1:45 am July 19, 2012, by David O'Brien
July 19th, 201211:29 am
Of the S–t house
It’s amazing to me that this team can win a few games in a row, people start feeling better, then they again look like they don’t know how to play baseball.
It might be a great time to go ahead and sell low on Uggla. They don’t need a 2nd baseman who hits .220 and if we’re lucky 20 HRS.
Uggla is again awful, 2 years in a row. I know he plays hard, but seriously. We have the pitchers spot that’s dead and his empty hole in the lineup.
His 50 million dollars might be half of what they needed to spend for a corner outfielder, and they are getting about half or less of the production from him too.
And Uggla Strikes Out
Well said,Colby; the Giants have a long and storied history, and I was thrilled to see them beat the Phillies in the playoffs a couple of years back. Growing up in Dodger Country, I loved watching those classic Dodger-Giant duels in the Sixties – Koufax and Drysdale squaring off against Mays and McCovey. And the Braves and Giants have played some mighty fine ball through the years; who can forget ‘93, when the Braves just couldn’t lose at the end of the season and overtook the Giants for the West Division title. (Frankly, I know it didn’t make great geographic sense, but I sure enjoyed watching the Braves battle the Dodgers and Giants for the division crown rather than the Phillies and Mets.) Anyway, the Giants have class, and baseball is still a game; let the players have some fun with each other, instead of expecting them to act like dignified automatons!
July 19th, 201211:30 am
Outfielder after outfielder leaves the Braves and becomes more productive.
Frank, you have a serious problem with player development.
July 19th, 201211:32 am
Guys – I need to apologize Word out of the Giants clubhouse this morning is the even the Giants are surprised at how demonstrative Melky was yesterday; in the clubhouse, in the dugout, on the field. The Giants are a little surprised. So obviosuly Melky has beef with the Braves & the fans. Sorry, I think his halo that I put on him needs to come off for today!
July 19th, 201211:36 am
Melky ate himself out of town here, he was not very good. That would be the general beef I guess.
He should be mad at himself though not the Braves.
July 19th, 201211:38 am
Word is Bruce met with Melky. Melky is in the lineup today as well. Whoa boy, strap in! Great responses everybody, thank you for not flaming me. This is an outstanding blog with lots of good commenters
July 19th, 201211:43 am
PMC, who else besides Melky is succeeding? Not like it’s the Braves’ fault that he was fat. They have trainers and conditioning coaches in place. Up to the player to eat right.
Colby, just curious, where are you getting that info? Glad to hear the Giants know he was out of line.
July 19th, 201211:44 am
colbyincalifornia – Fredi was going to have HInske pitch hit against Lopez. Bouchy pulled Lopez to avoid that, and thus, Fredi didn’t put Hinske in.
I disagree that Melky has “flair”. He was being so freakin’ cocky in both of these games. Fine, watch your homer, but there is no excuse for doing the “chop” and then grabbing his crotch or for faking the throw to the stands. That’s just obnoxious. He didn’t do that stuff when he was playing like crap for the Braves in 2010, but he seems to think since he made the All-Star game and was named MVP, he is all that and more. Get over it, Melkdud, in a year you’ll be a fat slob piece of crap ballerina again.
July 19th, 201211:46 am
BravesFan in DC
July 19th, 201211:47 am
His nickname in Atlanta was “The Melkyway” due to his uncontrollable candy-binge eating habits . I hope he eats dirt today and Bravos win 14 – 1.
July 19th, 201211:49 am
Rick Ankiel DFA’d today by the Nationals.
July 19th, 201211:56 am
That’s incorrect Bravesgrl. And here’s a little word from the Giants side this morning: http://www.csnbayarea.com/baseball-san-francisco-giants/giants-talk/Melky-Cabrera-surprised-to-hear-Chippers?blockID=742837&feedID=10850
Huddy, Braves try to avert sweep; Melky irks masses | Atlanta Braves
July 19th, 201211:58 am
[...] Here are the full postgame quotes from Gonzalez and a few players. [...]
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
July 19th, 201212:05 pm
Fredi can only puts players in a position to execute, if they don’t then it is on the player. Janish got blown away but, should’ve been better prepared for the at bat. I could say the same for Chipper’s error. Fact is if players don’t execute and make the plays that they are supposed to make, then that should not fall on the manager. Fredi managed byt the book, and kept Janish in the game, who is the best defensive SS we have active. You bat him eight, and true to form those situations always tend to find the borderline. You are right, that the at bat would not have been an issue if Uggla comes through.
July 19th, 201212:21 pm
It would be great for Hudson to be like Jack Hamilton and make Melky become another Tony Conigliaro.
July 19th, 201212:46 pm
Atlanta, do you miss Melky yet?
The truth is, the Royals & Giants have high expectations and got the most out of Melky.
In Atlanta management has its fingers up its nose and looks the other way, talking about the good old days in the 1990s to keep fan interest up.
Melky was a little boy in the 1990s and can’t relate to such foolish talk.
July 19th, 20122:39 pm
The truth is, Melky half azzed his way through the 2010 season in ATL. and that is why he got S-canned.
4 teams in four years? He hit 18 HRs with 89 RBI in KC, and they were still eager to get rid of him, kind of tells you something about the douche-bag.
Melky is an A–hole, and anyone that would want to use Melky’s name as a handle on these blogs, is an even bigger A–hole.
July 19th, 20124:40 pm
I’ll be in the post-season and you’ll be watching me on TV because the Braves will still be talking about their meaningless divisional championships from 20 years ago.
October 4th, 20127:54 pm
I congratulate, what excellent message.
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