5:38 pm November 2, 2012, by David O'Brien
November 4th, 201210:26 pm
Victorino signs for center of left? would be a good two year signing IMO
November 4th, 201210:27 pm
Braves have broght up Heyward, Freeman, and Simmons in back to back to back season.
In starting pitching, they’ve brought up Hanson, Medlen, Beachy, and Minor.
They’ve brought up Venters and Kimbrel.
Who do the Braves bring up in 2013 to keep the string going until El Oso Blanco makes the scene in 2014?
November 4th, 201210:28 pm
My guess is Teheran.
November 4th, 201210:30 pm
Victorino and hunter in LF – I like it. Stop gap for Gattis.
Drawback will be that hunter will want a multi-year contract
would Teheran count? He has been up twice before :S
November 4th, 201210:33 pm
I wouldn’t be shocked if Braves sign Victorino or Pagan. Victorino makes alot of sense for the Braves.
I would be surprised with Bourn or Boujos or Hamilton.
Hunter should ask for a 2 yr deal based on his 2012 play and I hope he gets it.
A class player. If we give it to him fine, if not well, hope he gets it from someone else.
Teheran has already been up. Maybe the third time is the charm. He has a way to go from what I have seen. Small sample size but hey, there is no crying in baseabll.
November 4th, 201210:35 pm
Teheran has been a fill in not a regular starter. Likewise, Delgado has been a fill-in, albeit for a third of a season.
November 4th, 201210:36 pm
Victorino as a Brave — personally I do not like it but if he plays well guess I have to get used to it if he helps em win.
Ykes — its sort of pornograpizing the uniform. But hey, that is the transient nature of the game this day in time.
Johnny Damon did become a Yankee after his two faced hypocritical book.
Its all BUSINESS with a Capital B.
Matt Ryan — Not getting the protection he needs. This might be the trip up night. Oh well no one really goes 16-0.
November 4th, 201210:38 pm
Hamilton — the Hamilton to the Braves posts are funny even though its all crap.
I might want to see them do a Tulowitski kind of contract with Heyward in time. If he has another real good yr you have to ante up and pay this guy. Freeman too.
Freeman is so so much better than the WAR stuff its not funny.
November 4th, 201210:48 pm
Tulo’s contract is ridiculous
November 4th, 201210:58 pm
Tulo’s contract looks ridiculous now cause of the injuries.
Either you pay or you lose the guy — take your pick.
At the time it made sense.
November 4th, 201211:05 pm
schaefer cf 0.6 m
sorenson lf 1.2 m
heyward rf 1.2 m
prado 3b 5.5 m 6 yr 45 mil
freeman 1b 0.8 m
mccann c 12.5 m
uggla 2b 15 mil
simmons ss 0.5 m
November 4th, 201211:09 pm
With the budget conscious org we have in terms of Free Agency, we have been conditioned to dream small.
Who is Sorenson?????
November 4th, 201211:11 pm
Look for the Yankees to re-sign Russell Martin, but the Bombers have had their eye on free agent David Ross, who has served as Brian McCann’s backup with the Braves since 2009.
November 4th, 201211:16 pm
Ross might be a good fit for them & if they offer him Yankee money than why not take it.
I will be POed but corporate ownership has been PO ing me since Ted lost his boardroom fight in the TW days.
They never should have done that merger — that was the death knell for 3 major league sports in this city. One of them which is no longer here.
And the Hawks I don;t give the time of day now.
Only the Braves and Falcons matter.
November 4th, 201211:18 pm
Roddy White — Best Falcon receiver to date.
And its not just about stats.
Imagine if he had a real QB throwing to him in his early career.
November 4th, 201211:20 pm
Matt Bryant needs to hit the street.
Worst kickere in the history iof the NFL
November 4th, 201211:21 pm
DOWN ON THE FARM
PH/SS NICK AHMED 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB.
November 4th, 201211:22 pm
the possibility of injuries is why it never made sense
November 4th, 201211:23 pm
Bryant never misses fied goals… 2 tonight. Should be 12-6, not tied at 6.
November 4th, 201211:32 pm
I get that Half Empty — its always a risk.
But as you pointed out earlier with the revenues that teams will get ($50 million a team) the teams with renewed TV deals and all the merchandising etc etc, they will find a way to make it back.
And look at what guys who are pretty good players are projected to get this FA off season.
I am also guessing that the teams insure those contracts through companies like Lloyds of London, so the teams find a way to cover themselves business wise and they should.
