McCann upset over being out of lineup again

His right shoulder is sore and his batting average is 60 points below his career average, but Braves catcher Brian McCann wants to play.

He vented some frustrations Saturday when he was out of the lineup for the second consecutive night, and also said a diagnosis of his injury – shoulder subluxation – that was provided to reporters last week by manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn’t accurate.

“I’ve got a cyst that’s sitting on a joint, and I’ve got a frayed labrum,” McCann said. “So I mean, yeah, I’ve got things going on in there. But it’s something that I’m managing, I’m going to play through, and at the end of the year see what I’m going to do [to fix it, if necessary].”

McCann was batting a career-low .229 with 18 homers and 57 RBIs in 94 games before Saturday, and half of his home runs and 21 RBIs came in 18 games from July 5 through July 31. Since then he was 4-for-36 (.111) with one RBI in 12 games, and including 0-for-12 in his past four.

When McCann wasn’t in the lineup Saturday, Gonzalez was asked about it by reporters.

“Just giving him two days off. He’s fine,” Gonzalez said, noting that backup catcher David Ross was 4-for-9 with three homers against Aaron Harang, the Dodgers starting pitcher Saturday. McCann was 12-for-23 with two homers against the right-hander.

It was the second time in less than two weeks that McCann was out of the lineup in consecutive games. The other was Aug. 8 at Philadelphia and Aug. 10 at New York, after McCann got a cortisone shot in the shoulder following the Aug. 7 game against the Phillies.

Before the Aug. 10 game, Gonzalez said pain in McCann’s shoulder, which has bothered him for nearly two months and worsened in recent weeks, was caused by a subluxation, or temporary and partial dislocation. It occurs sometimes when McCann swings the bat, but not when he throws.

“I don’t know who told you that,” McCann said Saturday. “I don’t have a subluxation. That’s false. I have a cyst that’s sitting on the joint and I’ve got a frayed labrum, a little bit of a fray in my labrum. But that [treatment including possible surgery] is something that we’ll have to decide when the season’s over….

“I got an MRI a while back. That’s what the tests showed. That’s what’s been causing the pain, there’s a cyst that’s sitting on the joint.”

The frayed labrum and cyst are directly related to the subluxation, a Braves official said. The team hopes that McCann, a six-time former All-Star can avoid surgery.

“Hopefully by giving him some rest and monitoring it, we can manage it,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said.

Because it took a few days for the Aug. 7 cortisone shot to take effect last week, McCann agreed it was better not to play Aug. 10. But he didn’t agree with the decision not to start him Saturday or even use him as a pinch-hitter in Friday’s 11-inning game.

“I want to play,” he said. “I can pinch-hit, I can play. I can do all the things that I normally need to do to play.”

Before Saturday, McCann’s .168 average (17-for-101) with runners in scoring position was the fourth-worst in the National League, after he batted .291 in those situations over the previous three seasons. His .104 average in close-and-late situations was the second-lowest in the majors, and he had a majors-worst .157 overall average (16-for-102)  after the sixth inning.

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The Boss

August 18th, 2012
7:19 pm

Trouble in the heartland. Head on collision.

DHD

August 18th, 2012
7:19 pm

It’s great that he is upset. He should want to play. BUT, Fredi manages the team. One extra day will not kill him.

74bravesjersey

August 18th, 2012
7:26 pm

“Easy Big fella”, man, love the hunger, the passion, McCann you rock, but hey, need ya strong B-Mac. Fired – up Bravos!

Terry Pendleton

August 18th, 2012
7:28 pm

The batting average says it all Brian. Take tomorrow off too. Come back strong for the stretch run. We’re going to need your bat.

74bravesjersey

August 18th, 2012
7:31 pm

DOB! You undefeated Big Brother, Fired Up! D.O.B, = Daves O Bravos! Oh Yeeeah! quote of the late legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

McCann sucks

August 18th, 2012
7:34 pm

Good. Send him down to the minors. Put him on the DL for the rest of the season. McCann ruined my fantasy baseball team and I hate him.

