11:13 pm July 29, 2011, by David O'Brien
July 30th, 20112:51 pm
And I think Melky is doing better because for once in his career he’s not in the limelight. I think if I were him I’d stay pat in KC, and I think the Royals’s FO feels the same way.
Jose Costanza, my new favorite Brave.
And my favorite sitcom character.
July 30th, 20112:52 pm
We’ve been underachieving all year & are still one of the top 5 teams in MLB. That and we are one of the youngest. This is a good club. I wanna win now, but we don’t need to give up the future for some ESPN-overhyped corner outfield rental. Hopefully we’ll be healthy come September.
July 30th, 20112:55 pm
I agree that we don’t need to give up our future for the next 2-3 months of baseball, but I don’t think we will be if we deal Delgado and some other minor guys. I don’t even know if Minor is in our future, and I think we’d be fine without Vizcaino, although he might end up being really good out of the pen.
Brave New World
July 30th, 20112:56 pm
Good points Theo. If Melky had produced like this with the Braves he would still be here. If nothing else, it further proves Wren knows what he’s doing. He traded Vasquez for Cabrera and one of our top pitching prospects (Visciano), at a time when many Braves pundits were outraged because Vasquez had a career year.
July 30th, 20113:01 pm
Excellent point on Vazquez, Brave New World. I personally was very mad at that deal. But now the Marlins can’t get rid of him fast enough. 5.10 ERA, a 2.23 difference. Ouch.
July 30th, 20113:05 pm
At what point do we stop saying “we just need to get healthy… we’ve been under performing all year.. if we can just string together some hits…” We can’t keep saying this, 1 day away from August 1st.. Or else we’ll be beaten by the Giants in the first round again. If we make it there.
Pitching wins Championships, yes, but you gotta score a few runs against the good pitchers as well.
I love Hinske but he’s not what we need as an everyday. I liked what I saw out of Jose last night, but he’s not what we need either. But I like him as a backup. Heyward, well, how much longer can Heyward continue to ground out? not sure what’s wrong with him exactly, but he’s shown no real sign of coming out of it (unlike Uggla, finally)
Personally, I’d like to see Upton. I believe his potential is there, and a change of scenery will do him some good.
Yes McCann back will be a huge boost. As long as he doesn’t re-injure himself.
And please just cut Nate now and save the time and debate. He’s overpaid and hugely under-performing.
I was embarrassed that it had been 5+ weeks since we had a sac fly
July 30th, 20113:07 pm
Upton wouldn’t be terrible, but we’ll look like RETARDS if we end up overpaying for him and he does nothing. If I could be guaranteed of an attitude adjustment then I’d be on board.
July 30th, 20113:12 pm
Boy if we only got what we payed for in McLousy…
July 30th, 20113:25 pm
The way Costanza went First to 3rd on that base hit was awesome. More of that please.
Nate can stay away the rest of the season.
Boy those 4 minor league arms sure are going to help the postseason effort in 2011.
July 30th, 20113:28 pm
At this point they can’t trade any of the top prospects, no one that’s really going to help them is left. They can get an average major leaguer but no one that could propel them to win a championship. They chose to sit on it, so let them sit on it. In the NL it’s the Phillies and Giants to lose unless the guys on this roster start playing better ball. So. That’s it.
Upton adds nothing but speed and they’ve got that already with Schafer. Bourn is very good but left handed. He’s a better fit because he’s actually major league ready now. Quentin probably isn’t moving for what they’ll give up now.
This is the bed they chose to lie in, so 2 years in a row, probably two teams good enough to make the playoffs, but not do anything once they get there. Sounds about like what would make the ownership happy.
July 30th, 20113:30 pm
Classic Braves style playing out the string, good enough to get there, not good enough to do anything.
July 30th, 20113:34 pm
No offense to das fans,but das Braves have von many divisions in da las twenty years,so give das credit to das organizations. Go das Braves
July 30th, 20113:36 pm
Ugh, division championships.
It’s like celebrating participation.
July 30th, 20113:37 pm
Nothing but speed..what a stupid remark..JB has speed, power, cannon for a arm, Best “d” in CF in AL, if he gets out of TB he will take off. His BA is low but in NL with new teammates he will strive. He’s hitting 90 points higher on the road this year. could eay be 30-30 player and is 5 star.
July 30th, 20113:43 pm
MLB. Adam Jones’ cousin phoned in and said, Braves were talking to O’s about Adam Jones. I would love to get A Jones. But Cousin callin…?
July 30th, 20113:49 pm
Wren is talking to everybody about everybody but he is simply going through the motions of a GM, he made his big move when he got Nieves and if he can find a big bat for $1. he will take him too
July 30th, 20113:50 pm
Heres what the Braves should offer for Upton
Then offer this to the White Sox for Quentin
Schafer Mclouth Jose Lugo and cash
July 30th, 20114:28 pm
Braves are “working hard” on Bourn. Whatever that’s supposed to mean…
July 30th, 20115:12 pm
Schafer Mclouth Jose Lugo and cash
I hope you are joking. Why not just offer the White Sox a hot, steamy pile of garbage left over from Chop House?
July 30th, 20115:18 pm
July 30th, 2011
I know many teams wish they could sy they hav made das playoffs 14 yrs in rows like das Bobby Cox and also made 3 world series finals with one world champ titles. Count das blessings PMC
July 30th, 20115:41 pm
The difference between Schueholtz and Wren. Schuerholtz would have pulled the trigger. He is a big gun, Wren is a derringer.. JMHO.
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