These are smart businessman who run these teams — they do not just give $$$$$$$$$ away.
No one goes broke owning a MLB or NFL team. I don’t know about the NBA or NHL but those guys do not look like they are starving either.
Sports owners are shrewd business men, they do not lose generally.
November 4th, 201211:33 pm
Better get a TD now — we cannot rely on our K.
November 4th, 201211:38 pm
The recent deals signed with ESPN, FOX and TBS totaled $12 billion and will pay MLB $1.5 billion annually from 2014 to 2021 — or $50 million per team. (More details here at the Biz of Baseball site.) The previous contracts with those three networks totaled $711.7 million annually — so baseball received a 111 percent annual increase. On top of that, consider MLB Network revenue, MLB Advanced Media revenue and local media deals that are skyrocketing in many markets, and you realize the baseball business product is performing exceptionally well.
Half Empty — So as I read this that is 50 mil per team from 2014 thru 2021 not to mention the other revenues the teams generate.
That is darned good change — That covers more than half of the Braves payroll assuming that ownership stays budged at the 90 mil mark give or take a mil or two. So our guys can do better if they want to.
November 4th, 201211:41 pm
TD…. cuz we’re winners
We’ll send those Cowgirls home losers. 8-0 baby
LM is going to get 50 million, but I bet the payroll does not go up much, if at all
November 4th, 201211:43 pm
I think they were getting 25 million, so the net gain is really 25 million I guess
Hope Nick Ahmed is better than Pastornicky — similar minor league numbers but Ahmed is a better doubles man.
Never really heard much of him till recently.
November 4th, 201211:46 pm
With all that revenue no wonder some group was willing to pay 2.1 Bill for the Dodgers.
November 4th, 201211:47 pm
Dallas Cowboys of today = the 80’s Yankees.
November 4th, 201211:59 pm
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Lead-off CF JOSE CONSTANZA [.350 BA] 1-4, 1 Assist
HERMOSILLO ORANGES [.231 BA] 0-2, 1 R, 1 SAC
CF JORDAN PARRAZ [.429 BA] 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B , 1 Assist.
LHS/RP LUIS AVILAN [W 2-0, 0.00 ERA] 1.0 IP, pristine, 1 SO.
DH EVAN GATTIS [.300 BA] 1-4, 2 SO.
1B ERNESTO MEJIA [.333 BA] 1-4, 1 R, 2 E [3, throw, field].
3B JUAN FRANCISCO [.296 BA] 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR , 2 RBI , 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SF
C CHRISTIAN BETHANCOURT [.125 BA] 0-1
CF FELIX PIE [.280 BA] 0-4, 1 SO.
And in this weekend’s BILLY BEST BRAVES-sponsored NORTH-SOUTH BORDER WARS, my grandson started and played all three OF positions batting second in both games for the BRAVES team. You have no idea how good he looked in a BRAVES uni, at least to these jaundiced eyes. He had 5 AB’s went 0-1 with a SO, 4 BB, 2 SB and 1 R on a steal of home. He forced a two-base error on a LH pitcher by breaking for second just as the pitcher was going to release a throw to 1B. He went to 3-2 in every count, caught looking once, made the pitchers work, ultimately gaining a walk four of five times. He saw 26 pitches in five AB’s.
November 5th, 201212:04 am
Oops, that;s CF TODD CUNNINGHAM…..sorry!
November 5th, 201212:05 am
Oh and the CUBS swung by the rooting section and whispered, ” let’s talk next week,”
November 5th, 201212:08 am
good for y’all richbrave
November 5th, 201212:20 am
Did the blog not fall back an hour? And congrats, rich!
November 5th, 201212:25 am
That’s good for y’all rich… Congrats
Maybe at 8-0, you’ll get some love. Collinsworth was bad tonight. Could tell he wanted the Cosboys to win. We’re the best team, with the best receivers and qb…. A really good defense. This team will go far.
November 5th, 201212:27 am
Time is in the mind…
November 5th, 201212:31 am
The best team compared to a mediocre Dallas team, or the best team in the NF of L?…
Bay Area Steve
November 5th, 201212:34 am
November 5th, 201212:42 am
GM meetings are this week right? That was when Wren traded for Uggla a couple years ago if I’m not mistaken.
