1:25 pm July 29, 2012, by David O'Brien
July 29th, 20128:59 pm
Uggla knocked in a run today….
Plenty for this month, per Fredi.
July 29th, 20129:00 pm
I’ll still be O.K. with Dempster…..I’m not to picky. Dempster still knows how to pitch, and he wants to win.
Frankie I Can agree with you. Man Its To Quite on any rumors!
July 29th, 20129:02 pm
Typical bama fan…
Delgado is going to replace Hanson before September.
July 29th, 20129:03 pm
Medlen I would give the opportunity to start next season but he’s not going in the rotation this season IMO.
Something you have to remember about Medlen’s so called being stretched out experience. Minor obviously was getting drilled when they sent Meds to Gwinnett. Simultaneously Delgado was really inconsistent at the time(Tampa game and forgot who else and had back to back mediocre efforts). That’s your 4 and 5 starters who you had major concerns about. On top it, the day Medlen got sent down they lost their 8th game in a row. Desperation call, maybe. Little impulsive, maybe. Can’t blame FO for sending him to Gwinnett. I truly feel that the organization does not want him starting and only out of true desperation he would be in the rotation. Maybe he starts Tuesday, but can’t see a following start.
July 29th, 20129:04 pm
Wren the tormenting is not cool…….Too quiet……..
Frankie I Can agree with you. Man Its To Quite on any rumors
Eerie quiet, spooky man. Gots a feeling this blog is going to BLOW UP tomorrow. Make it happen FW!
July 29th, 20129:05 pm
Listen, I haven’t read the blog, but I suggest the Braves trade Uggla to Philadelphia for Shane Victornio. Move Prado to second. Have Victorino played center after Bourne bolts. Philly can move Chase Utley to third and play Uggla at second. Trade for Clayton Richard. Fire Frank Wren and Freddie Gonzales. Name Chipper the manger. Let Cox GM the remainer of the season.
July 29th, 20129:06 pm
Went to PARKER’s BBQ twice this week and it was everything DAVE cracks it up to be…….Mecca! Absolutely.
Medlen will surely throw a perfect game tuesday night…
He’ll get that second start!
July 29th, 20129:07 pm
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July 29th, 20129:08 pm
The team is playing great, Every time this happens Fredi will make unnecessary changes to the roster. Stop fixing something thats not broken.
Nice ideas Fastball….
When DOB is quiet, you know some thing is up……Little humor.
July 29th, 20129:09 pm
And maybe re: DELGADO and HANSON.
July 29th, 20129:10 pm
BTW TEHERAN had a decent five+ innings this afternoon.
Fastball Victornio will be a free agent to….
Team is not playing great, they are playing good baseball. They beat up a terrible Marlin team and a Phillie team that basically has quit. Philly got a couple of lucky breaks beating a horrible Brewer team late and people mistook that for them getting possibly back into the playoff race. Braves are a good team, they put a fork into the Phils as good team should do. They also got 5 hits each of the first 2 games. Team can use some help both starting pitcher and a bat that can spell a starter.
July 29th, 20129:11 pm
Good news Richbrave. Julio isn’t going anywhere probably but the starting rotation next April.
July 29th, 20129:12 pm
Dumpster either want to go to L.A or remain with the Cubs, he is not worth the aggravation.
As for Spann, he is not as good as Bourn, but with his $$$$$$ you pay him, its a worthwhile tradeoff for what you have to pay Bourn in FA.
Bourn is having maybe his career yr.
And as previously said, more $$$$$$$$$$ to keep Mac and Prado. Also note that with expanded interleague play, we could see the N.L. going to the DH, almost has to happen.
According to some on here, if we don’t hear the rumors then Wren is sitting on his hands. When Wren doesn’t pull off the trade, then its his fault and only his fault. Of course there is not a GM on the other line equally making a decision.
July 29th, 20129:13 pm
Why trade for Victorino when you might be able to have him in FA in the off season?
We already have a CF for this yr anyway.
July 29th, 20129:14 pm
NL may not go to the DH but it will be used a lot more for obvious reasons. Don’t be surprised if some NL teams add a DH type player next year. Maybe not a Big Papi style but pretty close.
July 29th, 20129:15 pm
Not worth the aggravation, making the guy sound like Yunel. Looking WAY too much into what happened last week. Like the stock market, can’t get too emotional when it comes to trading for personel. Dempster would get a louder standing O than AGOn received.
