3:43 pm July 28, 2011, by David O'Brien
July 28th, 20115:29 pm
Tomahawky i dont see that happining traing for furcal. i think there is still a bad taste in the braves mouths from the 2 times he snubbed the club by signing with LA both times he was a free agent!
MIxxo — LOL
sweet georgia peach
these little rumors aren’t cute or funny, people. my productivity at work is down enough as it is today.
Let’s try to go after Rick Ankiel. He plays some great defense!
Please no, not that thug.
Mixxo, what exactly has he done that’s “thuggish”? I am asking seriously.
The A Bomb
July 28th, 20115:30 pm
RBI single by Hudson….
ARIZONA 3 SAN DIEGO 3 BOT 6
Sure, I know you do not believe that garbage. Especially since the Braves are so good at run producing.
Sit Heyward? Nah…send him to Mississippi. As for Quentin …yep all day. I’ll take Bell or Adams…we need two bullpen helpers to go with some hambooger help for Bobby and Fredi
Ronald – You’re right about Schafer – and not to mention that with a broken finger AND getting busted in the hand with that pitch, it’s quite possible he won’t be back on the active roster anytime in the next month or so, anyway.
admiral – exactly!
You are probably right about Furcal, but he is one of the few players available that would have a low price tag and fill a need very nicely.
The Ghost of Trenidad Hubbard.
WE JUST TRADED FOR BABE RUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 28th, 20115:31 pm
I like the excitement of this blog…sure beats “bench Hurtward”, “trade Lowe”, “send McLousy to Gwinnett”, “vote for change”, “Chippah’s on the DL”.
Problem w/ AZ is they get the Pads La and Col for the next two months
Think I know whay Wren and Manno said to Freddie: Can’t any of these idiots hit the ball????
“They can’t even hit this batting practice pitcher”
Below average against lefties. Still be useful, but hes not idea
RC, just taking that from the fact that Tampa has had scouts in atlanta throughout our pittsburgh series… speculation.
Prior to last season, I suggested that the Braves trade McLouth and Kawakami for Beltran. I also suggested that they make a move for Pat Burrell and Cody Ross. Halfway through last season, I wanted them to make a move for Dan Uggla, which I’m glad they did. I also wanted a move to acquire Emilio Bonifacio (we need speed; I’ve never seen a faster baseball player, and given the team’s payroll stinginess, Bonifacio would’ve been a reasonable acquisition). In the offseason, I wanted a move for Lance Berkman.
Isn’t Josh Anderson still in the organization? Get him back up here. He can play right and bat leadoff.
BABE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES HOPE GONZALEZ WENT FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRANKS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 28th, 20115:32 pm
How about moving Prado to 1B and Freeman to SS? FF does not have much range but he could just stretch for balls in the hole. (sarcasm)
Somethings happening tonight. I can feel it in/around my groin area.
I know, Mixxo, but I agree he couldn’t play SS at this point.
WE JUST TRADED FOR BABE RUTH
He’s got a bad attitude, is going to kill the clubhouse chemistry.
July 28th, 2011
“Anyone know why Marlins Logan Morrison just tweeted that he’s off to Atlanta? And said that he hates goodbyes? I hope this isn’t our trade..”
Umm because the Braves play the Marlins this weekend
Hows Melky and Frenchie lookin right about now?
RBI single by Martinez….
SAN DIEGO 4 ARIZONA 3 BOT 6
July 28th, 20115:33 pm
Yeah lets bring back Budweiser to play SS so he can strain a oblique or hurt a Hammy.
RC, I think Fucal would be a better option then Lugo coming off the bench too.
what about Furcal and Rivera from LA?
Have you seen how bad Furcal has been this year?
Its not very encouraging to hear Fredi say, “Just get the players, Ill figure out what to do with them.”
Quentin has a .913OPS vs LH’rs this year
RC — Ever see him fly off the handle? I have. He demonstrates all the typical thug crap.
