Prado surges as losing streak continues

JUPITER, Fla. — While most of the Braves offense has struggled, left fielder Martin Prado has excelled by getting back to what he did during his All-Star season in 2010.

He’s hitting balls up the middle or to the opposite (right) field, instead of trying to pull them like he did when he slumped last season.

“That’s my main approach right now, just trying to see the ball well and hitting the other way,” said Prado, who is 7-for-10 with two doubles and three walks in his past three games.

He went 3-for-4 in Monday’s 5-4 loss to St. Louis, raising his spring average to .435, easily the best among Braves lineup regulars. Two hits Monday were up the middle and the other to right field.

“That’s Martin,” Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said. “He’s going to hit. Nobody on this club expects any different. I know that last year bugged him and he went home in the offseason and took care of business. You can see he’s probably the one hitter at this point that’s game-ready.”

Prado said: “I’m not worrying about pulling the ball, even if they pitch me inside. I’m just trying to go the other way, just trying to get my hands inside and put a good swing on the ball.”

More aggressive on bases

The Braves have three stolen bases in two days after stealing none previously this spring. Tyler Pastornicky stole a base Sunday against the Blue Jays and Prado and shortstop prospect Andrelton Simmons had one apiece Monday.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Braves before the game to be ready for some hit-and-run calls and other aggressiveness on the bases.

“That’s something that we want, that I want to preach and bring to this organization,” he said. “We got a little bit better last year as a team, and we want to continue to improve in that. There’s runs out there to be made on the bases.”

Etc.

Reliever Arodys Vizcaino, diagnosed with inflammation in the ulnar collateral ligament of his pitching elbow, was still being evaluated and more would be known in the next couple of days, Braves general manager Frank Wren said….

Braves pitchers issued 11 walks Monday including three by minor league lefty Dusty Hughes in a two-run sixth inning, when the Cardinals took a 3-2 lead. Cory Gearrin gave up three hits and the winning run in the ninth inning, after Brandon Hicks struck out looking with two runners on to end the Braves’ ninth. Hicks is 1-for-10 with seven strikeouts….

Closer Craig Kimbrel allowed a hit and two walks to load the bases with none out in the seventh inning, then retired the next three (two on strikeouts) without giving up a run…

Jonny Venters pitched another perfect inning Monday on seven pitches including one strikeout. In his last appearance Friday against the Mets, he struck out all three batters he faced without any of them making contact….

Freddie Freeman was picked off at second base when Jason Heyward tried to bunt after seeing the third baseman playing deep and over. Gonzalez said it was a good decision by Heyward to try to catch the Cardinals off guard, though he missed the pitch with his bat.

115 comments Add your comment

glord1

March 12th, 2012
10:29 pm

Prado set for a big year

Linda Lovelace

March 12th, 2012
10:32 pm

It takes a choker to know a choking team. Burp!

AussieBrave

March 12th, 2012
10:40 pm

LOL. “Gonzalez said it was a good decision … though he missed the pitch with his bat..”

I’m sure that line is going to cause a torrent of anti-Heyward comments – and, honestly, I must admit I even rolled my eyes, and I’m one who has a bit of faith in the young fella. But it’s not just Heyward who is making me so exasperated I roll my eyes more often than a teenager forced to eat out with their parents. Obviously I can’t see the games so I have no idea how the team “looks” and can only judge by outcome and what I read – and so far I have to say I sense no passion and no urgency. Surely a team who endured such a nightmare ending to a season would feel the need to come out of the gates with some steam – surely. I hate to join this bandwagon, but may I please have my ticket to ride… fire Fredi, send Heyward down, talk Chipper into retiring and purchase a bleeding bat!

GwinnettDad

March 12th, 2012
10:46 pm

1-10. The Braves are 1-10. Now it’s only the exhibition season, which doesn’t mean anything, right? But the Braves this spring are 1-10.

b

March 12th, 2012
11:08 pm

And Fredi G’s response “you know what, we played good ball. You know what just a few more breaks. If I hear him say “you know what” one more time…..
Prado’s our best player by the way and if he plays third base full time, he’ll play it well.
You know what, Fredi’s on the hot seat.