July 29th, 20129:17 pm
Phillies Could Be “Most Active Sellers”
By Steve Adams [July 29 at 7:58pm CST]
The Phillies entered this weekend needing to perform well in a critical series against the division rival Braves. Instead, they were swept and now appear to be in the position to sell off several pieces. ESPN’s Buster Olney tweets that the Phillies could be baseball’s “most active sellers” in the next two days, and that they’ve laid the groundwork for several trades. Olney’s colleague Jayson Stark hears from several teams that the Phillies could make 2-3 trades prior to Tuesday’s deadline, though they’ve yet to officially declare themselves sellers (Twitter link).
CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury agrees that selling is likely, and runs down several of the possibilities for the Phillies in the coming days. Salisbury writes that Shane Victorino is the “most likely” Phillie to be dealt, and lists the Giants, Pirates, Reds and Dodgers as possible destinations for Victorino. Interest in Victorino was said to be “heating up” as recently as yesterday.
The Reds have also inquired on Juan Pierre, and both the Orioles and Cardinals are potential destinations for Joe Blanton according to Salisbury. He also says that Hunter Pence could be moved if GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is blown away by an offer, and speculates that Ty Wigginton would fit on several teams looking for bench help.
Salisbury reiterates that the Phillies are likely to keep Cliff Lee for the time being, although he could be shopped this offseason in an attempt to fill multiple holes.
July 29th, 20129:18 pm
Dempster Will end up in LA. The cubs will cave in
Yunel Escobar has potential with all do repsect. He just lazy at times, and doesn’t play 100%.
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
July 29th, 20129:19 pm
phil Can Frank Marth travel? Good health?…He needs to be flown to a game…On Nolie
Hmm, I don’t know…somebody should look in to that…
Haha! That’s hilarious…
July 29th, 20129:20 pm
Good news on Teheran richbrave. Now we can trade him for Zack… er, never mind.
Hope he’ll get “fixed” and be ready for next year…
Yunel is just plain dumb and stupid. Not a bright guy. And lazy.
July 29th, 20129:24 pm
Yunel, goes into a slump..funk and is a distraction in the clubhouse and is lazy. Uggla goes into a slump, and busts his rear end and plays the game the right way and apparently is a very good clubhouse guy. I will take Uggla on his worst day over Yunel any day.
July 29th, 20129:26 pm
Uggla is showing signs……..He’s coming around….
July 29th, 20129:27 pm
Have you ever played “Field Hockey”? Sort of a combo of soccer and hockey. I saw it for the first time today in the Olympics and thought it was a great looking sport. Of course it does have one drawback. You’d really have to do some serious conditioning.
I’m still shcoked that our Braves have won 6 in a row against the Phillies, and loving it!
July 29th, 20129:28 pm
meant to say shocked, and you have to say Bitchell is a classic……
that wednesday game is going to be interesting. it will mark the first time this year the braves will face zambrano after he intentionally hit chipper while laughing in the dugout.
July 29th, 20129:32 pm
Sorry if this has been posted earlier, but there was a brawl involving the Miss braves
July 29th, 20129:33 pm
Haha Chipper is right. Fredi is stupid, man. Freakin idiot! LOL
July 29th, 20129:38 pm
i will just say the braves major league team may get into one wednesday…
looking at the schedule…who woulda thunk in february that the last series of the season for the braves would have a chance of playoff implications for both teams…
July 29th, 20129:45 pm
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looking at the schedule…who woulda thunk in february that the last series of the season for the braves would have a chance of playoff implications for both teams…
maybe the braves get their comeuppance after 20 years ?? i hope not !
July 29th, 20129:46 pm
Dan is still the man.
July 29th, 20129:56 pm
looking at the schedule…who woulda thunk in february that the last series of the season for the braves would have a chance of playoff implications for both teams… — tiger297
I just checked that out, tiger. That could end up being a four game series… ya know?
my buddy who is a pirates fan keeps telling me don’t worry about it sooner or l8r they will fall apart..
July 29th, 201210:00 pm
closer we get to the d8 more difficult my decision becomes…I may have to sell extra tickets this year to help me pay for the trip (especially since it might end up being 4 games).
I’ve been looking for how homefield in playin game is determined
July 29th, 201210:01 pm
I think that the Pirates will fall off too
July 29th, 201210:02 pm
Uggla, Lowe, KK, McOut. No one will ever accuse Wren of having the Midas touch.
At least Bourn worked out.
its a must win series homestand against marlins and astros!
