Braves quotes after Saturday win over Marlins

***FREDI GONZALEZ

On Hudson

“Outstanding. He gave us what we wanted. Seven innings. He was really, really good.

“He’s been nails. He is one of those guys who competes. He competes his butt off every day. Every start, whether he is down or up, every pitch he competes.”

On Hudson’s record of 140-5 when team scores four or more runs while he’s in

“He takes every game like it’s 1-0. He doesn’t care what the scoreboard says. He is going to pitch and compete and give you everything he has. He doesn’t pitch to the scoreboard. Some pitchers, they are pitching to get the win in the fifth. He just pitches.”

On Uggla and Hinske home runs

“Danny got a big three-run homer and [Hinske] added on there. It was big. Any time to get a chance to add on runs it’s huge.”

On Uggla’s second-half surge

“This is the right time. It really is. You get him going hot and Freddie [Freeman] is staying hot. We are inching to getting closer to some health. We are winning ball games with [Brian] McCann on the bench. It’s good to see that from your team, from the other guys. It’s a good time to get him going.”

On Venters getting out of eighth-inning jam by striking out Ramirez with bases loaded

“Hanley, in that situation, usually comes up big there. Jonny made a nice pitch there…. Maybe we gave him too many days off. He was a little rusty.”

On winning four of five with McCann out

“That’s huge. That’s a good sign of a team going in the right direction. Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, which nobody [else] is going to feel sorry when you lose an all-star catcher and the guy that’s leading the team in batting average – and Chipper [Jones], then you lose [Nate] McLouth and [Jordan] Schafer – and we are still winning ball games.

***Marlins manager JACK McKEON

“[Expletive], if there’s any club in the league that should know how to pitch to Uggla… He’d been with us for all these years. These guys had been with him. Two nights in a row, he hits three-run home runs. That’s the difference in the ballgames. Great kid, but we’ve got to get him out.’’

***DAN UGGLA

On homering again against his former team

“It’s always fun seeing them and playing against them. They’ve got a lot of talent on that team, which makes them a scary ballclub. But it’s fun. I’m happy that we’ve come out on top these last two games, and looking forward to getting a sweep tomorrow.”

Significant homers in close games, with runners on base, bigger than just any old solo shot?

“Oh yeah. Homers that kind give you the go-ahead, or put you up a little bit more, are way more significant than a solo shot in a 6-1 ballgame.”

On the two-out rally

“That was awesome. Huge at-bat by Prado getting that first run in, then Freddie’s just been on fire. To get another three runs that inning, usually that’s enough for Huddy.”

Did you envision it would be like this once you got out of your slump?

“Pretty much. Just staying positive. This is what I’m used to doing, so it’s one of those things, you get a couple to fall and confidence kicks in a little bit, and you start to feel more comfortable. Then you’re you again.”

On seeing Hudson with a good lead from this side, after facing him in some of those situations

“It kind of puts you at ease a little bit. You give him a little cushion and just watch him go to work. He’s got great stuff, always has, and hopefully will for another four or five years. He’s been great. He’s a bulldog, and he’s going to battle every single pitch, every at-bat.”

On Venters striking out Hanley with bases loaded in the eighth

“Winning run at the plate with Hanley, everybody knows what he’s capable of. That was a battle of two really, really talented people.”

***TIM HUDSON

On Fredi Gonzalez saying he doesn’t pitch to the scoreboard

“It’s nice to have a lead, obviously, but whether it’s a one-run lead or a 10-run lead you don’t want to give up runs. If you have a big lead you still want to go out there and put up zeros.

“A four-run lead is nice. You can still go out there and do some things. You don’t feel like you have to throw fastballs every pitch. You can still go out there and mix it up a little bit. You have to have pride in what you do. Just because your team scores a lot of runs, doesn’t mean you want to go out there and give up three or four.”

