

June 26th, 2011
2:31 am

Freeman has a decent night as well. I think Freeman being consistent is as important as any piece of this offense. Add Prado in the mix…hopefully we see some good offense.

20 out

June 26th, 2011
2:32 am

are there any other guys on the team that give quotes? It seems like the same guys all the time.

Darryl Blackberry

June 26th, 2011
2:34 am

Nobody’s getting fired in mid-season. This is the poker-faced Braves organization we’re talking about here. Don Baylor did a great job for Atlanta as their hitting coach, and his experience beforehand was in managing, not coaching. Perhaps this game is a sign of things to come for Parrish and the Braves. I mean, our guys even beat up on the Pads’ highly touted bullpen today, and Uggla hit a pitch at his eyes over the CF wall in one of the biggest ballparks in the league.

It’s gotta count for something, even for the haters.

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
2:41 am

I think they can deal him next year but they will need to eat about 8 million……..While his ERA is not good, he does eat up innings and teams like New York Yankees, Boston, Detroit, Angels, Cardinals, and Reds will be interested at a 7 million dollar D Lowe if the Braves eat $8 million and I suspect that we could get a decent prospect for him. I’ll go so far to say that I could see a scenerio where we trade Hudson also in the offseason. I hope we can get a 3rd base prospect to replace Chipper in a couple of years. Speaking of Chipper if you compare his stats to the rest of the 3rd basemen in the NL he SHOULD start in the All Star game ……..Im serious, nobody is really lighting it up at 3rd Base in the NL this year but Polanico has like 200,000 votes on Chipper and Chipper has better stats.

Mr. Enigma

June 26th, 2011
2:45 am

Uggla’s last 7 games: .304, 2 HR, 8 RBI

reckingball

June 26th, 2011
2:49 am

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
2:54 am

Correction: Polancio has over a million vote lead to Chipper…….Wow. I’m not mad that Chipper is losing but no way Polancio should have a million vote lead on Chipper when Chipper has better stats. Also How is Matt Kemp (triple Crown candidate) is 4th in outfield behind Matt Holliday?????? And Troy Tulowitzki leads Jose Reyes……..I guess people vote without watching baseball

reckingball

June 26th, 2011
3:01 am

reckingball

June 26th, 2011
3:10 am

All-star selections should be made by a formula, something like a combination of fans votes + coaches vote+ writers vote+ stats.
With each segment getting a certain percentage of the sum total.
I think that the stats should get the biggest share, maybe something like 40%.
Over and Out

Larry

June 26th, 2011
3:21 am

And Venters pitched why?

Sure, he hadn’t pitched in a couple of days but why not use every opportunity to save and protect his arm for the next 3-4 months?

Fredi…that’s why! Dumb…simply dumb!

ivy

June 26th, 2011
6:21 am

J-Man I agree with u about the all-star voting I am a braves fan and u are right about polanco’s stats not being that much better than Chipper and Matt Holiday should not be leading Kemp, if Kemp does not make the team I don’t get it! I don’t care if Uggla hits 220 for the season but just have good at bats can cure a lot of his problems like he did tonight! I hope he breaks out of his slump and Jordan Schafer I hope this dude catches a break with the bat he is batting only 218 but he could easily be hitting 265 with sum better luck!

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Ben

June 26th, 2011
6:52 am

As a fan, who care about all- star…..keep your eyes on the prize….World Series Ring…..Lowe for Adam Dunn…make sense for both teams…similar salaries…Dunn back in NL….both players are unwanted by their fans…change of league where they were both successful….

Ralph

June 26th, 2011
6:55 am

Next time D Lowe has a really good game, PUT HIM ON THE MARKET, QUICK, Advertise, we don’t need him.

Ralph

June 26th, 2011
6:57 am

Ben, we don’t need Dunn’s or D Lowe’s salary, where would you play Adam Dunn?