July 29th, 201210:03 pm
I’ve been looking for how homefield in playin game is determined — tiger297
Isn’t it just the best record?
So Tiger, what do you think of the diesel Cessna 182?
I think some of you are worrying too soon in regards to losing Bourn and possibly replacing him. I think that if the pitching continues to get better and we can resign Sheets without breaking the bank, then that allows Wren to concentrate of other parts of the team, namely Bourn. I realize that he is gonna command a large contract, but we aren’t gonna have Chipper’s and Lowe’s contracts anymore and has to help some. The team was prepared to sign Greinke for more tham $20mil on a long term deal. That tells me they have the money. It’s just a matter of putting it where it’ll do the most good. Bourn ain’t gonna be gone until he’s gone.
some people are just plain dumb
July 29th, 201210:05 pm
Sorry Jerry, I think Bourn is gone. I can’t see them paying a leadoff hitter in a career year 14 million + a year
July 29th, 201210:06 pm
If we do make the Wild Card playoff and are forced to pitch anyone other than Sheets, I don’t like our chances if we draw a strong #1 or #2.
July 29th, 201210:08 pm
bobby – that makes sense…I just haven’t seen it anywhere
If you look at the Pirates farm system they are loaded with young stud arms and the guy Martel
they brought up is going to be a star. They might fall back some this year but they are going to be extremely relevant next year and beyond
July 29th, 201210:09 pm
key – I can’t imagine any team in the wildcard race has time to setup their starters. If homefield is decided by best record at most you get one game to rest players. So both teams probably equally screwed
July 29th, 201210:10 pm
Sorry Jerry, I think Bourn is gone. I can’t see them paying a leadoff hitter in a career year 14 million + a year — HooRah
I’m not counting on it happening, but I figure Wren will make him a pretty decent offer. It’s not as if the Braves have someone else to step into that role.
July 29th, 201210:11 pm
WW-’Must’ve seen something right away they didn’t like, rather than a lefty righty move. The guy hit the ball hard.”
I wouldn’t read too much into that, a good hitter hit a groundball where no one happened to be playing. The fact that it was a groundball is comforting when it comews to JV. I think the move was more predicated on the moves that the Philly coach was making and FG didn’t want to look like he was sitting there like a bump on a log.
July 29th, 201210:12 pm
Breaking news Braves trade for Hairston………
July 29th, 201210:13 pm
My thoughts too Tiger. Sheets on two days rest is better than Hanson. Get 4 innings out of Sheets and go from there. I don’t like this setup as it’s not fair to anyone.
4 Divisions is coming as soon as we get 32 teams. Expansion? How horrible will that pair of teams be for a couple of years.
July 29th, 201210:14 pm
Got bored……….little humor.
July 29th, 201210:15 pm
not funny Ward
July 29th, 201210:16 pm
as far as the diesel cessna we will see…the biggest problem you run into with adding a 3rd fuel type is distribution. Can you imagine airports having to stock 100LL/JetA/diesel/new avgas.
The infrastructure investment involved would be so cost prohibitive. Noboby wants to hear my solution but it makes the most sense. 80% of the GA fleet could fly on autogas without ethanol. Take the other 20% and push them to turbine and switch from 100LL to autogas.
But I guess inventing an unleaded fuel that meets all the specs and coming up with plants/distribution is a better idea.
I don’t think there is going to be expansion any time soon
July 29th, 201210:17 pm
Braves have not traded for Hairston.
July 29th, 201210:19 pm
kl – lets see how our new starter (medlen or whoever) does down the stretch. Medlen comes in and performs like he did as a starter (minus his first 2-3 nervous games) and he might be the answer.
not sure how bad the expansion teams would be it will depend on how they allow the expansion draft to work and how much the teams want to spend.
July 29th, 201210:21 pm
Going to autogas from 100LL would involve major engine work. New pistons to lower compression, thus less performance. It’s one thing to run autogas in a trainer but it won’t work in a High Perf Twin or Single for that matter.
where are you guys getting ideas of expansion teams?
July 29th, 201210:23 pm
Hairston would be nice.
July 29th, 201210:25 pm
Tiger – the reason I think the expansion teams would be so weak is that we have so many marginal bench players, bullpen mop up men. Probably on average the 22 — 25 members of teams are AAAA players anyway.
Think of it this way. You’d have to call up 50 players from the minors and call them MLB players.
