Gilmartin promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett

The Braves have promoted first-round pick Sean Gilmartin to Triple-A Gwinnett. He’s scheduled to make his first start in Charlotte on Monday. The left-hander, chosen 28th overall out of Florida State by the Braves in 2011, was 5-8 with a 3.54 ERA in 20 starts for Double-A Mississippi. He limited batters to a .248 average, walked only 26 in 119 1/3 innings and struck out 86.

Gilmartin is following a similar trajectory to Mike Minor, another former college left-hander taken in the first round by the Braves. Minor, who was drafted No. 7 overall out of Vanderbilt in 2009, started his second season with the Braves (and first full professional season) in Mississippi, and was promoted to Gwinnett after 15 starts in Double-A that year. Minor was called up to Atlanta in August of 2010.

In Gilmartin’s case, though, indications are that this isn’t as much a move to prepare him for a major league call-up this season as it is to both challenge him and give him a month’s worth of work in Triple-A to prepare him going into next season.

The Gwinnett Braves released Eric Junge on Thursday. He was 6-8 with a 4.66 ERA in 19 starts for Gwinnett.

100 comments Add your comment

freddie freeman

July 27th, 2012
11:14 am

Ugly

July 27th, 2012
11:25 am

Plays Second

Chipper

July 27th, 2012
11:26 am

Plays Third and hits Fourth

kelly

July 27th, 2012
11:27 am

Does not play third

Couch Potato

July 27th, 2012
11:29 am

Getting him ready so Minor can go to Milwaukee?

JC Boscan III

July 27th, 2012
11:30 am

Too bad for Junge — I was pulling for him. He made it to the majors briefly in 2002 and 2003, and had a 2-0 record with a 2.21 ERA, but only got to pitch 20.1 major league innings. He’s been bouncing around ever since. Maybe a team with worse starters than ours (not easy to find) will pick him up. His performance at Gwinnett was better than Teheran’s this year, amazingly…..

matt

July 27th, 2012
11:35 am

Might be an audition. Could be one of the key components of a future trade.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
11:37 am

I hope Gilmartin succeeds but the numbers suggest the low ceiling for which the pick was initially criticized. Not that he can’t play in the majors, and there is some value in projection, but I personally like a little more upside in a first round choice. Similar criticisms were made of Minor, but I believe most scouts will tell you today that Minor’s ceiling is much higher than Gilmartin’s.

But whatever I guess. Never expected Gilmartin to save the day so what he does he does. I am, however, becoming more and more concerned with Teheran. At one time, Teheran, Vizcaino, and Delgado looked like a top 3 but Teheran has failed to progress, Vizcaino had TJ surgery and Delgado is starting to look like a backend/reliever type even if he doesn’t get traded. With the Braves inability to develop a hitter since about 1872, the system’s high rating rested on these high ceiling pitchers. If they all miss – man, look out below.

Denny Lemaster

July 27th, 2012
11:37 am

Well, if he is comparing to Minor, you might as well include him in any deal that sends Minor packing. That is not high praise in my book.

urban redneck

July 27th, 2012
11:38 am

he’s burning it up through the minors. daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang. teheran, jj, and a position player for garza. i would rather have greinke, but he is too expensive to rent. there are a lot of prostitutes on shallowford road that get paid a lot less per hour than greinke………..they are more fun, but greinke has less STDs

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
11:50 am

urban redneck

Why in hell would you want Garza, he ain’t worth a crap and has elbo problems already, Delgado or Minor are much better.

ChopAttack

July 27th, 2012
11:50 am

JJ is worthless as a trade piece.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
11:58 am

I agree with ChopAttack that the ship has probably sailed on Jurrjens as trade bait. Also agree with Ralph that even with Teheran’s struggles, I wouldn’t deal him for Garza. I wouldn’t be opposed to a similiar deal for Greinke provided it’s a sign and trade kind of thing. He’s still relatively young and very good. Obviously, the devil is in the details of whatever contract Greinke signs. Don’t like the 2 month rental idea.

