Uggla back in lineup, Fredi says ‘we’ll play it by ear’

When he said this week that Dan Uggla would not be a lineup regular in September, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez never meant the struggling second baseman would be benched the rest of the way.

Uggla was back in the lineup Wednesday against Colorado, batting seventh, after being benched for three games and getting only a pinch-hit appearance in that period. Gonzalez reiterated that he would “pick his spots” with Uggla and play him according to matchups or when the manager and Braves hitting coaches thought Uggla was progressing.

His .208 average was the worst among National League qualifiers before Wednesday, and Uggla hit .152 in 75 games over the past three months, with seven homers, 27 RBIs, 90 strikeouts and a .578 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. He was 8-for-52 (.154) with two RBIs and a .267 on-base percentage in his past 17 games.

“Three games,” Gonzalez said. “I don’t think it does him any good to sit more than three. Doesn’t do us any good. Got to get him going somehow. We’ll play it by ear.”

Uggla, 32, was a starter in this summer’s All-Star game, as voted by fans. He led the NL with 80 walks before Wednesday but also had 150 strikeouts, six shy of the franchise record he set last season. After hitting a career-high 36 homers in 2011, becoming the first second baseman to hit at least 30 in five consecutive seasons, he had 17 homers before Wednesday, on a pace for 20. His career-low is 27 homers as a Marlins rookie in 2006.

He was on pace for 76 RBIs, after setting a career-low of 82 in his first season with the Braves. He also had a career-low .233 average in 2011.

Uggla had 90 or more RBIs in four of five seasons with the Marlins, and had career-bests of 105 RBIs and a .287 average in 2010.

“I made sure that I made myself clear, that it wasn’t [permanent], that we were going to pick our spots,” Gonzalez said, referring to his announcement this week that Uggla’s playing time would be reduced. “Three games…is a big number for a guy that’s your everyday second baseman.”

Uggla’s missed nine starts this season, after being out of the lineup only five times in 2011 and never after the 100th game of the season. He missed four starts in 2010, including three in a row Aug. 30-Sept. 1, the last time he missed more than two consecutive starts before this week.

In 2009, he missed five starts and never was out of the lineup in consecutive games for the Gonzalez-managed Marlins.

Prado at shortstop

Martin Prado, after playing the past three games at second base – the position he had before the Braves traded for Uggla in November 2010 – moved to shortstop Wednesday in place of Paul Janish. Jose Constanza started in left field for the second time in three games and is will likely platoon with Reed Johnson in left when Prado plays elsewhere.

Prado has started 100 games in left field and at least four games at every position in the infield this season, including 18 starts at third base and seven at second base.

Janish, an exceptional defensive shortstop, had a .191 batting average with seven extra-base hits, nine RBIs and a .277 on-base percentage in 48 games while filling in for rookie sensation Andrelton Simmons, who’s recovering from a broken hand and could return as soon as Saturday.

Simmons played his second rehab game Wednesday for Class-A Rome in a playoff game, and is set to play for high-A Lynchburg in a playoff game Thursday. Gonzalez said he could possibly rejoin the Braves Saturday in New York and play against the Mets.

Janish was 5-for-41 (.102) with three RBIs in his past 15 games before Wednesday.

“Try to keep Prado in the lineup; he’s swinging the bat,” Gonzalez said of Wednesday’s lineup. “Try to keep Constanza in there. Hey, Yonny [Janish] didn’t come here to swing the bat. Let’s make sure we get that perfectly straight. He came here [as a defensive specialist] and really saved our butt. I think everybody will agree to that. If we were going on all cylinders, his batting average wouldn’t even be a factor.

“And again, he saved our butts. Because when Simmons goes down the last day before the All-Star break, we hold our breath and go, God, what are we going to do now? And this young man has gone out there and got us to this point.”

The Braves hit .220 and averaged 3.2 runs while losing 11 of their past 17 games before Wednesday. They scored 24 runs in their past eight games, and 14 of those runs came in wins Sunday and Monday against Philadelphia and Colorado. They totaled 10 runs in the other six games during that 3-5 stretch, including two shutout losses.

