7:34 pm October 10, 2012, by David O'Brien
October 22nd, 20128:59 pm
Hanson has let me down — he is not as good as advertised.
October 22nd, 20129:00 pm
I doubt they will non-tender Hanson
Homer of A-town sports
October 22nd, 20129:02 pm
Anybody interested in Youkilis?
Andrus is not a fit here cause we already have Prado at 3rd and Simmons at short.
And Texas is aware of Mc Cann’s injury condition.
Chipper E. Jones will be moderating a debate between the Hooter girls and the girls from Tilted Kilt. May the best team win.
His wife. Maybe his mother
October 22nd, 20129:04 pm
more Nowhere man idiocy, too bad about him
What about Izturis?
October 22nd, 20129:05 pm
Prado can stay in left. Everyone is aware of McCann’s injury but if we are willing to pick up his option then I am sure they will as well, especially with the DH. At that point you have a trmendous amount of money for a CF player.
October 22nd, 20129:08 pm
Prado can stay in left.
Then what? Cisco play 3rd?
October 22nd, 20129:11 pm
Homer read my earlier post. Rangers are catcher looking. McCann for Andrus. Let Andrus lead off and play 3rd. Save 10 million. Get a real center fielder with those savings.
Not so hot about Izturis who only played 100 games this past yr.
He is not an OF.
I just like the IF of Prado Simmons Uggla and Freeman.
October 22nd, 20129:14 pm
Andrus a 15 mil dollar contract and Braves had their chance in 2005 with that guy
Jimmy — We would also have to spend some of the $$$$$$$$$ on a catcher, not alot out there this off season.
Could afford a journeyman type like Shoppach.
October 22nd, 20129:15 pm
OK, i almost forgot how….but I just posted a new blog ….pass it on!!
Jake W. (The original)
October 22nd, 20129:16 pm
Would be very fitting if the cards lost this series by blowing it. They have spent the last couple of years capitalizing on everybody else’s mistakes, this time they are the ones the blew it. They’re a good team but this run over the last two years wasn’t entirely of their making.
October 22nd, 20129:18 pm
WTF are you talking about Homer. He makes 3 million and is right handed bat with a lot of hits and steals. Disgusted there would be enough to get a cheap bridge to Bettancourt
October 22nd, 20129:22 pm
Tired of reading story’s about what we got, I know Phi going after hamilton and headley, mets going after willingham and soo-chin gnats going after bourn and the fish going after Arod and Upton, I want some inside skinny on what the Braves going do. I already know Beachy is good.
October 22nd, 20129:28 pm
3 yrs 15 mil contract and Bmack is our bridge to Court
October 22nd, 20129:29 pm
then after that I not give Bmac up. I put him on 3rd base. Bmac can not be replaced
October 22nd, 20129:31 pm
Braves need winners like Bmac, the kid was hurt but not go on the DL list. That kind of heart can not be bought
October 22nd, 20129:33 pm
OK Homer, that made no sense because a) You don’t get Andrus without trading McCann b) McCann cannot play 3rd now much less 3 years from now c) McCann isn’t signing short term and isn’t worth it long term. Keep playing though
October 22nd, 20129:35 pm
Bring me killers to the plate like Gattis and Diaz to the plate that are not scared and don’t have the glamour of gary glitter. I want some hard nose blue collar workers in the Ted this yr
October 22nd, 20129:37 pm
It made perfect sense I said no deal jimmy, Got that no deal. Lots of Catchers are moved to 3rd base. How is that for sense jimmy?
October 22nd, 20129:39 pm
McCann CANT play 3rd but just keep saying he can. Maybe if you say it long enough it will become true.
October 22nd, 20129:41 pm
You don’t take the soul of the Braves Bmac and turn your back on him. Wake up young man chipper for 10 long yrs slow suicide no way to go….blue clouds grey dizzy and weak from the haze not a phase of Braves I am happy with. The cracks of lines where you gave up on Bmac is a easy line to read.
