12:53 pm August 31, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
September 1st, 20129:06 am
He looks cute!…
September 1st, 20129:07 am
McCann is the farthest thing from nerdy…
September 1st, 20129:10 am
JRW, anyone that thinks (or thought) it’s going to be easy against Halladay, Lee and Hamels just isn’t paying attention.
The disappointing thing is that we got to Halladay last night, knocked him out in the 5th. That’s a game you really want to win if you’re Atlanta But, like someone just said, can’t expect perfection from Kimbrel.
September 1st, 20129:23 am
Glad to read that Chipper is ok after the collision. That guy Kratz is huge, 6′4″ 255 lbs.
September 1st, 20129:25 am
JRW, fair points at 9:04 am.
Yes, the Phillies have been playing well, but they were also playing well when we went into CBP a couple weeks ago and we beat them. You can’t go up 4-1, knock Halladay out of the game early and immediately give all the lead away.
September 1st, 20129:27 am
And even though it’s hard to knock Kimbrel for hiccupping once every two or three months, you have to hold that 9th inning lead, too – not to mention hold them in the 10th as well – especially when the offense has been stone cold.
DOWN ON THE FARM
G-Men three-hit and shutout 4-0. YOHAN FLANDE pitches werll enough to win but the offense is stifled by the TIDES
LHSP YOHAN FLANDE [L 6-11, 3.21 ERA] 6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 HR, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.
RHRP BUDDY CARLYLE [3.43 ERA] 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER.
LHRP DUSTIN HUGHES [3.41 ERA] 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeros, 2 BB, 0 SO.
1B ERNESTO MEJIA [.298 BA] 1-4, 1 2B 
September 1st, 20129:30 am
McCANN in glasses…..again? I thought that was all behind us. Jeeze.
And I agree with MIKEinFl:
That was a must have game last night. Should not have lost. The bats did their job. Wore HALLIDAY out.
September 1st, 20129:32 am
No doubt a bad game against a reviving Phils’ squad.
A weird stat from last night which may explain some of the Braves’ issues. Janish got one more hit(2-4) than Heyward, McCann, and Uggla combined (1-15). Think about that one for a bit. Eats at you now doesn’t it.
I think it’s time, no, past time to sit McCann in favor of Ross. It’s a tough call but who can argue it? Does Fredi have the guts to do it? I’m thinking yes. Fredi is another Sept meltdown away from losing his job. The division has been lost and the wild card looks like anything but a sure thing. You simply can’t keep trotting out players that have consistently been underperforming. It’s now a one month season and Ross is better at every aspect of catching. Me, I have a talk with McCann and let him know that Ross is getting more of the starts. McCann may not have much of a future in Atlanta past 2013.
Rock on….winners find ways to win.
September 1st, 20129:35 am
Buddy Carlyle sure didn’t end his season well…. wasn’t his ERA about 1.50 a month back?
September 1st, 20129:42 am
McCann may not have much of a future in Atlanta past 2013.
Not at this rate. Unfortunately, the Braves are saddled with Uggla for three more seasons.
I read the news today oh, boy,
about a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad,
I just had to laugh, I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car, h
e didn’t notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared,
they’d seen his face before,
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today oh, boy,
the English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away,
but I just had to look,
having read the book,
I love to turn you on.
Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, and looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat, made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
somebody spoke and I went into a dream, ah
four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small,
they had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall,
I’d love to turn you on
September 1st, 20129:44 am
the truth @ 9:42 am… cryptic. May I borrow your decoder ring?
September 1st, 20129:45 am
OnlyBraves – It was about 2.35, but he gave up 15 ER in his last ten games (22 IP). He fell of a cliff, for sure.
got that out of the way……….
well i just got downstairs and had my cup…. and found out last night wasn’t a dream…….
It was another nightmare…..
But the Kimbrel pitch didn’t lose the game…it was lost when we didn’t get runs in and left runners on base all thru the game…..
September 1st, 20129:46 am
Kind of a shame, though – maybe this is Buddy’s last go around.
September 1st, 20129:47 am
Well, Lew said it earlier. The Braves needed to lock down a 4-1 lead.
September 1st, 20129:49 am
Fredi does not have the guts to sit his muscle boy Danny…..
and Big Frank wouldn’t let him if he did….