marietta eagle

July 27th, 2012
11:58 am

Where is the help from the minors . Where is the help from GM ? Where is the help from head coach ? Our best scouts works in washington could not work for wren Help GM Had all of off season to get a rh bad . Like what he had . Help head coach Worse game day coach I have seen in majors in last 20 years. Braves HELP WANTED GM HEAD COACH

ed

July 27th, 2012
12:00 pm

fw delgado’s last three starts 2 with atl and 1 with gwinnett have been very impressive his fastball is around 92 to 95

matt

July 27th, 2012
12:02 pm

Delgado is not going to be a reliever! Just look at John Smoltz numbers first year,Tom Glavine etc…HOF have started worse, a lot worse! I think he will be atleast a #2 and would not be surprised if materialized into a #1. In my opinion.

King B

July 27th, 2012
12:03 pm

JJ needs to go back on the DL. I think his leg strength is not where it should be to sustain an accurate 93+ MPH pitch. That’s why he’s getting bombed every outing. Hopefully he’ll be better prepared next season.

Clown Comment Bro

July 27th, 2012
12:04 pm

@Detriot Braves

” With the Braves inability to develop a hitter since about 1872″

Have you noticed the Braves drafted and developed Freddie Freemon, Andrelton Simmons, Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and Martin Prado?

That’s 7/9 full time starters, and they all are pretty darn good. Not really concerned that the Braves can’t “develop hitters”.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:07 pm

ed, I’ve seen Delgado criticized more for not having the secondary pitches to consistently go through a lineup mulitple times. That’s why a lot of people think he may end up as a reliever – though perhaps a very good reliever. That said, sometimes guys figure out that second pitch so giving up on him so quickly as a starter may be premature. Not to mention the Braves aren’t exactly drowning in an abundance of starting pitchers the way most thought they would be.

Steven Buster

July 27th, 2012
12:09 pm

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
12:11 pm

Trade Teheran for Grinke, Trade Hanson and Gilmartin for a BIG BIG BIG RH Left fielder and go with this lineup:

1. Boutn CF
2. Prado 2B
3. Heyward RF
4. BIG BIG BIG Bat LF
5. McCann C
6. Freeman 1B
7. Chipper/Franscisco 3B
8. Simmons SS
9. Pitcher

Go with this Rotation:

1. Grinke
2. Sheets
3. Hudson
4. Minor
5. Delgado

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:11 pm

Clown, I was joking a bit. Why so serious? Certaintly they developed Chipper, Klesko, Javy Lopez, and Andruw Jones in the 90s. I believe Heyward will be a star and Freeman will be at least league average, though in Heyward’s case I actually wonder how much they’ve stunted his development to date. But all that said, it’s true that there isn’t much in the system as of today at any level. I believe there is a hacktastic philosophy in place right now that precludes them from developing hitters the way they should. I’m not sure how far back that philosophy extends.

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
12:15 pm

matt
July 27th, 2012
12:02 pm

Matt you are right on it, 100% agree.

Hankie Aron

July 27th, 2012
12:16 pm

Detroit- You did make some good comments but Clown Comment Bro really got you on the homegrown hitters.

Hankie Aron

July 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

Detroit- Heyward is just fine. The lingering thumb injury the first year and the shoulder injury last year kept Heyward from growing as a player. He messed up his mechanics trying to compensate for the injuries. He’s like a Rolls Royce. Only good at 95% or better

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:22 pm

To this point Delgado has walked a few too many and not quite missed enough bats to project as a #1. That said, he did miss more bats in the minors so there is some pedigree. Maybe calling him a backend/reliever type was a bit too harsh. I don’t think the data is there to support a #1 claim, but mid-rotation? There are worse things. And it is definitely true that pitchers will surprise you (good and bad). I believe more often than do hitters.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:28 pm

Hankie, Clown is right to note some of the hitters the Braves have developed. I shouldn’t have made the sarcastic 1872 comment. I think I lost some credibility with my weak attempt at humor.

But what has the new regime done, and what is on the horizon? Where is the next wave of hitters? Most of what clown mentioned is a credit to the past regime.

As for Heyward, I am not now nor was I ever a Heyward basher. I’m aware that there have been many out here. I believe he will be a star and I am fine with his performance so far this year. I do believe injuries had a lot to do with his dropoff last year. But having said that, his walk % has gone from 14.6 to 11.1 to 10.4. His outside the zone swing percentage has gone from 23.3% to 28.3 to 31.0. Hacktastic!!!

