3:41 pm June 29, 2011, by David O'Brien
June 30th, 201111:06 am
Fargo – Thanks. I thought he’d played most of their games so far. Really like his hitting and he has more than enough speed to get by fine in Atlanta. Looks to be a good fielder, too.
June 30th, 201111:07 am
I actually agree with SHAUN…. you dont use Jonny Venters with a 4 run lead, against the Mariners.
June 30th, 201111:08 am
(reposting just incase yall missed this at bottom of last page.)
Bourn Elite-Speed/Defense/SB Ability Iffy with the bat, playing better than his career norms right now. Solid Leadoff man regardless offers Zero power Under team control for the 2012 season as well. (Roughly 6-7 mil next year after arbritration)
Span Great-Speed/Defense/SB Ability Good hitter with good OBP ability, Younger, slightly more power, Longer contract (til 2015) has some injury questions.
Overall there neck to neck slight edge to either one depending on your style, Bourn is the best defensive CF in baseball, and NL’s best Base stealer, while Denard Span is clearly the better hitter
June 30th, 201111:09 am
I love how just now Fredi starts to worry about fatigue with Venters…the guy has more appeararnces and innings of any reliever in baseball…There has been times he’ll bring in Venters when we don’t even need him and now the guy is gassed and we haven’t even made it to the All Star Break…NOW Fredi says he may rest Venters for the weekend but here’s an idea Fredi – why don’t you manage and watch how many times you use him during the course of the year?? How’s that for an idea??
June 30th, 201111:10 am
cricket, you get it. Thanks and props.
Debbie (Shaun), please read cricket’s 11:01 posting. It might help with your “problem”.
Ease does not belong.
Did I get it right?
June 30th, 201111:11 am
Told y’all that KK would fall flat on his face. The guy should just hang it up and go figure out how many yen his millions of unearned dollars will convert to.
It pains me to think of the money wasted on him. He obviously isn’t even giving much of an effort. Makes me wish the Braves had some sort of contract clause where they could just cut him loose for a fraction of what he’s owed given that he’s completely given up.
On the bright side at least he’s not losing games for the MLB club anymore.
I love how just now Fredi starts to worry about fatigue with Venters
better late than never
June 30th, 201111:13 am
Lou,When your post run close together you give it up.
June 30th, 201111:15 am
Thanks Ease, though I know that unfortunately that post is just an exercise in futility with this guy…
VaBravesFan- great comparison. I agree completely with your last paragraph.
I think Span would be easier to get than Cuddyer. and i would rather have span on my ball club.
Twins are a lot like the braves in being left handed heavy at the plate. although thus far they have not been able to have them all in the lineup at the same time ie thome, morneau, mauer, span, etc….
and I think the twins would only need a young pitcher or two. and im not sure, but I think span is only getting somewhere in the 5 mil range…so he would basically take over nate’s contract the next few years.
June 30th, 201111:16 am
I’m tied with my best buddy B. Mac for most rbi with 47, with 11 bombs & 13 steals with my cannon arm, you guys miss me dont you? Outplaying your savior J. Hurtward by a mile with my nice RH bat!! Go Royals
June 30th, 201111:17 am
ooh I like those questions.
Which of these doesn’t belong:
Marilyn Monroe, Martin Prado, George HW Bush
Ease does not belong among those 3.
Ease,On this Blog you should take that as a compliment.
June 30th, 201111:19 am
Bat, mostly agree, I have been know to become vile every once in a while to certain “people”. Usually more on the nice (if not snarky) side.
But this, I mean this here statement Earl=Ease I have to take exception to. I know that VJ is the math wizard but by no means do those two equal up.
This is a better equation: Ease>Soph
June 30th, 201111:20 am
Chipper Jones, Brady Anderson, “Super Star” Billy Graham(Was the wrestler’s first name “Billy?)
Murph, who is this KK that you speak of…and why are you so obsessive over him?
June 30th, 201111:21 am
That’s an inequality, not an equation
June 30th, 201111:22 am
Earl, no offense…to each his own
June 30th, 201111:25 am
I miss u KC French.
Lots of Luv.
June 30th, 201111:26 am
Can we really do any damage with only 3 REAL hitters? McCann, Freeman, & Prado is all we REALLY have. SS, RF, CF, LF, & 2ND are all non productive, & we can still make a run in the playoffs??? FW needs to rethink this one, better start shopping I say!
