3:31 pm November 2, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
November 3rd, 20116:00 am
November 2nd, 2011
Bring back Escobar at SS, never should have given up on him and unlike Bobby, Fredi can manage him.”
I can never get over the irony of some of these comments. Heyward has a bad year, and suddenly he is no good. McCann has a bad month, and suddenly he is trash. Chipper actually had a GOOD year, but folks totally ignore that and say he needs to retire. But Escobar, who was hitting horribly when he was traded, in addition to being clubhouse poison, was apparently the second coming of Honus Wagner. Go back and look at his numbers, folks, when he was traded. He had a great game Opening Day, driving in most of his runs in that ONE GAME. No homers. PLUS, his antics which infuriated the team. DOB has stated before, the Braves lived with his “stuff” while he was producing, but when he stopped they just could not handle it anymore. He burned all his bridges and was not helping the team AT ALL when he was traded. Sometimes a divorce helps both parties.
November 3rd, 20117:51 am
@Rafael — you must be Matt Diaz’s jilted prom date disguising yourself as a guy on the blog. You will find another man somewhere… try on-line dating, grocery stores, or churches.
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November 3rd, 20118:12 am
[...] Braves clear space on 40-man roster Both Boscan and Ramirez elected to become free agents rather than accept minor league assignments, and Richardson and Marek will become six-year minor league free agents. Wren seems a lot happier than I am about the makeup of the team. … Read more on Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) [...]
November 3rd, 20118:27 am
Lets give Wren some credit. He gets a deal done as fast as possible. I am sure he is looking for a RH power hitting right fielder and bull pen help. He will try to get the best players available with the money available. On Gonzo at short, if our other players had lived up to expectations few people would be wanting him gone. He is still above average, defensely. Tyler is probably 1 or 2 years from being ready to step in for years to come. Sign Gonzo for 1 year with a option year and buy out clause. Focus on the real needs. Get off Chippers back. Hopefully the new hitting coach can help. I am from the old school. Do not try to pull every pitch. Be patient and hit it where it is pitched. This will cut down on inning killing double plays. Another good bat will do wonders.
November 3rd, 20118:59 am
There is one good thing about the sheer number of idiot trolls who constantly post garbage on this site. You can save a lot of time by skipping 90% of the posts while at the same time preventing loss of brain cells from reading the tripe.
Those of us who are actually fans appreciate the updates.
November 3rd, 20119:33 am
Michael Cuddyer seems such a nice fit. Corner outfield. Can spell at 1st and 3rd. Blue collar high character player. 275/20/85 line. Ideal and though not a sexy pick, a great compliment.
November 3rd, 20119:53 am
I like Cuddyer, i feel he could make an impact without breaking the bank.
November 3rd, 201110:54 am
Did Wren watch the Division and WS Playoffs ?-There are tons of better Players than Braves have at EVERY POSITION INCLUDING BRAVES PITCHING IN SEPTEMBER
But For 2012:
-Leave Chipper on Third, with good Back-NOT PRADO-Wilson would be OK if he played more but there are good Third Basemet now that could play 40 Games or so behind Chipper’s LAST YEAR
-Leave Martin in Left Field-no switching to 3rd-he is not that good there-Prado still learning LF
-Brian has got to improve Defensively and helping young Pitchers – Perez not doing good job there
-Heyward will be much better -26 HR,. 289 BA. over .980 Fielding Avg, 23 Stolen Bases , 91 RBI’s
-Freeman- 2nd year is a diffucult one-Hinske on board for back up BUT
-Hinske -got to play THRU SEPTEMBER- terrible in late August/September this year-maybe the Heat
-Biggest boost-MEDLIN RETURNS- Hanson and JJ IMPROVE or TRADE
-Sherrill–good against Left Hand Hitters-Wren let him go but Braves still need this type- old.ugly middle inning Relievers -like all Playoff Teams have- 6-4-255 pounds, big stomach bearded, snarly, throw inside at 96 mph ,etc.
DC Braves fan
November 3rd, 201111:26 am
“High on the Braves’ wish list are shortstop and a left fielder to play when Martin Prado fills in for Chipper Jones at third base.”
why not a bench 3B, that can fill in for Jones directly? Isn’t that limiting? or 2 utility INF that could play SS and/or 3B? I don’t understand why you would limit your self like that…
November 3rd, 20111:03 pm
@John, Prado is actually a better defender at 3rd than in LF. That’s why it’s more important to get a good LF and let Prado be the super utility.
I still think it’s funny that people believe that Jose Constanza is a good ML player. He’s a below average defender, terrible K/BB rate, no power, no consistency, and his only asset is his speed, which is nice, but will only take him so far. His ABs seem better suited for softball than baseball.
Jason will be fine with a good offseason getting him back into playing form. Patience is a virtue.
