5:43 pm August 18, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 19th, 20121:10 pm
August 19th, 20121:11 pm
Hey TREY. Went through OXFORD and CARY yesterday. In your neck of the woods?
August 19th, 20121:12 pm
August 19th, 2012
I don’t unerstead either, I hate the damn thing.
I think Wren could land 2 good pieces this offseason. We can always target a player who fits our budget threw trade. While spending on another. That would be the only way I see us bringing in 2 everyday players or 1 and a SP.
They may as well lower their standards to the Little Leagues, to even where the losers get a trophy
August 19th, 20121:13 pm
If I was still in Atlanta and could get around I would definitely come by and see you guys play somewhere. Talk some music and some baseball.
Or the NBA
August 19th, 20121:14 pm
I never heard of Oxford or Cary, richbrave. Oh, last month, I went to Richmond, richbrave, for training
Do you think the Braves have a shot at winning the play-in game, George?
excuse typos PLEASE
August 19th, 20121:15 pm
Sorry you can’t nolie. That would be cool. Of course, I’d have a flight in myself if I could make it.
the nature of short series in baseball is that you always have a shot
my 12:43 post is a rough breakdown, tho I’m sure you would be better at estimating the salaries of our ARB guys.
Uggla – 13.2
Club Options to be exercised:
McCann – 12
Hudson – 9
Maholm – 6.5
Prado – 7.5
O’Flaherty – 3.5
Hanson – 4
Heyward – 3.5
Venters – 2
Medlen – 1.5
Martinez – 1.25
Janish – 1
Roughly 65 million in 12 players. If we pay the remaining 13 players for the 25 man roster the average minimum salary next year of 520K, we are at 71 million which gives us around 20 million to spend.
I could see trades of Hanson and O’Flaherty giving us more flexibility. But now that we traded for Maholm at 6.5 million, we’ve got around 20 million to spend. Bourn taking up the majority of that would limit what we can do greatly.
August 19th, 20121:16 pm
How about this
Trade for Josh Willingham to play LF, move Prado to 3B, and resign Bourn.
O.K. Game-time – later.
richbrave, the NBA is notorious for that. I don’t follow it, much. I could never get into watching people run back and forth a little court dribbling a ball.
George still being George, I see.
August 19th, 20121:17 pm
Thanks, nolie, that means a lot
August 19th, 2012
SOPHEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yippee!!! you been missin’ gal
August 19th, 20121:18 pm
“Trade for Josh Willingham to play LF, move Prado to 3B, and resign Bourn.”
This. Anyday and everyday and even twice a day on Sunday.
Looks like my triumphant return has been overshadowed
August 19th, 20121:19 pm
This is a 5 hits if we’re lucky type game today….
I’m sighing already.
Hi nolie polie! How are you doing these days?
August 19th, 20121:20 pm
Outta here. LETS WIN TODAY,
August 19th, 20121:21 pm
not too bad thanx. good to see you…and Jeffrey too..back.
August 19th, 20121:22 pm
ah, I kinda like ol’ George myself
Hugo Z Hackenbush
August 19th, 20121:25 pm
In 2010, the Braves had a payroll of approximately 84 mil and were paying Derek Lowe 15 of that. It’s hardly unprecedented.
NEW Sunday BLOGGAGE
August 19th, 20121:27 pm
August 19th, 20121:31 pm
Just want to put in my $.02 on the Melky debate.
Once Melky is back, he might initiate his own lifetime ban by not being good enough to play clean.
Just revert to the ATL Brave verson of Melky and U will seal ur fate.
August 19th, 20121:38 pm
All I ask out of the Braves to do is make a good competitive offer for Bourn which I am sure they will do.
If one team blows it out of the water and gives him 6 yrs at 20 plus mil per, I won’t like it but will understand it, that is not good business sense for anyone.
Wren could find a player we do not know about and make something out of it, like the pickup of Francisco and Janish.
I am sure that Frank could find an adequate player for CF, but any way you look at it its a drop off from Micheal who us fans have gotten attached to in his time here.
Micheal does things at a level we have gotten spolied watching so we love his play.
Its was similar to losing Texiera and replacing him with Kotchman, no way were we going to like Casey Kotchman even if he played to his 2007-08 level at LAA. Kotchman could not do what Texx could do.
If we lose Micheal, his successor is going to have a thankless job (we are not going to get a star type).
August 19th, 20122:11 pm
Such a dumb play by Mac. Has this guy ever hit someone in the chest with a throw?
August 20th, 20122:04 pm
From the previous blog which had 1,429 comments, nolie and phil led the way with 75 posts. There were 151 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
Rank Poster Frequency
1 nolie 75
2 phil 75
3 Animus 59
4 TheOnlyBravesFan 56
5 tiger297 56
6 Trey 49
7 TuffShhhtuff 47
8 JC Brave 44
9 Jerry 39
10 McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô: 39
11 David O’Brien 38
12 ACE 37
13 uga-brave 35
14 SNEAKY PETE 34
15 Mitchell 31
16 brian 31
17 Powderfinger 29
18 cabravesfan 28
19 MFin04 26
20 Ward 26
21 Jay Dubu 24
22 Bravefaninok 23
23 ChattTownBrian 23
24 Venice Jim 23
25 The A Bomb 19
August 28th, 20129:49 pm
What a surprise — another black hole in the bottom of the lineup. Seems like we just don’t want to win these series. There comes a time when mgmt must realize that some players are having a bad YEAR!!!
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