Remarkable

August 18th, 2012
7:35 pm

Hey Brian, take a break now when it’s not crunch time. Don’t over do it. Maybe even get the cyst drained if it will not keep you out too long. Ross isn’t taking over, just relieving you for a little bit.

Tami

August 18th, 2012
7:38 pm

I agree, DHD. It also sounds to me that Fredi & Brian aren’t communicating well together. Maybe they need to iron out a few things in private first. And, this cyst and partial labrium tear may very well be part of Brian’s problem at the plate. It’s a subconscious thing that messes with your swing when you intuitively know your arm isn’t 100%. The extra rest shouldn’t hurt Brian. Besides, should the Braves make it to postseason, we’d need Brian at 70% (maybe he’s like 55% now) even with the problems in the arm, then where he is now and where they are at in the season right now.

JC Boscan III

August 18th, 2012
7:40 pm

.111 in last 12 games = no legit right to complain.

SOS Braves

August 18th, 2012
7:46 pm

Eat a carrot McFat. Keep that fat *ss on the bench.

Bravesfan 54

August 18th, 2012
7:51 pm

Well this certainly lowers expectations. I am not a big fan of huge long-term contracts, which is where McCann was headed, but for this season’s detour. We’ve only had to eat a few bat contracts (Lowe comes to mind!), but the length and value of his contract was not astronomical – whereas McCann would be looking for a huge payday. Point in fact: Red Sox with $180M have some albatrosses sitting on the bench. Bravos can’t do that, nor should they. FW is a genious for what he has done this year, and going on a huge spending spree would be an “Uggla” thing my friends.

MyThoughts

August 18th, 2012
7:55 pm

4 pitches 3 home runs and McDowell parked his fat azz on bench !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leo Mazzone

August 18th, 2012
8:08 pm

I know guys…what does McDowell even get paid for? Hire me back, and I will get us back to the World Series!

StingerSplash

August 18th, 2012
8:08 pm

Is that Fredi Gonzalez? Or is it …
Bobby Valentine? (dum-dum-da-dum)

T'TownDawg

August 18th, 2012
8:09 pm

There is more to this story I fear. BMac is understandably frustrated, he’s a new Daddy, and not playing great since. Love the desire to want to play. Did anyone catch last weeks Sunday night ESPN game, after a BMac single the field microphone picked up BMac talking to mets 1st baseman saying, “Yeah, I know, I am supposed to be in the prime of my career.” It struck me odd at the time, the tone sounded like a complaint, or a little pissy/irritated. I chalked it up to him batting 7th… The Braves have managed players very well so far this year, keeping bullpen fresh, Chipper still healthy, even planning to save Medlin for when we need him, unlike the Nats. Brian rest, we need you in September, October. If there is more to this story, Freddi G and Frank W, better sit him down and get it worked out.

kingdaddy

August 18th, 2012
8:11 pm

Can anybody tell me what’s up with the dingy yellow uniforms they’re wearing tonight? I’ve seen them several times and wondered if they needed to barrow some bleach…

Jaded

August 18th, 2012
8:18 pm

The truth is, Ross is playing a little better than McCann right now. It doesn’t mean Mac isn’t the better player, but he’s been in a real funk over the last year-plus. Nothing wrong with getting Ross in there for a couple of days,

Bravesfan54

August 18th, 2012
8:41 pm

I do understand that next year is an “option” year for the Brave’s on Brian’s contract. I am not a “conspiracy theorist” in the least, so I see no “nexus” (ok, I am a lawyer, and I hate ‘em too!)between anything taking place on the bench and contract issues. DOB blogged his RISP and “close and late” (or is it “late and close”)numbers, and that would be all a manager needs in this situation to keep Brian on the bench. Brian McCann is not, and will never, be the anchor of the Braves’ success. Not his fault, but, the baseball gods have spoken on this.