On winning four of five without McCann and other injured players

“We’ve had a couple tough blows with injuries, guys going on the DL, but we don’t make excuses. We still have to play and win. Guys are picking each other up. Our pitching staff gives us a chance to win regardless who is in our lineup and who is hurt. I think our pitching staff can ease some of the pressure.”

On Uggla

“He has been looking really good. Those first couple of months are behind him and he’s playing with some confidence right now. He’s going out there and having some fun. The beginning of the season there was a little pressure and some things he wasn’t quite used to. That’s the kind of player we are used to seeing. It’s fun watching him go out there and hit his homers. His power never went away. He hit his homers and now he’s mixing in some hits and getting a hitting streak going.

On his last 10 starts, coming off back issue

“I feel good. I’ve been feeling good physically. That’s the key for any pitcher that physically you are able to go out there and do what you want to do. Most of the time when pitchers are struggling it’s due to something physically that is holding them back, a little ailment here or there that isn’t that big of a deal but can affect the way you pitch. I’ve been feeling really good since the little back issue I had a couple months ago. Hopefully that’s behind me.”

On trade deadline

“It is what it is. Obviously we want us to have the best team we can. We want them to try to improve the club the best they can. Obviously there are a lot of things that need to happen and a lot of things that aren’t realistic to happen as far as you can’t mortgage the farm system to bring in a player. At the same time, we want to get better. It’s kind of a double-edged sword. Regardless, I think we have the team to win if they don’t make any moves. If they can help us out a little bit, it’s going to make our job a little easier.”

On his stuff compared to last outing

“Tonight, I felt pretty good. I felt much better the start before. Tonight was a start where I bobbed and weaved a little bit and guys made a couple plays behind me. I didn’t feel like I had quite as good stuff as I did last time but my command was a lot better this time out.”

103 comments Add your comment

DC Brave

July 30th, 2011
11:12 pm

AK Braves Fan

July 30th, 2011
11:17 pm

Great first two games of this series. Let’s go get em tomorrow Tommy. Hopefully by the end of that game we’ll have added another piece. If not, this team can make the playoffs as they stand. Once we get McCann back we’ll be a solid postseason threat. Anything can happen in October; just look at Los Gigantes.

Von Trapp

July 30th, 2011
11:18 pm

Das Uggla serving das crow to all who disbelieves……………….Eat das crow Eat das crow

Jabbo

July 30th, 2011
11:20 pm

Freeman’s hitting .297

Fan since 1977

July 30th, 2011
11:44 pm

Keep it up, Uggla! Only 36 more to break DiMaggio’s record!

Who’s the hot chick hosting SNL?

Steve

July 30th, 2011
11:46 pm

Someone please explain to me how all other contenders can trade for help while the Braves get nothing done. Sounds like a problem with the GM.

Bob

July 30th, 2011
11:49 pm

ESPN reporting Astros want Delgado and Viscaino for Bourne. Sorry, no dice. Too much.

Stupid Suggestions

July 30th, 2011
11:50 pm

Uggla the Marlin killer. Love it!

NickB

July 30th, 2011
11:52 pm

noone else will give them anything near that, they should take delgado and a couple of lower prospects and be happy

Joseph

July 30th, 2011
11:54 pm

Because the GM here is smart enough to not just throw away talent like Phils and Giants do. Oh by the way……….they both have better owners and have a higher budget………Yup you are right…….Wren is the problem…….come on.

rainman34

July 30th, 2011
11:55 pm

Im afraid of a panic move in the mold of the signing lowe and kk. Delgado or minor plus sprull or c perez would be fine with me but more than that would make no sense.

Melissa

July 30th, 2011
11:56 pm

I adore the McKeon quote. Nice work, DOB!

Fan since 1977

July 30th, 2011
11:57 pm

Ridiculous we did not get Pence. Who’s left to get between now and 4 pm tomorrow?

And who is the hottie hosting SNL? No idea why she is famous. Kind of like McLouth.