I Gave Her Undertaker eyes

March 12th, 2012
11:29 pm

Big Chief

March 12th, 2012
11:32 pm

Gonna be “one crazy summer”

Moylan Prado

March 12th, 2012
11:33 pm

Martin Prado is 5-5 in the at bats that I have seen in person, all of which have been to center or right. Vote for Prado 2012.

wins-by-a-link

March 13th, 2012
12:05 am

Serious problems for Braves organization, Absent and faceless owners whose only concern is getting a tax break not winning championships, Don’t expect much from this team, Very little offense (same as last season) Which will wear out pitchers trying to protect small leads, FW cannot build a winning team on limited budget and FG can only play with the cards he is delt.

VABraves

March 13th, 2012
12:15 am

DOB are you sure it was Dusty Hughes who walked three in the 2-run 6th inning? Both mlb.com and espn.com report in their box scores that Venters pitched two innings and that he was the one who allowed the three walks and two runs. I’m sure that you could be right and their box scores could be wrong but just wanted to let you know about the discrepancy. Not that it really matters I guess…

JNick

March 13th, 2012
12:22 am

After over-using Venters last year, I really don’t see Fredi pitching Venters for 2 innings in his 3rd or 4th spring training game. They have too many guys that need to get 1 inning in, much less 2. Absolutely no reason to run your golden-armed lefty out there for a 2nd inning in a spring game. IF Fredi did that, he should be fired immediately.

gotigers72

March 13th, 2012
12:42 am

Looks more and more like it’s the end of baseball as a vocation for Brandon Hicks. 7 Ks in 10 ABs is bad, bad, bad.

Thumbody Thed

March 13th, 2012
12:52 am

FG says, “there’s runs out there to be made on the bases”. Well, uh, yep, Fredi it is hard to score runs without anyone on the bases. FG=the epitome of baseball managerial intellect

Nelson

March 13th, 2012
2:07 am

Braves 1 -10 geez nice job wren

Carl M Aven

March 13th, 2012
4:55 am

whats changed ? TIRED OF HEARING THIS GOOM BY YAH FROM FREDDIE ..

Bobby's Cox

March 13th, 2012
5:13 am

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Bobby's Cox

March 13th, 2012
5:20 am

We’re 9-28 since Sept 1.

Good thing it’s only spring, and good thing we didn’t trade our best player for a prospect.

When’s the first round of cuts? Part of our bad record it seems is that we’re playing so many guys. Looking at the Cards box score today, they didn’t play nearly as many guys as we did. But, it’s not bad to have a bad spring for a change. The last few years we’ve had awesome springs and expectations were high. Guys are getting their work in and getting in game shape. That’s all that matters right now.

MikeY

March 13th, 2012
6:45 am

VABraves, I think the box scores are wrong. The stats on mlb.com this morning also show Venters with the stats from both innings. Just goes to show you that the “official” scorekeepers for ST games may not be 100% right.

JayDubu

March 13th, 2012
6:53 am

Last season’s collasp is continuing into spring trainng.

Mitchell

March 13th, 2012
7:21 am

Freddie Freeman was picked off at second base when Jason Heyward tried to bunt after seeing the third baseman playing deep and over. Gonzalez said it was a good decision by Heyward to try to catch the Cardinals off guard, though he missed the pitch with his bat.

Oh man, I’m damn sorry I missed that.

David O'Brien

March 13th, 2012
7:23 am

DOB are you sure it was Dusty Hughes who walked three in the 2-run 6th inning? Both mlb.com and espn.com report in their box scores that Venters pitched two innings and that he was the one who allowed the three walks and two runs. — VABraves

Thanks, but yes, quite sure I know the difference between Dusty Hughes and Venters. Venters pitched a perfect inning in seven pitches. Then left the game. The person keeping that boxscore didn’t get the pitching change.

Mitchell

March 13th, 2012
7:24 am

Always good to give daily affirmations to your players when the f* up.

Doesn’t it seem like that’s the only occasion Braves players are complimented by their managers?

Hey, being praised for screwing s*** up has always been a huge motivator for me.

BobDawg

March 13th, 2012
7:30 am

DOB, do you think Chipper will pull a “Mike Schmidt” and walk off the diamond and retire during the season??? I think we should start a “walk off date” pool…..

Cecil34

March 13th, 2012
7:54 am

He better be surging, after reading the article concerning Chipper.

MikeY

March 13th, 2012
8:06 am

BobDawg, I’ll take April 1.

Fredi

March 13th, 2012
8:36 am

We won one of our first eleven games and lost ten. We’re almost there. Things
are looking good.

DePort

March 13th, 2012
8:42 am

This first month will be alittle tough but they will turn the corner and have a good year.