September 1st, 20129:50 am
Dadgum – Maybe with Bscan coming up later today with expanded ross, Fredi will go ahead and sit Mac and let him heal a bit. We certainly have not seen the Mac we al have come to appreciate over the years this time around.
Would like to see them bring Gattis up, too – if for no other reason than to show people he probably isn’t worth the column inches he’s received this year.
September 1st, 20129:52 am
The only i can said on Fredi Gonzalez is that he doesn’t play match up lefty/righty with his Bull pen….in Martinez 10 inning and Utley & Howard coming up he should be has ready a lefty pitcher on the Pen….he always play 7=Venter,8=O’fle and in the 9 with the lead Kimbrel.
September 1st, 20129:53 am
Fredi does not have the guts to sit his muscle boy Danny….. and Big Frank wouldn’t let him if he did….
It’s unrealistic to expect Gonzalez to make a decision about a multi-million dollar a year starting second baseman without conferring with the front office.
September 1st, 20129:54 am
Not at this rate. Unfortunately, the Braves are saddled with Uggla for three more seasons. – Jeff R.
Well, I’m not sure about that. Uggla has been trending way down since his Atlanta debut BA-wise. True, they signed him for the long ball, but flirting with the Mendoza line will get you out of the lineup quickly as a rule. At this point I think Uggla is a better fit in the AL. His bat would be nice coming off the bench the rest of the year. For me, I start Prado at 2nd generally and Johnson in LF this last month. Especially when Simmons returns. Not all trades work out and Wren will give Uggla another year to right the shop most likely or eat some money to move him in a trade. Definitely not stuck with him though. Granted tough to move the salary though. Hopefully Uggla isn’t the next version of Lowe as far as contracts.
September 1st, 20129:55 am
Strange that Uggla’s HR was what had us in the lead in the ninth to begin with – so yeah, let’s sit him now that he looks to be waking up – 2 HR’s in his past three games and both either put us in the lead or extended a small lead.
If we’re going anywhere this post season (other than to college football games), we’d better hopis signals an Uggla resurgence. a and not lobby so hard for his banishment.
September 1st, 20129:56 am
Lew Maybe with Bscan coming up later today with expanded ross, Fredi will go ahead and sit Mac and let him heal a bit. We certainly have not seen the Mac we al have come to appreciate over the years this time around.
better hope this signals a resurgence.
Anyone know how to exorcise a computer or keyboard?
September 1st, 20129:58 am
Hang in there McFann – we know this season has been tough on you. Go look at some Nancy Glazier artwork – that will make you feel better.
September 1st, 201210:00 am
Dadgum……. Generally agree with what you wrote. Uggla gets another season because his trade value would be poor this winter, even if Wren was inclined to want to move him.
September 1st, 201210:04 am
That it has…Guess that builds character, right?…
Go look at some Nancy Glazier artwork – that will make you feel better.
Not a bad idea…as long as none of the animals are wearing specs and shoulder slings…
September 1st, 201210:05 am
Fredi makes out the lineup….not Wren. It’s his decision and ultimately his future to put the best players out there in position to give the team the best chance to win. Right now Uggla is sitting somewhere between Brooks Conrad and Marcus Giles except with a bunch more zeroes in his contract. Prado should be starting at 2nd. Not a bad thing to bring Uggla off the bench to PH or spell Prado a game here or there. It’s crunch time and I’m playing the best players regardless of how much they make or how well-liked they are.
September 1st, 201210:08 am
Oh, well. At least Chipper has enjoyed a pretty good curtain call. And Heyward seems to have turned the corner. And it’s football season.
Fredi makes out the lineup….not Wren. It’s his decision and ultimately his future to put the best players out there in position to give the team the best chance to win.
Dadgum……. I just don’t think it works like that these days. Big money long ago changed the game. I think very few managers have the autonomy to sit high-priced players without including the front office in the decision making.
September 1st, 201210:09 am
Braves score 1 run in the next two games as this team is nothing but a station to station team. Bourn singles then Prado runners on first and second Phils load bases Howard bloop single and Utley first to third.Twice we have two on nobody out Heyward and McCann fail to move runners up. Boring team to watch including Bourn who seems to only run on full counts so I blame Freddi and his ass should be fired .
September 1st, 201210:10 am
Whatever the Braves do or don’t do, Chipper’s going out on a fine note. Not like so many other stars who pushed their careers past their ability to perform.