Stupid Suggestions

July 30th, 2011
11:58 pm

Von Trapp, I bet you drive a Volkswagon because their slogan is “Das Auto”.

Stupid Suggestions

July 31st, 2011
12:00 am

“And who is the hottie hosting SNL? No idea why she is famous. Kind of like McLouth.”

McLouth is neither famous nor a hottie.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:04 am

My point exactly.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:06 am

Is this new kid in CF a real deal or is he being showcased for a deal tomorrow?

Joseph

July 31st, 2011
12:07 am

“fan since 1977″……….Ok so you give away Delgado Viz and Minor plus a hitting prospect? Are you kidding me? Thank God you are not the GM.

Frank Wren

July 31st, 2011
12:11 am

By 4 pm tomorrow we will have acquired Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera in exchange for Mike Minor. Trust me.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:14 am

Joseph, what in the hell are you talking about? I did not throw any deal out there.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:18 am

Frank, that’s not even funny.

Joseph

July 31st, 2011
12:20 am

fan……you stated and I quote……..”It is ridiculous we did not get Pence” That is what Houston wanted. So it is ridiculous to give up Delagado, Viz, and Minor plus a hitting prospect for Pence? Again thank God you are not the GM.

dawgsfan1990

July 31st, 2011
12:23 am

I saw a tweet on mlb.com that said Minor and Delgado were headed to Houston for Michael Bourn. Am I the only person that thinks we should offer up two of the “Big Four” along with Schafer and maybe the kid SS in A Ball to the Dodgers for Matt Kemp? Right Handed, Centerfielder, 5 tools. Kemp is who we need if we are going to go for it.

Jbailz

July 31st, 2011
12:26 am

dawgsfan1990 – I’d be SHOCKED if we made a play for Kemp but I’d be the happiest guy on earth if we got him. He’d bring us up big time if he suited up in Atlanta.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:26 am

Joseph — how do you know what Houston wanted from us? Was is it more than what Philly offered?

Joseph

July 31st, 2011
12:28 am

Fan, It is widely reported. Buster Olney and Starks both reported the same thing last night. And yes it was more than what they got from Philly.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:29 am

Dawgs fan – you are right, Matt Kemp is who we really need

BravesFAN

July 31st, 2011
12:30 am

@JimBowdenESPNxm
JIM BOWDEN
Braves refuse to put both Delgado and Vizcaino in Bourn deal…but phone lines burning in the Peachtree State #TRADES

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
12:33 am

Joseph – enlighten me then. How the hell did they beat us out for Pence???

Gary

July 31st, 2011
12:35 am

dawgsfan….Kemp is not available. The Dodgers are not making him available.

Also what tweet did you see about Minor and Delgado headed to Houston? There is nothing on the mlb.com site.

Gary

July 31st, 2011
12:37 am

Fan since 1977 they beat us out because Ed Wade is a Phillie GM working in the same role for the Houston Astros. Just look at his track record. If Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens, and Nolan Ryan themselves were still active and in an Astros uniform, Ed Wade would send them to Philly for a package of scrub players who will never crack the majors.

BravesFAN

July 31st, 2011
12:38 am

Are the Astros serious with this crap??? They want 2 of our top 3 pitching prospects 1 of which is the 16th ranked overall prospect in baseball and the other is the 44th plus they’ll want some other 2nd tier arms for a guy who has never hit above .285 for an ENTIRE SEASON. Don’t get me wrong Bourn is the guy I want and I know he will help this team a lot but giving up two of your top 4 prospects is a lot for a guy who wasn’t even the best player on his team which is the WORST TEAM IN THE NL. I didn’t want to give up that much for Pence and I certainly don’t want us to give up that much for Bourn and I’m glad Frank Wren is refusing to put both of them in that deal. They should get NO MORE than Minor, Hoover, and Spruill for Bourn bottom line. They’re clearly completely jacking up this price on us thinking we HAVE to have him. If we gave up those 2 were mortgaging our future. Let’s be honest Lowe and Hudson will not be around too much longer and Hanson and JJ will be free agents in the next 3-5 years and they’re both Scott Boras clients that will get a lot of money when that time comes. Too much for the Braves to lock up both so were going to have to lock one up and probably trade the other one. We will NEED these 4 young starting pitchers in the future. The Astros are being completely ridiculous and NOBODY will pay that steep of a price for Bourn so it looks like if they don’t come down on their asking price they will never move Bourn and will still have the worst minor league system in all of the majors. Good luck to you Astros unless you start to become reasonable…

