Braves avoid arbitration with the “O” in bullpen trio

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raleighbravefan

January 19th, 2012
3:09 pm

Wren cannot make another team do a trade that fits our situation or pocketbook…He cannot force a FA to sign with the Braves for ANY price, much less one we can afford.

Shaun

January 19th, 2012
3:10 pm

I think there are plenty of solid, serviceable outfielders still available and may be desperate for jobs. And I suspect some will be available in trades that won’t require giving up too much. There is a ways to go, especially in terms of acquiring a complementary piece for the outfield.

In fact, I wouldn’t be all that shocked if there is a somewhat bigger move involving Prado or Jurrjens or both for a starting outfielder. I think the odds of that decrease with each passing day but I wouldn’t be shocked if it happens as teams sort out what they have and what they need as Opening Day approaches.

Fols

January 19th, 2012
3:10 pm

IMO the SS position is going to allow a lot more base runners create less DP’s and raise the pitchers ERA’s.and pitch counts.

I hope you didn’t say this about Freeman coming on board……cause for a rookie his defense was outstanding and he held his own at the plate.

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:12 pm

dont be so hung up on wren’s statements.

I kind of have to agree here. I never really cared what the man said. Jason Heyward was never going to have to fight for his job. Again, Bowman doesn’t break that news about listening on Jurrjens and Prado and many here(myself included) aren’t hung up on the rumor mill awaiting a big deal(not saying you were TenneseePaul). Plus, Wren’s past was that he rarely sat back when he felt the team had a big need to fill. Apparently, he thinks we’re good enough.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:13 pm

cabravesfan-
I’ll say this about your 9ers and then I’ll move on…their offense really surprised me. I was one of those saying that their mediocre-to-weak offense was gonna get rolled in playoffs. Especially with their awful red zone percentage. You know what? That game shut me and many others up. They didn’t roll up a lot of yards or anything- but they made the big plays when they needed to. Kudos to them, they clearly wanted it more and were the better team last weekend.

raleighbravefan

January 19th, 2012
3:13 pm

TNPaul @3:07 – Not significant….Like the trades for Uggla or Bourn?

DAP

January 19th, 2012
3:15 pm

JRW Where is the proof of that statement? AGon had 43 extra base hits, 15 home runs and 56 RBI’s Admittedly his average was low at..241, but how can you just anoint TP as a better offensive player not to mention AGon was the 3rd best defensive SS in the NL statistically,

well first of all, i dont mention defense because the subject is offense, so it would be silly to do so.

also, i think pastornicky will be better because gonzalez was soooo horrible. its kinda hard to be that bad, especially if you are a contact hitter, like pastornicky is. so my evidence is that it would be hard to imagine a MLB player being worse than gonzo was in 2011.

so, i cant PROVE pastornicky will be better than gonza, but thats my reasoning, and im pretty sure im right. SS production, one way or another, will be better in 2012 than in 2011.

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:15 pm

In fact, I wouldn’t be all that shocked if there is a somewhat bigger move involving Prado or Jurrjens or both for a starting outfielder. I think the odds of that decrease with each passing day but I wouldn’t be shocked if it happens as teams sort out what they have and what they need as Opening Day approaches.

Name moves of significant players being traded during Spring Training or even as early as February. It doesn’t happen. Jurrjens and Prado will start the season with Atlanta. You’re listening to Durunio too much. Jurrjens isn’t going anywhere.

raleighbravefan

January 19th, 2012
3:16 pm

Efrim – He thinks we’re good enough (I agree)…or…he couldn’t find a move which he felt improved this team, at a cost he felt was worth the move (or that he could afford).

TennesseePaul

January 19th, 2012
3:16 pm

i guess somewhere in a thread way back you may have mentioned you wanted wren to do certain things

Not really. I think, because I believed what Wren said at the beginning of the off-season, that he’d improve the outfield this off-season, I was told my expectations were outrageous. I refute such claims. I took the man at his word. He said he’d improve the outfield this off-season. This off-season he did not improve the outfield. That was my point.