Ben

June 26th, 2011
7:14 am

Of course we dont NEED Dunn salary….but the White Sox is not going to just take Lowe salary…when one offers a trade…it needs to make sense for BOTH teams….Dunn was a 40+ HRs guy in the NL…..i am sure he can be a little better than Mccloud or Shafer….

Ralph

June 26th, 2011
7:19 am

Ben, your going to put Dunn in center field, get real man, he’ batting .178, .152 last 10 games, we really need another Uggla don’t we.

Chipper's ACL

June 26th, 2011
7:30 am

Dunn? Really? All I can say is wow.

dap01

June 26th, 2011
7:33 am

Why is Johnny pitching in a blowout? That is completely STUPID? I wish a reporter would point that out to Gonzolas.

Ben

June 26th, 2011
7:33 am

So you would prefer Lowe and his 4+ ERA, winless in last 9 starts? Come on, you are not exactly trading away Cy Young here, key word: Dunn in NL, where he hit 40+HR every year….Uggla will get better….J-Heyward in CF….

Ralph

June 26th, 2011
7:43 am

Ben, i’m all for getting rid of Lowe but not for Adam Dunn and Heyward can barely hold down right field, no way he could play center, do you live under a rock?

vermont 39

June 26th, 2011
7:48 am

Just a sign of things to come…you know the Phails are watching and gnashing their teeth!!!
GO BRAVES

Ben

June 26th, 2011
8:03 am

Heyward is young….he’ll get heathier…..by the way….my foundation is on a rock….so I live over a rock….How do you get rid of Lowe without getting a bad contract back?…it is easier to win with a .200 guy in a lineup than with a starting pitcher giving up ton of runs everytime…..relax and think….

Joey

June 26th, 2011
8:15 am

Who cares how Lowe pitches in June? Any Braves fan should remember how he pitched down the stretch last season, and basically carried the Braves to the playoffs.

He’s been a big game pitcher his whole career.

Ralph

June 26th, 2011
8:17 am

Ben I can see you are convinced but i’m not worried because I know that as stupid as Wren is he’s not that stupid.

Larry

June 26th, 2011
8:17 am

Dunn? DUNN?

What is wrong with you?

Don’t you think this team has enough free swinging HR hacks?

Speed, contact, situational hitters…that’s the future!

rj

June 26th, 2011
9:05 am

Does Dan Uggla have 4 RBIs before last night all year? Put this down as the worse acquisition on the Braves in some time if not ever. Any familiarity with Ron Gant who muscled us so much he couldn’t swing the bat? I hope there is not a no trade clause in his contract as he needs to go and get Prado back to second base

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

June 26th, 2011
9:11 am

J-Man June 26th, 2011 2:54 am ” …..I guess people vote (for all-stars) without watching baseball”

If so many people blog without thinking (or knowing much about baseball) then we shouldn’t be surprised that they vote for all-stars without watching baseball.

K-Baby

June 26th, 2011
9:11 am

Venters was warming up when the Braves were leading 3-1. That is the normal situation to bring him in. Since he was already warmed up, it made sense to go ahead and bring him in instead of sitting him down and having another reliever warm up. At that point, they probably would have taken Venters out of the game early if he got into trouble. He didn’t and threw just a few pitches to get through the inning.

My son and I have both had issues with Freddie’s managing, but this was not one of them.

northbeach Scott

June 26th, 2011
9:26 am

Well said, K-Baby. Context always matters. The box score does not reveal all. Everybody, including Fredi, wants to curb Venters appearances to save him for important games down the stretch and, hopefully, post-season. That is easy to do in hindsight, not so much in real time.