September 1st, 201210:13 am
Lew – trust me, I want Uggla to be successful and perhaps he is trending back to norm. However, he just went 1-5 albeit a dinger. The man simply does not put the ball in play enough around the homers though. At 14 mil we need the 30 dingers and somewhere around .260+ BA. Maybe he gets it back this month, hopefully, or has a great start to 2013. Otherwise I trade him and eat some cash. Right now he has been an expensive bust and visions of Infante just keep floating in my head.
September 1st, 201210:17 am
Ryan….I’m sure, if Braves implode, that Fredi will not be Atlanta’s manager in 2013. In fact, I would bet good money on it.
September 1st, 201210:20 am
The man [Uggla] simply does not put the ball in play enough around the homers though.
Uggla’s a swing-from-the-heels power guy. Typically feast or famine. I’d like to seem him work on making more contact, but I doubt he will.
September 1st, 201210:23 am
If the Braves fail to make the post season, and it’s due to poorly performing, not being out-performed by rivals, then, I think, heads will roll. Fredi the first to the chopping block, given that managers are the easiest to whack.
September 1st, 201210:25 am
ZEKE SPRUILL went three innings, and pitched well. Everybody in the ‘pen pitched an inning to clear out the cob-webs and audition for next season I suppose. Oh, incidentally, Bandits best the BayBEARS 4-3.
Three regularly scheduled games and a make-up this evening concludes the season.
Lead-off CF TODD CUNNINGHAM [.314 BA] 2-4, 1 RBI , 1 CS .
1B JOE TERDO [.311 BA] 1-4, 1 SO.
C EVAN GATTIS [.253 BA] 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B .
3B JOE LEONARD [.263 BA] 1-4, 1 2B , 1 RBI , 2 SO.
JOE has been solid and steady at the plate this season. If he improves another 20 to 25 points on his BA in PEARL RIVER next season, I could project him to GWINNETT fairly early say May or June.
2B PHIL GOSSELIN [.243 BA] 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR , 1 RBI , 1 SO.
JOE LEONARD’s infield lock-step running-mate since being drafted in ‘10, I see a parting of the ways at this point. I can project LEONARD to AAA. I cannot with GOSSELIN. He has not stepped up his game at the plate to match the level of play this year, and should return to the Bandits until he clearly shows improvement with his hitting. That’s not always the way of things in baseball, but pulling him up now would be a disservice in my estimation.
SS JAIME PEDROZA [.190 BA] 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR , 1 RBI , 1 SO.
RHSP ZEKE SPRUILL [3.67 ERA] 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.
Of the five reliefers used yesterday
LHRP BRENT LEACH [W 2-4, 2.87 ERA] 2.0 IP, 2 H, zeros………was the best
Closer RHRP CORY RASMUS [SV 6, 3.75 ERA] 1.0 IP, no-hits, 1 BB, 1 SO.
September 1st, 201210:27 am
Only a fool would have allowed Mazzone” After fourteen division titles to walk away. The braves are getting what they deserve. Stay turned for more McDowell failures because Cox will go to his grave before admiting his idiot mistake!.
September 1st, 201210:31 am
September 1st, 2012
“…..Buddy Carlyle sure didn’t end his season well…. wasn’t his ERA about 1.50 a month back?…..”
Something like that. He’s being hit pretty good most times out now. Everybody else has been reading the gospel of BUDDY while CARLYLE has not adapted.
Hugo Z Hackenbush
September 1st, 201210:34 am
It’s fine to complain about Uggla’s performance, but why in the wide world of sports would somebody continually bring up Infante? How thrilled is Detroit to have that .722 OPS at 2nd?
September 1st, 201210:38 am
September 1st, 2012
Dadgum……. I just don’t think it works like that these days. Big money long ago changed the game. I think very few managers have the autonomy to sit high-priced players without including the front office in the decision making….:
Yeah, the last pure old-school manager I remember with the BRAVES was ‘Scraps’ COURTNEY. Always on the outs with both management and the players. He was his own man for sure.
Seemed to be a bit of that in JOE TORRE too.
September 1st, 201210:48 am
We knew exactly what we were getting when we traded for Uggla – he had played enough aganst the Braves that no one should be surprised – we needed a 30 HR hitter and that’s what we got – a swing for the fences, slump a lot, feast or famine guy. Didanyone truly beleve we had signed a .300, .350, .450 player – and gotten him for such a small package and a not unreasonable salary (by today’s standards). He’s had a down year, but the power is still there and without it the rest of the way, you might as well just start following football cause we’ll go nowhere.