RunninWithTheDawgs

August 18th, 2012
8:45 pm

That’s the way life is. If somebody can do your job better than you, they’ll take it from you !

JoeBravesFan

August 18th, 2012
8:54 pm

Hey Frank, trade him while you can get something good in return. Don’t wait like you did with JJ. You see where THAT’S gotten you! We can’t pay him what he’s going to be looking for in FA anyway. D-Ross can be our starting catcher and we have Bethancourt getting ready in the minors.

Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)

August 18th, 2012
8:58 pm

B-Mac’s a gamer and it’s natural for him to be upset at not playing. However, his health and the team come first. Brian’s lack of production is hurting him and the team. So it’s off to the DL or worse yet, the surgeons table.

TarHeel 1

August 18th, 2012
9:00 pm

Put fredi g on the D L for lack of managing the pitchers

1991 braves

August 18th, 2012
9:03 pm

Good for Fredi. He dropped the lardass to 7th in the lineup. He couldn’t hit in crunch time there either. Now he sits him, hopefully next will be a stint on the D.L. or in AAA. McCant might want to shut his big mouth and start hitting above his weight, and fielding his position better than a AAA catcher for a change. Maybe he might remember what happened to his best friend Frenchy when he stopped hitting, and started running his mouth and complaining.

da[01

August 18th, 2012
9:03 pm

Hey Brian, look at your stats. The Braves want to win. Get healthy and help the Braves then, because it ain’t happening this year for you.

Get healthy and be the best like you usually are.

da[01

August 18th, 2012
9:06 pm

PS: This is not about you.

Dawgdad (The Original)

August 18th, 2012
9:09 pm

Dingy yellow= creme, they call it. They do look unclean and I don’t think their record is very good while wearing them, maybe psychological, wearing the feminine creme puff stuff.

I prefer the manly Red, if we are determined to have multiple uni’s.

phoenix

August 18th, 2012
9:11 pm

No sympathy for McCann here. He should have taken better care of himself. He’s wearing out even quicker than Javy Lopez did.

kingdaddy

August 18th, 2012
9:30 pm

Dawgdad ( The Original)
Thankyou so much. I don’t know who’s idea that was, but I hate it. The A on their hats is soooooooo white next to the uniform, they really look out of place…Go Doggies…

Wes

August 18th, 2012
9:32 pm

All of you that are bashing B-Mac are not true baseball fans. Catching is a tough position, Any offense you receive is a plus.

Yunel asscobar

August 18th, 2012
9:32 pm

I totally get McCann’s desire to pinch it. If the situation calls for another weak ground ball to second, run his big butt up to the plate to hit.

BravesfaninWis

August 18th, 2012
9:35 pm

Well hopefully the Mets can hold on and beat the Nats so the Braves can at least keep pace with them. I still think the Braves are playing for a wild card spot only as the Nats aren’t going to play poorly for long enough to see the Braves take the division from them. Hopefully they won’t lose any ground in the wild card standing either.

Fats OKelly

August 18th, 2012
9:36 pm

No way can McCann complain. You play like a bum and you sits likes a bum. FG is the boss. Gets over it ya bum. I wish Uggla would join ya. 2 bums on the bench is where you bums belong. FG is the boss. Get over it and get some rest McCann. Its just baseball :)

DerekZ

August 18th, 2012
9:43 pm

Let roadrunner face lefty or bring in reed?

bostonbravo

August 18th, 2012
9:47 pm

sorry…let’s not forget Brian has been great,,,

But not as GREAT as our next hall of famer…Danny Uggla!!!

BravesfaninWis

August 18th, 2012
9:52 pm

Well the Nats and Pirates lost tonight so that is good. Would have been nice to gain a game on the Nats late in the season, but it just seems that everytime the Nats lose so do the Braves. Ben Sheets absolutely sucked tonight, hope it was just a hiccup and not a sign of things to come. This staff already has plenty of inconsistent starting pitchers, we don’t need another one.

