1:19 pm October 21, 2011, by David O'Brien
October 25th, 201111:11 am
Scott Fletcher, the left-handed third baseman?!?!?
Gimme a break.
PS: (Hybrid, my ass.) — Random
Left-handed third baseman, huh? Must’ve been some strong stuff you were on when watching ‘ball back in those days, Random.
October 25th, 20116:30 pm
I shot the sheriff. I did NOT shoot the deputy.
NO MORE HOPE
October 26th, 201112:53 am
Knew this would happen. Why do Braves always hire first person they interview? Dang!
October 26th, 20117:53 am
What I find more interesting is FG has gone dark giving way to the JS/Wren show. While still unlikely I wonder if Francona could sneak in. FG could always resign if he feels like a puppet.
PS – Wren saying he and FG agreed is for the press. After the Parrish debacle FG is being told what is happening versus having a say in it.
October 26th, 20119:26 am
JS is working on his eventual move to owning the Royals if they can be bought cheaply enough, he’s just trying to squeeze as much coin as he can out of now longstanding cashcow (OUR Braves), and doesn’t really care how they perform on the field as long as he can convince fans to keep showing up (see his asinine post-season ending collapse letter to frequent ticket buyers). Frank Wren has never established himself as a top-shelf front office guy in MLB, his record at Baltimore was attrocious and it’s been more of the same (Ugly Dan for 5 more awful years of sub-par fielding, one handed swings, huge strkeout totals by middle infielders standards, and too few base hits when it matters). Fredi Gonzalez, well do I really have to explain what’s wrong there? They all need to go and the sooner Liberty Media dumps the team the better off the Braves will be!
October 26th, 201111:05 am
I thought Frank was going to take his time! NOT! He had until January or later and yet he rushed this jewel in before the World Series is even over. I guess the guy deserves a chance, but if he fails it’s just another moronic move by Frankie, and will mean another year out of postseason for the Chok, I mean the Braves.
So now a hitting coach is hired, now it’s time to fire Fredi and get someone with a triple digit IQ in here to manage. Out of 30 managers, Fredi is about 28th as far as knowing what they are doing. He was just pathetic as a ML manager. My prediction…the Braves will finish 4th or 5th in the NL East if Fredi is allowed to remain as manager for the entire 2012 season. That’s how bad he is. So the Braves will waste another season before they get rid of both Fredi and Frankie?
How does Frankie get to remain as GM? He was run out of Baltimore and unless you think Linebrink, Proctor and Parrish were examples of good GM moves, then why is he still in the ATL? He has done absolutely nothing to improve the Braves as a team. Uggla you say? Yeah from July 5th on, but he just absolutely KILLED the Braves in April, May and June. Hitting in the 5 spot he had more RISP than any Brave and did the worst job. Just imagine if in a couple of games he had done his job and had some RBIs to help the Braves win some games. They would have won the WC instead of the freakin’ Cards. As I said, he has done nothin’. Even Bourn went into the rabbit hole after coming over from the Lastros.
Time to rid the Braves of FW as GM and hire BC back to run the Braves. There, I’ve said it! Bring Bobby back. A guy that knows something about winning!
October 26th, 201111:45 am
one wonders why gonzo was permitted to hire parrish in the first instance since he had never served as a hitting coach, as I understand his credentials. also seem to remember braves organization comments about how many pitches Jason took in his rookie season–so many walks. so the last year, he swung at everything. neither bobby cox nor gonzo seem of the school to make pitchers work to get strikes. the braves were free swingers under both of them, and hardly anyone hit as a result. think that’s why cox could almost never win in playoffs because the opposing pitchers lured the braves to hack at anything they threw up. the braves will never win big despite their pitching under fredi. sad braves fan now in south florida.
Braves hire Walker as new hitting coach « bravesnation
October 27th, 20111:28 am
[...] off a disappointing conclusion to this past season, the Braves are ready to move forward with Greg Walker as their new hitting coach. Wren introduced Walker as Atlanta’s third hitting coach in a span [...]
October 27th, 201111:15 pm
Hilarious…. already judging the new hire. Not one AB, and we’re firing the new guy already. Give the man a chance. He could hardly do worse than Parrish did.
October 30th, 20113:47 pm
I see Hinkse, Linebrink, McLouth and Wilson have filed for free agency. Wonder if the Braves sign any of them
October 30th, 20118:24 pm
Already missing baseball but at least HotStove is about to get going.
The Wrong Walker
October 31st, 201110:34 am
The Brave’s should have gone after Larry Walker…………not Greg!
October 3rd, 20125:36 am
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