June 30th, 201111:27 am
Nothing wrong with being snarky. Its often warranted if not out right demanded. I took zookey to mean Earl, Lou and Ease are all the same commenter. Which it seems zookie has confirmed was his premise, Earl=Ease. To which I say, BS.
June 30th, 201111:28 am
Ease, I can’t bring myself to type his name. He’s just some pitcher collecting millions and millions of dollars to go out and give zero effort while getting shelled by a bunch of 18 year old kids fresh out of diapers. My 3 year old could go yard on him, and she’d be at the plate with a load in her pants and a chocolate chip cookie in one hand.
Gonna have to be a move soon. The pitching has been great but its gonna take an offensive surge to catch the phillies and that is gonna require a bat!
June 30th, 201111:30 am
Thanks Fish, me & Melky are RAKING!!!! Im on pace for 90 rbi, so that big FAT raise is coming next year, thank you FW, playing everyday & getting paid without the whining, its nice out here in AAAA land!!!!!!
Who would you suggest Afan?
June 30th, 201111:32 am
Don’t be too hard on him, he is a petrel, after all.
June 30th, 201111:33 am
Murph, then can she play CF…?
Im on pace for 90 rbi, so that big FAT raise is coming next year
Didn’t you hit over 100 RBI for the Braves twice? What kind of raise did that get you?
June 30th, 201111:34 am
What’s a petrel? I forget. And why is Ease a petrel?
damn it Soph…8 points…8 measly points and I’ll show you…
June 30th, 201111:35 am
Are the Royals again going to the land of not-even-false-hope?
Well Fish…I dont really know. I have heard the talk about Bourn and he would be a nice spark at the top if he keeps hitting. We know he can run. Pence would be ok too if hurtward can play center. We just need someone that is hitting to spark this lineup.
looks like houston may be the first team to start dealing.
do you think they will deal before the all star break or after?
If I may nerd it up for a second, an EQUATion means two things are equal. So in that case Ease would indeed = Soph
June 30th, 201111:36 am
Bat, I think I am getting sick again…just the thought of being compared…
I’m sure the Royals and their $38M in team payroll will be all over that
June 30th, 201111:37 am
Im on pace for 90 rbi, so that big FAT raise is coming next year
Didn’t you hit over 100 RBI for the Braves twice? What kind of raise did that get you? _ jeffrey
Big fat ones, then an even fatter one from the Mets. A serious pay cut from the Rangers though.
June 30th, 201111:39 am
jeffrey, a petrel (a Stormy Petrel) is a sea-faring bird that sailors would use as a good omen…they warned of upcoming storms. And it is my mascot.
June 30th, 201111:40 am
Afan, I dunno, I think the Braves will actually stand pat this year.
June 30th, 201111:42 am
Oh okay. My mascots are a bulldog and a falcon.
June 30th, 201111:43 am
Well not really a fatter one from the Mets. In Francoeur’s first arb year with the Braves his pay increased about 700%, the next year with the Mets about 40%. Then a 50% pay cut from the Rangers.
I am NEVER vile. The thing I did to start all of this crap was to have an unshakeable idea that Dan Uggla is through. I stated this in March and was bashed. I don’t know if the intensity of the responses was turned up because he is proving my point or because there was no doubt in my mind and that agitated people. There are only 2 people on this Blog who I have personally insulted and that was a response to what they had to say.Nobody else can cite one time that I insulted him or her. I said in March you would have no use for Uggla by August. If it makes anyone happy. I NEVER expected this level of futility. I thought that was coming but not until 2013. I thought last 2 years of deal were absurd. I NEVER thought the 1st year of deal was going to turn into this. Why my projections for a second baseman caused this much agitation is still a puzzle. When I believe someone to be wrong about something I usually dismiss it. I don’t blame people for being agitated at first but after 3 months of witnessing this,how they can continue to blame the messenger is bizarre.
Now I’m reading people being criticized because they have voiced concern for the way Venters is being utilized.I would say everyone worrying about Venters is a Braves fan. You would think the response by those who disagree would actually pertain to “the way Venters is being utilized”,instead the Braves record is cited and people are basically told not to complain about Fredo because the Braves’ record is so good. Does that really make sense?
The 3 year old does have deceptive speed, but the lines that she takes on fly balls leave a lot to be desired. She is fearless, though, and would run right through the wall on a deep fly.
She also has a Saltamacchia type issue… every time she throws the ball it goes straight up and bounces off her head. That could prove to be a problem. I’ve got her seeing a sports psychologist twice a week and we’re hoping she can play through it.