Harpie

August 18th, 2012
9:55 pm

If McCann REALLY cared, he’d get his fat ass in shape…

Mountain Man

August 18th, 2012
10:09 pm

You might should get out of your recliner and lock the door because I think I hear your Mom calling down from upstairs. It isn’t completely unusual for you to be living in her basement at 30 years of age, but you might want to reconsider your “fantasy” life and become a true fan. If you can stand the sun for more than 15 minutes maybe we can get together and I will throw you a ball or something, you know, connect you with the real nature of the sport.

Bob from Cobb

August 18th, 2012
10:17 pm

Hey Guys. B-Mac’s hurt. Why don’t you know it all’s(McCann Sucks) back off and give him time to either work things out or heal. I’d like to see YOUR butt back there playing for six months out of the year.(SOS BRAVES)I’m willing to bet NONE of you could last a full game. Much less a season! Yunel asscobar,I don’t recall seeing YOUR NAME on ANY Major League roster!

brian

August 18th, 2012
10:38 pm

I sure hope it is McCann’s left shoulder otherwise he will be a DH in the AL

The cyst in the groove is pushing on a nerve that is not only extremely painful but also causing a back/shoulder muscle, the infraspinatus, to atrophy. The surgeon can drain the cyst arthroscopically but unless they repair the labrum as well it will likely reoccur in future. If they repair the labrum as well then the surgery, recovery and PT get hugely more significant. If he puts things off, he will likely have significant arthritis build up. A rock and a hard place to say the least.

I completely tore my labrum posteriorly and partially tore it anteriorly, had the cyst and had a arthritis that required micro fracture surgery. 4 months later I have not been cleared for squat and cannot imagine throwing overhand or taking a big swing. Hopefully McCann’s is not as severe but being a pro athlete this injury is worrisome.

steve

August 18th, 2012
10:44 pm

i really like mcaan however he has had terrable ab’s lately plus numbers never lie plus it looks like he has not missed any meals lately

Teddy B

August 18th, 2012
10:56 pm

My fantasy team is raking. on Sunday I’ll be tied for 2nd place woooo hooooo

My outfield is producing most of my points, McCutchem, Heyward, and Stanton. Having Pujols at 1st doesn’t hurt either. Yu Darvish has had some breakout games as well. My team is on Fiyah! Thanks J-Hey, not for the 4 outs tonight, but everything you do in between the very few bad games.

gotigers72

August 18th, 2012
11:17 pm

I wonder when it is that Braves players that are underperforming, be they past great players like McCann, or iffy players like Francoeur or Jurrjens, are going to stop bit**ing about their name not being in the lineup when it would help their team to have someone else in there that IS performing up to standards.

It gets old reading about guys making zillions of dollars not only wanting to play, but also make up the lineup for every game. Sit down and shutup McCann. Try to play well when your name is in the lineup. You can’t hold Rossy’s jock when it comes to being a catch and throw guy, and your offense has been terrible this year too. Seems like just a couple of weeks ago that you had met with your brother and declared all of your offensive woes over. NOT. So until your average gets over .250,or you have 25 homers, or even God forbid, you go ten games w/o a passed ball, just zip it and lose the key.

BillEGoat

August 18th, 2012
11:18 pm

McCann is not doing the job right now, for whatever reason. He does not look like the same player that we saw a couple of years ago. He has not really been the same since his eye surgery and the complications from that surgery. It probably a combination of several physical things. I he can get things together for a stretch run. Ross is a good backup catcher, but he is 35 and cannot carry the burden of starting a lot of games. IF the Braves can pick up another catcher off the waiver wire for September, that would be wise.

bostonbravo

August 18th, 2012
11:21 pm

again…McCann HAS been a Braves hero & is now hurting.
Uggla, has always sucked with Braves…& he gets a pass.
Help me understand??!