As to the offense getting better though, I think it could be better due to health, but I don’t see any moves that have been made which specifically make it better. All of the projection of improvement is based on health. That could very well happen. But, it’s just that every year players get injured. Perhaps Prado is solid this year, but Bourn goes down. Or something freakish like that. Injuries are a part of the game. It seems a bit of a stretch to simply assume that now everyone is healthy therefore they all will be healthy all year and the team will be better for it.
They could be. And I would wholly agree that if they are all healthy for the entire year, the team will be better for it.

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:17 pm

Their need to acquire a big piece for the outfield went out the door when they traded 4 players for Michael Bourn in July. He is an overrated offensive player, but still a huge asset with the glove and on the basepaths. I hope they don’t extend him for big dollars, but I’m okay with him being in Atlanta for 2012.

TennesseePaul

January 19th, 2012
3:17 pm

Not significant….Like the trades for Uggla or Bourn?

wait, that happened this off-season!? Sheeesh this is a long winter.

cabravesfan

January 19th, 2012
3:18 pm

Lollygagger-

Their offense is not flashy, and has struggled at times, especially in the red zone, but they are better than most people think :)

Shaun

January 19th, 2012
3:19 pm

Fols, certainly Pastornicky will probably cost the Braves on defense, relative to Alex Gonzalez. But I think he’ll make up for that with the bat, at least to some degree. In fact, I think there is a decent chance that Pastornicky is more valuable than Gonzalez in 2011, when you consider how bad Gonzalez was with the bat. Pastornicky doesn’t have to do all that much to be a significant upgrade on offense. Even if his defense is worse, the difference in offensive value could be enough to make up for the defensive deficiencies.

And Freeman was an average defensive firstbaseman. His range isn’t great. Yes, he made memorable digs of throws and a few memorable plays but he wasn’t an outstanding defensive firstbaseman.

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:19 pm

or…he couldn’t find a move which he felt improved this team, at a cost he felt was worth the move (or that he could afford).

Yes, that’s probably more right than my statement.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:19 pm

Ok, this might have been asked before but I’ll do it anyway. With several teams moving toward creating regional TV networks or partnering with stations or companies that bring in a good amount of money or the teams, have the Braves thought of setting this in motion? Seems like times were better and money was plentiful when we were on TBS every day. Is there hope that the Braves could follow suit and bring in some extra dough?

Shaun

January 19th, 2012
3:23 pm

TennesseePaul, I think Wren tried like hell to make a move for an outfielder. But he wasn’t going to sell the farm this year, with Chipper and Bourn coming off the books soon and the young players still several years away from their peaks.

I think the most likely scenario is a signing or a trade for a pretty darn good complementary outfielder.

Efrim, I just said I wouldn’t be shocked to see Jurrjens or Prado or both involved in a trade. I didn’t say I think it’s likely or I think it will happen.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:23 pm

oh, and don’t tell me Peachtree TV is the Braves network and is bringing in money for us. That thing is awful and there’s no way that thing could be making money because there arent even any commercials! Seriously, it’s just a shot of the field and silence between innings. Sometimes you hear the announcers clear their throat or burp or fart or something when they don’t realize their mikes are still on.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:26 pm

when they don’t realize their mikes are still on.

uhhhhh, “mics” I mean. :blush:

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:27 pm

I just said I wouldn’t be shocked to see Jurrjens or Prado or both involved in a trade.

I’d be shocked given that it’s 1/19 and we’re about a month from pitchers and catchers. Big trades don’t often happen around this time of year.

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:28 pm

Police in the Dominican Republic say Fausto Carmona’s real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia, Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes tweets. Dionisio Soldevila of the AP tweets that Carmona is 31, not 28. Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN.com tweets that the right-hander’s chances of obtaining a visa quickly are not good. Yancen Pujols first tweeted news of the identity issues. – MLBtr

They must be cracking down on it in the DR.