I’d love to put his lights out.
What about signing ablbert pujols and playing him shortstop>?
AT, got it. While I’m not in love with the idea of Upton, I think he is probably the best fit for what the Braves need right now. And the potential impact is nothing short of stellar.
July 28th, 20115:34 pm
NOTHING is going to change at SS. Might as well save your finger strength.
wow Golden Sombrero boy aint in the lineup tonight?
I hate to agree with Dennis Reynolds today, but he’s absolutely right with his 5:20pm
no he isn’t. in fact so far in his brief career under that particular name he has been right about absolutely nothing. He’s just an ignorant and rude little pissant.
his hands are out of sync with his body. He is a wrist hitter who does not need to extend all the way to get good power but his hands and body need to be in the correct timing, and they are not.
I agree, why not get Bourn & Quentin. Trade Delgado Or Minor (not both) and include Prado and Schaefer(DL).That would solve alot of problems. If Chipper goes down, they can find someone suitable to cover 3rd.
LOMO FOR PRADO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW FRANKS HAVING A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please not upton
Gross, Dennis Reynolds. They make a shampoo for that.
Nova Scotia Steve
July 28th, 20115:35 pm
Hope we didn’t give up too much
July 28th, 20115:36 pm
You have got to explain more than that. I have no idea what you mean by “fly off the handle”, or what the reasons behind it are.
Is he yelling about a bad call? Is he taunting children? Did he slam his helment after a K?
“Flying off the handle” can mean a lot of things. It could mean “thug” or it could mean “he plays with passion” (George Brett), or it could mean “he’s bats*** crazy”.
I”M HEARING THE BRAVES ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS TO SIGN ESPN COMMENTATOR BARRY LARKIN. HE SAID F THE HOF I’M MAKING MY COMEBACK!!
July 28th, 20115:37 pm
get Ty Cobb with Fat boy Ruth and we are set
Check Uptons Road splits out. Last I saw, couple days ago, .278 average…9hr…37 RBI…..360 ob%. So again it may just be Tropicana and the turf. Who knows but away from TB he is producing.
BRAVES ACQUIRE ROY HOBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Just get the players, Ill figure out what to do with them.”
Translation: Throw us a fu*kin’ bone here Frank.
I love all these please no Upton, no Quentin, no Bourn, no Ludwick posts. EVERYONE of these guys helps upgrade this team.
noleee…unreal how little you know about hitting. Not even going to comment further regarding anything to do with hitting. You simply don’t know what you’re talking about.
Another slow, .250 hitter to clog the base paths. Only thing to recommend him, he doesn’t strike out a lot for a 20 homer guy. Three guys out there better. Might make sense if he comes packaged with a arm for the pen but sure a long ways from a Pence, Upton or even Bourn.
I hear the braves are offering jerry meals in the deal for quentin. Apparently he is good in extra innings.
So Dennis Reynolds/Lou Vales/Earl Williams are all the same?
Pick a name man.
The Dude Abides
I still think Wren really likes Furcal, but he hates his agent. Furcal should’ve never left ATL in the first place IMO he was the guy that always scored that 1 run in the first inning all the time. Such a great player for us.
* Preferably with some leftover Q sauce on it
I’m confused. With Wilkin sent down, do we even have enough outfielders? Isn’t Prado at third? No 4th outfielder at all? Wow. And Wilkin can’t come back for 10 days?
Unless that means a deal is wicked close?
SAN DIEGO 4 ARIZONA 3 TOP 7
July 28th, 20115:38 pm
Yeah let’s give up on Heyward when Schafer and McClouth have sucked for years. That should really get his confidence going.
Stizz..its just me. I assure you.
July 28th, 20115:39 pm
I said the same thing about Ludwick in your other blog earlier today. If Bell or Adams comes with Ludwick, I wouldnt be unhappy.