75 comments Add your comment

eskippy

September 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Papa Smurf

September 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

And the beat goes on…..

Nerdville

September 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

Uggla in line up? Dumb.

LakeDawg

September 5th, 2012
7:46 pm

Fredi is completely illiterate, bless his heart.

cb795

September 5th, 2012
7:50 pm

Struggla look like a golden glove candidate so far at second. Show us Fredi how stubborn you are.

Scroggy 7

September 5th, 2012
7:54 pm

Any thoughts as to why nobody is at this game tonight ??? Have we flashed back to 1978 ???

mark

September 5th, 2012
7:58 pm

I thought Uggla kind of proved to us all that he can’t hit major league pitching. Lets see we are having trouble scoring runs and we put two hitters in the order that haven,t hit in months? Why Lord do we have to put up with this day after day?

Dawgdad (The Original)

September 5th, 2012
8:01 pm

Uggla pouting has worked, he had ole Fredi craw fishing after 3 games. He has the right to change his mind, he is the manager, however, he should just man up and say, after thinking things over and seeing Danny Boy so upset I am taking it all back. Martin is not the regular second baseman anymore, we are going to work Danny back in there. More grist for the mill, as the collapse continues.

steve brown

September 5th, 2012
8:03 pm

Uggla’s reaction to his benching was Uggly! The man is delusional. He said he was part of the reason the Braves are where they are. So right. Without him they might be in first place. He doesn’t need a psychiatrist he needs an entire psychiatric department at a major university medical center. Please don’t ever say he is a team player. You can say he is a bad team player. Pinch hitting role only for the rest of the year.

Ken Stallings

September 5th, 2012
8:19 pm

First off, I want Uggla to regain his form he consistently showed in Florida. I want him to succeed with the Braves.

However, the claims that Uggla was not allowing his hitting woes to carry over into the field can no longer be claimed.

That error was a classic case of having your mind elsewhere. What do I mean by that? It was a perfectly paced roller to second, not too slow and certainly not too fast. Might have been challenging to turn a double play, but room service for a simple force out at first base.

But, Uggla played it into a double by taking one half step too few to the ball and thereby having the play the ball to his right. Being a right-handed thrower, this meant he had to take his glove a full step to his right to field the ball. Failure to field square up meant that his glove was at an angle to the ground vice 90 degrees.

So, to field the ball, he had to get the ball square into his pocket to field it cleanly. But, the ball hit the side of his glove and since the glove was at an angle, it easily rolled right up the side of the glove, up his arm, and under his leg. The Braves survived the error by the excellent running catch by Bourn, but the error showed that Uggla was not totally committed to fielding that ball.

Ken Stallings

September 5th, 2012
8:21 pm

I meant to say he played it into an error, not a double.

Bronke

September 5th, 2012
8:27 pm

Is there anyone else that can play beside McCann and Uggla? Have they no pride? What is going Brian McCann? You are hurting this team terribly. Uggla, who the hell are you? Why does Freddie bat them back to back. If one plays the other shoul sit! Dammit. Sorry folks. But had to let it out and the wife left the room! : )

Denny Lemaster

September 5th, 2012
8:30 pm

Benched my rear! This bum is 0-2 in the game and HITTING TWO-OH-SEVEN!!! They need offense and he puts in the National League STRIKEOUT KING!!!!! Really great freddie.

Bronke

September 5th, 2012
8:46 pm

This team is just plain out ugly. How come the Nationals are playing with fire and passion? Do the Braves and big Hoss think this is acceptable?

FIRE FREDI GONZALEZ

September 5th, 2012
9:17 pm

Braves management would be fools to bring back Mccann at 12 million. His sight is bad, he is out of shape, his defense has always been horrible, and now his hitting is going downhill. Uggla can rebound he just needs to get back on the PEDs.

JRW7

September 5th, 2012
9:19 pm

Braves are fading fast, braves are OLD NEWS, college football season is here! GO DAWGS!

FIRE FREDI GONZALEZ

September 5th, 2012
9:21 pm

JRW7 will be back after Missur-ah ends the Dawgs season.

RBI

September 5th, 2012
9:30 pm

The manager is an idiot.