Lobosolo

August 18th, 2012
11:22 pm

Some real asswipe “fans” ruminating on what they know nothing about…. I’d love to see one of you jagoffs say some of the things you say about these guys to their faces…. Petulant little p.r.i.c.k.s…..Guy is a six-time all-star/ Silver slugger winner and is injured, and you major league dickwipes call him names…. I bet y’all’s kids are real jewels…

Mighty Whitey

August 18th, 2012
11:51 pm

When I first saw that McCann was upset, I clicked on it because I thought he might be upset about something else – civil rights day at Turner Field. But naw, it was just his being out of the lineup. Hey, why dont we have a White Person Rights Day at Turner Field? Do white people not have rights also? Hey, will all the black peeps that moved here after Katrina pick yo ass up and move back before you ruin the ATL like you did over in DeKalb?

BUGGSY

August 18th, 2012
11:51 pm

ROSS succks 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jair Jurrjens is the New Kenshin Kawakami

August 19th, 2012
12:08 am

Maybe if he weren’t so obese he wouldn’t be as prone to injury?

Fats OKelly

August 19th, 2012
12:22 am

McCann needs to rest and relax and quit complaining like a bunch of yous guys posted. Its just baseball McCann. Likes I says you plays likes da bum and yous sits down likes a bum. Thats all

VinceVanGo

August 19th, 2012
12:43 am

Last year showed that McCann was at the beginning of a permanent downslide in production. This year has proved it. He has had a wonderful but short career and there is only one thing for the Braves to do. Trade him in the off season to an American League team as a D.H. That might prolong his career for a few more years but he has already stopped becoming an everyday catcher. Get what we can for him now before it’s too late. Pick up another catcher for the stretch run, and go with Ross and Bethancourt next year. Much cheaper and probably better production, both offensively and defensively.

Shawdaddy

August 19th, 2012
1:25 am

Wake up AJC and remove mighty whitey from the blog.

hawaiibravefan

August 19th, 2012
2:20 am

Prado, Heyward, and Bourn on my fantasy team. Prado as my 3b tho, and McCann sucks i agree with you, love the player but hate how he ruined my fantasy team lol. Traded him for Ruiz (dont know how i got lucky), and picked up Doumit on free agency a while ago.

John Lenin

August 19th, 2012
2:33 am

Shut your filthy vomit hole Lobo. I bet you’re a real peach yourself. How’s your relationship with your kids? I will also bet you wouldn’t stand up to your comments if confronted by some of us in person. You can berate people without cursing at them, huh? With your vast vocabulary, you resort to those cheap words. Put the liquor down & pick up your thesaurus again.

A-Ville Ranger

August 19th, 2012
2:49 am

When a player is making millions while being a liability to the team the worst thing he can do is whine like a punk. McCann needs to keep his mouth shut and let the manager do his job.

malibubraves

August 19th, 2012
4:23 am

I think A-Ville has it right even though I love McCann and he went to my high school. Ross is the best backup catcher in the game and better than a lot of starters, so if we have to live with him the rest of the season, we can still go deep into the postseason.

John

August 19th, 2012
6:48 am

I know the pain that Mac refers to. I had labrum surgery last year to correct almost exactly what Mac is talking about. Hurts like hell when you extend the arm. The labrum is what holds the shoulder together. Shots will help in the short term. Only permanent solution is surgery and intense physical therapy after. I know have 95% range of motion after a year.

Bobby Bobby

August 19th, 2012
7:29 am

Freddie seems to have no problem lying to the press– I wonder if Braves management has a problem with this!

GwinnettDad

August 19th, 2012
7:42 am

McCann has become a dead pull hitter, thus, he looks a lot more like Francoeur than he used to, and that’s no compliment.