ivy

June 26th, 2011
9:31 am

Some guy on here Benis telling people not to worry about the all star voting but he is saying dumb things like trade Lowe for Dunn please stop while u are ahead! Where would Dunn play on d and Lowe is strugglingnow because. He is worrying about falling behind with our weak offense,he is trying to pitch perfect instead of just pitching! And folkslet us stop rushing Jason Heyward too be Hank Aaron give hime time everyone can’t be Josh Hamilton over night! We rushed on Jeff Francoeur and now he has grown as a player for the Royals patience is a virtue in baseball

danny

June 26th, 2011
9:32 am

If Wren goes and gets Dunn, I will refuse to watch this team the rest of the year. Great to see the bats again. If they can consistently put up half the numbers of last night, we will be a force to be reckoned with. The only thing that makes me hesitant about trading Lowe is his performance in the playoffs last year. If we get in the playoffs and the bats are awake and the pitching stays consistent and we have Lowe perform like he did last year, there is no reason we shouldn’t be in the Series.

ivy

June 26th, 2011
9:38 am

Danny I totally agree with u about Dunn man no way we want Dunn, he will definitely not play first base with freddie freeman stellar defense and solid at the plate as a rookie! Lowe is just going through a tough stretch Zach Greinke had a very high era before his last game but his record is goodbecause the brewers offense covers up his era people don’t understand that letting a guy go is not always the best thing! Lowe can go elswhere with a 4.00 era and have a winning record our offense just needs to be consistent!

I know it...You know it...The American People know it.

June 26th, 2011
9:49 am

You nailed it K-Baby. Given the 3-1 situation at the end of the 7th in a game that could decide which team wins the series, I was fully expecting to see Venters come in as well. As he had already thrown 15-20 warmup pitches before what became a 6-1 lead, it was fortunate that he only needed 11 more to get through the 8th. The added runs did afford Kimbrel another night of rest though and hopefully he will be doubly ready to close out the series today if needed.

David O'Brien

June 26th, 2011
9:57 am

I’m sure there are players less likely to be pursued by the Braves than Adam Dunn. But I can’t think of three off top of my head.

braves fan forever

June 26th, 2011
10:05 am

We don’t need another ant killer around home plate and that is what Dunn is.Don’t froget the old man tonite had two rbis.

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

June 26th, 2011
10:09 am

Players that could most help Braves for remainder of 2011: Prado, Uggla, Heyward, and Lowe. Might as well add Schafer and McClouth to the list as well. Having these guys produce like they are capable of producing would be better than any possible trades.

ivy

June 26th, 2011
10:15 am

I would like to have Bourne but unless we are getting Matt Kemp for some of our great pitching prospects I don’t want to give up too much for Bourne and the trade of elvis andrus and more ofour prospect don’t look so well now for Teixeara because love alex gonzalez fielding but he has no plate discipline

bruce mac

June 26th, 2011
10:23 am

I hope the guy that was calling out Ugg’s batting average between every pitch shows up tonight. That bush league crap always back fires on the home team. It continues to amaze me at all the Brave fans on the road. It seems to be growing everywhere. Go Braves.

reckingball

June 26th, 2011
10:27 am

I don’t think that Lowe gets a lot of run support from the offense most of the time, but neither do the other pitchers. Lowe looks like he has pitched good enough to win, in a lot of these games that the Braves have lost, when he was the starter.

It would be real nice, if the Braves can score a bunch of runs early in the game today, and Fredi can use some of the pitchers from the back of the pen, to finish off the game.

Bo Belinsky

June 26th, 2011
10:29 am

Joey, every game is a big game when you’re playing in the same division as the Phillies. Take it from me….Lowe is a loser.

ivy

June 26th, 2011
10:35 am

I actually thought the guy calling out uggla’sbatting average was really funny maybe we need more people to attack dan so he can go on atleast a 5 game tear at the plate because when uggla hits it seems guys are so happy for him and we seem to win the few times he has been a catalyst and my hats off Mccann for bunting to beat the shift that was very unselfish and smart

reckingball

June 26th, 2011
10:38 am

If the Braves were to trade Lowe, it would be to jettison his paycheck, in my opinion.
Why would they want to trade him for someone, that they don’t really need, and makes pretty close to the same amount of money??
Didn’t Wren have a chance to sign Dunn before he went to the Nats?