JRW

January 19th, 2012
3:28 pm

AGon had 12 errors in 149 ML games. Pastornicky had 26 errors in 117 games at Miss and Gwinnett. That translates to the pitchers pitching with more base runners which elevates pitch counts, which forces you to your pen early, I don’t know if his offense will make up the defensive shortage at the position. With him and an aging less mobile Chipper the left side of the infield is pretty weak.

flange1

January 19th, 2012
3:29 pm

If the major league squad is complete, why not look at signing guys that might help to minor league deals?

Maybe some sort of CF guy that can start the season at Gwinnett and be there in case Bourn gets hurt? Or maybe to compete with the Bat licker for 25th man?

How about a reclamation project starter like we did with Rodrigo Lopez last year? Start the year in AAA and maybe make it in the ML or maybe a trade?

Why not a relief pitcher and do the same thing?

There are plenty of players out there and some are looking for minor league deals. Let’s keep shopping!

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:30 pm

But he wasn’t going to sell the farm this year, with Chipper and Bourn coming off the books soon and the young players still several years away from their peaks.

He’ll sell the farm next offseason with Heyward and Hanson 3 years from free agency, Freeman, Beachy and Kimbrel 4 years from free agency. A nice, “all-in” move for 2013. :)

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:31 pm

Not to mention, the farm isn’t very good aside from the three Latin arms, so why not just sell, sell, sell to improve the major league squad?

DAP

January 19th, 2012
3:32 pm

JRW I don’t know if his offense will make up the defensive shortage at the position

thats a fine point, and worthy of debate. but, its not relevant if we are talking about the offense being improved.

the post i made that 10paul responded to, said the i think the offense is better, SP is better, bullpen is better, outfield defense is better, and infield defense is worse. so i understand what you are saying, but were talking offense here.

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:32 pm

Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
View of rival executives: Matt Garza’s $10.225 million arbitration request greatly complicates any interest in him as a trade target

Gavin Floyd looking better and better.

JRW

January 19th, 2012
3:33 pm

I get you DAP. I just don’t want to see the defense erase the offensive upgrades and hurt the pitching staff.

Juan

January 19th, 2012
3:35 pm

Efrom: “They must be cracking down on it in the DR.”

Yes…The other day the FBI in San Juan , Puerto Rico arrest a big gang dealing on false document including Birth certificate….The Ring Base is on San Juan and must of those document (SS card,birth Cerf,Visas,Passport) end on in the Dominican.
I don’t be surprises that David “Big Papi” Ortiz name come out with another name .

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
3:36 pm

Matt Garza – 22-24 million

Gavin Floyd – 16.5 million

Jair Jurrjens – 13-15 million

Juan

January 19th, 2012
3:36 pm

Typo error sorry Efrim

JRW

January 19th, 2012
3:36 pm

What’s the best guess to where Prince Fielder ends up? Really surprised that he hasn’t landed somewhere yet. He is really going to have to lower his salary and length of contract IMO.

Lew

January 19th, 2012
3:37 pm

Shaun – ) totally agree with you in one respect – I also believe that Wren tried to find a deal, but wasn’t able to find anything equitable. However, I seriously doubt tht Prado is going anywhere because it would necessitate obtaining two players to replace him. I’m also doibting that Jurrjens is dealt, though not so much because of his value, but because n one will give us a wothwhle return.

If the potential to move either for a decent return, Wrebn would have already made the move.

raleighbravefan

January 19th, 2012
3:40 pm

How scary good would the Rangers be if they actually did sign Prince?

Sopheee

January 19th, 2012
3:40 pm

Lolly – Peachtree isn’t owned by the Braves though – it’s CBS/Turner. Plus, Fox runs the games on Peachtree now so they get any money associated with it, not the Braves or CBS/Turner.

Sopheee

January 19th, 2012
3:41 pm

Plus, there are commercials on it locally. I guess they don’t play them for those outside of Atlanta?

Fols

January 19th, 2012
3:42 pm

JRW

And his weight…..i’m sure people see Prince and fear that a very long contract is going to completely kill them on the back end.