Fredi

March 13th, 2012
8:46 am

My plan is that we practice losing now and when the regular season starts
we will practice winning. That, to me, is good strategy. I’m happy with our
record so far. I tip my cap to our players for following my plan.

Fredi

March 13th, 2012
8:46 am

My plan is that we practice losing now and when the regular season starts
we will practice winning. That, to me, is good strategy. I’m happy with our
record so far. I tip my cap to our players for following my plan.

Fredi

March 13th, 2012
8:47 am

oops. another error on my part.

Peter

March 13th, 2012
9:04 am

Sounds like Jason Hayward needs time in the minors, he is just not ready…… He is unable to execute, and has not for some time.

Braves did poorly all last year when it came time to move runners or make contact.

Peter

March 13th, 2012
9:05 am

Frank Wren is not a winner in my opinion, and his picks, trades are showing me that !

cdn

March 13th, 2012
9:07 am

Hey DOB, how’s Terdoslavich coming along? With Chipper apparently wearing down fast, are the Braves willing to give him the start? Or any other LF prospects if we need to move Prado to infield?

Don

March 13th, 2012
9:23 am

Baseball America just named the Braves’ Alocys Vizcaino as baseball’s NUMBER ONE relief prospect.
SURPRISE – SURPRISE – With Sprin Training just getting started good – he has already been INJURED.
This must be a mistake — SURELY a Braves Pitcher has not been injured.

Stone

March 13th, 2012
9:31 am

@AussieBrave..I agree with you 100%..I hate to see the comments that are putting a team mate down…What really tickles me is that when Heyward does good the credit goes to Chipper….We need hungry players, coaches and owners for a championship and we dont have that right now.

pat

March 13th, 2012
9:32 am

I don’t care that the braves lose in spring training, I do care that they still cannot hit. That’s what we had all last season, one hot guy, eight cold ones.
Well, I didn’t expect much, so I am not dissapointed.

Big Muddy

March 13th, 2012
9:53 am

Took my grandson (on Spring Break) to games last Thurs in Sarasota, Sunday in Dunedin (great old ball park in nice small town atmosphere) and Jupiter yesterday. THIS TEAM IS TOTALLY LIFELESS – no I don’t expect to see rah-rah (been going to games since 1952 by the way but my god the rookies even act like they don’t give a rats -a–. Only guys who seem to care were Pendelton and the Crime Dog (oh they aren’t playing) was Sunday’s catcher (Bethencort). Oriole players, Toronto players and Cardinals were full of life and vigor – Brave players including McCan on Sunday seemed like they would rather be somewhere else – this team is in trouble if they don’t snap out of it soon – Pastornicky a major leaguere give me a break doesn’ even look good in practice.

Tumbledown

March 13th, 2012
9:57 am

As a long time Braves’ fan, I am just so frustrated with them. I know it is only spring training, but the team has compiled a long list of extremely negative performances. They seem to be experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. To top it all off, they follow an epic September collapse in 2011 with: (1) an off-season in which no real moves were made other than getting rid of Lowe; and (2) a stunningly bad spring training season so far. I felt more optimistic about the Braves in the 1980s than I do now.

Does anyone else feel this sense that the Braves are heading in the direction of rock bottom?

64 year Braves fan

March 13th, 2012
10:09 am

Yes! Rock Bottom. How can you continue to carry a lousy hitter like Hicks. I hope Sutton makes the team.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
10:14 am

This team needs a total re-vamping, go young and hire a manager that will put the “fear of god” in them, The future is ours if we make the right moves now, forget this year and enjoy watching our young talent grow.

PMC

March 13th, 2012
10:15 am

The Chipper health situation is precisely why I have been troubled by the Braves failure to address the left field situation going forward. I guess the idea is that they have so many pitchers, they can just make a trade for a corner outfielder whenever it becomes necessary.

I didn’t think it last year either, but I don’t see how they believe they’ve got enough runs in this team to compete for winning anything.

PMC

March 13th, 2012
10:17 am

The Braves missed the playoffs last year after playing one of the worst months of September baseball of all time for a team that should have easily cruised into the playoffs with where they were in August.

It’s Spring, not time to overreact. It is not rock bottom, but It wouldn’t be a stretch to finish 3rd in the division either. Long season. let it play out.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
10:21 am

It’s Spring, not time to overreact. It is not rock bottom, but It wouldn’t be a stretch to finish 3rd in the division either. Long season. let it play out.