His defense is much improved and he’s at least walking a good bit and has raised his OBP. If he goes 1-4 and that one hit is a HR, well, you got what you paid for – AND in case no one has noticed, we got shut out a few times in recent weeks and scord damned little in plenty of other games – the fulity is plentiful enough to be spread around – it ain’t all on Dan.
September 1st, 201210:54 am
Has anyone noticed that the Subway ad at the top of the blog page utilitzes the Marlins’ team colors and actually does it harmoniously?
September 1st, 201210:55 am
Dadgum- (my late Daddy’s strongest cuss word BTW)
I’m agreeing that today’s gazillion dollar contracts often tie the hands of today’s managers and prevent those players watching from the pine…..
More and more I think Fredi and Danny Boy have the stuff of Uggla between the ears….. muscled up tissue has squeezed out any grey matter that once dwelled there….
September 1st, 201210:57 am
cowdog(sh)it = .Don
September 1st, 201211:04 am
At least one braves team is going to the playoffs, ROME. After one of the worst first halfs in sally league history they turn it around to make the playoffs.
September 1st, 201211:17 am
Nancy Glazier really is amazing…How on earth does she get her fur to look so real?? Mind boggling…
September 1st, 201211:23 am
Interesting Tid Bit
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees won the International League, North Div. with a league best record of 83-58.
What makes this interesting is that they played no home games at all due to their stadium being renovated.
September 1st, 201211:24 am
“So, a lot going on behind the scenes but we can tell what’s going on behind the scenes because of something like body language. Oh, please.”
Bourn’s Intensity Above Replacement is -3.4
“It’s unrealistic to expect Gonzalez to make a decision about a multi-million dollar a year starting second baseman without conferring with the front office.”
Uribe rides the pine in LA at $7M. Say what you will about Mattingly.
September 1st, 201211:31 am
Not to nit-pick, but Uribe’s OPS is .534. Not exactly a profile in courage when you bench that…
September 1st, 201211:34 am
“It’s fine to complain about Uggla’s performance, but why in the wide world of sports would somebody continually bring up Infante? How thrilled is Detroit to have that .722 OPS at 2nd?”
Because we are so thrilled with Uggla’s .715.
September 1st, 201211:37 am
Will Fredi put constanza in the lineup today?
September 1st, 201211:38 am
“Not to nit-pick, but Uribe’s OPS is .534. Not exactly a profile in courage when you bench that…”
Hanley Ramirez in LA – 35 games, 20R, 8HR, 34RBI .848OPS
Fredi stood up to Hanley and was told to sit down!
September 1st, 201211:42 am
Hanley said Fredi never played in the Major league he doesn’t understand.
September 1st, 201211:44 am
Another Sept. meltdown will require more than the hitting coach getting fired. After Fredi said all his coaches were coming back.
Don’t go breaking my heart….my heart….I should have known from the start….the start….ooohh
September 1st, 201211:50 am
Saturday nNight’s alright for fightin’
get a little action in…
September 1st, 201211:52 am
this blog should be called a touch of grey
September 1st, 201211:54 am
saturday night is also a good time for going to a go-go
As long as starter RYAN WEBER [1 run] was in the game, things progressed swimmingly for the HILLCATS. But the relief was all on the opponant’s side thereafter. LYNCHBURG crushed by the DASH 10-1. Two reliefers routed for nine. Ouch!
RHSP RYAN WEBER [L 2-4, 3.38 ERA] 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.
LHRP MATT CHAFFEE [4.07 ERA] 1.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.
LHRP BLAINE SIMS [4.61 ERA] 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 HR, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.
2B TOMMY LaSTELLA [.300 BA] 1-3, 1 RBI , 1 BB.
SS NICK AHMED [.263 BA] 1-2, 1 R, 1 SAC, 1 SB , 1 E [24, throwing].
C CHAD COMER [.176 BA] 1-3, 1 SO, 1 E [3, throwing].
DH ADAM MILLIGAN [.258 BA] 1-3, 1 SO.
Lead-off LF DAN BREWER [.267 BA] 1-4, 1 2B , 2 SO.
CF MYCAL JONES [.256 BA] 1-4, 1 2B , 1 SO.
September 1st, 201211:55 am
“Hey Carroll, I’m an O-Neg! I think that’s a universal donor!”