BubbaDaBaller

September 5th, 2012
9:38 pm

As it has been happening since Commish Bud declared the PED era over… Players in many cities have seen their talents diminish and their stastical performance decline. Not accusing anyone anywhere, just sayin…

Here we go

September 5th, 2012
9:39 pm

I love what FG did w the Marlins. Showed real managerial skills and won mgr of year. He was my first choice to replace Bobby. I have to wonder if he’s lost his mind. Middle of a playoff hunt, team struggling to score, and you start Uggla three days after stating he’s on the bench ‘until further notice’.
What, he retooled his swing in three days???
Sorry…I’ve lost faith in the schizophrenic team known as the Braves.

Here we go

September 5th, 2012
9:43 pm

Anyone else think Uggla’s oversized arms hinder his swing? Of course, swinging at balls in the dirt
and watching when they split the plate probably doesn’t help.

FIRE FREDI GONZALEZ

September 5th, 2012
9:46 pm

Bubba there’s nothing wrong with noticing how many cities somehow improve the performance of players. You have 30+ year old catchers having career seasons (Ruiz, Molina). It seems like everyone that goes to STL has a career season even if they’re over 35. Nate Mcclouth goes from 60+ extra base hits to out of the major leagues. We know that PEDs play a huge role in these steep declines and sharp rises.

Mikey

September 5th, 2012
10:06 pm

Another great pitching performance by Minor and he got more hits then Uggla & McCann combined!

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

Suches Dawg

September 5th, 2012
10:13 pm

The mighty Braves just went 0-11 w/RISP vs the NL’s worst pitching staff, and could only muster 1 unearned run all night. Gonzalez gave up a guaranteed run in the 8th when he had Bourn swing away (another K) vs bunt w/Constanza at third w/one out. Our beloved Braves look like they are going into their Sept swoon a little early this year . Unless someone starts hitting, even an extra wild card spot wont get the Braves into the playoffs. Last year was too ugly to repeat , or was it ?

2013 Braves

September 5th, 2012
10:15 pm

Imagine the Braves without Fredi, Uggla, McCann & Hanson !

FIRE FREDI GONZALEZ

September 5th, 2012
10:21 pm

Mccann has thrown in the towel since his buttbuddy Francoeur got booted.

Fats Johnson

September 5th, 2012
10:29 pm

FG needs to tell Uggla, listen dude, if I don’t take youse out of da lineup ,yous will bat .150 by the ends of da year. I ams doing yous a favor Ugglas. Sits down and count yours blessings you are even on da team. :) Dat’s baseball as Bobby Cox would say

Don

September 5th, 2012
10:34 pm

Well he is doing much better – no strike outs. Also, his batting average is approaching his weight so that will be a good trivia question. He only made one error. He has that glare back in his eyes. Ok – that is about as many good things I can come up with regarding Uggla and today’s game. I do find it interesting that just a couple of days back everyone was talking about what a stand-up guy Medlen was for not complaining, just keeping his mouth shut and doing his job. Well Dan did … – Darn still cannot come up with anymore positivies.

Semper Fi Braves Fan

September 5th, 2012
10:48 pm

At least uggla only made 3 outs tonight, McCant made 6

Semper Fi Braves Fan

September 5th, 2012
10:50 pm

Imagine the Braves without Fredi, Uggla, McCann & Hanson !

Short of Uggla I am with ya, I just think Uggla has had a real bad couple of years and needs to sit. I do not believe his numbers in Fla were a fluke. This season however he’s cashed out.

Carl Farvman

September 5th, 2012
11:14 pm

Have to admit….FG doesn’t seem to make sense. Seems weak and inconsistant. I haven’t ragged on him much, but things don’t look good as far as his leadership.

Carl Farvman

September 5th, 2012
11:19 pm

Obviously, the club needs to purge Uggla. He’s not happy and wants to move on. They have to take a bath on that guy and find a steady 2 base. McCann, I would assume the club is alarmed by his lack of consistancy, etc., etc. He needs to move on.Not a reasonable risk.