His homerun power aside…that body of his may not hold up very well and it’s even more clear when trying to go against Albert in the off-season.

Fols

January 19th, 2012
3:44 pm

I get commercials outside of Atlanta? Then again…they are terrible commercials…i’d rather hear them burping and farting as stated. I could listen to a man belch 100 times over seeing Publix commercials and crappy restaurants that aren’t anywhere near my location :)

Ward

January 19th, 2012
3:45 pm

Hello everyone! J.J. Iasn’t going going anywhere unless he doesn’t live up to his potential,and the Braves end up needing a bat during the season. I think bravrs end up signing him if he has a good year this year.

Ward

January 19th, 2012
3:46 pm

Braves are not going to trade J.J.,who has a chance to be an Ace of staff now.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:46 pm

Ah, could indeed be a market thing Sopheee. Didn’t think about that. I’m in Florida panhandle, so yes I’m out of ATL market. Probably why no ads.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:48 pm

and that’s when I could actually find Peachtree on DirecTV. man, they’d move it around and sometimes it was on, sometimes off. Probably contract issues with DirecTV I assume. Will probably just fork over the money for Extra Innings this year and take all question out of it.

JRW

January 19th, 2012
3:49 pm

Fols, That’s why it may make sense for an AL team to sign him and move him to DH in a few years. I agree that the Rangers would be real tough if they added Fielder to their lineup and it would also put him back in the same division as Albert. What will the Astros record be against the Rangers and Angels when they switch over in 2013. (4-30)?

Sopheee

January 19th, 2012
3:49 pm

No more Peachtree games after this year though. All Fox in 2013 and on.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:49 pm

Sorry Ward, but if JJ is Braves’ ace this year I’d say we’ve had problems and are having a bad year.

DAP

January 19th, 2012
3:50 pm

JRW I just don’t want to see the defense erase the offensive upgrades and hurt the pitching staff.

it will probably happen, but one bit of good news could be that at least part of gonzalez’s career year defensively might be attributable to have the glove wizard freddie freeman over at first base. his ability to scoop out throws makes the other infielders take more chances, get to more balls, and make more outs. i think freeman makes out entire infield look better defensively.

Ward

January 19th, 2012
3:51 pm

You know that snow storm. Well, we just now are getting hit. It’s about 26 degrees,and we have snow up to our knees,and still snowing in Montana. It’s going to snow for the next three to four days. I have to walk to work today. Got snowed in.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:51 pm

Sophee-
You mean the FOX regional things? If so, then I’m screwed and for sure will get the Extra Innings package. Here in Panhandle, our regional Fox sports networks show Marlins and Rays (which actually makes sense, but I can still bitch about it.)

flange1

January 19th, 2012
3:53 pm

Ward,

What kind of work do you do?

Sopheee

January 19th, 2012
3:53 pm

Lolly – yup, unfortunately. It’s going to be all Fox Sports South after this year unless it’s a national game on Fox or ESPN.

richbrave

January 19th, 2012
3:54 pm

Don’t freeze to death in a snow-bank out there Ward.

Ward

January 19th, 2012
3:55 pm

Well, I believe in the Braves,and very excited……..

Ward

January 19th, 2012
3:55 pm

Janitor in Government.

flange1

January 19th, 2012
3:57 pm

richbrave,

Did you see Gil dropped by today for a minute?

flange1

January 19th, 2012
3:58 pm

Ward,

That must be a tough job cleaning up after a bunch of politicians! You should get paid double time!

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
3:59 pm

Sophee- Well, that’s good news and bad news. Good news is we get FS South here in NW Fla. Bad news is due to MLB black out rules or whatever, the channel goes dark here during Braves games. Can watch the pregame stuff, though (would actually rather stick needles in my eyes than watch Brian Jordan fumble through a show).

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:00 pm

In today’s world, if you love a sport there is always a non-expensive option to buy every game even through MLB.COM….every computer has the HDMI output so it comes through really nice on the big screen.