RetiredSoldier

August 19th, 2012
7:48 am

Let’s be blunt, Mac hasn’t been getting the job done. His defense has never been good. His arm fair at best. The reason he has been in the line up is his bat and this year it’s not there. The Braves have the best back up catcher in baseball. Ross should be playing more, in fact I would platoon them. Mac, want more playing time? Earn it.

alanfalcon

August 19th, 2012
8:13 am

I like Bryans grit, but he is not producing. The thing that really bothers me is the discremination between Bryans problems and Uggla’s problems how long has Uggla been given the green light to play and at a level worse than Mac?

Randal Patrick McMurphy

August 19th, 2012
8:41 am

Push yourself away from the table and put a chain on the fridgey door, Fat Boy… McCann’s as mobile as vending machine, and at this point he couldn’t catch a balloon in a phone booth on his best day…

He’s the prototypical DH in a DH-less league… old n worn out… buh-bye Fat Boy, and take yer buddy Havana Fats with ya… |-)

jt

August 19th, 2012
9:15 am

Love to see a picture of McCann at beginning of year and look at one now. He looks like a Cyst, or at least his belly does when he is up at the plate.
What a cry baby, shut up and try to help this team get into the playoffs. Never hear David Ross complaining do you???
Big Fat Ass who has quit hitting!

Pippa's hiney

August 19th, 2012
9:24 am

Man, there are many ignorant fans on this thread. I mean, really idgits.

eddie57

August 19th, 2012
9:28 am

Agree that McCann needs some rest. Unfortunately there has been another regular that has needed to sit a few games in the last two months, Fredi the Freeloader’s surrogate son Ugglier. Ugglier has hurt the team just as bad as McCann and it has been ignored by the manager and basically the press. The game Friday night is a perfect example of Fredi being blind where Ugglier is concerned. Swings on a 3-0 pitch when the guy is wild and Fredi passes if off as trying hard!

nick p.

August 19th, 2012
10:00 am

love the attitude, and the person themselves know best, its a cyst which means until removed it will remain there causing the pain every game, if he says he has managed it and can play, i would take his word for it, i like david ross, he is a great defensive catcher, but honestly he does best when playing one game a week, i have already realized and accepted that he is not an everyday catcher, you doubt that then see his average each time mccann had to miss a bulk of time, he was a .200 hitter for those long stretches!

nick p.

August 19th, 2012
10:01 am

now when will braves nation collectively admit that the uggla deal has been an utter failure!

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Biff_Pocaroba

August 19th, 2012
10:57 am

Trade McCann after the season. You’re not gonna pay him 15 mil a year.

extremus

August 19th, 2012
11:05 am

McCann’s season thus far has been disappointing by and large, to be sure. When he’s hot he can carry the team, but that’s only happened in short, streaky spurts.

The sad fact is, catcher is a position that few players, even some of the best ones, can make a 15 or 20 year (heck, even 10) career out of before health issues and simple wear and tear force them out of the game. McCann was waiting in the wings to replace Javy Lopez, and I’d say he already sees the writing on the wall with another (monetarily cheap for a few seasons) catching prospect (Bethancourt, if I recall correctly) coming up through the system behind him. McCann wants to play and if he had his druthers I’m sure he’d A) want to play every day and B) do so his entire career with the Atlanta Braves; unfortunately the business aspect of MLB makes that very difficult, especially when you start showing that aforementioned wear and tear in your numbers.

But McCann’s situation is far from the only major one the Braves must deal with very soon. With Chipper retiring either a third base (or left field if Prado moves to third) regular will need to be found, and then there’s Michael Bourn, who as a Scott Boras client could easily walk unless the Braves pay him seriously big money after the season.

Bottom line: the Braves had BETTER win the World Series this year, because depending on the outcomes of personnel resignings/replacements we could easily see that window slam shut for some time after the 2012 season.

Brave New World

August 19th, 2012
11:06 am

Sorry morons, McCann is a 6 time all star who is playing hurt. Also, wishing for the Braves to replace people like Fredi or Roger just shows how truly stupid you are; this is a team with the 4th best record in baseball and one of the best pitching staffs. So yes, Fredi and Roger are doing very good work in 2012. And sorry to further rain on your cretin parade, buy Frank Wren is one of the best GM’s in baseball.

