10:18 pm November 7, 2012, by David O'Brien
November 9th, 20121:05 pm
Juan Francisco, get lean dude and work on that swing. I like his upside and if he’s in shape, can field third well enough. Based on recent performance Wren will pull of a decent deal to fit our needs without emptying the store. Superstars? no, but ball players, yes and judging by SF’s championship this year that is how it is done.
November 9th, 20123:49 pm
What about Todd Cunnigham, Delgado, and another lower tier prospect for Span, Willingham, and a reliever?
November 9th, 20128:00 pm
rick, 20- 25 homeruns is considered average. werth, zimmerman, desmond, harper, theyre all average homerun guns. surrounding the team with 4-6 guys who can hit between 20 and 30 makes your team a power threat, yes, but those guys are not “power” hitters. a power hitter, in baseball terms is a guy who hits 30 or more.
the success of washington actually emphasizes what im trying to say, don’d worry about going out and getting 30-40 homerun guys, surround yourself with good hitters who can get you 20-25. balance out your lineup so that pitchers dont reall have anyone to pitch around and it opens up more fastballs for the rest of your players. if you have a 30-40 hr guy, pitchers are going to pitch around him as much as possible. but if you have 5 guys who can hit 20-25 (generally they will be behind one another) it balances your lineup.
November 11th, 20123:37 pm
Tommy Hanson has got to go, but we couldn’t get a new water cooler for him. I would put him on the field crew.
November 11th, 20126:50 pm
Couldn’t agree more Johnathan, He & Jair Jurjens gotta go. Resign Chad Durbin though, the guy was look’n sharp at the end there.
November 12th, 20128:55 am
Come folks, who in there right mind would come to Atlanta with Freddie still the manager? They would have to be crazy. Atlanta is going to become the Miami North.
Juan Franciscofor 3B
November 12th, 201210:54 am
TRUST in Frank Wren…he will field a team in 2013 that will again be competitive not only for the NL East, but the NL…NL East will be beastly with Washington, ATL, and Philly…TRUST in Frank Wren!
and give Juan Francisco a shot at 3B
November 12th, 201211:56 am
Very simple, trade simmons, hanson and gilmartin to d-backs for j.upton. Then lure b.j. to atlanta for about 9-10 mil and the chance to roam the outfield will j-hey and his brother. Now we have 2 right handed power bats to balance lineup and call up ahmed to play short or give pastornicky another shot.
November 12th, 201210:44 pm
Sign Matt Diaz to a lifetime contract before some other team beats you to it.
November 13th, 201212:37 am
Keep Delgado,Teheran,trade Hanson.Should have resigned D.Ross for 2yrs.6million.Move Uggla to 3rd.Prado to 2nd.Let Bourne go.Bring in the late blooming catcher, give Schafer a shot in center.He doesn”t have to hit 30 homers to be very effective.Hope you geta rh bat for Hanson.Beachy will return in 2014.Main thing is to get everone healthy.Maybe some one else is in minors with something to prove in LF.
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November 14th, 20121:40 pm
Is there any chance of getting Giancarlo Stanton now that the Marlins are going to field a AA team?
November 15th, 20122:22 pm
with Hanson pitching and Laird catching , the base paths would look like I285…..VAROOOOM
November 15th, 201211:02 pm
Get both Upton’s. Brotherly love in Atlanta !
November 15th, 201211:05 pm
Get more HR. we’ve got K’s!
November 16th, 20128:41 am
If an Upton deal falls through, what do you all think about maybe dealing for minor leaguers like the Hamilton kid for Cincy?..He had 155 SB’s last year…or Houston has DeShields Jr., he looks promising, steals alot of bases and plays OF..I like Spann too…do ya think that we really need a high dollar player and more HR’s or that we ought to play small-ball more?
November 16th, 20124:14 pm
I would love to see if the Triwns would take Hanson for Span. They need to make room for Revere and may take a look at a 26 year old pitcher that would at least eat up 180 innings. For left field, the Braves could inquire about Willingham, who I would give mid-level prospects, but not top prospects. Now for Stanton in Miami, I would not consider any of the Braves prospects off limits. If it takes Tehrand and Delgado to get Stanton, I’m for it.
November 18th, 20129:39 am
Stanton is mighty upset now that the fish brass has depleted the lineup, & good talent diminished, I think he’ ready to venture into new surroundings if you will. Fish have a stinch after sitt’n around a while.
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