Clown Comment Bro

July 27th, 2012
12:30 pm

You have to remember Heyward is only 22 years old. Here is the list of players, in order, in the last 50 years who have accumulated more WAR than Heyward before their 23rd birthday.

A-Rod
Griffey Jr
Cesar Cedeno
Johnny Bench
Andruw Jones
Ricky Henderson
Jim Fregosi
Albert Pujols
Cal Ripken
Tony Conigliaro
Roberto Alomar

That list has one wash-out, 2 very solid players, and 8 HOF caliber guys (yes, I think Andruw deserves to make it eventually).

Not a terrible start to a career.

TeheranTime

July 27th, 2012
12:31 pm

There are some of the stupidest posts on here I have ever seen today…

Hankie Aron

July 27th, 2012
12:32 pm

Just imagine if the internet was around when Glavine pitched in 87 2-4 5.54 ERA. Or in 88 7-17 4.56 ERA. You impatient “fans” and I use that term loosely would have called him a bum and would have been screaming for a trade. Not every pitcher is gonna turn into Glavine or Smoltz but let’s give the players a chance to prover themselves!

Clown Comment Bro

July 27th, 2012
12:35 pm

I also think a reason for Heyward’s recent success is that he has been a bit more aggressive. Walks are good, no question, but if you check out his power numbers for this year he has been improving.

And yes, his walk rate is lower this year than in the previous years. But for all players in the last 50 years under 23, Hewyard is walking at the 6th highest rate. That’s as elite as it gets.

COOPER

July 27th, 2012
12:35 pm

Why not just make Medlen a starter he is lights out most of the time. His control is as good as any Braves pitcher. Before he got hurt he was proving to be a very good starter. He deserves another chance as a starter.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:39 pm

Clown, I agree with you. I am a big Heyward fan. Bought my son a Heyward jersey. I’m just using Heyward as an example of why I don’t believe the Braves value a patient approach as much as I wish they would. Or I could be totally wrong. Small sample sizes and all. I don’t think I’m wrong though about the current system being barren of hitters. Anyway, that’s an interesting list. It will be very interesting to see what happens to Andruw Jones when he’s eligible for the Hall. I think people have forgotten in the second half of his career what a terrific centerfielder he was. I believe I read once that in terms of fielding runs saved only Willie Mays was a better centerfielder than Andruw.

Hankie Aron

July 27th, 2012
12:39 pm

Detroit-I’m not bashing you at all. I think your comments on the next wave of potential hitters has some creedence. The best hitting prospect the Braves have in the pipeline is 3B Edward Salcedo. He is your eventual Chipper replacement although there will probably be a stopgap guy before he arrives in Atlanta. I see Terdoslavich, Christian Betancourt as potential major league starters but not sure of anyone else. Evan Gattis is an intriguing power prospect.

Hankie Aron

July 27th, 2012
12:44 pm

Salcedo is still a very young kid but watching him at Rome last year he was definately the best but also the youngest player out there. His defensive skills need to mirror his offensive skills to make him more of a complete player.

Lemke's Knuckler

July 27th, 2012
12:46 pm

It’s just unfortunate what’s happened to the rotation this year. I would have never guessed that Beachy would be lost for the season, Jurrjens would tank and both Minor and Delgado would struggle with consistency, not to mention the problems that Hanson is having with his fastball. And going into spring training, if you tell all of that happens, I say not a big deal, because we can always fall back on Teheran or Vizcaino. No Vizcaino and Teheran is scuffling. That really is a lot for a team to overcome. So I think the Braves have done well to be in the position they are.