BatMan

July 31st, 2011
12:39 am

Great job from the team tonight DESPITE Frank Wren doing everything he can to keep them from doing so.

Joseph

July 31st, 2011
12:45 am

Fan….sir…..your enlightenment request was answered by the above comments especially by BravesFan. Need anything said more about “not getting Pence is ridiculous” sir?

Thadsdad

July 31st, 2011
12:46 am

That’s our boy Eddie Wade, who apparently is still in the Phumblins’ pocket. He’ll give ‘em Oswalt for nothing and even pay half his salary, then hand them Pence for a couple of prospects and give ‘em $2 million extra so they don’t exceed the luxury tax.
The Braves, meanwhile, inquire into Bourn, a good speed, high OBP guy, but hardly a front-line pitcher or a middle of the lineup bat, and they ask for the moon, stars and three planets in the solar system.
As much as the Braves need an addition to the lineup, I’d tell Eddie (who no doubt is bucking for a spot in the Phumblins’ organization when he gets the well-deserved boot from Houston) to go flush himself.

Joseph

July 31st, 2011
12:47 am

You deserve a standing O for that one BatMan……….Wow. Can you teach us idiots exactly how Wren is “doing everything he can to keep them from (doing a great job)”? I am honestly anxiously awaiting an answer to that one sir. Mr. BatMan (such a cool name). hmmm

milo

July 31st, 2011
12:49 am

Delgado, Minor, Hoover, and Lipka for Matt Kemp. Otherwise dont do anything cept add mike adams or luke gregerson.

kar

July 31st, 2011
12:50 am

Are we going to get anyone???? How about Adam Jones from the Orioles?

BravesFAN

July 31st, 2011
12:56 am

@ Thadsdad – I am completely with you I think Wade is an absolute joke for trying to milk us out of everything yet for his BEST PLAYER he’ll take two guys playing single A ball and don’t have anywhere near the ceiling that Vizciano has. On top of that he wants ANOTHER great pitching prospect that’s one of the top 45 prospects in all of baseball and god knows what else he wanted but I’m sure it included either Hoover or Oberholtzer. What a freaking joke and if they don’t come down on that asking price NOBODY will touch Bourn . If the Astros won’t take Minor, Oberhotlzer, Spruill, and Mycal Jones for Bourn then I hope Wren tells them to go stick themselves…

BravesFAN

July 31st, 2011
12:57 am

@ kar – Adam Jones is not available whatsoever…

Sean

July 31st, 2011
1:02 am

I think it was Rosenthal who said the Braves inquired about Adam Jones and the Orioles flat-out said no.

The Dodgers will never trade Matt Kemp for any set of prospects or frankly, anyone at all. He’s batting .312 with 24 HRs. They’ll build their future around him. Who wouldn’t?

The Astros price for Bourn is too much, sorry guys. Hopefully Wren can talk them down to some reasonable price. For all Frank Wren haters out there, please note that he brought us both Jair Jurrjens and Dan Uggla. He also did NOT trade Tommy Hanson for Jake Peavey.

I think he’s fighting tooth and nail for the Braves.

Tommy Hawk

July 31st, 2011
1:07 am

Bring up Matt Young and I would love to have Jeff Francoeur back at the right price.

Jbailz

July 31st, 2011
1:09 am

Bring on Upton, the future CF for the Bravos!

randomguy

July 31st, 2011
1:13 am

Fan since 1977 – the tl;dr version is that both the Braves and Phillies offered big (too big) packages for Pence, but Wade went with the Phillies’.