June 30th, 201111:45 am
The Braves are checking out available hitters. Some rival executives have speculated on the possibility that the Braves will consider trading Jair Jurrjens, whose stock has never been higher.
Speculated or salivated?
June 30th, 201111:47 am
I dont think the Braves can afford to stand pat. The offense is to bad…But then again…
June 30th, 201111:48 am
If the braves are going to make a run it is going to require the current starting pitchers we have. If they make a deal they need to do so with prospects…
June 30th, 201111:52 am
I would be surprised if the Braves made a big move before the deadline. I forsee small, economical, and/or something that wont blow up the farm system type of deal. I think the braves learned their lesson on the hole mortgaging the future for the present type of blockbuster.
TennPaul – just read that about 20 minutes ago. kinda makes me sick to my stomach. But I guess you have to give something, to get something.
not sure im a fan of moving JJ, but then again; I don’t know what we would get in return.
June 30th, 201111:54 am
According to rival executives Jurrjens willl be traded by the Braves, as reported by MLB TR.
June 30th, 201111:56 am
THE BRAVES’ OFFENSE CANNOT PERFORM ANY WORSE IN THE SECOND HALF.
ALSO, THEIR PITCHING CAN’T CONTINUE AS WELL AS IT DID THE FIRST HALF OF
THE SEASON. SHOULD BE IN THE WILD CARD RACE THE REST OF THE SEASON.
Fargo…. are you actually living in Fargo or just from there? I live in Bismarck.
Whatever happened to willieg?
June 30th, 201111:58 am
We probably scared him away.
June 30th, 201111:59 am
The braves made a good move in getting texiera. they made a bad move when they didnt pay to keep him. It made the deal stupid in the long run.
As far as JJ. Isnt he in the last year of his contract? he is going to want big money.
It might be of interest to see what we can get…
June 30th, 201112:00 pm
N8- Im from West Fargo. so to answer your question; both
you staying dry in the Biz?
Trading JJ would be totally asinine. MLB TR just made that up just to stir the pot. No way in he11 the Braves trade JJ while they are still in contention.
If the Braves trade JJ then they better get an all star with several years of team control left. I can’t even think of a name that would qualify. Rasmus?
Honestly I can’t imagine the team making this move. There isn’t a soul in the minors who can come up and fill JJ’s shoes at the moment. Minor is the closest, but he’s no JJ. Teheran isn’t ready, Delgado is a couple years away…
I doubt this will happen, and if it does I will be extremely befuddled. The only thing keeping the Braves near contention is their pitching. Dealing their top pitcher for an offensive player who is bound to come in and struggle (every bat minus Tex has struggled after coming to Atlanta) would be a big, big mistake.
June 30th, 201112:02 pm
JJ for Tex straight up.
June 30th, 201112:03 pm
Whatever happened to willieg?
Who knows. What I have been wondering for a while now is where is Crime Dog? I can’t remember the last comment I saw from him but it has been a long time.
June 30th, 201112:05 pm
That last wasn’t from me. I may not be back for a while, so not much else with my name will be from me. Later.
June 30th, 201112:06 pm
Oh, sorry Lew.
June 30th, 201112:07 pm
Somebody mentioned this before, but offered no link or quote.
“The Braves are checking out available hitters. Some rival executives have speculated on the possibility that the Braves will consider trading Jair Jurrjens, whose stock has never been higher.”
It’s about halfway down the first “article” on the page.
I’ve been saying it for two years. With our pitching we have, and have coming either via the farm system (Teheran, Delgado and even Minor since he’s been back and forth), or back from injury with Medlen (and Moylan coming back to help shore up the pen, along with JJJ being a Boras client that trading Jurrjens might be the best move to improve the TEAM.
Keep in mind I’m well aware of the fact that our rotation might take an initial “hit” in overall production. But with his years remaining on his contract and his stock never being higher, he clearly would net us the biggest bat out of anybody on our staff (including Teheran).
So the question is what it’s been for months….
Is this team better off with JJJ in the rotation every 5th day, and waiting for Chipper, Uggla and Heyward to do their thing?
Or are we better off simply plugging Teheran into the rotation (with a backup plan for 2011 of Minor or Medlen should Julio fail), and adding a true leadoff hitter or cleanup hitter to this lineup that would make us better EVERY day?
I’m actually torn. I honestly don’t think that JJJ is in the long-term plans for Wren with all the younger, cheaper pitching coming, considering what he’s going to start making once arbitration kicks in.