I love seeing the Braves compete for a playoff spot, but a small part of me would almost like to see the Braves out of contention so all these young kids could get a chance to work through their growing pains. Smoltz, Glavine and Avery got their chance to work through things on 90-105 loss teams in ‘87 through ‘90. In two to three years, I have no doubt the group of Beachy, Medlen, Minor, Delgado, Teheran, Vizcaino and Gilmartin will give the Braves one of the more dynamic young staffs in all of baseball. All 7 of them won’t make it, but I would be willing to bet 3-4 of those kids turn into quality top of rotation pitchers (Beachy already is one in my opinion, but we need to see how he comes back). I’m not sold on Hanson’s long-term future until that velocity comes back up a few notches.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:46 pm

Clown, that’s a good point about his power. His isloated power numbers have gone up considerably. Since you’re obviously interested in some of the more advanced metrics, take a look at McCutchen’s season compared to years past. Your point about Heyward reminded me of some of the oddities in his progression. But getting back to Heyward, I would be careful about attributing more power to a more aggresive approach. That may be true but correlation is one of the more dangerous, commonly misinterpreted concepts in statistics. We’ll see what happens.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
12:49 pm

Hankie, I didn’t take any offense to you or Clown. I actually thought we were having a civil, interesting discussion more than an argument. Whatever arguing we are doing is kind of at the margins anyway. I’m just glad none of the Heybust or McCant people have chimed in yet.

Ted M

July 27th, 2012
12:57 pm

Who is the best available relief pitcher for a trade?

jim

July 27th, 2012
1:16 pm

Just an observation, but Heyward’s walk ratio has gone up noticeably since moving into the 3 hole. At the beginning of the season he was hitting 7th ahead of the Rev and the pitcher. A walk in most circumstances in those games did little to generate a run. Hitting 3rd a walk puts him on base in front of the likes of Chipper, Freeman, and McCann and the walk total is beginning to climb.

jim

July 27th, 2012
1:20 pm

True. Young pitchers generally need time to develop into consistent major league winners. The Glavine, Avery, Smoltz examples are exhibit 1. It took Koufax five years in the majors before he became KOUFAX.

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
1:21 pm

jim, that’s interesting. I would argue that a walk towards the bottom of the lineup does help generate runs in that it turns the lineup over faster to your more accomplished hitters but I wonder if players do tend to walk more depending on where they hit. I’ve assumed the 8th place hitter has more opportunity to walk with the pitcher coming up next but never thought much about the other positions. It’s a difficult thing to study because you can’t simply look at walk rates per spot in the lineup since there’s a tremendous selection bias. Third place hitters tend to be much better hitters than 7th place hitters, and better hitters tend to walk more often. But it is an interesting idea. I don’t know the answer.

Heisenberg

July 27th, 2012
1:22 pm

Arizona may be willing to part with JJ Putz. Former AS closer in AL have a nice year for a team going nowhere. That (and bringing back Delgado for middle relief) would allow for moving Medlen into rotation.

Yogi Berra

July 27th, 2012
1:24 pm

Ted, Broxton would be great also Grant Balfour .

Yogi Berra

July 27th, 2012
1:26 pm

Jose Mijares also Ted

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
1:27 pm

jim, good point about the pitchers developing, though my memory of Avery is that he developed quickly and flamed out way too early. On a side note, Steve Avery lives in Taylor, MI and coached in my son’s little league several years back. He was a really patient, soft-spoken coach. More so than most of the coaches, though they had obviously accomplished much less in the game. Seemed like a really good guy. Looked like he could still play. I always wondered what happened with him. He was so good, then he was actually fairly unlukcy which made him look like he was in decline when in reality he hadn’t changed much, and then he actually did drop off the table. Last his fastball from what I remember. But I don’t remember an injury. Maybe there was and I just don’t remember it.

And Hankie, c’mon man! God bless the internet! How else could I so effectively pretend to be a GM when I’m supposed to be working?

Tbraves

July 27th, 2012
1:33 pm

I would like to get Gregerson from SD….they asked for Murphy from the Mets…no clue who they would want..Pastor and B- pitching prospect?

Bob the Blogger

July 27th, 2012
1:39 pm

I agree Medlen needs to become a starter. It would be a lot easier to find a reliever to take Medlen’s place in the pen than to find another good starter, and you do not have to give up a future starter to make it happen. If the Braves had been winning when Glavine first came up, we might have traded him for a rental because his ERA was over 5.

I still believe Delgado will end up being a very good ML pitcher. His lifetime ERA is just under 4 with 24 starts, and he’s only 22 years old. Do we really want to trade a player like that for a rental?