It sure is, and I am O-Neg, as well. Red Cross loves it.
September 1st, 201211:57 am
Here is the main thing I want to say–I’m busy 24 hrs. a day—
I fix broken hearts, I know I really can–I’m your Hanley Man.
Braves= Charlie Brown
Playoffs= The Football
Last Semptember and the last 2 weeks= Lucy
Keep the ball down Lucy. Let’s not keep being the best “almost” team in baseball.
September 1st, 201211:59 am
“this blog should be called a touch of grey”
Because A$AP Rock does not work as well?
Purple drink, I still sip, purple weed blunt still lit
Real n—-a, real b—h, purple swag, that trill ish
September 1st, 201212:00 pm
all these nre blog improvemnts and you stil an’t edit simple speeling
September 1st, 201212:06 pm
Ryan Braun wins a second MVP ?
McCutchen was my pick, but he’s fading a wee bit (faded on purple drank? too much Elton John?) and the Pirates are on the bubble of fading as well if they can’t find some starting pitching.
September 1st, 201212:11 pm
grow some funk of your own amigo
September 1st, 201212:13 pm
no no no I don’t smoke it no more. I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
September 1st, 201212:15 pm
Atlanta Braves @Braves
Today’s lineup vs. PHI (4:05, FOX/680AM/BRN): Prado 7 Johnson 8 Heyward 9 Jones 5 Freeman 3 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Janish 6 Hudson 1
It only makes me sneeze…
September 1st, 201212:16 pm
McFann – I wish I knew. There used to be ads in the Wildlife art magazines (don’t know if they even publish them anymore) where some of the artists would give week to two week workshops in Montana or N. Dakota in the spring and summer – including visits to preserves where you could actually draw the animals at the preserve in (more or less) native habitats. Not so sure how much they cost, but I always wanted to take Nancy Gazier’s class. Bet it would be a great experience and exceedingly informative about techniques.
September 1st, 201212:23 pm
VJ – Take an Allegra or Benadryl first
September 1st, 201212:24 pm
Count, how do you know Mattingly made that decision by his lonesome?
“Here we stand–World’s apart, hearts broken in two….(two…two)
Sleepless nights—Losing ground (___games?)
I’m reaching for you…(you….you).”
September 1st, 201212:25 pm
No Bourn again? (insert Black Sabbath joke here…)
September 1st, 201212:33 pm
The Legion finishes out the regular season against LEXINGTON KENTUCKY. Yesterday they swept a double-header from the LEGENDS 3-2 and 4-2 in the first two of five.. They then play ASHVILLE in a best of five Championship series to wrap up the SALLY LEAGUE season.
LHSP ALEX WOOD [2.22 ERA] 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.
RHRP DAVID PETERSON [W 4-1, 2.00 ERA] 4.0 IP, 1 H, zeros, 4 SO.
Excellent game hurled by the two rookies.
Lead-off TONY MUELLER [.272 BA] 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 CS .
2B ROSS HEFFLEY [.284 BA] 1-3, 1 R, 1 SAC.
DH ‘BillyBECK’ BECKWITH [.294 BA] 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR , 3 RBI .
3B KYLE KUBITZA [.241 BA] 1-1, 1 BB, 1 SAC.
RF WIL SKINNER [.247 BA] 1-3, 1 2B , 1 SO.
C CORY BROWNSTEN [.209 BA] 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB.
RHSP NAVARY MOORE [W 8-3, 3.86 ERA] 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.
LHRP IAN THOMAS [SV 6, 3.15 ERA] 2.0 IP, pristine, 1 SO.
2B ROSS HEFFLEY [.285 ERA] 1-3, 1 R, 1 SO.
1B ‘BillyBECK’ BECKWITH [.297 BA] 2-3, 1 2B , 1 RBI , 1 SB , 1 SO.
DH WIL SKINNER [.248 BA] 1-3, 1 RBI , 1 SO.
RF CHASE ANSELMENT [.222 BA] 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB.
C RTAN QUERY [.214 BA] 2-3, 1 SO.
