6:10 pm November 1, 2012, by David O'Brien
November 3rd, 201212:16 am
Here’s hoping that Jordan can stay clean. He had a lot of promise until that whole wrist injury and everything. I really liked him in ‘09, but he had some tough luck since then. Its nice to have speed like that on the bench but then again you have to consider that he’ll be around our young guys and hopefully he doesn’t corrupt anyone into following him on the dark side.
I’d just be cautious about him. When he’s on the right path he plays pretty well, so I hope he put all that stupid kid stuff behind him. He still has a shot of becoming an above average player. I’m glad to see him back but I’m also hoping he doesn’t drag anyone else down with him if he gets busted doing anything wrong again.
November 3rd, 20125:57 am
Schafer.. How exciting…… Really ? And they thought Blanco and Infante couldn’t play ?
All we need is another guy who want s to be a home run hitter, that will continue to fly out.
Wren doesn’t have a clue really does HE ?
Well at least the Braves can continue to be as boring as they have always been…. nothing like consistency !
November 3rd, 20126:03 am
If Schafer gives us some of the same intensity, defense, and offensive numbers as Blanco gave the Giants, this will not be a bad pick up at all.
HA HA HA HA HA H A……. All funny business with WREN…… too bad we don’t still have Rick Ankiel …that worked out great !
November 3rd, 201211:02 am
Another great move by Frank Wren notjing like getting a solid 211 BA player to add to your depth. He gets hurt almost as much as Chipper.
November 3rd, 201212:20 pm
your 2013 starting centerfielder ….
Jordan Schafer !!!!
Bob the Blogger
November 3rd, 20121:41 pm
Schaffer is the outfield equivalent of Paul Janish. Great defense, but don’t expect much offensive. We have to have some bench players who can hit.
I like the idea of moving Pastornicky to the outfield. His speed should be an asset there, and he has always been projected to hit. Based on last year’s performance, I think the Braves will be leary of playing him in the infield similar to the way they got gun-shy of Brooks Conrad. Pastornicky could develop into a player who could play good defense at all three outfield positions while providing some decent offensive as a switch hitter – an ideal 4th outfielder.
November 3rd, 20124:21 pm
bring bk Brooks Conrad!! couldn’t field or hit but fun to watch struggle.
November 3rd, 201210:44 pm
I don’t think much more of Shafer than a pinch hit or pinch run spot…not a fan of many historical Brave’s re-treads. Are we inviting Julio Franco to spring training too? I heard he has been working out at 3rd on his off days in the Mets minors.
November 4th, 20121:21 am
It does not matter who the braves get, the minute he gets here he will completely forget how to hit. Are any of you seeing the management staff leaving year after year for winning teams or teams who will spend money to develop. The Braves have stopped developing players long ago. Once Liberty bought the team we have been a developmental team for other teams. Look at where all our talent has gone and what we actually got in return. I am no longer impressed with the owners, team or managers. None of them are top notch any more. Its a pity.
November 4th, 20126:13 am
we do not need Bourne, as a matter of fact a full healthy year from (gasp!) Shaeffer would be very close to replacement lvl. Braves must change their offensive approach in order to compete fore titles and a good start would be not resign a player who whiffed over 150 times last year!
November 4th, 201211:04 am
Don’t know about anyone else, but I’d take Constanza over this head case any day
November 4th, 20129:18 pm
Braves have enough players in the system. They don’t need to get anybody. Go Braves!!!
November 5th, 20121:19 am
I don’t understand the team’s handling of Constanza…he brings energy and speed to burn, a b.a. of 280-ish…did he eat Franks’ cookies or something?
November 5th, 201211:40 am
I have never been a Frank Wren supporter. When he was with Baltimore his performance was dismal, and since arriving in Atlanta he hasn’t improved. A lot of people want to poke their fingers in Liberty Media direction, but if you were a CEO of Liberty would you want to offer more money to the Braves based on the manner in which Frank has spent what was available? I didn’t think so, and neither would I. John S. needs to be replaced because his selection of Management people has made him look bad. When he was GM we consistantly were in the playoff, but since his departure everything has taken a nose dive, thanks to Frank and Dredi.
November 5th, 201212:41 pm
Constanza, his BA is still pretty inflated from his first month in the ML. He only hit 250/321/276 this season. Speed is a useful tool but it is not the end all be all. Need to be able to get on base at a consistent rate and have at least some power.
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