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
1:41 pm

@ Mr Yogi Berra Dumb me would like to ask Who is Gilmartin? Where did we get him? Is he that good?

DetroitBraves

July 27th, 2012
1:42 pm

As another side note, I see on the top banner that there are problems on both I75 and I85. There are many things I miss about Atlanta. The traffic is not one of them. And with that, I’m off to see the Tigers (talk about hacktastic) play the Blue Jays in Toronto. Hankie and Clown, take care and drive safe.

O'flarity's water bottle

July 27th, 2012
1:51 pm

King B

July 27th, 2012
12:03 pm
JJ needs to go back on the DL.

DL Meaning the down low???

reckingball

July 27th, 2012
1:51 pm

How do Hanson’s stats compare to Delgado’s in 2012?
Which one of the two has the greater trade value?
Which one is the better fit for the Braves long-time future?
I’m not a GM, but I have checked the prices at a Holiday Inn Express before, and I think that it is Delgado, of course that is just my opin.
go braves!

dap01

July 27th, 2012
2:00 pm

Hanson does not have a future with the Braves. If he improves, Boras will not allow the Braves to be able to afford him.

If he continues to frustrate, he will not be worth keeping.

Trade him while he has some health and is relatively cheap. I am afraid his affordibility and health will both deteriate each year.

WrentchintheMix

July 27th, 2012
2:00 pm

Miguel Batista?! really?!?!? Fire Wren

bvillebaron

July 27th, 2012
2:00 pm

Bob:

I agree with you about Delgado. I think he will be good and was not in favor of trading him for any rental, particualrly the overrated Dempster. I would only trade him or one of the other prospects for someone who they could sign to an extension. My only real candidate under that scenario is Greinke.

afan

July 27th, 2012
2:01 pm

Has anyone else noticed that everytime Amber shows up so does reckingball. One and the same.

Joey

July 27th, 2012
2:09 pm

Tumbledown

July 27th, 2012
2:10 pm

Forget Dempster, Greinke, Shields, etc.! We have just signed Miguel Batista. World Series, here we come!

Dawgdad (The Original)

July 27th, 2012
2:14 pm

Andrew Jones a hall of famer? Crazy, what about Dale Murphy? If so, you have to vote in Darryl Evans, Davy Johnson, Terry Pendleton, Ken Boyer, Roy Cey, et al, people who had great seasons, 1 or 3.

Joe Simpson was talking about the Braves propensity to give up first inning runs the other day, Hudson and Hanson, JJ, Minor. Funny, I don’t remember Delgado having that problem, it is usually scoreless through 4 or 5 before the wheels come off. He needs to find a way to get through the lineup a second and third time.

done

July 27th, 2012
2:16 pm

Would like to see more strikeouts at that level

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
2:18 pm

You are funny afan LOL.

808Brave

July 27th, 2012
2:36 pm

You guys are so impatient with Rookies. With how Glavin and Smoltz started out their careers you guys would have wanted them traded too. This sport is by all means not easy. It takes time and years to develope, some longer then others. These kids are 21, 22, 23 years old and you want them to perform at a high level. What were you doing at that age? Waking up from a hang over from partying too much in college. Cut these kids some slack I can almost guarentee they will turn the corner. They’re starting to already. Aloha!

JC Boscan III

July 27th, 2012
2:38 pm

All of the talk about Greinke is nice, but unless Liberty Cheapskate Media ups the Braves’ budget, it seems unlikely except as the dreaded “rent-a-player”. Signing Greinke is going to take $20-22 million per year. If we re-sign Bourne for anything close to $10 million, that means McCann would most likely be gone after or during 2013. Plus, there would be little left to upgrade other positions. There’s not enough money to go around without some meaningful change to the payroll budget. We would have almost a third of our payroll in 2 players! We’d be stuck like we have been the past couple of years with the Lowe and Kawakami money – hands tied, unable to upgrade the team. If Liberty would commit to Greinke AND up the team budget by $10-15 million, the trade might work. Being stuck with a middle of the pack budget will keep us as a middle of the pack team…… It stinks having bad owners and a dumb TV contract that is costing the team millions.

afan

July 27th, 2012
2:44 pm

Braves just pick up Batista who Met released. Holy Cow what a joke.

lol amberrickin

Packer Ed

July 27th, 2012
2:46 pm

I sure get the feeling Frank Wren has happy feet to make a trade, any kind of trade.