I personally think he took the Phils’ offer so he can tell the new owner he got “their best hitting AND pitching prospects”- the Braves’ offer was better overall, and neither Phillies prospect will be MLB-ready very soon.

re: Bourn, yeah Wade’s just trying to pick Wren’s pocket now. Probably thinks that since the Braves were in so hard on Pence, he can really put the squeeze on this time (specially since both teams were perfectly willing to overpay for Pence).

milo

July 31st, 2011
1:14 am

Sean, a team that is bankrupt would not build around Kemp??? They wont be able to resign him.

bravo30

July 31st, 2011
1:16 am

I think we need to forget any player from Houston. Ed Wade is the issue for trades with Houston. I believe Frank Wren is doing the all he can with them but Ed would rather send his top players to the Philllies. Just look Ed Wade up on Wikipedia and at the bottom it list all the players he has sent to the Phillies. I just don’t understand why he would still want to help them so much after they fired him.

Thegratefulalive

July 31st, 2011
1:16 am

Fan…..
Why the he’ll didn’t it happen then? Because that’s what THEY were asking, not what we were offering, and I have to agree with Gary and Joseph bout Wade, he won’t be there much longer anyway and would prob rather help the ills. That proposition was just ridiculous ,and almost a slap in the face to wren, after taking the phils offer…although it was still a lot for Philly to give up & I’m glad to see those guys leave the division

Sean

July 31st, 2011
1:19 am

Fair point, but I say the new owners (whenever they come around) would do anything to keep him, they’re not going to trade just yet.

Obviously, if he were on the market, we would have heard about him by now–think about Pence, Upton, Ubaldo Jimenez, whoever…we hear about them if they’re big players.

But hey, I could be wrong.

Fan since 1977

July 31st, 2011
1:23 am

Screw it. Add a heathy B-Mac & (ugh)
cgly h6

Von Trapp

July 31st, 2011
1:25 am

Stupid Suggestions

July 30th, 2011
11:58 pm
Das right. Ve only drives das German cars………..Did you eat das Uggla crow like many of das Uggla crybabies? Das joking

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bravometmasher

July 31st, 2011
1:41 am

Schafer cant be traded because he is on the DL. Philly fans who know baseball arent all that excited about Pence. They guy is an average player. He has never played under pressure and who knows…. what if has the kind of adjustment period Uggla had? With Uggla, Freeman, and McCann (when back) the Braves are as good as any of those guys. Keep it up Bravos!

Mldtown

July 31st, 2011
1:43 am

“Up the middle … ”
“Hi—gh fly ball … belted right … track, wall … it’s a three-run homer!”

I feel Chip could benefit from listening to Chris Wheeler, the Phillies announcer. Do your best to describe / announce the play in concrete terms, and then comment. Say the ball is outta here first before saying it’s a tie game. Wheels is very good at detailing the action and announcing the basics (although he does sound at times like a petulant child).

“Rollins hits one in the air deep to the right field … going back is Pearce … that one is … gone!”
“Solo home run for J-Ro … and the Phillies have two-nothing lead.”

The thing is that, though we are all watching the action, we want to hear what we see. Skip “Braves win!” / “He caught it!” Caray was a master at calling the plays as well as capturing the moment, too. Perhaps it helped he did radio each day as well.

Anyhow, that is what I prefer. I’m still sort of mad how Bob Costas called the last play of the ‘95 WS, when he said something like “The Team of the ’90’s finally has WS Championship.” You need to at least say the team’s name at that moment.