Quentin makes this line up better, and his options after the year is exactly what the braves want(Options). So do this trade and call Baltimore for uehara? (misspelled name probably) and if you could land Bourn, that would be iceing on the cake.
Braves just signed roland office and willie montanez for bench help down the stretch
July 28th, 20115:40 pm
I dunno….Ruth’s never even got a hit at the Ted, so he would probably stink hitting in this ballpark.
Why in the hell are people posting scores for the second-place wild-card team? We are 3.5 ahead of those jokers. If they pass us, it’s because our scores suck.
Brave New World
It would be great if we got Quentin. It would also be great if Heyward can get back on track. Heyward seemed very much in control last year before Bobby Cox and Pendleton began working with him to become more aggressive at the plate. I don’t want to guess what Parrish has done with Heyward, but he looks much less comfortable in the batter’s box. This is a 5-tool talent, and we need to get him going, not just for 2011, but for the future.
Well, Wilkin had to be sent down so they could bring up another bullpen arm because there’s no way Cy Proctor is going anywhere, John Adcox.
If Quentin is acquired, could the Braves Play JH in CF while Schafer is down?
buzz capra for long relief FRANK IS ON FIRE
Ruth, another lefty…
July 28th, 20115:41 pm
Why in the world would you not want Logan Morrison? He’s only hit 16 home runs this year.
I really think he probably said that just to get Twitter nation all abuzz. Besides that, he’s a lefty. If the Braves wanted a lefty they would probably just get Bourn.
i agree totally with fan in nova. gonzo came over with 17 homers and 50 rbi. frank wren do not trade a prospect for an above average hitter in the american league. he plays in a launching pad in chicago. a 30 home run hitter in the american league is a 15 to 17 homer guy in the national league.most of u guys are just “news junkies” (meaning you are more interested in seeing your team make any move so they could be talked about on espn.) the news about a trade is more important than your team making a move that will make them world series contenders.
Heyward is the future of this team, if they give up on him like that I’d quit watching the stupid Braves lose the very day they made this terrible mistake. How about this, genius…..GET A HITTING COACH. There, problem solved and the entire team lives up to their potential. Its not rocket science. Larry Parrish has no business being any kind of coach for the Braves, he has done nothing- N-O-T-H-I-N-G for this team. Terry Pendleton was a way better coach I never thought I’d ever say that but at this point its truth. Address the real problems, don’t throw it on a guy who’s having a bad season due to injury, sophmore slump, and everything else. He has shown signs of snapping out of it, but every time he does stupid Freddi benches him its so dumb how this team works nowadays. Heyward still has more HRs than more than half the entire starting lineup and a lot more guys have similar stats not just him, so whatever. I’ve never been so mad about a dumb clubhouse move that better not happen.
NY METS 10 REDS 9 THEY MAY CATCH US AT THE RATE FRANK IS GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve been keeping an eye on the D’Backs.
Proctor is our MVP no matter what anyone says. He comes in throwing gas. Did you see that walk-off FC the other night?
Thanks, Brava. Just seems weird to go three days with just three outfielders.
“I’m confused. With Wilkin sent down, do we even have enough outfielders? Isn’t Prado at third? No 4th outfielder at all? – John Adcox”
Nope, we still have 4 – Prado, Nate, Heyward, Hinski
3B – Chipper, Lugo, Conrad, Prado
July 28th, 20115:42 pm
But Prado’s at 3rd, yes?
July 28th, 20115:44 pm
Here is lineup we need to overtake the Phillies:
Then Freddie would come up with some way to screw it up.
Chop Chop — would you rather see a score of relevance or trade rumors of irrelevance. Don’t want to know, ignore it.
It’s a playoff race.
July 28th, 20115:45 pm
Dennis Reynolds, and Elizabeth: We’re 104 games into the season, it’s time to do what is necessary to win the rest of the way and in the playoffs. If the Braves platoon, bench or send Heyward down, to me it has nothing to do with his role beyond this season. He’s a potential superstar, no doubt. Huge talent. But since the first two months of last season, we’ve only seen him really rake, produce at top form, for a week or two weeks at a time, and lately even less.