Because Frank Wren has little or no money, he can improve the team in one area with a trade and hurt the team in other areas.

Lobby for a new owner with money and ego so there is a desire to win it all.

Atticus

July 27th, 2012
2:51 pm

START MEDLEN and go trade for a middle reliever and a bench bat! It would be much cheaper and keep the young pitchers.

JC Boscan III

July 27th, 2012
2:52 pm

Maybe, if we’re lucky, Batista’s only being thought of as depth at AAA. Gwinnett’s starting pitching has been very bad recently. Also, If we include a prospect or 2 in some trade, we might need an arm to fill a roster spot. If they plan on having Batista on the major league roster, they would’ve been better off calling up Junge, or Buddy Carlyle. Now that he’s healthy again, Carlyle’s pitched very well at Gwinnett this year. Surely, Batista won’t be activated to the major league roster……..unless they’re preparing to dump JJ and just want any old arm they can find until a deal is made…..?!?!?!?

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Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
2:59 pm

@Mr afan I guess Mr.reckingball is a young girl.I don’t think so because he has a whole lot more knowledge about baseball than I do. I am just dumb Amber. No body else.

beachcomber

July 27th, 2012
3:02 pm

First good for Gilmartin. Saw him work three times in Florida this spring. Similar stuff to Minor but much better mound presence. One game in particular in Dunedin, the defense collapsed around him and he pitched like a seasoned vet.

As for Batista – last guy in the pen at best. More likely a roster filler in Gwinett. That being said, it’s getting late Frankie.

TomTomClub

July 27th, 2012
3:05 pm

Put Delgado back into the roation!! Trade for Corey Hart-OF from Milwaukee and Tom Wilhelmsen-RHP from Seattle. Put Hart in LF(Bg RH bat) and plug Wilhelmsen in the bullpen. Bench Uggla and play Prado at 2B. C’mon Wren, the game is checkers, not chess!!

Bill M.

July 27th, 2012
3:06 pm

It’s best to forget this trade talk for top of the line pitcher. Maybe they can sign Greinke during off season. Get right handed OF bat and a middle relif pitcher. Move Medlen into rotation and J.J. back to minors. Save all these prospects until this off season. This is going to be a huge off season.

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
3:23 pm

Who is Mr Bautista and why do we need him?

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
3:24 pm

Wren just can’t stay out of those DUMPSTERS can he, Bautista is our Grinke!

bill

July 27th, 2012
3:27 pm

I hate to say this but Andruw Jones was a better player than Dale Murphy at bat, in the field and his arm. Murphy was my hero and he played on some terrible teams but Andruw was better except in character.

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
3:28 pm

JC Boscan III

You don’t know Frank Wren ver well do you? I doubt he goes to AAA, probably doesn’t have options left or maybe they signed him to a Minor League contract. God I hope your right.

htownbravesfan

July 27th, 2012
3:29 pm

I think you only do a rental if you think you’re one player away from winning it all, not one player away from winning the wildcard, which said to say, is where we probably are right now. Unless the trade nets you a player already signed for another few years, stand pat, and hope we get the same wildcard result we would have gotten with a trade. Go Braves!

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
3:30 pm

JC Boscan III

Your right about one thing, if they were to move Medlen to the rotation Buddy Carlyle is the guy they should replace him with in middle relief.

BierBreth

July 27th, 2012
3:37 pm

I’d like to see Minor, Delgado, and Francisco all traded away. If Wren could get Greinke AND Chase Headley from the Padres, we’d be a better team immediately. Francisco may have pop, but he’s yet another left-handed free swinger, and we have enough of those already. A switch-hitting on-base guy who plays good D at 3B would sure be a welcome sight to me as Chipper says bye-bye.

Ajc

July 27th, 2012
3:38 pm

Miguel batista isnt going to our rotation. Stop with the fire wren rants, its very annoying.
He is likely a AAA bullpen filler, wren has gotten Bourn,,Sheets, and uggla. He is GM for a reason
And the braves know alot more than us “fans”,as to who they’re targetting

DaleMurphytothehall!!!