Noone, Alot, Loosers, Than, Then & To Much

July 31st, 2011
2:02 am

The beauty of baseball is that you don’t need announcers to enjoy the action. I’d go nutz if there were announcers in the stadiums.

wut

July 31st, 2011
3:51 am

BravesFAN, was it not you who said that Bourn to the Braves is a done deal and that you would leave forever if this wasn’t the case? o_O

Younger Than That Now

July 31st, 2011
5:35 am

A lot of wonderful suggestions for trades, but there’s just one problem… THE PLAYER’S CURRENT TEAMS HAVE GOT TO BE WILLING TO TRADE THEM!!

Sorry to shout but, the way a lot of posters make it sound here is that all that’s required to make a trade is…1) for the Braves to want that player 2) package some combination of McClouth, Kawakami, Schafer and Procter together to trade for said player, and BAM we have a trade!

Sometimes the best trades are the ones you don’t make, and I for one am glad that Frank Wren isn’t mortgaging the future of this club for one player who isn’t as much of a game changer as the four players combined that you’re giving up for him. I hope that there is a trade made… if that trade can make this team stronger while not giving away the farm to do it.

GO BRAVES!!

Bill M.

July 31st, 2011
6:46 am

I have said it before but best trading chip is JJ. Of course it would be an unpopular move.Wonder if Redsox would trade Ellsbury & Reddick for JJ. Include Schafer or McClouth after DL. I had rather stand pat than trade any of the young pitcher’s.

While we're playing GM

July 31st, 2011
7:02 am

How about we offer Freeman, Venters and Tehran for Bourne? Because all we really need is another team’s player to get us to the WS, right?

Chief Noc-A-Homa

July 31st, 2011
7:18 am

We really need Upton. With his 220 BA, he will fit right in with the rest of the Bravos’ murderers row. Seriously, if the Braves make a trade for Upton, they might as well throw in the towel right now. BTW, we could sure use Matt Diaz and his 330 lifetime BA against lefties. Matty practically begged Wren to resign him and was let go. Wren has made a number of blunders like this – giving up on Kelly Johnson, making numerous trades in which the Braves received an inferior player -Francouer for Church, Javier Vazquez for Melky, Yunel (now hitting over 300 btw) for Gonzo. I hope he does the right thing today, but I am not optimistic.

Larry

July 31st, 2011
7:21 am

Just outstanding pitching the last two games…keep Fruity from having to think or decide about anything!

Ans what about combining Medlin and another pitching prospect for a bat?

ohhhhYEAH

July 31st, 2011
8:05 am

i want Francoeur in right field again. Heyward is starting to scare me. he is hitting like my little sister, no longer has the patience he once had at the beginning of his rookie season, and definitely doesnt hustle anymore. If this is what the golden child is to become, I would rather have our other one back. at least he hustled.

henry from TN

July 31st, 2011
8:10 am

good pitching, good offense good game— i wish wren would get bourn, willingham and adams before the trade dead-line with them we would have a well balanced ball club…

ATLfan15

July 31st, 2011
8:32 am

@Midtown, 1:43am: do yourself a big favor and start listening to Jim Powell and Don Sutton on the Braves radio broadcast (100.5 and 680 The Fan in ATL). they call a great game and are definitely more entertaining than Chip and Joe.

i’m glad that FW isn’t just handing over our top pitching prospects. Quentin most likely will not be available since the White Sox are in the thick of the AL Central race. if we get Bourn today, i’ll be very surprised; i don’t think Wade will give him up for anything less than what he’s already been asking for. that leaves Ludwick and Willingham….so which one would be better for us b/c i think that’s all we can expect before 4:00pm today.

braveshoo

July 31st, 2011
8:50 am

We need to protect our minor league pitching because we are going to need it. Lowe and Hudson will be gone after next year. We will likely lose JJ or Hanson who are both representes by Boras. So in 2013, your rotation looks like JJ, Beachy, Tehran, Delgato, and Minor. Viscaino will be a stud in the bullpen. I also think we need to resign A. Gonzales for 1-2 years until Pastornicky is ready. I know he cant hit, but his defense is critical, and there aren’t any SS out there. St Louis is going to try Furcal who has been severely limited by a bad back for the last 3 years.