That being said, once Chipper and Lowe come off the books, we certainly could afford to lock up JJJ long-term. It’s really a matter of where Wren wants to lock up salary. Rotation or everyday players.
We have one of the elite pitching staffs in baseball and certainly Jair is a BIG part of that this year. But we also have one of the worst offensive clubs in recent Braves memory.
I say pull the trigger Wren and let Teheran pitch the second half with the big club. If he tires (like he likely will down the stretch), Medlen or Minor could step in down the stretch.
We need the bat. But hopefully if Jair would be traded, it would at least be for an impact bat that is part of the future Braves teams and not a rental.
I’d also be “alright” if Wren traded Jair for a rental big bat, as long as a top prospect was coming our way as well.
June 30th, 201112:08 pm
The Braves have the second best record in the NL with a three game lead over the Diamondbacks for the wild card. Now while I will admit we have a lot of baseball left to play, the current formula has worked with a lot of major pieces not hitting well or on the DL. No way FW trades one of the major reasons we are winning right now for perhaps a little more offense.
Some front office person from another team that needs a starting pitcher to stay in contention most likely said that to MLB TR to stir the pot so that they could call FW to ask about his availability. FW is not that stupid.
June 30th, 201112:11 pm
veer, you managed to incorrectly report a two-sentence report. How is that possible?
Here’s what mlbtr said:
So, the Braves are checking out hitters. Duh.
And some unknown “rival” executives have speculated that JJ could be traded. That’s a good bit different than saying “he will be traded”.
Keep your day job. Reporting’s not your gig.
June 30th, 201112:12 pm
June 30th, 201112:13 pm
isnt this the last year of JJ’s contract?
Braves will not trade JJ during the season.
We have the 3rd best record in baseball because of pitching. So, we’re gonna trade away our best pitcher in the hope that, instead of using a proven formula, we can out-slug our opponents?
It’s a ridiculous idea.
June 30th, 201112:14 pm
So JJ is going to be traded huh?
Fargo, I live on the north side of town, so yeah… we’re high and dry. But the south side of town and along the river looks like a war zone. Kind of spooky and it’s not going away anytime soon.
Two riverfront houses and a riverfront cabin south of town have completey been washed away and fell into the river. The water hasn’t come in as far as they thought it would. But the heavy current from the constant record releases from the dam have pretty much assured that most of the riverfront property will be toast, because the foundations are being swept away and damaged beyond repair. Kind of crazy.
But we’re in better shape as a city than Minot is. The way they are set up with the heart of all their businesses being at such a low level it will be months before Minot recovers. I read that before the flood in Minot there was about 60 houses on the market and around 1200 homes have pretty much been destroyed/damaged. So about 10,000 people looking for someplace to live. Ugly.
June 30th, 201112:16 pm
N8, I agree with your premise, but honestly can’t think of an available big bat that would make it work, rental or otherwise. Yankees need pitching (and like Boras), would they give up Granderson, AZ Upton, LA Kemp, CHI Quenton? I am just not sure there is a big bat to be had…
June 30th, 201112:17 pm
It depends on the player acquired. The Braves are a pretty one-dimensional team right now with pitching being the only saving grace. Degrading your one strength to improve your most glaring weakness could improve the club or it could be a total disaster.
I tend to lean towards keeping JJ because I do not see either Minor or Teheran stepping up and filling in well for him. When Huddy and Lowe have struggled and the constant stream of spot starts by prospects have faltered it’s been JJ who has carried the staff with his consistency. If Lowe’s struggles continue and Huddy returns to being inconsistent then you’ve got Hanson and Beachy, both of whom have spent time on the DL this season, as your rotation cornerstones.
I don’t think they are enough. JJ has been the rock. The one that has consistently produced. He’s a legit Cy Young candidate. Trading him would weaken the team instantly.
June 30th, 201112:18 pm
although it leads to interesting trade rumors, I can’t see the Braves trading Jurrjens during the season unless it leads to us getting Matt Kemp or Jacoby Ellsbury. Even if those players were available, I just don’t see Jurrjens traded until the offseason if he is going to be traded. We have the best rotation and best pitching staff in the major leagues. I just don’t see Wren breaking it up unless he gets an offer he can’t refuse
JJ would have to bring an all star type player…nothing else would justify
June 30th, 201112:19 pm
Mark Texiara and Prince Harry were seperated at birth.