Go Braves! Score some runs!

henry from TN

June 26th, 2011
10:45 am

when it rains it pours—good game keep them coming—i didn’t like fredi using venters

Dirty

June 26th, 2011
10:50 am

That same guy was riding Conrad about the playoffs last year. I think he called him Brooks Buckner at one point. I almost spit up my beer.

JC Bravo

June 26th, 2011
10:59 am

I’m sure there are players less likely to be pursued by the Braves than Adam Dunn. But I can’t think of three off top of my head.

Very nice. Quick witted this morning, DOB.I can think of a few though: Melky Cabrera, Jeff Francoeur, Casey Kotchman, Jo-Jo Reyes.

ernisTbass

June 26th, 2011
11:22 am

Trading Lowe would be like trying to sell Las Vegas real estate–there ain’t any buyers–He could use some run support, that would go a long way. Lowe is a good guy that took the money that was offered to him, nobody held a gun to Wrenn and made him sign him and nobody was complaining late last season when Lowe was dealing. He will finish his contract in Atl unless he is traded in the final year to a contender in mid season either because the Braves are out of it, hopefully not, or younger guys make him extendable. Bottom line is give em some runs, he ain’t going anywhere

huddie ledbetter

June 26th, 2011
11:29 am

JJ may think he was lucky but IMHO you’re always a lot luckier as a pitcher when the oppo batters never square up on your pitches. The guy’s stuff must be amazing even on nights when Freddi thinks his stuff wasn’t the best.

Someone was commenting the other day about Uggs being unlucky because his BABIP was so low. Yeah, it’s really low but I think that’s more an indication of the dribblers and popups he’s been hitting. Good to see him hitting balls more squarely now but up until lately he hasn’t hit many hard ones. Hitting ‘em hard don’t guarantee hits but it sure as heck gives you a better chance.

para brave

June 26th, 2011
11:38 am

Hey Uggla thats what we have been expecting all year. Now keep it up.

huddie ledbetter

June 26th, 2011
12:19 pm

If anyone is interested, I found THIS INTERESTING ARTICLE from Hardball Times about the Braves quest for a winning record all time.

huddie ledbetter

June 26th, 2011
12:20 pm

BTW, I’m always impressed with myself when I can do that html thing:-)

Ed

June 26th, 2011
12:32 pm

I was very happy with the game last night. My only question is: Why pinch hit with Conrad when it was an obvious bunting situation with perhaps our best bunting pitched due up?

para brave

June 26th, 2011
12:44 pm

Thank you Dan Uggla, signed Larry Parrish.

Deedle Nick

June 26th, 2011
12:48 pm

@ huddie ledbetter:
I like this last note:

“One more quirky thing about the Braves this year: they are going to both win their 10,000th game and lose their 10,000th game this year. They will join the Phillies in the 10,000 loss club. The only way they can avoid this is to either win 117 games (not happening) or lose 108 games (not even the dreadful 1988 Braves did that).

If the Braves manage to start off at 54-45 to hit the .500 mark, They will be 9,999-9,999 all time. That would make the July 22nd game at Cincinnati either their 10,000th victory or 10,000th loss.”

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
1:00 pm

Lowe can be traded…….just not this season. If he gets delt it will be during the offseason, and the Braves will need to eat about 8 million to get it done. And with Minor, Teheran, Delgado, and Vizcaino in the minors ready to start I think they move him. The question is what will we get for him, despite his ERA Lowe does eat up innings (200 IP+). And that is attractive for a # 3 or #4 starter. Also he is a vetern that has post season experience and sucess. If I’m the Braves I try to see if I can get a young 3B prospect for him. Also like I stated earlier don’t be surprised to see Hudson gets traded as well during the off-season. The good thing about Huddy as a trade chip is he will easy to move since he has good value, he is a #2 or even a #1 starter and should fetch a good return in a trade.

huddie ledbetter

June 26th, 2011
1:08 pm

Yeah, it’d be cool, but here’s hoping they open better than 54-45.