Chris Saunders @BadBean74
Todays #Braves WINNING lineup: Pradomatic 7, BigJohnson 8, HeyYard 9, BattleAxe 5, F-Bomb 3, Bmac 2, Sluggla 4, JSoft 6, Huddy 1
September 1st, 201212:35 pm
No way I would play BMac these next two games against the lefties. I don’t think Fredi will either, I’d be shocked if he did. I do put a good chunk of the blame on the him right now. He admitted in a interview in the offseason sometime that he really helped the collapse in ‘11. He’s playing a good part in it now. Bad shoulder or not, he won’t admit it because he’s got in his head that it’s an excuse and the Braves don’t make excuses. To me it’s not an excuse at all. He can’t take a healthy cut and it’s probably deep in his head by now.
September 1st, 201212:36 pm
I can’t believe he’s playing again. I am shocked!
Whatever, enjoy the game, fans. I can’t watch it today anyways. Working.
September 1st, 201212:40 pm
Carroll thanks for the blogs and the other mini ones. Was super busy yesterday with a friend going into the hospital and such so just now able to catch up on what has happened over the last day. Thanks!
September 1st, 201212:43 pm
Another day, another loss what else is new.
5-1 Phillies today, 7-2 tommorrow
September 1st, 201212:44 pm
Buffalo hanging in there with UGA, would be a hoot if the Dawgs muck this one up.
The way things are going for ATL area fans would not be surprised at another loss.
September 1st, 201212:47 pm
Home for me, is misery, and here I’m wasting time
Cause a row of fools on a row of stools is not what’s on my mind.
But then you see her leaving me. It’s not what I perfer.
So, it’s either here just drinking beer or at home remembering her.
September 1st, 201212:48 pm
Uggla did hit a HR last night and he is starting to show the power again.
Its a tough decision for a manager, I knew we were not getting consistency with Uggla but no one expected this grotesque of a slump. Uggla has not been as good here as he was in FLA, atleast he could hit .250.
If Uggla were hitting .250 he would not be getting the heat he is getting. If he can hit .250 with a .340 OPS with the expected power people would not harp on it so much.
September 1st, 201212:49 pm
Though as a leadoff hitter 129 strikeouts by September 1st is way more than it probably should be, I just can’t hate on Bourn. He’s done more for the team this season so far than anybody else except maybe Prado. Chipper too.
Dawgs score a TD on a K return, that is more like it.
September 1st, 201212:50 pm
“Count, how do you know Mattingly made that decision by his lonesome?”
Who knows what happens with the scotch drinkers, but regardless, Uribe sits in LA.
– LA TIMES
Uribe acknowledged sitting as much as he has in recent weeks has been tough, but he accepted Mattingly’s decision not to play him.
“They’re playing the ballplayers who are doing their jobs,” Uribe said. “Like everyone knows, the manager has to play his best players. The players who are playing are doing a better job than I am.”
September 1st, 201212:52 pm
I get what you are saying CTB, but with the SO’s Mike is not a 16 plus a mil yr player.
Would like to have him back at a million and a half per yr more than Uggla money. Offer what you feel he is worth and if he goes we take back the draft piack and make do with it.
4 yrs at 55 million with an option yr. That is fair.
I can’t believe he’s playing again. I am shocked!
I’m shocked that you’re shocked, CTB. Fredi’s decisions stopped surprising me months ago. The only consolation for me is that, as I’ve said before, this is a win-win situation. Either we make the playoffs and whatever happens happens or we don’t and Fredi gets canned. I prefer the first, but can live with either outcome.
September 1st, 201212:54 pm
“McCann 2 Uggla 4 Janish 6 Hudson 1″
Hudson is the best hitter in the bunch
Wow…that would be incredible!…
Uggla walks a ton. He has played okay defense. Always plays hard and never sulks. All that outweighs the bad he brings to the lineup. Ya’ll want somebody to blame, blame McCann, Hanson, stupid pitches by Martinez (I think Fredi has just worn him out) and even Kimbrel showed the same mental far*s last night he showed this time a year ago. Can’t do that as a closer, especially when the heat is so high down the stretch.
I am still mad at Kimbrell for giving up that HR last night.
Hope this is not a repeat of last September.
September 1st, 201212:56 pm
Hanson is more to blame than Mc Cann who seems to be losing his skills. This is two yrs in a row he has been banged up and ineffective in the second half.
September 1st, 201212:57 pm
I’m not mad at Kimbrel. Like the rest of us, he sometimes makes mistakes. The team lost as a team last night, I don’t pin it on any one player. It was a poorly played game by the Braves.
If Christhian Martinez wanted to spell the word Dog you would have to spot him a DO.
He is dumb as far as pitching goes. Always makes the wrong mistake at the wrong time.
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