Peter

July 31st, 2011
8:52 am

Who else on here thinks Cleveland is gonna regret that Ubaldo trade in a few years?

Bob

July 31st, 2011
9:09 am

The Braves and Marlins have had multiple conversations regarding Omar Infante, reports MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Infante’s versatility would come in handy given the injuries to Nate McLouth and Jordan Schafer. Infante, 29, played three seasons for the Braves before November’s Dan Uggla deal with Florida. He currently profiles as a Type B free agent.

Bama Fan#2

July 31st, 2011
9:10 am

I want to keep the young pitchers if possible but guys if you want to win the WORLD
SERIES the braves has to go get a outfielder who can hit the freaking cover off the
baseball.

chalkdawg4

July 31st, 2011
9:13 am

I’m in Amelia Island this week and what a break that we play the Marlins twice I think. Watching the Marlins broadcast last night the announcers were crapping on our infield saying that some of the Marlins thought it was one of the worst in the national league. I thought we were supposed to have a great infield. DOB could you see what they are taliking about b4 they leave town?

braveshoo

July 31st, 2011
9:18 am

It seems our focus now is Bourne. I think he is the only one that can help us. We get him this year and next year before he is eligble for free agency. He is making 4m this year, and will likely make 6m next year. McClouth’s 6m will be off the books and can pay for this. We need to keep Schaffer as a 4th OF who will also play a lot when Prado has to play 3rd, and will be our CF if Bourne leaves as a free agent after next year. I would give up Minor or Delgato and a lower prospect for Bourne, but there is no way I would give up 2 of the big 4 for the reasons set forth in my above post. I would also be against the move if it means we wont have enough money next year for the arbitration raises that both JJ and Hanson will get.

MURF4HOF

July 31st, 2011
9:25 am

amazing the boobs on this blog that think all you have to do to make a trade is to make an offer… This is not fantasy baseball guys. it takes much negotiation

fred

July 31st, 2011
9:43 am

Everyone values there players higher than others..yet they wish to trade.?

fred

July 31st, 2011
9:44 am

DOB just said They asking to much for Coco….

Peter

July 31st, 2011
9:46 am

Ken Rosenthal
@Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal
Source: #Braves on verge of acquiring #Astros’ Bourn for four minor leaguers. #tradedeadline #MLB

Peter

July 31st, 2011
9:48 am

Ken Rosenthal
@Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal
#Braves’ deal for #Astros’ Bourn is done. Announcement at 10 a.m. ET. #tradedeadline #MLB
1 minute ago via Twitter for Mac

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

richham

July 31st, 2011
9:55 am

who did the braves give up for bourn, oh I hope we didn’t give up a ton. I’m guessing it’s a good possibility that shaefer will be in the deal.

Bob

July 31st, 2011
9:55 am

The Braves acquired center fielder Michael Bourn from the Astros for four minor leaguers, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. He says the deal is done and will be announced shortly.

Bourn, 28, is hitting .303/.363/.403 in 473 plate appearances, and he leads MLB with 39 steals. The Scott Boras client has $1.45MM remaining on his contract this year and is arbitration eligible for 2012 before hitting free agency. The Astros’ outfield purge continues, as they sent Hunter Pence to the Phillies on Friday.

Bob

July 31st, 2011
9:56 am

Another Scott Boras client…..
Doubt we gave up Shafer…it says 4 minor leaguers

Peter

July 31st, 2011
9:58 am

Mark Bowman
@mlbbowman Mark Bowman
Source confirms #Braves have acquired Michael Bourn from the Astros.

Peter

July 31st, 2011
9:59 am

Jayson Stark
@jaysonst Jayson Stark
#Braves agree on deal w #Astros for Michael Bourn. Hou gets J Schafer, lhp Brett Oberholtzer, rhp Paul Clemens & rhp Juan Abreu.