July 27th, 2012
3:38 pm

I miss Ted Turner’s money!

Ajc

July 27th, 2012
3:42 pm

TomTom, are you going to bench a guy who you’re paying $11 mil

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
3:45 pm

Have a question? I just heard that Wren has pulled off of Greinke and going to focus on bullpen and bench. Do you know if this is true?

bring back blauser

July 27th, 2012
3:46 pm

wren always pulls a rabbit out of the hat i still think he will get a quality starter

bryan

July 27th, 2012
3:53 pm

if we get… and if we get… then we are a better team…

RELAX folks and let Wren do his job.

matt

July 27th, 2012
3:54 pm

No, prices are probably being one upped out the roof! Most likely scenarios are reliever and bench help. Atleast until prices come down to make sense or a winter signing which in my opinion would make the best sense of all.

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
4:04 pm

Braves just sined a guy named ryan Ryal. Who is he?

TomTomClub

July 27th, 2012
4:57 pm

To Ajc: Yes, i would bench him!! Just because he is making 11million doesn’t entitle him to a spot in the lineup if he isn’t producing.

reckingball

July 27th, 2012
5:08 pm

Has anyone else noticed that everytime Amber shows up, so does afan.
One and the same. DA. haha
go braves

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
5:17 pm

Hello Mr reckingball Thanks for the comeback. I told him that it was not possible because you have more knowledge in your little finger than I do in my whole body.

braves

July 27th, 2012
5:19 pm

i dont know why the people are angry always with Wren …. he only try to do the best with the cheap payroll … Liberty Media is the problem, no Wren… he makes a miracles with little money available Ok

a good tv contract or sell the braves is the solution..

Amber Girl

July 27th, 2012
5:32 pm

Bye everyone got to go. See y’all tomorrow. Luv y’all I LOVE THE BRAVES. Go Braves!!!

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
5:50 pm

Amber Girl
July 27th, 2012
4:04 pm

Braves just sined a guy named ryan Ryal. Who is he

There was a n infelder by that name who played parts of 2 seasons for the D Backs, the right to him were sold to a Japan team in 2010, haven’t heard anything of him since but that sounds like something Wren would be looking for,in the Dumpster of course.

Ralph

July 27th, 2012
6:02 pm

I still haven’t seen any official announcement on the Braves signing Bautista, anyone have a source on that rumor?

the truth...

July 27th, 2012
6:37 pm

Just listened to Fredi on the pregame….it is amazing how little control he really has over the game and his players.

When questioned on Medlen starting soon he does his answer is what i call “waffle-babble” over and over, always stumbling over ifs, uhs, and ughs…..

It is obvious that Big Frank is the puppet-master…..so maybe we need to be directing our frustration at Big Frank instead of Poor Fredi…

the truth...

July 27th, 2012
6:38 pm

BTW…..

NO RENTALS

NO TRADE DELGADO

the truth...

July 27th, 2012
7:27 pm

Greinke to LA Angels….according to Ken Rosenthal….deal is done….

Brewers get getting shortstop Jean Segura and two Double A pitchers

Phil Niekro

July 27th, 2012
7:36 pm

I knew it,I said Frank would fart around and do nothing and let good starters get away,true to form,he farted around again and we don’t get Grenke,Grenke went to the Angels.Way to go sorry ass Wren,you are about as sorry as stupid Fredi.

the truth...

July 27th, 2012
9:17 pm

@Phil Niekro

You disgrace old Knucksie with a stupid comment like that. There is no way the Braves will pay the Greinke $20 million plus a year price he will bring in free agency next year……

….so any “trade” we’d make now for a Greinke, a Dempster, or any 2013 Free Agent is a RENTAL….

Historically that hasn’t worked out for the Braves and few others…..

I AM THANKFUL GREINKE IS GONE…..

the truth...

July 27th, 2012
9:19 pm

Now if the Dodgers will just snap Dempster up we can elevate Medlen to a starter and we’ll have the other arm we need down the stretch.

Medlen is at least as good as Dempster…….

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