As I wrote, right field is and should be his from Day 1 next season. You can play Quentin in left if Chipper retires, or trade him if he doesn’t. To me, that makes sense. If it doesn to you, hey, no worries. Difference of opinion.
By the way, Heyward has a .248 average and .399 slugging percentage in 175 games going back to May 31, 2010, after batting 301 with .596 slugging in his first 46 games through May 30, 2010. Almost 200 points lower in slugging, and more than 50 points lower in batting average.
(He’s had a still-good .352 OBP over those 175 games, compared to a huge .421 OBP in his first 46 games.)
He’s at 3B again tonight, but could always slide back to LF.
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yeah Dennis I spent 12 years working in AAA and as a scout, but I don’t know hitting as well as an ignorant, rude little tv watchin’ flea like you.
That’s almost as funny as your stupid comment about being the only non-cellar dweller on the blog. Have any more good jokes, cause I’m liking your act so far?
Messinger1: You are kidding of course???
falconefever said it best – beware of an AL hitter moving to the NL. Remember how well that worked out last year.
July 28th, 20115:46 pm
Not complaining DOB, but that has to be the shortest blog in the five plus years I have been following this blog. Things must really be happening for you to purposely cut it so short with three hours to go before game time.
Glad you’re not complaining.
My Name Is Earl
For all you Schafer Haters, When he went out the Braves went on a losing streak. When he came back, they won.
July 28th, 20115:47 pm
Do you think the Braves will be done “if” they acquire Quentin?
What is the package in the works for Quentin?
Leo Mazone just said a few minutes ago that he likes Quentin but can’t see Chicago trading down…..shipping Quentin our for a prospect….
Chicago is only 3 games back of Detroit so Leo doesn’t see them giving up with 2 months to play….they do have a replacement in AAA ready to come up, but do you sign off on Quentin at this point?
If he is only batting .182 or whatever then we surely don’t want him….no more .200 hitters on this club please…
henry from TN
July 28th, 20115:48 pm
quentin sounds the best yet the only reason i suggested ludwick i thought we could get adams with him maybe we can still get adams….
John Adcox, I was being facetious. I can’t understand why Proctor is still on this team. Yeah he did OK, the other night, but it was shaky. I sure hope they don’t plan to make a playoff run with him.
Frank and Freddi G’s conversation
Frank: what kind of lineup can you make using Quintin…..
Freddi: pauses unsure
Frank: Hurry up I need an answer I got the sox GM on hold….
Freddi: I don’t know he’s a good player
Frank: I need an answer
Freddi: (getting increasingly agitated) I don’t know Frank
Frank: WTF do you want me to do Fred
Freddi: Just pull the trigger Frank I’ll handle it later
Frank: when are you gonna figure out where everyone’s gonna play we need answers!!!
Freddi: F*** it!!! We’ll do it live… WE’LL DO IT LIVE! F*** IT! DO IT LIVE… look, I’ll write it and we’ll do it live! F***ing thing SUCKS!
July 28th, 20115:49 pm
The Braves have been interested in Quentin before this season…makes sense.
Thanks for the clarification, DOB. We obviously do have difference in opinions. I just feel that there are a number of other ways to upgrade this team than to bench Heyward for a guy like Quentin. We have holes in CF and SS, not to mention our 3rd baseman is never healthy enough to play. Is seems obvious to me that a true leadoff man is needed and Michael Bourn appears to be the best option.
July 28th, 20115:50 pm
Heywards stats look like Frenchy’s.
Dob: I love your responses to these morons haha
Yeah – “Freddie” (might want to learn how to spell the manager’s name) would screw up that lineup – just like he “only” got 61 wins from a team with so many players that most of y’all think suck and need to be gone.
Yet another marroon heard from.
Good post Messenger1
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