3:41 pm June 29, 2011, by David O'Brien
July 1st, 20111:36 pm
I understand all that. And I think as a move for the next 4-5 years, he would be a really good fit. However, for just 2011, I don’t think he would have a big enough impact to change this team from what they currently are (likely wild-card team), to what we all want them to be (NL favorites). I’m not sure if that player exists, but if it does, that’s who I want us to go after.
Lew Span looks like he’d be a good addition. I haven’t seen him play though and know nothing about the Twins desires for him. I’d imagine, due to his contract, they plan on keeping him around or at least not willing to move him for something less than a nice package.
I do like his OBP though. That’d be nice to put at the top of the line up.
rob from sc
Span is dealing with a concussion
July 1st, 20111:37 pm
I know, rob.
Fish Bisch is calling BS?
July 1st, 20111:38 pm
See you all later…Got to get ready for work…
BEAT THE ORIOLES
Rc – I don’t disagree with that perception – no, he probably wouldn’t be a huge impact this year, however……..CF is a position we’ve need to fill for several years and now might be the chance to do that.
I seriously doubt that Frank Wren will make a Tex like move for a true impact player – especially given his proclivity to retain young pitching. Span might not be that type of player, but he would definitely fill a major need and do it pretty well.
July 1st, 20111:39 pm
July 1st, 20111:40 pm
Toronto up 2-0 over Phillies. Escobar HBP on hand,taken out of game.
McFann ;Ô; ;Ô;
July 1st, 20111:41 pm
The Fillies and Blue Jays are playing in the afternoon on a Friday…?
July 1st, 20111:42 pm
Jim Tracy didn’t actually say the part about Jordan Schafer. But that was a good one, TennesseePaul.
However, in the Braves’ defense, when basically your entire outfield is injured, guys like Schafer are bound to find their way onto your major league roster, unfortunately.
Terrible thing for a manager to say. Stupy moron.
Yes,McFann. Have I ever kidded you?
July 1st, 20111:43 pm
Span might not be that type of player, but he would definitely fill a major need and do it pretty well.
Considering his replacing this combined line from 2010 through present (.231/.325/.333/.658) he probably would be an impact bat.
Phillies already got one back…
July 1st, 20111:44 pm
Well, there was that one time…
July 1st, 20111:46 pm
rob from sc: all discussions I’ve had with Braves officials in past two years indicate no desire by the team to move Heyward from RF to CF.
I agree with a post u made earlier, that Kemp or Reyes are the only guys out there to make a big trade for. I would also add Fielder to that group. If the braves are going to make a major trade these are the players whom are worth of that type of commitment.
July 1st, 20111:47 pm
are you guys kidding? of course jim tracy didnt say that. looks like you got ‘em good 10paul.
July 1st, 20111:48 pm
Payne I read about that trade the Rockies made and saw Tracy’s response to it and thought, that’s pretty much exactly what is going on in CF in Atlanta, a scholarship program. Tracy wouldn’t say anything about another team to the media that way, he’s a pretty classy guy. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he were managing in Atlanta and a move was made for CF, to hear him say the same exact thing.
July 1st, 20111:49 pm
DAP, I’ve been enjoying it.
I doubt that you are telling the truth that the Colorado manager said that about Schafer and the Braves.
Oh well, guess I better close up shop here for a while…should return around 6ish—bet they’ll announce the POtM as soon as we leave. They’ll prob’ly pick Reyes, anyway…
July 1st, 20111:50 pm
…all discussions I’ve had with Braves officials in past two years indicate no desire by the team to move Heyward from RF to CF.
However, there have been whispers in the teepees of Braveston of moving him to the bullpen.
T for Texas
July 1st, 20111:51 pm
Goodness gracious, Jim Tracious. Sucker punchin’ Jordan Schafer out of nowehere.
July 1st, 20111:53 pm
whats with a friday day game? thats weird. is it a double header?
July 1st, 20111:54 pm
It’s Canada Day, DAP. They are on holiday up North.
July 1st, 20111:55 pm
Alright, 10P. Well done.
I’ll have to keep my eye on you in the future.
July 1st, 20111:59 pm
new blog is up! Howdy!!
July 1st, 20112:00 pm
Aw 10Paul, I always thought of you as an Edward R Murrow type, and you just went all Geraldo Rivera on us! LOL
July 1st, 20112:01 pm
MikeinFl- Just rumors of a possibility of a deal of some sort (very nebulous and speculatory) that i heard on XM Home Plate a while back.
I checked Span out and he seems like a fit. But do I know anything for real or heard anything that indicates a deal for Denard is in the works? No. Just a wish list thing.
July 1st, 20112:02 pm
Gotcha, Lew. Nuttin’ wrong with that…
No chance on Fielder, since Freeman isn’t going anywhere. Kemp and Reyes both play positions currently filled by replacable players to the Braves (Schafer and Gonzalez).
July 1st, 20112:19 pm
Rob – congrats!
Tracy didn’t say that…surely not.
July 1st, 20112:46 pm
Horner’s Corner (July 1st, 2011 10:54 am): “Thanks for the informative post.”
And thank you for addressing the balance of Earl Williams‘ July 1st, 2011 9:58 am post. You put it well.
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