November 3rd, 20112:35 pm
here my hot stove rumor for the braves if c.j wilson dont resign the rangeres need piching right? so we trade jurjjens an degado for nelson cruz, or jurjjens an medlin for micheal young or , jurjjens medlin an bethencourt for elvis andrus or sign furcal to inceditive laden deal first then go after nelson cruz
November 3rd, 20115:35 pm
C’mon, Liberty Media. Show us some love and think outside the box and bust open the wallet and go get Jose Reyes.
Your team is close, with decent pitching for as far as the eye can see, and adding Reyes would give you a great shot to make the playoffs and go far. Not to mention sending a message to the Braves faithful that you are serious about winning a title.
Let the chant begin:
Henry Aaron's Ghost
November 3rd, 20117:47 pm
I’ll play for minimum wage. Afterall, I do have over 750 career dingers. I am just really old now. But, hey, the way the Braves bats hit last year, I can hit .233, 3 dingers, 11 RBI like Hennnnski.
November 3rd, 20117:50 pm
Yo Jayvee. Get a grip. Watched the ESPN baseball heads all talk about him today and ALL to a man say the guy has leg problems, and thus making his living with his legs, is only going down. That said, they believe maybe FLA or someone will give him 5 years, but buyer BEWARE because of his leg injuries! save the $90 mil and get someone else.
November 3rd, 201110:02 pm
@Brandon @ 6:24:
Right you are. Any idiot can pick apart a move that didn’t work out. Tell us, guys, in advance which ones are going to flop. And do that within a budget.
November 4th, 20111:19 am
i am pleased with last years team i think the braves should try to keep gonzo as far as i can tell there where maybe one or two other short stops that had a better year than gonzo and that includes al ss getting uggla was a great addition as well and hayward had a bad year so what he is not killing our pay role and when he hits 25 to 30 homers next year and around three hundred batting average dont try to get on his band wagon ride then and for chipper yeah 15 million is a lot but as a long time braves fan i see that as back pay when he was in his prime and did not make the money then and he can still hit and still is one of the best third base men in baseball the pitching staff was good except lowe and he is gone so wren took care of that other then the injuries to pitchers the lack of run support from a few hitters having a bad year i am floored we won as many games as we did considering the injuriess to everyone this year and the hitters not preforming like they should have then as a true braves fan i can live with that because philly advanced but they to watched the world serries from there homes as well and i cant wait to see what happens when every one is healthy for the 2012 season i say keep gonzo for a couple years in case tyler vdont pan out you still have a back up that can go in and not miss a beat and go out and get a rh left fielder keep jurgins and prado and add a veteran bull pen arm go braves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 4th, 20116:33 am
I like the idea of having McCann at 3rd………….but only after he hits a triple.
November 4th, 20117:27 am
Got any thoughts about the Yahoo story that the Braves are shopping Prado and Jurrgens? Says the Braves are worried they will get too much in arbitration this year and that they may already have a deal with KC taking Jurrgens.
November 4th, 20118:44 am
Gracious, I’m perplexed at you people calling yourselves fans (and thinking of yourselves as baseball-savy experts). What a 20-20 hindsight crowd. Most of your suggestions imply that you know as much about baseball as you do about nuclear physics. Are you people for real?
November 4th, 20118:53 am
In 9th grade science I built models of the three hydrogen isotopes, and I coached youth baseball for five years. So I consider myself an expert in both baseball and nuclear physics.
November 4th, 20119:05 am
Here is how to fix two problem areas in two moves:
Sign Michael Cuddyer to play outfield
Sign Joe Nathan to help alleviate the bullpen work
Prado and Jurgiens from all reports are GONE….One of them maybe to KC for Lorenzo Cain
November 4th, 20119:07 am
Oh and sign Jimmy Rollins
November 4th, 20111:24 pm
Here we go again with signing washed up outfielders. When will we get a power hitting outfielder ?
WREN and management are doing the STOP GAP METHOD again. Look at the outfield now……………………PRADO, DIAZ, HINSKE, HEYWARD……………………..I will not include BOURN in this fiasco.
Anybody remember BJ SURHOFF, REGGIE SANDERS, RAUL MONDESI, GREG NORTON, DWAYNE WISE and the list goes on and on.
November 4th, 20111:27 pm
FRED MCGRIFF STATED THIS ONE TIME:
BRAVES pay to much attention to pitching and not enough to getting hitters. He was right on the money. Pitching is important, but we need some punch in the lineup. To many weak hitters.
November 4th, 20111:36 pm
Am I the only person who realized that the Gonzalez-Escobar trade was Absolutely Terrible?
We don`t need a veteran SS. Let`s go with the young kids so they can re-excite the crowd with plays.
As for Heyward,he just needs to stop the movement in the batters bat and that will allow him to concentrate more on the ball and timing.
November 4th, 20111:46 pm
Clint Barmes are Ronny Cedono would be improvement. Both young ,affordable and good.
NO MORE WREN
November 5th, 20111:06 am
Why is Diaz still on this team?
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