The guy that just got married I think its harry cud been Henry
Medlen will not be ready to be a starter when he comes back at the end of the year. He will not have the feel for his change up when he returns. Bullpen help? maybe. Starter? next year
June 30th, 201112:20 pm
I’m actually torn. I honestly don’t think that JJJ is in the long-term plans for Wren with all the younger, cheaper pitching coming, considering what he’s going to start making once arbitration kicks in. _N8
This is JJ’s first arb year, his pay increased about 650% to 3.25 million. Two more years of arb., if he keeps pitching the way he has so far this year what kind of a raise does he get next year? I don’t know but a nice one no doubt.
pitching and defense win championships
June 30th, 201112:21 pm
It sounds more like rival executives are praying that the Braves will trade Jurrjens
No chance the Braves trade Jurrjens. That would be idiotic.
June 30th, 201112:22 pm
N8 Pitching and defense will win you most games. Granted the Braves have had a few games lost because the offense was shutdown by the opposing teams pitcher. That’s going to happen and even happens to great hitting teams.
I contend that one hitter is not going to win you more games driving in runs than JJ would win starting games.
June 30th, 201112:24 pm
Ease, I agree. Not much out there to be had. Just talking thought process more than anything. Only Wren knows what’s available and who he has on the block to offer. It’s just fun to speculate and discuss.
“I tend to lean towards keeping JJ because I do not see either Minor or Teheran stepping up and filling in well for him.” Murph
For the most part I see your point and actually agree with it. If Wren can “fix” the offense without damaging the current rotation (which certainly isn’t broke – so no need to fix that). But….
I disagree about Minor or Teheran. Wren wouldn’t be looking for them to replace what JJJ has done. Simply to keep us in games and allow the offense to actually contribue everyday.
It’s such a double edged sword. If you trade JJJ, certainly that might tax the already overworked bullpen since he’s the one true innings eater on the staff. It is unlikely that Minor or Teheran could replace those innings. Thus the bullpen would be taxed a bit more.
But on the other hand, fixing the offense would allow Fredi to stick with ALL of his starters a bit longer, since every game (in theory) wouldn’t be so damn close and runs wouldn’t be at such a premium. Not to mention that if we actually had a 4 or 5 run lead, he wouldn’t be forced to use O’Flaherty, Venters and Kimbrel so much (though he did use Venters with a 4 run lead yesterday for whatever reason).
So many ways it could go.
I’m not going to pretend to know what other teams have available and what it would take to get them. That’s just silly. But if Wren could swing a deal centered around JJJ for Matt Kemp and then lock him up long term, would you do that? I think I would.
Would you trade JJ for two bats,say a ss and cf that could play D and hit?
June 30th, 201112:26 pm
Van is not the working man in his prime he once was based on his performance (or lack thereof) at the Verizon last summer. 90 minutes at top shelf prices for slurring monotony except for Brown Eyed Girl. What a rip off. Sad to see a great one go that way.
I don’t care what anyone says, Minor, Teheran, Delgado, Medlen aren’t nearly as good as JJ is. We hope that Teheran and Delgado will be at some point, but now? Hell no
He couldn’t be easily replaced.
June 30th, 201112:27 pm
N8 I honestly don’t think that JJJ is in the long-term plans for Wren
i think he ought to be. if im wren, i hang onto jurrjens at least through arbitration.
i know he would be a huge trading chip, but dang…so would heyward or mccann. dont trade jurrjens, ever.
June 30th, 201112:28 pm
DOWN ON THE FARM
T-RAN on the hill tonight – 8-1, 1.79 ERA.
G-Men previal 3-1 over the BATS.
TODD REDMOND [ND, 3.07 ERA] 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO. TODD was on his game last night.
CORY GEARRIN [3-1, 2.59 ERA] 2.0 IP, perfection, three punch-outs. Yes-s-s!!!!
LF/3B ED LUCAS [.223 BA] 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B , 1 RBI .
SS DIORY HERNANDEZ [.231 BA] 1-4, 1 2B .
1B ‘45′ GOMEZ [.291 BA] 1-4, 1 2B , 1 SO.
C WILKIN CASTILLO [.266 BA] 1-4, 1 R.
RF JEFF FIORENTINO [.215 BA] 1-3, 2 RBI , 1 SO.
PH/LF ‘George’ CONSTANZA [.344 BA] 2-2.
RANDALL DELGADO toes the rubber tonight.
The ‘Master of Disaster’ starts for the Bandits last night in a 0-12 loser-fest. KK of course is the leader of the loser-pack, but JULIO LUGO ‘relieves’ him, and decides to follow KK’s odoriferous lead.