We’re just a couple of bloop singles away.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
10:21 am

It’s Spring, not time to overreact. It is not rock bottom, but It wouldn’t be a stretch to finish 3rd in the division either. Long season. let it play out.

We’re just a couple of bloop singles away.

Samantha

March 13th, 2012
10:24 am

IF Chipper wants to retire? What does everyone think about firing Freddi and making Chipper manager where he can fulfill his contract?

Braves Fan

March 13th, 2012
10:28 am

Has a manager ever been fired because of their teams spring training efforts? If so, Freddi should seriously be considered a prime candidate for a first!

Samantha

March 13th, 2012
10:37 am

Then you agree?

PMC

March 13th, 2012
10:37 am

Way too much money to spend for a manager Samantha. I think everyone would want Chipper around the team in some capacity, but for a team that is economically challenged, it’s way way too much of an investment.

Samantha

March 13th, 2012
10:48 am

They have to pay him either way. My opinion he would make a great manager.

Jax Falcon/Dog Fan

March 13th, 2012
10:50 am

Haven’t been to any spring games, but it sounds like from those of you who have, that the current players feel entitled to be here. Want to get their attention? Let them spend a month or so in the minors riding the bus on backroads with meal tickets for those great restaurants in the middle of nowhere. Think that might perk up a few bats and attitudes?

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
10:57 am

Today is the day-GO CHIPPER GO – GO CHIPPER GO, ANYWHERE JUST GO
GO BRAVES

Homer the Brave

March 13th, 2012
11:01 am

Chipper is holding this team hostage. He is finished. Prado will be at 3B by May if not sooner. Need to sign Damon to platoon with Diaz in LF.

reckingball

March 13th, 2012
11:12 am

It’s the end of the world as we know it. Braves losing streek in the 1st couple of weeks of Grapefruit League. What’s going to happen now?
Life’s a drag.

therut

March 13th, 2012
11:23 am

Somebody tell me how if Freddie G. watched his interview, that they played last year during rain delays, that he did not get with an English tutor during the winter and learn how to speak. You know what I mean right? , you know.

therut

March 13th, 2012
11:24 am

I even liked Marion Campbell as a coach but not this guy (Freddi G.)

Kentavo

March 13th, 2012
11:28 am

1eyedJack

March 13th, 2012
11:44 am

And here I was thinking Larry Parrish and Derrick Lowe were the problems.

2011champs

March 13th, 2012
12:07 pm

Have not beaten the Cards in a season series since 2008, and cannot even handle a split squad Cardinal team. Spring or not, a 1-10 record is embarrassing. Even Fredi said that the team needs to win some games. Folks, I will say again that the Cardinals even without the best player in baseball, Albert Pujols, will win more games than the Braves this season, and will be playing game #163, while the Braves pack for home again and say “Wait till next year”

beachcomber

March 13th, 2012
12:08 pm

Interesting that the Freddi is on thin ice statements are spreading beyond this blog. Given the September fade and a 1-10 spring record, it’s no surprise. One source mentioned Jim Fregosi as a possible internal replacement. Doubt Jim, at his age, wants that kind of circus in his life.

Bubba

March 13th, 2012
12:10 pm

Can someone explain to me what is going on in Florida… Is our pitching the reason or is it the hitting? It seems to me we are pitching horrible which is the main reason for the losses.. but no one seems overly concerned.. if we play like this going into the season.. we are in major trouble out of the gate!!!

Who Me?

March 13th, 2012
12:26 pm

Prado’s a stud, nobody else can manage a hit to get on base. All of our run production seems to be walk-driven, not from timely base hits. Interesting that now FG is letting the guys run some, where has that been for the last 2 weeks? Wonder if he’s getting some direction from upstairs to turn ‘em loose or if he figured that one out on his own….

Tumbledown

March 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

I just hope that Braves’ management takes note of fans like me. I never posted on this blog until after the September collapse. I never felt the frustration that I felt last October toward my favorite sports’ team. I never felt the need to vent so much about the Braves or any other team.

I would dearly like to move my allegiances to another team, but I cannot. In my heart, I will always be a Braves’ fan. But, their recent performances on the field and apathetic offseason are unacceptable to me. If these actions are unacceptable to me, I know they must be unacceptable to a rapidly growing number of fans.

The Braves cannot expect to do the same thing year after year and expect a different result.

