3:59 pm July 29, 2011, by David O'Brien
July 30th, 20113:57 pm
Heath: I could be wrong but I thought I read the O’s have no interest in dealing Adam Jones.
July 30th, 20113:58 pm
Brave4life-1995 all over again?-
Oh, I have no doubt you want him. But you and I both know it’s not happening. Unlike some folks who apparently think we can give up less then our top guys for him. Especially when he’s NOT AVAILABLE. (ok. really have to be done now.)
Do the Astro’s have any good BP arms.
July 30th, 20113:59 pm
Hopefully Braves get Bourn, a RH Reliever & a complimentary bat like Reed Johnson.
Come on Wren! We want Bourn!
Twitters going crazy about the BRAVOS GETTING SERIOUS FOR bOURNE
July 30th, 20114:00 pm
No offense but its gonna cost 3 of our top 4 specs to get a guy like Kemp
A GM would be an idiot to trade away 3 or 4 top prospects for 1 player – especially when his team has budgetary limitations. What happened with Teixiera turned out much worse because some of those “other” minor leaguers ended up being quite decent. With this move you are suggesting, it’s almost guaranteed to be worse.
Maybe they don’t, but they have to do something if the EVER want to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox again. They have to follow the Tampa philosphy and stack up on young talent. Sending up Jones and Lee could net them a big haul.
Twitters going crazy about the BRAVOS GETTING SERIOUS FOR BOURN
Understatement of the day. Got 36 tweets in about 5 seconds on my feed
July 30th, 20114:01 pm
July 30th, 20114:02 pm
Even more very good news
Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
From an NL evaluator: Atlanta working hard on working out a deal for Michael Bourn. His trade value never higher than right now;FA in ‘12.
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Brave4life-1995 all over again?
Thats the difference between trading for a good player and a great player
DO you remember the Teixeira trade?
July 30th, 20114:03 pm
Salcedo’s issue is his footwork he covers the whole side of the field and then makes throws from every position under the sun.He has his moments attitude wise but overall a good kid.
July 30th, 20114:04 pm
The Braves are getting more involved on Bourn, tweets Rosenthal. ESPN’s Buster Olney hears the Braves are working hard on getting the center fielder.
end of blog stat padding
wonder if braveone has run the numbers yet
July 30th, 20114:05 pm
wonder if these 3 posts put me in or leave me out of the top 25
July 30th, 20114:06 pm
Brave4life-1995 all over again?
July 30th, 2011
lol they would laugh at that
That is probably the deal they offered to the Astros
I disagree the Dodgers can’t even make payroll and are trading Furcal most likely. I seriously think they would take a long hard look at 5 cheap prospects.
Minor, Hoover, Schafer, Betancourt, and a lessor outfield prospect is a lot for anyone.
Matt Kemp has not been the most consistent you know. He has been ridiculed on and off for not being the savior and I doubt he will ever be able to carry a team by himself. They better trade him now why the stock is high.
Minor, Hoover, Schafer, Betancourt, a lessor prospect and cash for Matt Kemp is going to be the deal. Come on people get on board when we combine our good vibes together we can make it happen.
July 30th, 20114:11 pm
BRAVES TO GET MICHAEL BOURN 4 LEFTY MIKE MINOR, RHP JULIO TEHRAN AND SS TYLER PASTRORNICKY
July 30th, 20114:12 pm
Bravesfan2011. Gotta be false. LOL Thats an awful trade
Get Borne, a reliever and one of those corner RH OF to platoon. We will have a great chance to beat any team.
July 30th, 20114:13 pm
Memphis, my friend told me he just heard it on tv, lol.
July 30th, 20114:14 pm
That would be flat out insane. Teheran, Minor and Pastornicky?
July 30th, 20114:15 pm
I’m surprised to see attendance to come on deadline week-end, but since it did, something struck me yesterday that I thought I’d share . . .
More and more, school districts around the country are beginning the school year closer to August 1st, whereas 50 years ago, it was consistently after September 1st.
20ish years ago, as I was going through school, we generally began during the 4th week of August (usually around August 25).
As more kids are in school on August 1, vacation time for taking trips to see ball games, as well as week night attendance is bound to be hampered.
As we’ve discussed ad nauseum, the Braves are very popular, but a large portion of their attendance is driven by regional supports (greater GA, AL, MS, TN, KY, FL, NC, SC, VA) and with kids in school, that attendance is destined to dwindle.
Plus, people are broke.
July 30th, 20114:17 pm
Maybe Wren is zeroing in on a right handed reliever. That’s what we need more than an outfielder with no talent.
July 30th, 20114:18 pm
Largo, please don’t tell me you are saying Bourn is an outfielder with no talent ?
July 30th, 20114:24 pm
The attendance thing…..it gets old. Atlanta only has 450,000 within the city limits. That may be the smallest city in the majors. There are 5.5 million outside the city limits but people aren’t going to leave work from downtown, drive through the stinkin’ traffic to Alpharetta, pick up the family and head back to Atlanta for a game. Especially during the week when school is in. The idiots who run the government in Atlanta made it worse by not allowing MARTA to actually go to the stadium like every other normal city. If you want to increase attendance, move the stadium to some place on the north side where the people are.
July 30th, 20114:55 pm
If you’ve watched Salcedo play over the course of a season, like I have, you would know what bull your statement is.
“Salcedo’s issue is his footwork he covers the whole side of the field and then makes throws from every position under the sun.”
His enormous error rate is not due to his range. If the play is that difficult, and not successful, the scorekeeper does not penalize him by giving him the error. They give the batter a hit. Baseball 101. He’s not adept in fielding(at this time) and will end up in left field eventually if this continues. Nothing personal against the guy, just an observation. He has figured the batting piece out with his second year in Rome, which is good to see.
July 30th, 20114:57 pm
So Stark says the Braves aren’t gonna get anybody?
July 30th, 20115:26 pm
son las 5: 30 pm en puerto rico y esperando el traslado d quintin y born WREN no venga si ellos
July 30th, 20116:29 pm
MUDGE – You may be right, but I thought Charlie was very adamant that Polanco hit at the top of the Phil’s order. I like the idea of having someone of Victorino’s caliber at the bottom of our order. He is very productive (from both a runs and RBI perspective), has great speed, etc. Bottom line is this: the Pence acquisition affords Charlie a ton of flexibility! Pence was a GREAT pick-up for the dynamics of the Phillie’s current lineup.
July 30th, 20117:28 pm
Enough with the colusion…The Astros were obviously happier with what they were getting from the Phillies over the Braves. There will be no investigation by the league, these accusations are without merit.
July 30th, 20118:23 pm
opton no for actitud
July 30th, 20118:25 pm
nate no this gide is a hospital
July 31st, 20111:22 am
DOB- Any way Braves discuss moving Pastornicky to CF? — Lollygagger
Lipka is the one I’ve heard is more likely to be moved to center field.
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