KENSHIN KAWAKAMI [1-3, 6.92 ERA] 2.0 IP, 6 H, 1 HR, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO. Nasty line, just nasty, and not in a good way.
JULIO LUGO [11.57 ERA] 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R/ER, 4 BB, 2 SO. Horror-show of an outing.
RICHARD SULLIVAN [6.10 ERA] 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO. Thank you RICHARD for an excellent outing.
ROWDY HARDY [3.81 ERA] 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO. Normally reliable ROWDY catches a loser-cold also.
BILLY BULLOCK [5.17 ERA] 1.0, zeros 1 BB, 1 SO closes it out on a high note – thank goodness.
Hitting? Are you kidding. One hit, two BB’s, 11 SO’s, 0-5 RISP. Nobody get’s a mention with that ‘offensive’ line.
HILLCATS howl last night 5-3.
ZEKE SPRUILL [ND, 3.39 ERA] 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 HR, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO. One gopher-ball [ 1 run] screws up an otherwise decent outing.
DAVE HALE [5.64 ERA] 1.0 IP. 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.
ELICER CARDENAS [2-1, 1.29 ERA] 1.0 IP, perfection, 1 SO. Outstanding season so far. Look for him to more up if this type of work is forth-coming.
RYAN BUCHTER [SV 5, 1.98 ERA] 1.0 IP pristine with 3 SO’s. Back to his usual excellence after a wobble last time out.
Lead-off LF MARCUS ‘Bob’ LEMON 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB.
2B PHIL GOSSELIN [.279 BA] 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B , 2 RBI , 1 SO.
1B JOE TERDOSLAVICH [.266 BA] 1-3, 1 RBI .
RF KEENAN WILEY [.302 BA] 2-4, 1 R.
DH GERARDO RODRIGUEZ [.267 BA] 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR , 2 RBI .
Drop a double-header to PRINCETON 2-4, and 1-2.
N8- Its really sad what is happening to Minot. like you said; all those people displaced from their homes now. That area of the state is already having a housing crisis. They cant build housing to fit the demands…it just got a lot worse.
are you speaking of fox island that is washing away in bismarck? I dont understand why people in the plains states build luxury homes on rivers! the wealthy in fargo also build on the red river….it makes no sense!!
I still feel bad for them losing their homes…but their glut for material possessions got the best of them…
Oh, I’m fully aware of the pitching and defense winning games. I’m not concerned about us winning enough games to get the wild card. When/if our offense gets right (might not happen without a move), we’ll pull away from the pack in the wild card and with some luck and good head to head results we might even catch the Phillies. Though I’m not counting on it.
But as for winning a championship? I’m not sure this 25 man roster has what it takes. Not without Heyward and Uggla raking the way we thought they would.
Nobody could really fault Wren for standing pat and waiting until winter to make some bold moves. But some fans certainly WILL fault him if he does just that.
It’s amazing what some health and better 2nd halves would do for this lineup. But does Wren want to wait it out? Time will tell.
June 30th, 201112:29 pm
But DAP is a happy man today…Mike Cameron has been released is available!
June 30th, 201112:31 pm
MIKE CAMERON!!! what a great addition this guy would be.
JJ for Kemp? It would really depend on what could be done with Kemp’s contract situation. If I were Wren and I were offered that deal I would do it but only if I could get Kemp signed to an extension. And not an Uggla extension… maybe a 3 year deal with a team option. I wouldn’t want to lock him up much longer than that mainly because I don’t like long contracts anymore.
Kemp locked up for this season plus 3+ years with Teheran in the rotation… I still think it would sting, but I could be convinced it’s the right thing to do.
June 30th, 201112:34 pm
Mike Cameron has been released is available!
so are Melvin Mora, Doug Davis and Ryan Franklin
I’d trade JJ for Kemp.
June 30th, 201112:36 pm
cricket Forget Hardy
no. hardy is a good player the braves should be targeting. a little hiccup in negotiations with baltimore is all it would take.
Afan isnt this the last year of JJ’s contract?
no, it isnt. he has two more years of arbitration coming, if im not mistaken.
Keep in mind that Kemp is a FA after this season while JJ would be under team control for 2 more years…
June 30th, 201112:37 pm
what are kemps stats this year?
great addition to what? .149 .212 .266 .477
I see the name stealer is back again working on Lew, so I am outta here so y’ll will know posts from this point on are not from me. Wish we could get rid of this person.
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