CB

January 19th, 2012
4:01 pm

Ward sweeps up all the secrets in our government.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
4:01 pm

They have politics in Montana? :twisted:

CB

January 19th, 2012
4:01 pm

A little humor,Ward.

Ward

January 19th, 2012
4:02 pm

No, I like it,because it’s in doors,and it’s good job to have,and pays well.

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:03 pm

In today’s world, if you love a sport there is always a non-expensive option to buy every game even through MLB.COM….every computer has the HDMI output so it comes through really nice on the big screen.

Don’t they black out Braves games in the Braves’ territory though? (If not, I might be cancelling my DirectTV soon…)

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
4:04 pm

yeah, I thought about that too, Fols. I do usually buy the cheap MLB.com radio option thingy so I can listen to day games while at work. It’s dirt cheap at like $5 or $10 a month. Think I’d still prefer the Extra Innings package for the visual. I don’t watch TV on my computer. Just haven’t joined that crowd yet…

Sopheee

January 19th, 2012
4:05 pm

No kidding, Lolly. I always thought Jordan would improve with each passing season but man, what a mess. Great guy, no so great on tv.

Ward

January 19th, 2012
4:06 pm

CB- Nothing like humor,it will loosen you up……

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:06 pm

I do usually buy the cheap MLB.com radio option thingy so I can listen to day games while at work. It’s dirt cheap at like $5 or $10 a month.

Don’t know if you’ve got a smartphone, but you can get the radio option for your phone for only $15 for the entire season (iPhone, Andriod, or Blackberry). Easily worth the money.

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:08 pm

Lollygagger, me neither…..i’ve done it for NHL and it worked very well and half the cost of the tv package. I can’t watch a computer, but the transfer to a flat screen works nicely.

That MLB at-bat app for phones is the best $15 i’ve spent in a long time. So many games in a year, so nice to have that audio option!

But if Peachtree is toast, i’ll buy the MLB TV.

ncscoots

January 19th, 2012
4:09 pm

Every single year the Braves will have to KNOW they are fighting through a 162 game schedule so that it can come down to Mike Minor throwing that one game.

“Every single year”? In other words, the team has no chance of winning the division for the rest of eternity? :-)

I know some here are worried about The Rev’s defense, but, face it, Gonzalez was so bad with the bat last year that Pastornicky can make up a lot with even a so-so bat. If he has an OBP of anywhere around .330 (about average for big-leaguers, maybe a little high for a rookie. Sue me), he’ll produce in the neighborhood of 40 more baserunners a year for the team. He’d have to be god-awful with the glove to turn that into a deficiency over Gonzalez, and he’ll never get the chance to be that bad.

Ward

January 19th, 2012
4:09 pm

All have a good one! Have faith in the Braves…… I like our chances real well this year,and peace………………..

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
4:09 pm

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog/2012/01/17/braves-avoid-arbitration-with-the-o-in-bullpen-trio/?cp=16

With all this talk about not wanting to trade the Big Four — Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado, Arodys Vizcaino and Mike Minor — how does Sean Gilmartin fit the club’s future plans?
– Jonathan B., Christchurch, New Zealand

Mark Bowman: Given that he has the same “untouchable” status, we probably should just add Gilmartin and make it the Big Five. Vizcaino seemed to profile as a reliever during Spring Training last year, and with this kind of starting pitching depth, he could remain in a relief role as long as he is with the Braves. The respective futures of the other four will be better understood as this year progresses.

Minor stands as the favorite to win the fifth starter spot coming out of camp. Teheran and Delgado might have to wait for an opportunity to rejoin Atlanta’s rotation. As addressed last week, I understand neither will like returning to the Minors. They have nothing left to prove, right? Well, they’re also both 22 or younger. They can afford to wait a few additional weeks or months.

