6:09 pm July 31, 2011, by Chris Vivlamore
July 31st, 201110:27 pm
Legged out an infield hit in the 1st-
July 31st, 201110:29 pm
Ok….enough…………John, You obviously have a problem with me, that is your right as a man and an American. I moved on long ago, I ask you politely to move on as well. We can agree to disagree. I have not disrespected you and I ask for the same in return. End of argument. I have said that even if it was a campaign slogan that does not make it right. That is my opinion. I also disagree with Nike’s failed campaign of “Get High”. For the exact same reasons. A campaign ad does not make a joke right. But I am moving on, and I hope that you will to. And actually have a little respect for a man’s name.
And Constanza would be there to help solve that problem. I mean if you’re comfortable enough to put him at the top of the order to get on you probably have confidence he’ll still do that later in the order too, correct? Plus he’ll have a solid OBP hitting in front of the pitcher [bringing us right back to the new-Bourn wrecking crew (sorry, I couldn't resist the Bourn puns any longer) at the top of the order]. McLouth can vouch for that. He hasn’t been able to hit much to save his life all year and still has a .344 OBP on the year, not something you generally see from a .228 hitter.
July 31st, 201110:33 pm
DOB–I don’t ever say thank you because I know you are just doing your job. Sometimes we take things for grant it..I know as much as I read your blogs you do a outstanding job, so well over due…THANKS MAN FOR ALL YOU DO………………………GO Braves.. and have a great trip to Washington.
July 31st, 201110:35 pm
I’m putting Constanza in the 2 hole because his speed is insane, not because he’s an amazing hitter. I’m putting Prado in the 6 hole because I feel that he can drive in more runs and keep more rallies going from that position. But I would put Constanza in the 8 hole and make him work up in the order before I put him in the 6 hole.
July 31st, 201110:37 pm
You have sold me M. Childs. Honestly I was thinking until Chipper came back that the line-up tomorrow would be…
2 Constanza LF
3. Prado 3B
4 Freeman 1b
5 Uggla 2B
6 Ross C
7 Heyward RF
8 Gonzalez SS
Dang this line-up could do some damage if only Chipper and McCann were healthy today. Only going to get better.
July 31st, 201110:38 pm
Oh gosh when we get Mac back… no one’s gonna want to play us come October.
July 31st, 201110:40 pm
That’s where I’ve put him all along Theo, haha! Generally 1 and 2 are Avg/OBP spots with one 99% of the time having at least above average speed, 3,4, and 5 are HR/Slug, 6 and 7 are Slug/Avg, and 8 is OBP/speed. Constanza wouldn’t fit well at 6. But 8, perfectly.
July 31st, 201110:41 pm
DOB with all due respect may I ask you a question sir?
July 31st, 201110:44 pm
@DOB- i think you should be flattered that he wants to read them, rather than defensive
July 31st, 201110:45 pm
@theo- martin prado will never ever bat below 3 as a brave
July 31st, 201110:46 pm
Wow….someone has their panties in a wad.
July 31st, 201110:47 pm
I just like the idea of 2x the odds of us getting on a speedster before Freeman and Uggla go up to bat. There are pros and cons to both but I like my idea better (not like I’m biased on anything…) when we’re facing righties for the righty/lefty matchup, and I like yours better when we’re facing a lefty. But I’ll leave all this up to Fredi cuz he’s the one getting paid to do it.
July 31st, 201110:49 pm
my thoughts on tomorrow’s line-up-
Prado is the perfect 2 hold hitter. The 2 hole was made for Prado.
Kimbrel, DOB has a right to feel how he feels about any comment. He is a grown man. Maybe he took my comment as a slight of his job, which was not the intent. But let the man feel how he feels. It was between me and him sir, with all due respect and at no slight to you sir, it didn’t involve you. Although I thank you for your support.
July 31st, 201110:50 pm
I believe Prado could fit in very nicely in the 6 hole on the fact that M. Childs pointed out: the 6 hole is for a guy with average and power. That’s Prado. But he fits in nicely in the 2 hole as well, but the idea of Prado hitting 6th isn’t ludicrous.
July 31st, 201110:53 pm
@joseph- ..just an observation….nothing more nothing less
July 31st, 201110:54 pm
@theo- prado will never bat in the 6 hole. ever ever….