FRANK WREN YOU ARE THE MOTHER F********* MAN!!!!!

pete

July 31st, 2011
10:01 am

YES YES YES YES

AP

July 31st, 2011
10:03 am

None of the Big 4 given up in the trade…incredible work by Frank.

chalkdawg4

July 31st, 2011
10:03 am

Peter I hope you are right. That looks like we gave up next to nothing and he is arbitaration eligible next year if we like him.

Bravefaninok

July 31st, 2011
10:05 am

#Braves agree on deal w #Astros for Michael Bourn. Hou gets J Schafer, lhp Brett Oberholtzer, rhp Paul Clemens & rhp Juan Abreu. #trades

Tyler

July 31st, 2011
10:05 am

Really hate they gave up Jordan. He may not have been great. But he had grit and playd hard. Of Course now all we need is a good right handed bench bat. Maybe we can work it out where Omar can just swap club houses lol

chalkdawg4

July 31st, 2011
10:05 am

I like that deal better than what the Phillies gave up for Pence or the giants deal to for an injury prone rental player.

nola braves fan

July 31st, 2011
10:05 am

Great trade. i remember watching the braves v astros this year thinking Bourn is EXACTLY what the braves need. Great glove, crazy fast. Makes contact… will make entire team better.

Well done Frank Wren. Now go get one more good arm for the ‘pen!

Bravefaninok

July 31st, 2011
10:05 am

jaysonst Jayson Stark

Bravefaninok

July 31st, 2011
10:06 am

Jayson stark saying it is true.

nola braves fan

July 31st, 2011
10:06 am

I agree Chalk… we gave up TONS less too

chalkdawg4

July 31st, 2011
10:06 am

Nola – why not let one of the big 4 have some time in the pen?

nola braves fan

July 31st, 2011
10:08 am

that would work Chalk… we need more than just 3 arms to count on (ok maybe 3.5 if you include Scott L and George S as .25 each!)

chalkdawg4

July 31st, 2011
10:09 am

Schafer might turn out to be great. I admire the kid for coming back like he did and like him as a player. Says a lot for him that he rebuilt his worth enough to warrant being in a trade like this. Good luck Jordan.

Mister Frisky

July 31st, 2011
10:10 am

This is the best news since Mc Louth went on the DL.Thank you Jesus.

Noone, Alot, Loosers, Than, Then & To Much

July 31st, 2011
10:10 am

Another six hours to get another arm.

henry from TN

July 31st, 2011
10:13 am

i hope this is true about bourn now if we could get willingham and adams we would be really set for the playoffs….

Peter

July 31st, 2011
10:16 am

Dear “Pence-ylvania”,
Coming to a ballpark near you this fall: The BOURN Supremacy!!!

LET’S GO BRAVES!!!

chalkdawg4

July 31st, 2011
10:17 am

Watching these guys the last week I have been thinking that all they maybe need is a tweak or 2. The Texira trade has us all gunshy about giving up too many prospects. It made little sense to get another corner outfielder and sit Heyward yet. My hat is off to Uggla for hanging in there. I think the pressure of the new contract got to him some. I would love to see Pence be the Texira (know I am spelling it wrong)trade for the Philles. Set them back some. time will tell.

DOB if you get a chance find out why the Marlins broadcast team is saying our infield sux. Peace from Amelia Island – nearer to Atlanta than Miami but I still get the Marlins broadcast.

This area has always suffered from lack of identity. This was the literal frontier between the Spanish out of St. Augustine and the English who controlled St. Simons. Nobody really knew sho had this spot. I got a nice piece of it right now.

Ralph

July 31st, 2011
10:19 am

The player I have been screaming for the whole time, perfect fix, now if they would just call up Gartrell to platoon with J-Hey and replace Proctor in the pen we will be set.

Ralph

July 31st, 2011
10:22 am

Looks like there is no one interested in D Lowe.

Ralph

July 31st, 2011
10:25 am

I keep switching between ESPN News and MLB TV and have not heard a word

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