10:10 pm December 19, 2011, by David O'Brien
January 2nd, 20126:05 pm
P-cola Brave Brave- Agree…….
I mean come on Ward … Bourn? Like he alone is going to bring Atlantians out to watch a baseball game anymore than the next player on the team. Chipper does and Andruw did, and Heyward definitely has the potential to bring even those hardcore college football/NFL people out to the park, but Bourn being an outsider to already baseball illiterate ATL people wouldn’t happen.
I’m talking majority here.
January 2nd, 20126:07 pm
Its always speculation. Bourn hasn’t come out and said I’m going to stay in Atlanta either. Basically what you can do is go off what Boras usually does which is take his client onto the open market.
January 2nd, 20126:09 pm
Personally if I’m Wren and assuming the rest of the CF class hits FA next year I’m spending my money on Victorino.
Come on look at Bourns numbers,he’s worth about 7 to 8 million a year,or if he goes arbitration way?He’s not going to get a contract like everyone speculates……….
P’cola, we’re seeing eye to eye on ATL people. Thank you. They don’t give a rats ass. Can you people not tell by now? They apparantly lose interest so quick that you almost feel for some of those players on the field.
January 2nd, 20126:11 pm
I like Bourn,and we finally get alead hitter with speed. Just don’t see Bourn leaving,and would acccept Victorino too,and also accept Raul Ibanez in LF too.
January 2nd, 20126:13 pm
I think Wren will get us a LF by the All Star break,or trade Deadline.
January 2nd, 20126:14 pm
Not to keep beating a dead horse here, but like what has been said so many times before – TF is located in a rough area. Getting in and out (especially out of there) is a bi*** and having groups of blacks stare you down while you were to walk your kids to or from your car ain’t that comfortable.
Let Wren or some of those suit and tie guys up at the top walk to their cars while having to watch their wallets. Hell no. They all got their own private lot.
The southeast is a heavy football area and attendance hasn’t topped 3 million since 2000. I don’t care if they acquired Prince Fielder the attendance may jump at the beginning but in the end the attendance numbers won’t be any different then the last ten years. Just the way it is. Braves have a good national fan base, mostly because of the time spent on TBS but Atlanta is a very transient area. Lot of people in an out of there.
January 2nd, 20126:16 pm
Maybe Wren will get us LF before Spring Training who knows? Should be interesting though…….most definately…….peace,and talk later my friends……..
January 2nd, 20126:17 pm
Bourn will get around 7-8 mil through arbitration this year but if he has a good year Boras will want 10 mil plus per year for him going forward. Lot of money to invest in a 30 year old CF whose whole game is speed.
January 2nd, 20126:20 pm
I don’t think you see any changes to the OF at this point in the game. You may see a 4th OF brought in but I’d be suprised if anymore than that. Teams aren’t looking to move many of their starting pieces, especially impact bats at this point. The biggest OF likely to be traded from here on out will probably be Marlon Byrd, personally I would like to see him in ATL.
January 2nd, 20126:23 pm
P’cola Brave-I wouldn’t mind Byrd either, Just want a ballplayer…….Talk later tonight,and I’ll answer anyones elses questions later. Peace……..
January 2nd, 20126:29 pm
That is the most ignorant thing I have heard lately
January 2nd, 20126:32 pm
Did I read that right? Ward is coming back, later tonight, to answer anyone’s questions?
January 2nd, 20126:42 pm
Thats if you want to know what what I think from reading reports. Might not like hearing it,but it’s o.k with me. Talk later my friends…..
January 2nd, 20126:43 pm
That is the most ignorant thing I have heard lately…innocent
you have to be more specific about which one you are referring to….there are sooo many possibilities
January 2nd, 20126:44 pm
What is he gonna say?I love the Braves and Ill stay here for less money than the next team? Would you be that dedicated? Fact: the Braves will not be the highest bidder in that salary war.
P’cola, we’re seeing eye to eye on ATL people. Thank you. They don’t give a rats ass. Can you people not tell by now? They apparantly lose interest so quick that you almost feel for some of those players on the field. _ (CTB)
I know it’s f’ing pathetic! Year after year of 31-34,000 people per game. Sad,sad,sad……………
Too bad they don’t play in a smaller park, like say, Boston, that would probably increase attendance some.
January 2nd, 20126:46 pm
Jeebus. Raul Ibanez is 137 years old.
January 2nd, 20126:48 pm
“Did I read that right? Ward is coming back, later tonight, to answer anyone’s questions?
Hot damn!!!!” —- Tom O
DOB better LOOK OUT!
January 2nd, 20126:50 pm
Their major-league rotation currently is set with five pitchers who are 29 and under — left-handers Ricky Romero and Brett Cecil and righties Brandon Morrow, Henderson Alvarez and Dustin Magowan.
The Jays also expect to consider at least four youngsters for major-league promotions in 2012 — righties Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison, Deck McGuire and Chad Jenkins.
Below that group are five other pitchers who cracked their top 10 prospects for 2012, according to Baseball America — left-handers Daniel Norris and Justin Nicolino and righties Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard and Asher Wojciechowski. – Ken Rosenthal
Looks like the Jays are going for a 10-man starting rotation. I mean, this can’t be true that they are not willing to trade any of these guys. There just can’t be any truth to that. That’s kinda insane.
January 2nd, 20126:51 pm
oh, they’re from the area.
January 2nd, 20126:55 pm
It’s funny when you hear rumors of teams not willing to trade any of their top 10 prospects for major league upgrades. It has to be that opposing GM’s are just asking for too many, right?
January 2nd, 20126:56 pm
If Bourn caint do any better than a 321 OBP, I don’t even want him back.and if he has any kind of year at all he is gone
hold back the rushing minutes
Make the wind lie still
Don’t let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry up all the raindrops
And hold back the sun
My world has ended
cause Michael Bourn is gone
The Milkman whistles softly
As he comes up to my door
The Mailman brings the letters by
Just like he did before
They seem so busy all day long
As though there’s nothing wrong,
Don’t they know the world has ended
Cause Michael Bourn is Gone
January 2nd, 20127:05 pm
January 2nd, 20127:06 pm
There once was a man named Bourn
Him leaving has got me torn
Our offense is bad
It makes me sad
This season Ill have to mourn
January 2nd, 20127:32 pm
raindrops keep falling on my head
January 3rd, 20126:59 pm
How about some shout outs to some local ATL bands anyone!!??! Here are some to start with…Jungol, Odist, and Jack of Hearts.
January 31st, 201212:53 pm
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