July 29th, 201210:26 pm
yes he would
July 29th, 201210:28 pm
where are you guys getting ideas of expansion teams? — SNEAKY PETE
It’s what happens when the Braves are on a winning streak. No one comes on here to bad-mouth the Braves. We have to dream stuff up…
July 29th, 201210:29 pm
Sneaky Pete – I agree Hairston would be a nice addition. I’ll come later, watching Olympics, and switching to MLB Net Work. I’ll be up at least until 3:00am Montana time……Peace my friends, and “Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!”
Just eventually they will add two teams so the leagues will be equal. Then they’ll add 8 division winners and 8 wild cards to get 50% of the teams into the playoffs, etc. etc, etc.
@Jerry….Hi, doing ok guy? Above you said it looks like they got the $ re:long term possible contract offer in excess of 20 million………….Let me ask you this: Could it be they are borrowing that kind of loot from a financial organization for that potential fiduciary matter?
July 29th, 201210:32 pm
I’ll come later, watching Olympics, and switching to MLB Net Work. I’ll be up at least until 3:00am Montana time……
We appreciate the warning, Ward
July 29th, 201210:33 pm
kl – autogas will work for 80% of the existing fleet with no modification…no doubt it involves a ton of work for the 20% that you mentioned.
I don’t believe you can create a fuel, build the refineries and create distribution system for less money than replacing 46K aircraft. Not to mention the fact that the new fuel is expected to cost 30% more than current (as opposed to 50% less for autogas no increase for jetA).
July 29th, 201210:34 pm
We can all buy used synths and learn a few keys–enough to be para-dreamweavers@ Bobby H.
July 29th, 201210:41 pm
kl – like I said it depends on how they set it up…you force the existing teams to give up existing players. Isn’t that how they did it before? Tier existing ML players and every team is required to leave 1-2 depending on the tiers unprotected.
It will reduce overall quality of the players in the league but doesn’t handicap the expansion teams.
July 29th, 201210:43 pm
note I didn’t say I expect to see expansion just discussing if the new teams would have to suck…
July 29th, 201210:46 pm
Tiger – Surprisingly, most HP Turbo engines don’t really need the 100LL because turbo pistons are not real high compression. It would overload the turbo with the recycled exhaust if the compression was up at the level of say a Beechcraft Bonanza or Barron. So HP Turbo engines will require less retrofitting than their non turbo siblings.
July 29th, 201210:49 pm
I would think that if there were another decent city to support a ML baseball team, the Marlins, Rays or Pirates would have already moved there.
July 29th, 201210:50 pm
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kl – not arguing that its actually why the 20% is so low. The problem is the aircraft that require it are the ones owned by the people who donate most to the PAC’s so the smart answer is irrelevant.
July 29th, 201210:55 pm
Tiger – the way the expansion drafts have worked in the past is that you can protect a certain number of men on your 40 man roster, just say 30 for a number. The new team picks maybe a pair of players from the 300 exposed players (30 teams). Then they allowed to protect maybe 3 more players and the expansion teams can choose 1 from the remaining players and so on. There are limits to how many players a team can lose.
Those are very vague and I’m sure they will be amendments to it but you can lose an important player. You can’t just protect the 25 on the MLB team or you lose Teheran, Betancourt, etc. It’s truly crunch time in the front office with salaries, age, past all carrying weight.
July 29th, 201210:56 pm
@VJ…I Googled some financial generalities recently….and, tried to find out the net worth of NY (AL)….no luck. Will you enter a guess?
July 29th, 201210:57 pm
Turn their gassy butts in, VJ
when its sleepy time down south…
July 29th, 201211:08 pm
Some people I know not familiar with Synchronicity – I or II…something to listen to during …synchronized diving…
July 29th, 201211:15 pm
Some people I know not familiar with Synchronicity – I or II — Venice Jim
Does that mean that there are some people you know that ARE familiar with it?
July 29th, 201211:16 pm
In fairness, it came that song came out when I was 4…
July 29th, 201211:17 pm
Or something like that. I’m watching Synchronized Diving…
July 29th, 201211:21 pm
I didn’t even know it was a song until you mentioned it, cab.
July 29th, 201211:22 pm
The way Minor has been pitching has to lessen the chance of getting a starter. We don’t know though. Wren could be working on something that would shock even Chipper. Next two days should be exciting for the game.
July 29th, 201211:23 pm
Yes, I or II of them
July 29th, 201211:35 pm
I really appreciate the effort of NBC… I can already find out the results before I see it on TV…
July 29th, 201211:36 pm
Billions that is–wow
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