Fan In Tampa

March 13th, 2012
1:00 pm

Tumbledown, you are not alone. I along with many others, I am sure, share in your sentiment. But they are our team and we stick with them. Does not mean that we agree with everything and I see nothing wrong with expressing our reasonable frustrations. I suspect we are in for a tough year, and I don’t say that just because of a poor start this spring. There are just too many negaitive signs and it all starts with Wren. I’m not saying changes should have been made for the sake of change, but believe something had to be done after September’s debacle. Now, there seems to be a malaise hanging over this team.

darrell starks

March 13th, 2012
1:15 pm

Heyward have made no adjustment at all, he is still standing to far a way from the plate.

This how pitchers inside, inside, inside, then out side slider, strike out or a pop up.

GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

darrell starks

March 13th, 2012
1:16 pm

Heyward will bat .250 at best, he may have a worst year than last.
GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ERman

March 13th, 2012
1:21 pm

At the end of September, the Braves and Mets will be battling for last place in the NL East. I hate to say it braves fans, but get ready for a long hot summer.

Mitchell

March 13th, 2012
1:22 pm

Tumbledown

March 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

I just hope that Braves’ management takes note of fans like me.

Tumbledown, if ever there was a lost cause that would be it but your perspective is certainly far more compelling than those like myself who have been criticizing the organization and their foolish way of doing business non-stop for the past three seasons on here.

It obviously would be great to be a Rays fan these days. What they have accomplished over the past four years with such scarce resources at their disposal, with the lowest payroll in baseball, the lowest attendance, with such untested talent and against arguably the fiercest competition in the game; it’s incredible.

If they don’t make the playoffs in a given year they hardly have reason to apologize.

But it’s not about being a frontrunner. The very least the Braves have to do to simply justify the talent they do happen to possess is make the playoffs.

Win the division? God forbid. We couldn’t possibly expect the team that won fourteen straight division titiles to win one in the six years since the streak ended. Let’s be rational people.

I mean, John Schuerholz did promise fans that 2006 would be merely a “dip in the road” but you know, in fairness, he didn’t specify what kind of dip.

Wild card? You wouldn’t think we’d ever become the kind of organization that would proudly hang wild card banners but at this point I’d sign off on a bronze statue in honor of the great Fredi Gonzalez if we could even manage one of the two wild card spots.

But gosh, don’t dream too big there Mitchell.

How about a nice… football?

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
1:27 pm

Well their off to their usual start, 2 innings and all zeros, if they could manage one hit Zambrano would probably throw down his glove and walk off the field, looks like he will be there a while.

AB*Nation

March 13th, 2012
1:30 pm

Funny thing ,,,, I lulled myself into thinking (and buying) that after the epic September collapse, the Braves would come out and want to prove that it was a fluke and that they would start a reckoning. The thing that is close to a reckoning, was Hanson wrecking his car ,,, Chipper announcing that he is too wrecked to play ,,, the wretched and wrecked swing of Jason Heyward continuing ,,, Vizcaino – wrecked, Hudson – wrecked until May 1st, Freeman – could wrecked or dislocate his knee cap again, JJ – wrecked dough boy just doesn’t have it anymore,,, Pastornicky – needs to drive his wreck back to Gwinnett Braves after spring training wraps up, and last but not least ,,, that train wreck of a manager named Fredi Gonzalez. Doesn’t surprise me that Big Muddy took his Grandson to see a “lifeless” corpse of a team going thru the motions. They had their confidence WRECKED in September and no longer believe in Fredi. If they are lifeless, that is on Fredi. Time to start looking ahead and planning strategic moves Frank ,,, do whatever you have to do to keep Bourne, start planning the Jason Heyward demotion, plan on Simmons being your everday SS, get Chipper to call it a helluva career, keep Terdo up ,,, move JJ to make room for one of the kids (although you won’t get much). I know the season hasn’t even started ,,blah, blah, blah ,,, but they are likely candidates for tanking in 2012 and should just start seriously contemplating moves for next year.

Bobo is Not the Problem

March 13th, 2012
1:34 pm

Chipper is a classless redneck thug.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
1:36 pm

Three innings, ALL ZEROS.

Cecil34

March 13th, 2012
1:42 pm

What Braves fans need to come to grips with – and this comes straight from McGuirk, who is the liaison between the franchise and the parent company – that the ONLY concern of this management team is to maintain profitability and franchise value for future resale.