July 31st, 201110:57 pm
and i do think prado will be our permanent number 2 hitter BUT with constanza in left for now i don’t really see fredi putting a speedster in the 7 or 8 spot. i wouldn’t mind seeing fredi try that pitcher batting in the 8th spot with constanza batting 9th for a game. back to back lead off hitters in the other innings
July 31st, 201111:00 pm
I don’t know about you Kimbrel, but I am anxious to find out what they do tomorrow night. Dang this game has so many variables that is why it is so beautiful.
I take the answer as NO DOB. I do understand. Have a pleasant road trip sir.
July 31st, 201111:07 pm
Tony LaRussa might move the pitcher to 8th and bat Constanza 9th….
then Prado still bats 2nd and after the first inning the lead off is mute anyway….
I like either one…however seeing how we only have a couple guys that can bunt, including our pitchers…I would’t count on Constanza being moved over…
Frankly I’m looking at Bourn and Constanza moving wihout the bunt….SB’s are a good medicine for the non-bunt generation!
July 31st, 201111:10 pm
Joseph, DOB doesn’t check his blogs as frequently as the people who comment on it all day. I mean look at how many times he’s commented on it vs how many times someone’s asked him a question. One? He’s not standing you up. He’s busy. Go look at his comment earlier. It’s July 31. He’s got a lot on his plate. Give the man a break.
July 31st, 201111:16 pm
i still think they will leave constanza at the 2 spot til chipper gets back and prado goes to let
In regard to who will be sent down, I think I heard either Chip or Joe Simpson say offhand that most likely Martinez would be odd man out….all I could think of when he said it was you have to be insane!
Christian did 6 innings Monday evening and 2 2/3 today…scoreless innings Mr. Proctor…
So the only think Wren didn’t get right in the Houston deal is to get them to take Proctor as well….
Did anyone else hear that we got Bourn AND some cash for Jordan and the arms? I thought I heard that, but could find no reference since.
July 31st, 201111:17 pm
@joesph- yeah tomorrow will be a fun game. very different game for atlanta fans. speed on the bases is not something we have ever been used to.
July 31st, 201111:18 pm
Typing screw up….
…the only THING Wren didn’t get right…..
You seem to be making a lot of friends tonight; you’ve even pi$$ed off the moderator.
I’d say you have as many new friends today as Carter has little pills-
Mike from the coast
July 31st, 201111:21 pm
Just logged back on after about 8 hours or so. No way I am going to go back and read all the comments.
I hate giving up on Schafer, do believe Bourn will be a great addition.
My greatest frustration right now is I am sick and tired of having a runner on third and no outs or one out and we fail to get the run in. How the heck do we correct that. We waste more scoring opportunities than any time I remember in our history. Jeez!!
Not having read other comments. I did like Varvaro’s (sp?) outing the other day. Like many others don’t want to see him go down. And despite Proctor’s performance in the 19 inning game, I think it’s time we parted ways.
Sure was fun watching Constanza’s speed despite his base running blunder today.
July 31st, 201111:22 pm
M Childs. I have done nothing but respected the man and his job. I know what a beat writers job is. I asked if I could ask a question and he is obviously busy…I do not sweat it. M. Childs, honestly, that asking if I may ask him a question is just the way my wife has changed me. I used to be a drunken idiot, but she taught me to look at life in a totally different perspective. All I can do is see my perspective and accept others for what they view as theirs. I mean no disrespect when I say this, but I honestly think that DOB is the 2nd best beat writer/blog host for the atlanta sports scene. Best blog host by far though. Again I say that with no disrespect to DOB but more of respect to DOL of the falcons. His articles are well written but DOB is more opinionated (although I respectfully disagree with several of his opinions) but I do enjoy the fact that he comes with facts and numbers to back up his case.
July 31st, 201111:27 pm
I wish you a wonderful evening and a pleasant tomorrow LakeDawg. whatever that name means.
July 31st, 201111:30 pm
M Bourn CF
M Pardo 3B
F Freeman 1B
D Ugga 2B
D Ross C
A Gonzo SS
J Hayward RF
J Constanza LF
SPEED, SPEED, SPEED where it belongs
July 31st, 201111:39 pm
@Mike from the coast
Yes my concern remains is the same as yours….got to get the runners at 2b and 3b IN after we get them ON….
I love the Bourn move and Constanza adds another dimension as many of us have already said today and tonight….