Fats Johnson

September 5th, 2012
11:59 pm

I wish the best for Uggla but like anything we do,if you suck at it ,find something else to do in life. Dat’s baseball as Mr.Cox would say. Its all in fun Uggs……………:)

braveslover

September 6th, 2012
12:08 am

McCann and Uggla accounted for 9 of the 24 outs the Braves made tonight.

man and dog

September 6th, 2012
12:29 am

Dear Dummie – It ain’t going to work

Biff Pocaroba

September 6th, 2012
1:09 am

Looks like another late collapse is on the way. Fire Freddie now. Bring in somebody from the outside.

Pale Rider

September 6th, 2012
2:20 am

Radio, Broadcasters feeling sorry for Uggla??? the man makes $15 mil/year and produces the lowest BA in the major leagues (and will not change his batting strategy).. If he can’t play, he can’t play. What don’t you guys get. We made a mistake- let’s cancel his contract and move on. If Freddie values his friendship with Uggla over wins in Atlanta, Freddie should be gone too. Simple stuff- fellas

Pale Rider

September 6th, 2012
2:27 am

I just cancelled our annual fund-raiser for the Braves final homestand. I grew up watching the Braves play in front of 3,000 at Fulton County Stadium. We may be headed back to that era.

Backdoor Slider

September 6th, 2012
3:21 am

WEAK CONVICTIONS

Fredi really held fast to his convictions that Dan would now be a back-up didn’t he?

I sincerely hope the Braves have a new manager next season.

Fredi’s already managed the Braves out of a chance to win the division this year.

Nostradamus

September 6th, 2012
6:41 am

Both Fredi & Frank Wren will be exiting Turner Field permanently after the 2013 season.

Clark Howard

September 6th, 2012
6:43 am

Lower atrtendance and fewer concession sales = fewer dollars Frank Wren has to squander in the off season on old, washed-up free agents !

F. G. Dummas$

September 6th, 2012
6:49 am

Sorry I hurt your feelings . . . I apologize and you can play again if you will just please stop looking so pitiful, like you may cry any minute. I can’t stand to hurt you sweetie, but please don’t tell all . . . . we must keep our secrets . . . you and I go back a long way. Forgive, please? Now go play, do your thing . . . I might even let you lead off . . . WHAT? You want my HARLEY too???

joe

September 6th, 2012
6:58 am

Why do you think the Marlins got rid of Uggla they knew what was going to happen to him. Knew he would begin to struggle at batting and he has always struggled defensively.

MikeY

September 6th, 2012
8:02 am

It is a problem that we do have a left-handed hitting or switch-hitting middle infielder. All our MI’s (Prado, Uggs, Pastornicky, immons, Janish) are RH-hitters. That means that Fredi cannot platoon a bit against RH pitchers.

Maybe a task for the off-season.

Rick C

September 6th, 2012
8:36 am

joe, the Marlins offered Uggla a four year contract extension. He turned it down and then they traded him.

It's over now

September 6th, 2012
8:49 am

This whole scenario with Dan, his money, his ego and his AA capabilities is well past the point of absurdity. Freddi’s job is to manage the team and win games, not friends and frankly both Dan and Freddi are boat anchors. The empty seats (sorry Chipper) are a clear sign that until Braves Management shows a winning attitude, the fans are not going to show up.

I can only imagine how bad next year will be with Bourne and Chipper gone and Freddi and Dan clearly still the main attraction……………..

hank57

September 6th, 2012
9:33 am

Never has the case ever been made any better against allowing fans to pick the starting line-ups in the All Star game, than having Uggla starting in this years game. The next thing you know, only the parents of the players will be allowed to pick the starters.

BraveMan

September 6th, 2012
9:39 am

“We’ll play it by ear.” Well, Fredi, what does your ear hear during another 0 for 3 at the plate?

BRAVELESS

September 6th, 2012
9:40 am

I cannot believe that FG has placed Uggla back in the lineup. I will not waste my money to attend another Braves game until they prove to me that they are serious about winning a World Series. The nerve of CJ questioning the fan support in Atlanta.

Acana22

September 6th, 2012
10:27 am

I’m glad Chipper said it. Turnout is pathetic.