There are a number of different factors in projecting the 2013 rotation, which could include Gilmartin. Will Tim Hudson persuade the Braves to bring him back? Will Jair Jurrjens be traded at some point over the next 12 months? Was Tommy Hanson’s shoulder discomfort really just a product of a back ailment? Will Teheran and Delgado continue to show they are ready?

All of these questions and others will influence Gilmartin’s path toward the Majors. But really, the only thing he needs to concern himself with now is his first full professional season. He’s a mature guy who seems to be pretty polished. But it’s too early to project the course of a pitcher who was preparing to face Georgia Tech, Virginia and other collegiate lineups at this time last year.

CB

January 19th, 2012
4:09 pm

RC,does that work on a rotary phone? LOL

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
4:09 pm

Thanks for the tip RC. yeah, I do have smartphone (actually, it’s probably WAY smarter than me :lol: ) so I just might check that out.

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:10 pm

CB, maybe the operator can put you through?

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:12 pm

I’m still stuck on why it’s such a bad thing that Mike Minor would be pitching in a one game scenerio? I like Minor? Hmm…eternity doesn’t sound so bad if that dam zombie apocalypse didn’t hit Atlanta!

ncscoots

January 19th, 2012
4:12 pm

[Teheran and Delgado] have nothing left to prove, right?

Other than showing that there’s a quality third pitch hiding somewhere, right behind consistent command? Yeah, other than that….

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
4:12 pm

In other words, the team has no chance of winning the division for the rest of eternity?

I won’t go THAT far……but it ain;t gonna ever be as easy as the few contending teams in the Central and West have it.

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:13 pm

Lollygagger,

Just make sure you either have an unlimited data plan, or can set it up to use Wifi. Not sure how much data it takes to stream the audio of an entire game, but I’m fairly certain it is not a small number (especially multiplied by 162, not to mention the random Dodgers games I tune into just to hear Vin Scully).

ncscoots

January 19th, 2012
4:16 pm

I won’t go THAT far……but it ain;t gonna ever be as easy as the few contending teams in the Central and West have it.

Oh. Didn’t know it had to be “easy”, LOL. Adversity builds character, my brother, and anything worth having is worth the trouble it takes to get it.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking it to it. :-)

nolie

January 19th, 2012
4:16 pm

Ken what network is rerunning Hill Street Blues?

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:17 pm

The only thing more exciting than baseball, is listening to baseball………..

No but really, for any fan, you will get your $15 value within a month. I’d say it’s one of the only true useful apps. You are also given complete privacy when listening because 95% of the population can’t handle listening to a ball game! Privacy is great.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
4:17 pm

10-4, RC. Thanks.

Fols- what’s this transfer to flat screen talk? Can I subscribe to games online and watch them on my TV with a plug or chord or adapter or something? Do tell, please…

ncscoots

January 19th, 2012
4:20 pm

He’s a mature guy who seems to be pretty polished.

I had a small moment of gag-reflex, there.

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:21 pm

Lollygagger, I wanna say most computers that came out in the last few years have an HDMI output. So do all the TV’s. Assuming you have some fairly recent technology (I know not EVERYONE does…) then it’s a simple $10 cord you can buy just about anywhere.

One HDMI cord and you transfer the laptop picture to your TV and even though it doesn’t look exactly like normal HD TV, it beats watching it on a computer screen.

Wow, that sounded sooooooo nerdy? I’m gonna go listen to Party Rockers to be totally cool again.

nolie

January 19th, 2012
4:23 pm

AGon was the 3rd best defensive SS in the NL statistically,

Agon was the first best in all MLB according to Fielding Bible Runs Saved

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:25 pm

Fols,

Where do you find an HDMI cord for $10? I can’t seem to find them under $30 in most stores.

BravePack

January 19th, 2012
4:26 pm

All those worried about the Braves not making any trades or upgrades are overlooking something that may not seem like much on the surface but behind the scences could really help the offense this year. A hitting coach who actually knows what he is doing and has a lot of successful experience. We all know it’s a long season and players will struggle during said season but in order to help hitters through the struggles there is one person who’s job it is to see what a certain player is doing wrong as quickly as possible and correct it. An experienced hitting coach will see things an unexperienced one will not or will catch the problem before it becomes a bigger one. I truely believe the offense will be great this year but I’ll guess we’ll wait and see.

