7:42 pm December 12, 2011, by David O'Brien
December 14th, 201112:14 am
HGH Testing will revamp all of MLB in 2012. Remember it is not those who get caught, but those who can no longer perform.
December 14th, 20118:52 am
Good morning everyone.
We want the truth!!!!!!!!!
December 14th, 201111:55 am
Since we need a back-up INF, perhaps the Braves should consider Jeff Keppinger(Free Agent now that SF decided not to resign). I believe he can play both 2nd and SS? He is a very solid hitter, around .280 type I think? Hometown boy from Parkview HS and UGA star, would attract local fans like McCann?
December 14th, 20113:14 pm
thanks for the report. DOB – since there doesn’t seem to be a decent stopgap bridge player at shortstop on the horizon can we have a real discussion of whether Pastornicky won’t be a year long Brooks Conrad bust in the field. While his bat has great potential, Pastornricky had 7 errors in 27 games in his short AAA Gwinnett stint and not much better fielding avg. in his prior minor league career (19 errors in 90 games during 2011 AA). By contrast, Alex Gonzalez committed 12 errors in 149 games. If we extrapolate Pastornicky’s AAA performance over 150 games we are looking at at 36 errors at the shortstop position, an increase of 24 from this year where close games were the rule rather than the exception! Does management really think he can play defense at a level that is demanded of a playoff team who finds itself in a lot of close games? It doesn’t really look like Tyler’s even close to being ready for a starting role at SS, which calls into question the strategy of not re-signing Gonzo to 2 yrs or another proven SS. Seems like wishful thinking to believe Tyler will be able to provide the level of defense that is required at that position, and, If the statistics are any guide, he will be a Brooks Conrad fielding disaster.
December 14th, 20114:26 pm
Predictions for 2012* Chipper will injury himself and spend most of season on the bench. The pitching staff will break down in august with some of the new arms facing major surgery. Leo could solve that problem! The same hitters will continue to strike out with runners on second and third. If Jason is luckly enough to hit that outside pitch he’ll roll it over hit into a double play.
December 14th, 20114:28 pm
Gonzalez bat committed 400 errors or outs…
December 14th, 20118:42 pm
@ J-Man the furcal fiasco happened wrens second year as GM. maybe they made nice, what do you say DOB?
December 15th, 20118:38 am
You know it is going to be interesting with the hitters in 12. In 11 the Braves did not have a hitting coach that could help the players that were in a slump. This years coach will have a relationship and understand each hitter and can be able them as the season goes along. Yes 2012 will be better for the hitters.
December 15th, 20116:25 pm
Lets not bring Frank Wren back!
December 16th, 20114:23 pm
You stay with Prado unless some GM goes bonkers for him, he’ll bounce back and hit .300 with 15 HR’s and good situational hitting. In 2013 he moves to 3rd. Definitely trade JJ, maybe throw in a minor league pitcher, and get a promising AAA guy to fill LF or CF in 2013. Get a stop gap guy to platoon in LF this year when Prado subs for Chipper.
December 19th, 201111:05 am
Moylan had his arm ruined because he led the league in appearances under Cox. Remember Clontz?
Look at last year’s stats. What will management say in a few years when this is Venters, O’Flaherty, and Kimbrel?
The Braves have developed into a horrible organization. It starts with upper management, and works its way down…
December 19th, 201111:25 am
Braves caravan stops (more specifics to come, including times, places, participants)
Friday, January 27 – Spartanburg, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday, January 28 – Lilburn and Snellville, Georgia
Sunday, January 29 – Montgomery and Auburn, Alabama
Monday, January 30 –– Atlanta and McDonough, Georgia
Tuesday, January 31 – Macon, Georgia
Wednesday, February 1 – Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina
Thursday, February 2 – Birmingham, Alabama
Friday, February 3 – Athens, Georgia
Saturday, February 4 – Nashville, Tennessee
Monday, February 6 – Rome and Cumming, Georgia
Tuesday, February 7 – Greenville, South Carolina
Wednesday, February 8 – Atlanta, Georgia
Thursday, February 9 – Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee
December 20th, 201112:08 pm
Slow blog morning?
December 21st, 20119:03 am
Ok, mabey I’ve been down on our boys too much as well lately, I guess we can’t grabble so much about moves not being made for right reasons & just go on hope. Everybody & there families have a very merry christmas & a wonderful safe new year. Especially our #1 Braves beat writer DOB(still undefeated!).
December 24th, 20113:54 pm
So much for the Braves making any moves for SS or an OF Wren waited to long Phillie’s , Nats , Marlins all made improvements Braves are standing pat way to go Wren .
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