6:24 pm October 4, 2011, by David O'Brien
October 6th, 201110:11 pm
“Pay them a base salary of $30-40K with the opportunity to earn significantly more compensation dependent on performance-i.e. base salary plus bonus.”
oMy Idea–Potential Salary/162 Times Games Won = Money Earned Simple terms–PS $162.00/162 = dollar a game. Win 89, you make $89.00.
October 7th, 201110:00 am
How bout a blog on current free agents and who the braves could potentially go after. Something that would spart some motivation in this off season.
I would love to see the braves pick up a strong outfielder and a strong pitcher. We need another ace on this staff. That was evident late in the season. We were using to many youngsters.
October 7th, 201111:18 am
The Braves have made the playoffs Once under Frank Wren. Is it possible he is the problem?
October 7th, 201111:54 am
” But at the same time, there are plenty who question whether Heyward has all that it takes, including physical and mental toughness, to become a consistent, elite player year after year in the 162-game grind of major league baseball. ”
Without question, these are some of the same people that were talking him up before and during his rookie season. Telling all who would listen, that he was the next great one…and now he doesn’t have what it takes?
Either they didn’t know what they were talking about during his rookie season, or they don’t know what they are talking about now. Either way, they have no credibility. They are just talkers, and will not allow their to be any dead air.
October 7th, 20111:22 pm
This kid is going to be OK. Don’t be surprised if he hits .280 with 35 HRS and 100 RBIs in 2012. Just sayin.
October 7th, 20114:28 pm
Sure the Braves would try to use their rookie right fielder as their scape goat . Gonzales and the Braves entire coaching staff is directly responsible for the Braves collapse .
October 7th, 201111:20 pm
Sure the Braves choked this year, but only 5 games before Philadelphia ………How bout dem Willies
October 8th, 20119:33 am
Wow everyone hating on Heyward. The reason we slid out of the playoffs is because Brian McMann, Prado, and Chipper flat out couldn’t hit a lick down the stretch. McCann’s avg. dropped almost 50 pts. after the allstar break, and Prado’s dropped almost 20. Look back at how many times they came up in crucial situations with runners in scoring position and failed miserably. These two are the goats the last 2-3 wks. And I guess you could add Kembral to the list for blowing the saves against the Cardinals, and the Phillies. Most of you jerks are the same ones that threw Uggla under the bus when he was struggling. Get rid of the jerk we payed way to much for the bum. What an idiot he made you all out to be. I’m sticking with Heyward like I did with Uggla. Give the kid some slack he’s only 22.
Bob the Blogger
October 8th, 20118:35 pm
The fact is, most prospects Heyward’s age are still in AA or AAA. Heck, some are still in A ball. He obviously has some work to do on his swing, but he is an intelligent young man and has a much better approach to hitting than Francoeur. I think once he makes his swing more compact, he’ll be a threat.
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October 9th, 201111:20 am
As a team game, all the braves player need to step up next season.
Not just dog J-hey kid, Every member of the 2011 team should learn from this experience
and moved forward, that include the GM, Mgr, and Coaches, and stop making excuses.
The problem too me is everybody too layed back, Time too whole your player accountable and
your leader got to come from the next generation players.
October 9th, 201111:28 pm
I said spring of 2010 Hayward’s size might be a problem in the outfield long term. I said spring of this year his swing is very long, has holes and MLB pitchers might be a problem for him long term. I’d take one Freddy Freeman with his short swing over two JH’s right now.
October 10th, 20118:18 pm
The Braves have more problems than to worry about Heyward now, The whole team needs to learn how to hit, and know when to hit the ball where it is pitched instead of trying to hit it out of the stadium with guys in scoring position!
October 11th, 201111:40 am
Hire greg Walker..he can help J-Hey..bet on it.
October 11th, 20113:01 pm
I get the impression that the early attention went to the kid’s head. Maybe Heyward thinks he can coast through the next few years until the Yankees sign him.
October 11th, 20113:54 pm
When is the last time Heyward smiled????
October 11th, 20114:27 pm
I blame Heyward`s production on the front office (should`ve sent him down to get ABs instead of platoon), the manager (Fredi for not addressing the situation), and of course the hitting coach who is gone. Hopefully Jason won`t tank like some fast start hitters who disappeared pretty fast. He`s 22 and I think he`s more willing to learn unlike Andruw. Maybe he needs to hang out with Chipper in the off season or an actual good hitting coach. He definatly needs winter ball if he`s healthy.
October 12th, 201110:01 am
It should seem less certain. Francoueur had back to back 100 RBI seasons in his first 2 full seasons and then slumped in his 3rd and was gone.
October 13th, 20115:47 am
HEYWARD is not the main reason the BRAVES CHOKED!
THEY choked for poor excution!
Let:s rank the starting eight from 1-10.
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