Johnny Beach

June 26th, 2011
1:16 pm

I thought the guy RAGGING every Brave that came to bat was hilarious,but actually was GOOD for the Braves to hear

mathman

June 26th, 2011
1:19 pm

Agree with Ed. Conrad can’t bunt so Lugo should have bunted the runner to 2nd. Then, Schafer and Heyward could have had chances to drive him in. Instead, Conrad didn’t bunt, and Schafer fell behind in the count, trying to bunt once. Think, Fredi, think.
At least Fredi let Linebrink finish. I expected him to waste Kimbrel in an 11-1 game.

Who me?

June 26th, 2011
1:41 pm

j-Man I see where you’re trying to go with this and I semi-agree. Lowe could be dealt this year before the deadline for pitching hungry wanna-be team for a power player in the outfield (position isn’t as important as power numbers at the time). I wouldn’t be surprised if Huddy went but I suspect they’re going to keep him at least one more year since he’s got a relatively fresh arm right off the surgeon’s table.

FormerBraveFan

June 26th, 2011
2:14 pm

O’B how about trying to get a guy like Michael Young from Texas.They have plenty of lumber and could use another arm.He would solve most of the Braves problems.A career 300 hitter ,decent shortstop.,and I’m sure he can’t be too happy with the way the Rangers have made him change positions the last three seasons.The perfect right handed bat to complete the line up.

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

Now don’t get me wrong I wanna keep Huddy and he is still effective and has great value. But when you have Minor, Delgado, Vizcaino, and Teheran MLB ready I think you have to atleast look into getting players of need. I’m talking about SS, 3B, and Outfield prospects. But also we could use Huddy to pull of a “Mega Deal”. Players like Kemp, Granderson, or Bautistia…..I’m not saying were gonna get any of those players but having Huddy and the prospects we have allows us to be in a position to get an elite player.

DMAN

June 26th, 2011
2:44 pm

Were fine with the players we have now,with Prado coming back and if we stay healthy we should take off!

FormerBraveFan

June 26th, 2011
3:02 pm

Great point J-Man the Braves need a mega deal if not for any reason to showPhilly that they are not content with the wild card but winning the division and world series.

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
3:13 pm

Whats the line- up looking like today?

the truth...

June 26th, 2011
3:24 pm

FormerBraveFan….

…give us a break….we don’t need to show Phillie squat by trading for anyone… the thing we have to do is nothing but winning ballgames….

…trust me, if we’re winning the games we should win instead of stuttering day after day, they will get the message…

…they’re already hearing footsteps….

J-Man

June 26th, 2011
3:37 pm

I never said to trade Huddy this season. I’m only talking about next season. In fact I didnt say trade Lowe this season, but if you can pull that deal off this season then obviously you do that but with about 23 million owed to him over the next year and a half, its not gonna happen this summer. BUT if the Braves eat about 8 million they should be able to trade him. Also Kawakami will be off hte books and McClouth has a $500K buyout so theres another $10 million off the books. And if you trade Hudson this offseason you also trim 9 million. So were talking about trimming around $33 million off the books and if Chipper retires that would be bumped up to around 45 million for free agents and we have plenty of prospects to trade. So we could make that deal for Matt Kemp and resign him long term and resign Prado, and Hanson

bill

June 26th, 2011
3:39 pm

we won and we are hanging with the phillies and are putting some distance between us and the wild card rivals. hang tough braves.

FormerBraveFan

June 26th, 2011
4:32 pm

The Truth I hope your right but the facts speak for themselves Philly has been to two of the last three world series winning one.The Braves were last there in 99.They are the class of the nl east till someone proves otherwise.

Deedle Nick

June 26th, 2011
4:42 pm

@ J-Man
I like your thinking. I don’t think it will go down entirely as you say, but even partially it’s a good plan for Wren to consider.

timboy6

June 26th, 2011
8:30 pm

I felt this loss should be put on Fredi. I couldn’t understand why he pitched Venters last night with such a big lead. I think he’d have been much sharper today had it not been 3 days in a row. Just my thoughts.

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