But less we get so caught up in the euphoria of the trade….we still have to get them in…cross your fingers all….
BTW….I’m all in on the Infante thing…. he is a free agent after this year so I’m not sure why they didn’t trade him for some prospects and a draft pick….maybe this next month they’ll find a way…
July 31st, 201111:41 pm
You have Gonzo way too high in the order JD. He should be at best in front of the pitcher. Batting 6th is way too high. Flip heyward and Gonzo and I might like it. Although that is merely my opinion.
July 31st, 201111:43 pm
“I take the answer as NO DOB. I do understand. Have a pleasant road trip sir.”
Uh-huh…you knew he was busy all along…right. All I was saying was to not take him not commenting personally. And you took that personally. So I guess your family made you sensitive as well, since you obviously have tremendous family ties to all your comments. Which is fine. I’ve had women change me too. But don’t take every knock against a comment as them questioning your respect or bashing you as a human being. And if you could avoid being pretentious in your comments and not bring up completely unrelated topics (DOB is the second best beat writer…) you wouldn’t have so many people criticize your opinions. Ya know…in my opinion.
July 31st, 201111:45 pm
@the truth. Glad we got Uggla, despite the early season stuggles. In the last couple of weeks he has proven why we did the trade. But I loved Infante, much like Prado. There is no underestimating the value of a super utility player. AND he can play shortstop, unlike Prado. Would be weird if we make a deal the get him back.
Again as you agreed we got to do a much better job of getting runners in. We would have been tied or ahead had we done so today.
braves fan forever
When we get healthy our lineup should look like this.1.bourn2.prado.3.chipper.4McCann5.Uggla6.Freeman7.Heyward or constanza or a right handed bat we may pick up.8gonzo.
July 31st, 201111:46 pm
@the truth…. you can’t trade draft picks in MLB. I figure that the Fish kept him (and will keep him) because he might eek out type A status and they get 2 draft picks for him if he leaves. I believe they will offer him arby dude to his not making much $$$ and he’s had a down year…. I don’t really see much incentive to move him. He WILL at worst be a type B guy, so any offer must beat whatever they value a sandwich pick as…. I’d love to have Infante back. But I see why the Marlins didn’t move him.
July 31st, 201111:53 pm
M. Childs I think you misunderstood me sir. I was raised and my wife honed in the fact that I mere asked. That is the best I can do is this specific situation is ask. If I asked, then that is the best I can do. I am sorry if I confused you. I asked because if I didn’t then I would have wondered what would have been different. The most I can do is ask, I did….all is beautiful. Hey all are entitled to their opinions. I just ask that they use my birth name when they criticize me and not make up one. I stated an opinion on “2nd best overall” but you negated when I stated that DOB was the best blog host. Either way. Moving on.
August 1st, 201112:16 am
DOB with all due respect may I ask you a question sir – Joseph
Joseph, yes you may. (Of course, at this rate, the actual question will come at about 3 a.m. and my response at about 5 a.m. But feel free.)
August 1st, 201112:17 am
I should have addes above it seems we are stuck with Lugo on the roster. Don’t think he deserves to be there but we basically have no alternative for a backup shortstop. Or at least none I can see. Correct me if I’m wrong but think we designated Diory Hernandez (who I would rather have) for assignment when we put Constanza on the 40 many roster.
Jo Jo Reyes
Hey Jo Jo I believe my 10 year old niece has more baseball knowledge than you.
August 1st, 201112:18 am
Someone seriously needs to take his midol tonight. Make sure you change your Kotex too. Seems you have let out a lot of frustration in just a few hours.
So you try to insult Joseph by insinuating that he’s a woman? Hopefully, he doesn’t share your low opinion of the opposite sex and just sees you as the misogynist you are.
August 1st, 201112:20 am
whomever you are…..You are completely wrong since you have no clue of me at all. I am always at peace in every single second of every single day. You may worry but I don’t. Guess it is a product of getting older. Or I think it is more of a fact of becoming a father. Sorry to dissapoint you fake name. Buut there is never any frustration in me. My wife takes care of that for me.
August 1st, 201112:26 am
I guess my comment extends to two of you then.
August 1st, 201112:27 am
DOB I thank you for this opportunity. My question is………I admit I have only been on this blog this season…my wife hooked me….you can blame her for all that is me….but don’t tell her I said that…………
Was my expectation and hopeful learning of whom will be sent down tonight “was hoping in possible quotes” taken as a slight at you and the job you have done sir?