There is no priority on “doing what it takes” to win a WS – only “enough to maintain profitability.”

Read that last again – “enough to maintain profitability.”

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
1:46 pm

Mike Minor, three innings 1 hit, no runs, probably will be our ACE.

panamajack

March 13th, 2012
1:47 pm

Last year Minor couldn’t go six innings!

Stank Wren

March 13th, 2012
1:53 pm

What? You guys don’t like the team that I put together?

Stank Wren

March 13th, 2012
1:54 pm

I’m trying not to overreact but this team is seriously starting to make me sick. Its gonna be a lonnnngggg Summer here in the ATL

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
1:55 pm

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING, BRAVES SCORE ONE RUN

Bama Mike

March 13th, 2012
2:00 pm

How does McGruirk justify his position and salary. Sure dont see it on the diamond. 42 million over 3 years. Brilliant Frank just brilliant. Put it right up there with the collapse.

extremus

March 13th, 2012
2:00 pm

I’ll bet you’ll be able to get great seats to see the ostrich races when Turner Field has 5 or 6,000 fans in the stands by the end of the season. Just like the 1980s all over again…WITHOUT Dale Murphy.

Tumbledown

March 13th, 2012
2:07 pm

Mitchell and Cecil34 – I agree with everything you two stated in your posts. I need to come to grips that:
(1) corporate ownership only is concerned with maintaining profit and not in investing in a winner for the city of Atlanta; (2) executive management has become scared to take any real chances; (3) the manager is in over his head; (4) the clubhouse leader, Chipper Jones, is more focused on whether he can even make it through a season as opposed to leading a playoff charge; (5) certain younger players may be more hype than substance; (6) the lead off hitter is more concerned about his stats as opposed to team glory; and (7) this is basically a psychologically scarred team.

Oh well!

b

March 13th, 2012
2:08 pm

How in the heck did Gonzalez become the manager?
His interview, “you know what, I benched our Hanley SS at Florida, you know what, I used help coach Braves. You know what I can ride motorcycle, you know what I am not a leader.”

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:28 pm

Constanza on 3rd nobody out, —–Constanza on 3rd three out., However we do have 1 run and the Marlins have 0 and its only the sixth inning.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:32 pm

Medelin, 2 innings, no runs allowed.

JAFO

March 13th, 2012
2:34 pm

Constanza on 3rd no one out. Take a guess.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:42 pm

Uggla on 2nd l out — Uggla on 2nd 3 outs

JAFO

March 13th, 2012
2:52 pm

I guessed right Ralph.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:56 pm

Ozzie just turned his guys loose, told them not to feel sorry the braves any longer.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:56 pm

Ozzie just turned his guys loose, told them not to feel sorry the braves any longer.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:56 pm

Ozzie just turned his guys loose, told them not to feel sorry the braves any longer.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:56 pm

Ozzie just turned his guys loose, told them not to feel sorry the braves any longer.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:56 pm

Ozzie just turned his guys loose, told them not to feel sorry the braves any longer.

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
2:56 pm

Ozzie just turned his guys loose, told them not to feel sorry the braves any longer.

LAC

March 13th, 2012
3:05 pm

Yes, yet another worthless GM in Atlanta.

Hey “frank” did you attend any summer classes at the “don waddell” school of How To Be The Worst GM In Sports ????

This guy is a JERK, no knowledge of the game and NO passion for it. He is as worthless as waddell was. Can we expect the team to move because of his CRAP ? This freddi is a Nothing manager, and wren is a nothing GM, doomed to failure, just like Thrashers were, thanks guys ! Maybe you will move to Salt Lake City !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
3:12 pm

Send Pastronicky to Gwinnette spring training camp, get Simmons all the at bats possible, why wait.

JAFO

March 13th, 2012
3:12 pm

Here we go again. Conz on 3rd one out…

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
3:14 pm

Constanza trying to make things happen, Heyward 0 for 3 again,

JAFO

March 13th, 2012
3:17 pm

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
3:34 pm

Bethancourt homers, tie game middle of 9th.

The Truth....

March 13th, 2012
3:42 pm

oh no….here we go again….year after year! It never stops! This organization is awful. I feel bad for these young players stuck with such a bad bunch of bums like FRANK!!

Ralph

March 13th, 2012
3:47 pm

Somebody should give the GAMEDAY operator a copy of the batting order, or teach him how to read.

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