October 22nd, 20129:53 pm
time to get crazy with the cheese whiz and be a winner things going change I can feel it. You can’t believe me? Believe me now or found out later,,know what i am sayiing
October 22nd, 201210:01 pm
you can thump blank stare sugar cane. who using who? Left alone Bmac take us to the WS in 2013. Polished those words and swollow those words.ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bmac is the ans., uh hun. call of the flame 2 doors to choose from but only one bares Bmacs name he makes his home a million miles away he is a king of baseball, nightmares using his name. Bring back Bmac
October 22nd, 201210:08 pm
Get rid of Bmac? Pain is self chosen at least Wren says. You can burn or cut off your pride. River of deceit falls down, only direction is down. Braves pain is self chosen.Time to no drawn but to pull off our skin and grow a new shell for all to see next yr
October 22nd, 201210:16 pm
We aint no new jacks singing “take on me” like DC we don’t play no more. Us fans are tired of being hurt We want to march down Peachtree st. and everyone knows about it. We don’t shut down our ace and hope a bozo like Jackson can pick up the slack. Love that bozo like Rizzo thinking he is the JR Ewing of DC. That clown more like Marion Barry. That DC politics going get Rizzo and Boras indicted for that relationship
October 22nd, 201210:20 pm
Glad to see Turner at the game with a tomahawk in his hand and a sexy girlfriend. jane fonda thin she can take our tomahawk away that girl should of been put in jail for treason after vietnam. tell our troops not to fight. No respect for Fonda
October 22nd, 201210:36 pm
I did not know to laugh or be happy when the Braves signed Jody Davis and i wished i could have a team like the A’s during those times and my wished was ans. but I not know it bring this much heart ache. It goes passed the 82 called game in game one but to Lonnie Smith bad base running to bringing in Charle Liembrant srry if i spell his name wrong after a fastball pitcher to give up a HR. Watching Avery and justice go. Juistice for Griss. i mean really. to see Turner lose his heart and sell us to the ultimimate. I not watch in 95 I was young and stupid and said if the players go on strike i go on strike, i still not have my championship. I was to young in 80 with UGA, dont even get me started on Christian of the yr Eugine robbison of 98 for the falcons, Give up the Flames and they win a championship the next yr. What is this a freak’n joke. D. White got us in 82 this is a nightmare
October 22nd, 201210:44 pm
Irland has a smoother ride to the Rocky road to Dublin then Atlanta fans do to championships
October 22nd, 201210:46 pm
these goes beyond your time DOB but Braves fans remember Gene Garber getting mad and going behind the mound and getting mad and trowing the ball in his glove and getting on the mound just to give up a Hr.. the pain Atlanta feels is hard for any to understand
October 22nd, 201210:51 pm
Bob Horner was a god in these parts and ended up in Japan, I could go on and on
October 22nd, 201210:52 pm
glen hubbard with a glove on 2nd no bigger then his hand
October 22nd, 201210:54 pm
I mean wth Murphy produce all those kids and none hit us? That makes no sense all that good dna and none hit the braves
October 22nd, 201210:58 pm
As i watch this game and type i get sick, the Giants and Cards could put up a all star team and could not beat the Braves. We all knew b4 the season started and heard a one game play in game it would be us that fall. This is BS the team we had would of killed the Tigers and made magnum PI look not sexy to my wife and that is hard because she dig his car and his looks
October 22nd, 201211:10 pm
I am ready to get hot glove Inge and show boat next season let Stanza, J hey, and Pierre play the outfield, Put Greinke on the rotation and let the good times rolll, Make a big trade at the all star break but that is to much for yall to handle. Yall beg DOB to stop my talk because yall cant think like i do and don’t know how to stop me
October 22nd, 201211:29 pm
Oh geez Homer. Stanza and Pierre? Mercy. Dumber than I thought….
October 23rd, 20129:42 pm
Don’t want Willingham. He had a great year so his value is at a peak and his production was far higher than his norm for most stats. You NEVER buy high. Yes, he might have a good year or two, but it’s just not worth the risk.
My thoughts if you are really wanting to get crazy. the Mets will no doubt pick up the option on David Wright, but as soon as is legal the Braves should offer up whatever it takes. Give them three young arms if needed .. they are easier to find these days than stud third basemen in their prime. Then be prepared to sign Wright for long term. I don’t know if it’s legal in baseball but maybe they could work out a contract before the trade. No idea.
