2:23 am August 25, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 25th, 20124:29 pm
DOB is Edward R. Murrow compared to Joe “Homer” Simpson and that cheerleader who does the pre and post game shows.
August 25th, 20124:30 pm
I see that Dan Norton is still in the lineup on 2B so I won’t be watching again today.
the don of the real
He won an award? ha ha.
Tim McCarver just said ‘how about what’s going on across the bay with the Yankees and Bartolo Colon?’
They are really across the bay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a putz. ha ha.
August 25th, 20124:33 pm
Uggla makes anotherout and yet another 123 inning
August 25th, 20124:40 pm
The Boston Red Sox, after a late-season collapse that mirrored the Braves’ at the end of last season and enduring another disappointing year, found a way to unload a few players with a combined contractual value approaching $250 million, and in doing so locked up a couple of nice pitching prospects and first baseman James Loney. Not bad; give them maybe even a year or two and perhaps both they and the Dodgers will have good things to say about the deal. Red Sox Nation may hate it for now, but it may turn their team’s fortunes around far sooner than otherwise would have occurred.
The reason this is relevant to the Braves is that A) one of their likely playoff-bound rivals just got a LOT better (at least on paper, for whatever it’s worth) and B) it should plant the idea in their heads that certain players with grossly oversized contracts or whom are coming up for renewal (Uggla and McCann, respectively) might do more for them as part of a trade package or simply to allow to walk at the end of this season. McCann has been disappointing (hitting down around .230 with a noticable drop in power) and it’s well known that at least one other big catching prospect (Bethancourt) is coming up behind him. I love McCann to death and hate to see him in decline, but catcher just isn’t a healthy position to play long-term.
As for Uggla, I love his continued hustle and attitude, but unfortunately he’s paid to get results far better than a .210 batting average while singlehandedly killing countless potential rallies. The only question is whether the Braves could ever manage to get another team to take on a decent portion of his remaining salary in a trade, perhaps a large-scale multiplayer affair similar to the Red Sox/Dodgers this week. If not, his could easily go down as one of the worst long-term contracts ever given to an athlete (and sadly, there’ve been way too many bad ones already; Mike Hampton, anyone?).
August 25th, 20125:29 pm
Uggla so far has a strike out and a double play. ans right now is hitting .207
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