November 5th, 201212:44 am
I live vicariously through your boy, but sump’n don’t add up. 3-2 every time, 4 walks and a K equals a minimum of 6 pitches per plate appearance. How’d we only get to 26? And, a small piece of unwanted advice, from a flamed-out ballplayer: tell him to swing it; you don’t walk off the island…
November 5th, 201212:45 am
BAS – to respond to what you said to me last night, since I have tweaked DS1 in person on such things, and here on occasions, I was not expecting more than a generic putdown – I was surprised that it became more detailed, and was not proud of my helping to bring the discussion to the forefront…
You get my (apparently unfunny) joke from last night, or do I gotta swear some more at ya?
November 5th, 201212:47 am
What’s going on out there, VJ? Going to bed early, napping… is there something different in that CA air?
Have a good one, VJ.
Best in the NFL… Dallas has a good defense too.
I really can’t think of a team who is beter than us right now
DS1 (getting a thrill up my leg!)
November 5th, 201212:49 am
Yeah, there is no such thing as drowning it out. I’d wake up the neighbors if I drowned the sound out.
The soothing music works for some. But for me, it ends up waking me up later in the night. I travel quite a bit and have experimented with leaving the TV or radio on. They end up waking me up in the middle of the night.
Just gotta be accepting, as there is no cure. Some days it’s easier than others.
November 5th, 201212:50 am
Ha,ha,ha… My last post ended up an hour ago. I guess we just went back from to the future!
November 5th, 201212:51 am
ANSWERS ARE now coming up in real time.
I know Wayne enough to know he ain’t funnin’ about anything political. This place has lost too many of y’all (tell cab to man up), and I just don’t want to lose anymore, whether they’re high-steppin’ right, or left. March on your own time, is what I’m sayin’. This here is blog time.
November 5th, 201212:52 am
Talk about Twilight Zone stuff. I am posting in the past.
If you catch any of this Bobby, I’m heading off to bed too.
November 5th, 201212:53 am
Speaking of music, got the Patsy Cline playing tonight….
November 5th, 201212:54 am
“Best in the NFL… Dallas”
Cred done went poof.
The man challenged you best in the league, and you defended with Dallas? C’mon, man…
November 5th, 201212:56 am
I PREDICT that DOB will make a comment at EXACTLY 1:42 am! He’ll address, Bob the Blogger, concerning prospects and their age.
Just remember, you heard it hear, first.
November 5th, 201212:58 am
You must have ESPN!! Extra Sensory Perception Network!
I wish I could go back a few more minutes and correct “hear” to “here”.
Caught it, Wayne – I hope you can get some sleep, tonight.
November 5th, 20121:00 am
Julianna Margulies time…
November 5th, 20121:01 am
November 5th, 20121:02 am
Ya know how the day guys sometimes say the overnight blog was a bit crazy?
Wait until they get a load of this…
November 5th, 20121:03 am
Tossing a Jim Reeves song in.
November 5th, 20121:06 am
Time is in the mind, indeed.
November 5th, 20121:08 am
Patsy Cline is always a great music choice!
November 5th, 20121:09 am
Thanks, BAS, now I feel accepted!
November 5th, 20121:11 am
It’s 1:10 and my posts are appearing there while DOB’s post replying to Bob the Blogger is appearing at 1:42
Who is where? And don’t say on 1st!!!
November 5th, 20121:12 am
Is the blog time still stuck on daylight savings time?
November 5th, 20121:13 am
Either that, Wayne, or we’re in a Twilight Zone episode.
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November 5th, 20121:14 am
Or was it on 2nd?
It’s 1:10 and my posts are appearing there while DOB’s post replying to Bob the Blogger is appearing at 1:42 — MIBravesFan
Well… there goes my new career as the next Miss Cleo!
Looks like it is……… Thought I had missed an hour there for a minute.
BAS – not her time of the year to converse, as we tend to leave General Managing to the General Manager…she’s still paying attention…
November 5th, 20121:15 am
I was just getting ready to head off to bed. Bobby H was here a bit ago. The blog time reverted to the correct time back about 12:45 or so east coast time.
But I’m heading out now.
I guess the tech-geeks don’t work on weekends.
Wayne – do you really take the time to decide how many hours to subtract?
November 5th, 20121:16 am
It took a few days 6.65 months ago to figure it out…
November 5th, 20121:17 am
And you wonder why there was all that concern about 2000 and computers?!!!
November 5th, 20121:19 am
My frickin life is stuck in the twilight zone.
Don’t blame yourself for getting me going last night. I did it of my own free will. I was hurting physically and intellectually. And though I meant everything I said, on second thought, I probably should have kept quiet.