If it was, that was never my intention. I admit that I have become like Pavlov’s dog on the end of game quotes thread. If you took that as a slight at the hard work you did all day then I apologize.
August 1st, 201112:30 am
Constanza is definitely an exciting player and I am happy that he is staying with the team. My guess is Freddy will hit Constanza tomorrow in the 8 hole. I, too, think he may be a viable option in RF against lefties. He certainly could not be any worse than Heyward. Tomorrow I think Freddy will use this lineup:
I too think he
August 1st, 201112:31 am
I am not Joseph but want to thank you and Carroll, y’all are awesome. Thanks for all the insight you give.
Oh, so you are one of those that has to have the last word on everything? And you’re not disappointing me because I obviously got under your skin with one silly comment. Dude quit taking everything so seriously. It’s not good on the heart.
I’ll leave you be now.
What was the name of the character I played on the sitcom “Friends” I cannot recall?
August 1st, 201112:34 am
Fake name if you only knew. I am actually laughing at you. There is not a moment in my life whether good or bad that I am not smiling. Please do not insinuate upon my life like you just did sir. If you want to thank anybody for the smile on my face first is my angel and then my wife. I wouldn’t trade that for a single win by the Braves ever.
August 1st, 201112:37 am
Who is Joey.
I’ll take “More Shenanigans on DOB’s Blog” for 400 Alex.
Moe's Southwest grill
August 1st, 201112:40 am
You can his bag of doughnuts for $5 on Monday’s.
Just having a little fun on your behalf because you are taking it seriously.
Good thing you are laughing though as that was what my poking fun was supposed to do. Keep laughing, it’s contagious.
August 1st, 201112:45 am
from what we’ve seen constanza should keep playing. heyward is the odd man out when we’re all healthy. unless prado can play short. either way our lineup is geat
August 1st, 201112:46 am
Looks like I rattled a certain someones’ cage huh? Good job Brava at getting one of my comments removed. Well played. Even Joseph had the courtesy of laughing at me. You, however, get the nightly boo hoo award. Congrats!
Wren got back in pretty much every fan’s good graces with the Bourn trade, but he’d go right back in the dog house tomorrow if he options Varvaro back to AAA instead of DFA Proctor.
Won’t know until tomorrow, but hopefully it’ll be Bourn and Constanza batting 1 and 2. Man, could you imagine the speed that would bring? The Braves haven’t seen a lineup with that much speed at the top of it since the early 90s when we had Otis Nixon and Deion Sanders.
August 1st, 201112:50 am
Wish we had Escobar right now.
August 1st, 201112:51 am
Why is a pitcher getting sent down? I know we have 14 this second. McLouth is on the DL and the only available outfield is Hinske and Constanza. Prado is back and forth at LF and 3B. Lugo like it or not has to stay because he is a defensive infielder. I hate it, but that is life. So who is getting sent down?
August 1st, 201112:54 am
I feel like I am better than Gonzo.
August 1st, 201112:55 am
Boo Hoo…….I can accept any insult you toss at me as long as it not the intelligence type. But Just with all due respect keep my wife and child out of it. Other than that………Please feel free, but please try to back it up with some facts.
August 1st, 201112:57 am
The natural is on spike right now….
August 1st, 20111:00 am
Joseph whether it’s your intention or not you are completely ruining this blog.
Every 4th/5th post is from you and 32 of them are about your silly comment.
Give it a rest my friend and lets just talk baseball without saying the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over.
FWIW, we won’t know who is getting sent down until TOMORROW so be patient.
August 1st, 20111:13 am
BravesFan you have every right to feel the way you do. If you honestly feel what you stated then i apologize. You have your opinions and I respect them.
Ok to baseball……..Is Constanza going to play LF tonight and bat 2nd?
August 1st, 20111:19 am
Agree with bravesfan as well.
August 1st, 20111:26 am
I accept the singling out, but maybe someone answer one of the many topics I have tried? Guess not. Elephants never forget.
August 1st, 20111:31 am
DOB I thank you for this opportunity. My question is………I admit I have only been on this blog this season…my wife hooked me….you can blame her for all that is me….but don’t tell her I said that…………
Was my expectation and hopeful learning of whom will be sent down tonight “was hoping in possible quotes” taken as a slight at you and the job you have done sir? — Joseph
I’m not really sure….why you use ellipses in random places throughout….your sentences….but, hey, it’s all good.