Bob Horner

September 6th, 2012
10:33 am

Kevin McAlpin this morning on 680 the Fan: “Yeah, you know, the Braves got the bats going last night against Colorado” — dude, we had 4 hits and scored on an error. We were 0 for 11 or something with RISP (again). How did this clown get his current gig? He’s a stammering, babbling, nervous wreck who ends every soundbite by recapping what he just said. His role as “most annoying on-air talent in the Atlanta market” is unchallenged. He is in a league by himself. Way to go Kevin McDoofus.

DOB – thanks for the stats that point to the break-down of Dan Uggla since he got here. Can you say, “roids?” It hurts to say that — and I don’t mean it hurts to say it because I’m puishing 40, stressed out, and just ate a bunch of almonds and cashews. It hurts because we are paying this broken down roid boy $13MM per year for the next 3 seasons.

BobbyDawg

September 6th, 2012
10:34 am

For the money the Braves are paying Uggla he HAS to be a top producer of hits and rbi’s or go away. GO BRAVES !

rico carty

September 6th, 2012
10:41 am

When 4 out of the nine players in the lineup (McCann, Uggla, Janish, and the pitcher) are all hitting less than .230, how does anyone expect this team to score on a consistent basis. The manager needs to quit worrying about stepping on players toes and make the hard decisions that have to be made. The organization needs to be performance based from the top down.

Winchester

September 6th, 2012
10:42 am

Hate to jump on the band wagon, but I am a realist. A 1-0 score against a bottom dweller says it all.

Jerry in Tennessee

September 6th, 2012
10:43 am

I do not disagree with negative comments posted here. I would like to say I agree with Fredi that Janish has been terrific. Without him I shutter to think where the Braves would be.

Don

September 6th, 2012
11:15 am

Going to “Play It By Ear” as for as playing Uggla.
At .152 in the last 75 games – what are Fredie’s ears hearig/ listening to — apparently in desperate need of a hearing aide.
Surprise, surprise, surprise – When you hire a Bobby Cox clone – that is what you get – a Bobby Cox clone.
Remember all the situations in which Cox kept using a player on and on and on that eveyone on the planet knew that was going to produce – lost game after game after game because of this.

stew

September 6th, 2012
11:34 am

The bottom line is that if you have 80 walks it’s like 50 more walks than someone who has 30. Each walk is the equivalent to having 80 times reaching first base. Does it matter if you hit the ball or not? Granted Dan’s year has been one big slump. Let’s get Dan going again.

stew

September 6th, 2012
11:34 am

The bottom line is that if you have 80 walks it’s like 50 more walks than someone who has 30. Each walk is the equivalent to having 80 times reaching first base. Does it matter if you hit the ball or not? Granted Dan’s year has been one big slump. Let’s get Dan going again.

ButterMilk Tuesdays

September 6th, 2012
12:28 pm

Fredi Gonzalez is such a moron. “Yeah, there’s no point having Dan out there, it’s not helping matters at all. He’s no longer our starting second baseman.” Three days later… “Just kidding!”

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
12:49 pm

I would hope that the Braves organization would look at not signing McCann for next year. He isn’t hitting and won’t be worth the money to resign him. Uggla maybe they can trade him. The way to ruin a players career is to make him a Brave. Pitching isn’t the problem Mr. Wrenn hitting is so sit on your duff this off season and the Braves will continue to be mediocre. Prado should be given a new contract, keep Freeman but the rest would be trade bait to beef up the hitting for next year. Evidently Wrenn and Freddie G. are bullet proof because they don’t have to answer for the no hitting the Braves are doing.

F. G. Dummas$

September 6th, 2012
2:46 pm

Bases loaded and no outs . . . twice . . . can’t score . . . pitiful excuses!

Bobbymahlon

September 7th, 2012
5:58 pm

I see now when Freddi refers to Uggla he calls him Danny. I see all the whinning and crying from Uggla has worked as he is back in the lineup.

Richard Kirby

September 7th, 2012
7:44 pm

I cannot understand why the braves let a good player slump and drag the team down. Why don’t they get an effective psychologist to work with him and others? (I know one, of course) It could mean a world series to them. Can’t we get out of the dark ages some time?

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