DOB has scolded me as being divisive, which was true. But he didn’t say I was wrong, did he?
So there is hope.
DS1 – I would, but there is no more point to my saying you are wrong than there is to you saying I am – we are not going to change each other’s mind about anything political, and that is not why we are on this blog in the first place!
November 5th, 20121:20 am
Venice Jim – do you really take the time to decide how many months to subtract?
November 5th, 20121:21 am
The worse part about the daylight savings time changes is getting up at 2AM twice a year to change all the clocks!!!
November 5th, 20121:23 am
Bobby – as a math major, I know the value of making up numbers on the fly…
But, it’s probably close…
November 5th, 20121:25 am
Wouldn’t it be a kick in the gut if David Ross signed with the Yankees!
The worse part about the daylight savings time changes is getting up at 2AM twice a year to change all the clocks!!! — DS1
Or… let’s see what other options we have… how about moving to Arizona? They stay on standard time, I believe.
November 5th, 20121:26 am
Well it’s now almost 1:30 AM real time where I am so I’m calling it a night! Take care, everyone!
Tonight’s The Walking Dead is about the most intense hour of drama I have ever seen on TV. Some big plot twists tonight, but I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t watched it yet…you are in for a treat. I cannot believe how this show keeps improving from week to week and is without doubt the best thing on TV in a long time.
DOB, I know you get tired of hearing it, but I also know you like really good shows, and you are missing the boat with this one. This is not even the same show that was looking for that little girl on the Farm last year, they have moved way beyond that and are in another league.
Major props to everyone involved with this landmark show. And it’s neat that they are doing all this just right down the road from us in The ATL.
Sounds right enough, for me!
November 5th, 20121:27 am
Too darned hot down there. And I think there used to be an area of western Indiana that stayed on regular time (Vincennes area).
November 5th, 20121:29 am
I am definitely feeling like it’s 10:30 right now, which is past my bed time…
November 5th, 20121:30 am
I know a guy that recently moved to Arizona (Tucson). That’s the only reason I knew that.
Did you see my question to you about your tinnitus, last night?
November 5th, 20121:31 am
Funny thing is, when I moved here 3 years and 4 days ago, cab told me that she was a night person – now, we zonk out early, and I pre-awake her by an hour and a half or so…
I’m not talking until 1:44 am. If anyone wants to talk to me, please address the comments I’ve already made.
November 5th, 20121:35 am
That’s strange, VJ. You went from a night person to a day person by moving… and somehow it affected cab, too. There’s another episode of Twilight Zone in there, somewhere.
Was that the question about music? If so, then I have tried that in the past. My wife doesn’t sleep very well with music playing, but more basic than that, it doesn’t come close to masking out the noise. Also, it ends up waking me up later after I have gone to sleep.
The best thing is two percocet pills, which I use about 4-5 times a year. Don’t want to become a damned drug addict.
I’m thinking a 38 slug might work too…………. permanently. That’s why I don’t keep guns close by.
November 5th, 20121:38 am
I took a brief nap this afternoon as Beethoven’s 9th was starting on MusicChoice – it masked the afternoon noise (including football from the adjoining room) – and it kept going and going beyond my shower and lunch and ended just before I left for my 6 hour workday…
November 5th, 20121:39 am
Ironically, my initial expertise with the glorious 9th comes from Little Alex and his Droogies…
Okay, gone now…
November 5th, 20121:42 am
Concerning prospects and their age, Uggla didn’t make it to the majors until he was 26 years old, and never played AAA. If Gattis makes it to the majors this year, he’ll have made it at age 26, even with four years out of baseball. — Bob the Blogger
I covered a 1999 Marlins team that had 27-year-old rookie Kevin Millar, who hit .285 with a .362 OBP and .795 OPS in 351 at-bats. Then he had an .862 OPS in 2000, and a .314 average with 64 extra-base hits (20 homers) and a .931 OPS in his third full season in ‘01.
November 5th, 20121:43 am
Yeah, it was about music. I don’t anyone with tinnitus – sounds like something that could drive someone mad, especially if they can’t sleep – but I know a guy that has insomnia, and the music works for him… or helps him, anyway.
Instead of wearing headphones or ear buds, he has a speaker on each side of the head of his bed. Plays soothing music all night… sometimes ocean sounds (waves), or rain.
Apparently, you’d need it too loud to drown out your tinnitus.
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