As for your question, I’m not sure what you’re asking. Your “expectation and hopeful learning of whom will be sent down tonight”? You thought that in the postgame quotes, someone was going to, in the middle of a answer to a question about the game, just blurt out that (fill in the blank) was being sent down? Not usually the way it happens. Or ever, that I can remember.
And if the manager or someone else told us what the planned move was, then it would have been part of the news about Constanza staying up and we would have reported that. We would not have kept that to ourselves.
August 1st, 20111:37 am
OH SNAP! WHAM!
Bourn This Way, Bourn in the USA, but my favorite has to be Born To Run. Since, that’s what he does and all.
August 1st, 20111:39 am
Actually, DOB, I have a legit question I’ve wondered about- Do roster moves by both teams have to be made at the same time? Like, for example with Bourn, he’s traded off the Astros roster and onto the Braves, meaning that they call up someone to take his place or what not and the Braves have to make room. Do they have to go through at the same time? Does Bourn ride out 12 hours in limbo, not on anyone’s roster? How does that work?
Sorry, it’s just something I’ve wondered about.
August 1st, 20111:51 am
Corinne Bailey: No, the roster moves between clubs don’t have to coincide. Braves could have added someone to roster today to take Schafer’s place for one day until Bourn is added tomorrow. If they were off tomorrow, or they just wanted to give him a day to take care of something at home, they could wait and add him to the roster the next day. Meanwhile, Astros could’ve added someone to take his spot today.
August 1st, 20112:25 am
DOB, what do you think the Braves next move will be? Think they will try to pick anyone up of waivers?
August 1st, 20112:27 am
Don’t worry guys, we will get someone else through the wires even if it is diaz or omar. Wren is not done yet. He knows he needs another arm in the pen and another bat off the bench. I think heyward is finally coming around. He hit the ball twice down the left field line with one being a double. If he gets going and everyone is healthy. I do not see why this team can not go all the way.
August 1st, 20112:31 am
I say the lineup should be:
Prado(great RBI guy)
We have to use our fast guys at the top because they can get on base and raise some hell. Then you will have Prado, Freeman, Uggla, or Heyward to drive them in. That is a pretty sweet lineup.
August 1st, 20112:32 am
what do you think DOB?
Joseph's wife earlier in the evening
August 1st, 20112:44 am
Will you get off that computer and finish the dishes and the laundry!
*Joseph hurries off with a “Yes Honey.
* Wife sneaks onto computer*
My wife is the best thing since sliced bread. She is an angel on Earth. No other woman can ever compare to my wife.
AK Braves Fan
August 1st, 20114:09 am
Who does dishes and laundry at 2:44 in the morning?
August 1st, 20114:12 am
I do. At least the laundry part.
August 1st, 20114:15 am
Jeez DOB yer as bad as me! lol I do all my best thinking and chore doin in the wee hours of the morning.
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August 1st, 20115:47 am
DOB: You have shown the patience of Job with Joseph.
I won` make a comment about him since I`m not sure
about his intentions.
I do have a question if you are not too tired to answer.
What do the Braves need to do to get PISP in? Maybe they did not set a record with only one run from thirteen hits, but it is dismal anyway. Also, I believe they had two runners on with no outs at least twice. Missed bunts, pop ups, hit into double plays….what shoud they do to stop wasting scoring opportunities?
August 1st, 20116:30 am
When Gonzalez bats, I cringe. Major league glove, single A bat.
August 1st, 20116:32 am
thats mine let gonza be p hitter
August 1st, 20116:59 am
just think when cipper and mac gets back
August 1st, 20117:00 am
goza is the weak link put him on the bench
August 1st, 20117:19 am
Not that anybody cares but… I LOVE speed! as thery say,”Speed kills”. there will be a lot more fat pitches for whoever is in the 3,4 and 5 spots. I loved the Otis and Deon show while it lasted. It looked like a freakin track meet when they were on the bases. Bring on the neervous pithers.
I can’t help but picture Virginia’s Cavalier mascot when I read Sir Joseph’s comments. Tally ho, gentlemen.