OTP

August 19th, 2012
11:24 am

The Braves have got a few players that need to lose a few pounds.

AnOldViolin

August 19th, 2012
11:31 am

Brian McCann is a great baseball player, and seeing him go up there night after night missing the ball by a foot, swinging at bad pitches, and wasting chances to score runs really hurts me. Please Brian, give this thing time to get better, and let Rossi help the team for now. Right now he’s doing a better job…..He deserves a chance to show that he can help the team. That’s what’s best for the team right now…..It’s either ME BALL or WE BALL….WE BALL will win more games….

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Michael Nales

August 19th, 2012
12:47 pm

Brian MCCann, you are having a miserable season. You run the bases like my Grandmother who passed away year’s ago. Your hitting is not helping at all

ChipperisGod

August 19th, 2012
12:50 pm

I love Mac, and he had a pretty good July, but he’s just had an unproductive year. The 18 bombs are great, but his average in clutch situations is no good, and he seems like he just hasn’t been himself all year except for July.

He needs to put us on his back and carry us to the post season. We need him and Uggla to be firing on all cylinders if we want to catch the Nats. Chipper can’t do everything. We need the other big time veterans on this team to step up and play up to their potential.

Aaron Henry

August 19th, 2012
1:13 pm

Like many reporters, David O’Brien is notorious for taking things out of context or trying to inflame someone’s comment for the sake of getting attention. My guess is that McCann’s frustration is with his performance, not his manager’s decision making, and he would be the last guy to try and create dissension in the clubhouse. The headline is misleading and unfair.

Fats OKelly

August 19th, 2012
2:26 pm

LIke the rest of yous guys posted, McCann needs to lay off the Krispy Kream Donuts so he wont be called Fats McCann. Some of yous guys are smart enough to know when FG speaks he is the boss and what he says goes. McCann and Uggla: sits downs you bums and watch a whiles. It’s baseball yous bums, not World War.

fordcobra

August 19th, 2012
2:27 pm

He needs to show me something positive or it would be Good Bye

Semper Fi Braves fan

August 19th, 2012
5:08 pm

McCann is horrible, FW’s worst move this year would to be picking up his 12 Million dollar option. Especially considering he should be David Ross’s back up.

David Ross Avg .263 OBP .351 Slugging .449
McCann Avg .227 OBP .304 Slugging .419

Not to even mention his better defensive numbers.

smallmouth6

August 19th, 2012
5:53 pm

Aaron, You think DOB wrote the headline?

David O'Brien

August 19th, 2012
7:16 pm

adam

August 19th, 2012
9:18 pm

It may be his vision is still giving him problems. Especially since he has such a poor batting average after the 6th inning. At that point in the game you are playing under the lights. One of the issues with LASIK is poor night vision and of course sunset was as late as 8:55 but now gets earlier and earlier. It is sad that he would have been better off not having the LASIK and sticking with contacts as Freeman is now doing. I say this an a nonathletic who is near sided as was once considering LASIK but there are too many problems it creates that are more difficult to handle then wearing contacts or glasses.

Larry30

August 19th, 2012
11:49 pm

I said two years ago to trade him when his value was sky high and was called an idiot. Good luck now.

Marilyn folkerth

August 20th, 2012
5:36 pm

Ugga is who needs to set the bench–put Prado on second and Johnson in left field. I love all our players, but I want to see them win so they need to put put the best team on the field.

Elmo Chadsey

September 6th, 2012
11:44 pm

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Bill Bardwell

October 5th, 2012
2:29 pm

I have been a Braves Fan for life. Sitting Brian Mcann is the most stupid thing to do in Fredi’s Life. Post season is totally different then the regular season. He’s clutch. I have never felt more about a terrible decision then this one. A one game series and you sit one of your best. I also have never had this much negativity till this came out. Braves lost already.

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