That frees Prado up for the position I think that he played his best at last year. Left field. He is a potential Gold Glover in LF now that they actually give GG’s by true position and not just to 3 RF/CF’s. He is probably the best in the NL I think.
Then worry about CF. I don’t give Bourn a big offer. Quite frankly he will be overpriced and he tanked in the second half. Don’t get me wrong, he is a premier talent at the leadoff spot, but withthe extra TV money teams will have to throw around this offseason he will be overpriced. Pagan’s locker was too close to Melky and his season was an aberration … DO NOT TRUST IT. I think you know what I am hinting at.
How abotu this in CF .. Tyler Pastornicky. He is fast. He is a solid contact hitter. He will be cheap for years and could be groomed to be the Braves CF. He is a better fielder than fans gave him credit for .. the real problem was they were comparing him to Simmons which wasn’t good. You can also platoon Constanza in CF.
So basically, you move some pitchers but should still have depth. You spend money on Wright and fill in the other positions. Quite frankly, if the Braves could make it happen it’s a much better scenario than a career middling hitter with weak fielding in Left and a potential chemical casualty in Center.
October 27th, 20128:59 pm
The big hole is the GM Wren…… Once he gets a brain transplant and can think baseball we will be OK !
October 28th, 20128:54 am
Wren screwed up the Braves 3 years ago when he traded Blanco for Rick Ankiel….. he messed up the chemistry big time.
For some reason the Braves believe we need a softball type team………. All players that can hit the long ball and do marginally other stuff.
Reality says more clubs like the Giants win with speed, defense and clutch hitting that includes hitting singles, and doubles with the occasional long ball. And of course pitching, which the Braves have.
We had that team with Infante and Blanco starting……along with Prado, Chipper, and then the rest of the supporting cast.
Infante was traded for Uggla, who historically had a big bat, but was a lousy fielder…..funny hit bat sucks, and he fielded better this year. I would still rather have Infante because he would have cost us $3.5 million compared to the $13 million plus they will be giving Uggla.
For some reason even Bourne who led the league in stolen basses for the last few years had his steal total go way down……The reason in my opinion is that “SAFE ” mentality…..don’t want to make an out when you have a Big Bobber coming up.
So that mentality will be with this club until management and coaches change with the reality, in the long run that is not how to win.
Aggression on the base paths win, and guys who are capable of being patient at the plate who can hit with 2 strikes win….. Like Blanco, who hit a triple with two strikes.
Also when there are guys on base patience is needed the pitcher is in trouble, and an over aggressive hitter makes the mistakes instead of walking…we are seeing that with the Tigers this World Series.
You folks want to believe we need all this power are mistaken……. we need more speed, and better batters that don’t strike out and kill rallies like Uggla.
Atlanta will not win with the current philosophy period…… they will always come close and that is about it.
October 28th, 201212:07 pm
@Peter; Prime example; The Freak’n Detroit “Big Bopper” Tigers w/ power numbers up & down the lineup, yet are winless to the Hapless “G”s, man, give me some freak’n prado’s, clutch hitt’n 2strike hitter’s who are key word, Disciplined, tough outs, workin’ the count, don’t just flail – hack’n at anything up there, have an approach, know you’re zone, the strikezone, wrisp, you know to clutch up, quality at bats, not strike out so easy, when you do easy & often(Uggs), then you have no clue, & a pitcher sees this confidently make you fish or flail at anything. I’ll take what the Giants got right now because, the last 2 out of three years is working right for ‘em. Heck, we can’t much less get a sniff past 1 playoff game much less gett’n through the first round.
October 28th, 201212:11 pm
@Peter again; I miss Infante, I miss Blanco, Hindsight, there was someth’n about ‘em that I thought he was goi’n to develope sometime, now look at’em, he clutched up. Happy for ‘em.
October 30th, 20121:28 am
Here is the deal…Tommy Hanson,Tyler Pastornicky and Jose Constanza to the Rockies for Dexter Fowler and one of their bench players.Both teams come out winners on this trade…Agree or Disagree??
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