August 1st, 20117:30 am
I think you have to keep Prado in the 2 hole- more of a contact hitter- too many times this year the big bats have swung and missed Prado got thrown out 2 or 3 times in the Pittsburgh series on hit and runs- I think everyone jumping at GONZO needs to look at the value he is a very good shortstop- With Shaf going to Astros we did the same thing to him as the Sillies did to Bourn as he used to be a philly but just wasn’t there yet- look back at all the years the Bravos made the runs- they always had some speed up top. I will have to deal all day with these Philly fans- but I do feel better after this trade- Other than Shaf- what did the Astro’s get? Go BRAVES!!!
Bench Heyward Get Rid of McLousy
August 1st, 20117:31 am
The Braves’ trade for center fielder Michael Bourn on Sunday doesn’t mean the end of Jose Constanza’s major-league stay…………but it should signal the end of McLousy’s stay with Atlanta.
August 1st, 20117:40 am
Love the move of keeping Costanza around and getting in the lineup with Bourn. Costanza looks like a real spark plug that can inject some real energy into this club.
August 1st, 20117:47 am
Keep George Costanza and hit him 8th
Mitch McConnell's Chins
August 1st, 20118:03 am
Two speedsters at the top of the lineup drive defenses nuts. Hope we can use that lineup frequently. Certainly whenever Chipper sits or Heyward needs a day off, Constanza should be in there even after McLouth comes off the DL. Tying run at third, two out, ninth inning, we’d rather see Constanza up there because he puts the bat on the ball. You can picture Nate striking out and then that pained look on his face. We’re tired of it. We’re considering a special 40 percent tax bracket for players whose performance doesn’t come close to matching their salaries.
August 1st, 20118:18 am
Please stop the “Sir” crap…..
August 1st, 20118:25 am
Costanza’s problem is he is not used to Major League defense. At AAA hes probably safe at third. I read where a hockey player said his biggest adjustment when he came to the NHL was the fact that all passes were crisp and 99% of the time on target. Goal keepers were 100% better and everybody moved at 15% faster pace. Same thing in the Majors in Baseball you have to adjust to great throws and relays that get done and everybody but McOut can hit the cutoff man..
August 1st, 20118:30 am
Joseph – you’re a jerk. Get lost.
bring back blauser
August 1st, 20118:55 am
batters averages will rise with these 2 on base
August 1st, 20119:03 am
Not only shoild Constanza should stick around, he should starte the rest of the season, and sit Gonzalez down, Constanza, Bourn AT THE TOP OF THE LINE UP WOULD BE SCARY AND EXCITING FOR THIS TEAM.
henry from TN
i like constanza he brings excitement to the team and i think in time he will hit 300 plus where schafer would never hit over 250 old chipper likes schafer over bourn is because schafer is white and bourn is black old chipper is racist that is why he said he will let you know in a couple months if bourn would help the team…i can tell you something that would help the team more in two months would be for old chipper to retire, but he wont and wont next year because he is too greedy…and as for getting in the HOF it will be around the 15th year of edgeability if ever ron santo was a better third baseman than old chipper was and he didn’t get in….
August 1st, 20119:05 am
1. BOURN CF
2. CONSTANZA RF
3. PRADO SS
4. MCCANN CATCHER
5. UGGLA 2B
6. CHIPPER 3B
7. FREEMAN 1B
8. HEYWARD RF
August 1st, 20119:12 am
Until we get a decent right hand bat to platoon with J-Hey I suggest we use Constanza in right field against lefties since his AAA stats show he hits lefties almost as well as righties, Heyward is an automatic out against lefties.
August 1st, 20119:22 am
Boy, this Joseph fella is a moron. Hey Joseph…
The Carter’s Little Liver Pills slogan was not a joke at all. There was actually a product of that named developed in the 1800s by a Dr. Samuel Carter. If you’re interested in a source, here you go.l
It had nothing to do with Jimmy Carter or anyone’s disease. You putz.
August 1st, 20119:25 am
Considering the RH bat we need would have to be through waivers, and also considering we’re at the top of the pack, as far as records go, an interesting name for a claim to me is Vlad Guerrero. Baltimore would have to eat most of the, approximately 3 million or so, left for this year. But here’s a RH bat, future HOFer, that can PH in late innings and play a little OF once a week or so. He’s a threat that teams would be scared to pitch to. He’s old, yes, but he’s still three years younger than Chipper.
This would be the same concept of Philly trying to get a guy like Thome or Giambi but RH. I don’t think he’ll be on too many teams’ radars in August.
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