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:26 pm

So we ? Want ? Agon now? I’m so confused? lol

Must say i’m nervous though with a sophmore, a sophmore slump and a rookie in one line-up. Lots of finger crossing there.

Please Freeman don’t do what Heyward did.
Please Heyward, be more like Freeman.
Please Rook….just don’t be a Rook!

DAP

January 19th, 2012
4:28 pm

Where do you find an HDMI cord for $10?

Dollar General and other fine retailers?

Fols

January 19th, 2012
4:29 pm

RC, if you go to electronic stores, they try and push you with a $30 ‘high end’ cable. It does next to nothing more than a regular HDMI no-name cable. Not sure where you live but the Best Buys don’t usually have the cheaper option? I’m up in Canada so we have The Source for example which have a lot more of that little junk with alternatives to say a Monster cable brand. BUT, even a Walmart or somewhere should have cheaper stuff!

nolie

January 19th, 2012
4:32 pm

cables all over the internet for way less than that RC, depends some on the length of course

DAP

January 19th, 2012
4:33 pm

if you watch HDTV you probably have an HDMI cable already hooked up. dont go buy one, just use the one going from your cable or satellite box to your tv. hey, one end is already hooked into your tv, after all. just plug it back into your cable/satellite box when youre done, and there you go! you dont have to spend any more money!

Efrim

January 19th, 2012
4:34 pm

No, the #Braves are not one of teams that made offer to Oswalt. – DOB

Not the most shocking development. We’d probably have to trade both Jurrjens and Prado to offer him a contract around his liking.

nolie

January 19th, 2012
4:34 pm

that can be a bit awkward depending on your setup DAP

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:35 pm

Fols,

I’ll have to check Walmart out. I am aware that there isn’t really a difference in the high-end HDMI vs. low-end (it’s a digital signal…it makes it or not), but while I didn’t expect to find it cheap at Best Buy I’ve checked Target as well, and they don’t carry any under $30. It’s not been a big deal yet since we don’t have Blu-Ray, and our new computer is apparently one of the few on the market that is made WITHOUT HDMI ports, but knowing that I’d like to upgrade at some point it would be nice to not have to spend that much on just the cable.

Lollygagger

January 19th, 2012
4:37 pm

Oh, all I need is an HDMI cable? Huh, I got an extra one of those. No software or anything needed- you just plug one end into laptop and other end into HDMI port on TV and it automatically show on TV? Sounds way too easy… and if it is that easy, then holy crap and thanks! Can’t wait to try tonight when I get home.

monty

January 19th, 2012
4:37 pm

From what I’ve heard, Pastorniky is pretty fast, so, wouldn’t he cover more ground than Agon, and if so he gets to a few more balls over the course of a season than Agon? Even if he would make say a dozen more errors than Agon the mere fact that he would get to more balls and prevent hits balances everything out defensively. Is that too simplistic? And, if he can get on base at major league avg. it’s a good thing overall. No worse than having Agon, but possibly some better.

nolie

January 19th, 2012
4:41 pm

speed does not necessarily = range

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:41 pm

Lollygagger,

Not software necessary. The TV basically works like an external monitor for the laptop.

nolie

January 19th, 2012
4:43 pm

check NewEgg and Tiger Direct, perhaps even Amazon RC, all are safe quick places to buy from

RC

January 19th, 2012
4:43 pm

From what I’ve heard, Pastorniky is pretty fast, so, wouldn’t he cover more ground than Agon, and if so he gets to a few more balls over the course of a season than Agon?

speed does not necessarily = range

Great point here. Andruw was never the fastest CF in the league, but he was always the best because he did an amazing job of reading the ball off the bat. While most guys were still looking to see where the ball was going, Andruw was already 3 steps toward where the ball was going to land.

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