1:21 pm November 30, 2012, by David O'Brien
It's over now
November 30th, 201211:55 pm
One of the other benfits of this deal is that it gets Scott Boros a little bit farther away from the Braves.
November 30th, 201211:57 pm
Johnson hasn’t been able to stay healthy or productive when he plays day after day.
December 1st, 201212:06 am
The Upton deal isn’t much worse than the deal the Mets gave Wright. Too much cash and for too long for Wright. They’ll regret this one big time sooner than later.
December 1st, 20121:05 am
The Upton deal might not look like the best deal NOW, but it might look like a steal a year from now. BJ is only 28, so it’s not like he can’t improve or will always be the player he was last year. Last year he had a 7.1% walk rate and a 26.7% K rate. That’s pretty bad. But a few years ago he had a 15.2% walk rate and only a 20.9% K rate. That led to an OBP of .383. That’s pretty darn good. He had essentially the same OBP the year before that. So who’s to say Greg Walker and Scott Fletcher can’t get him back to that? He’s done it before.
With players like Bourn, Pagan and even Hamilton, we’ve seen their best. We know they won’t get better, meaning there is only downside due mostly to their age. With Upton, we have seen him be everything from a walk machine who hits for average to a power hitter who never gets on base. And because he’s still young, he has upside. Put it all together and you have an MVP-type player.
Wren trusts Walker and Fletcher, and I do too. They did wonders with J-Hey. We might have overpayed for Upton, but the fact is he’s a really intriguing talent and the payoff could be huge. At the very worst he stays the same player as last year and hits 30 bombs and steals 30 bases while playing solid defense. That’s not a terrible floor.
December 1st, 20121:14 am
GET JOSH HAMILTON AND RULE THE DIVISION. or at least go after a trade for Morse or Stanton
December 1st, 20121:57 am
Pitchers Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens have been in career-decline mode since the 2011 All-Star break, and by the end of the day Friday both were ex-Braves…
I can think of two other Braves who have been in career-decline mode since 2011, Brian McCann & Dan Uggla, we resign one for $12 million and the other is an albatross against our payroll for $13 million…thats $25 mil total for 2 declining players.
Funny how the Braves can see career decline in two players who appear on the field every 5-6 days, but can’t see the decline of the other two players who play every day.
My guess is they check the stats…the stats should have been 4 for 4 on the decline meter…. just saying!
December 1st, 20123:11 am
Good article about the newest Brave, Jordan Walden, his 100 mph fastball and interesting delivery…
Brave New World
December 1st, 20124:36 am
Even if Upton only has a “typical” year it will mean: great defense, 30-40 stolen bases, 80-90 runs, and 70-85 RBI’s. BJ has also proven that he can hit for average and have an OBP in the .380+ range. I will not be surprised to see him become more productive with the Braves. He was trying to carry a weak hitting Rays team over the past several years and saw his power numbers increase at the expense of his average and OBP. GO BRAVES!
December 1st, 20124:37 am
Walden trade looks like a winner.
December 1st, 20127:54 am
Addition by subtraction ……………… I love it
December 1st, 20128:08 am
Since the Braves don’t seem to mind strike outs, Mark Reynolds just became available to play 3B. He always hits 35 HRs and he is a right handed bat. Watch Frank go get him (and his “ole” glove).
December 1st, 20128:09 am
The Braves have $14 million to sign a left fielder and two bench players. Why do the fools on here keep bringing up Josh Hamilton? He’s going to cost a whole lot more than that!!
December 1st, 20128:21 am
I got tired of seeing the balls leave the park when Hansen was pitching. Good move
December 1st, 20128:42 am
Only better scenario would had Hansen leaving sooner.
good bye and good luck, maybe Scott Boras can fleece some other team.
Frank for president
December 1st, 20128:43 am
Uggla to yankees for arod and cash, prado moves to second. Braves then use extra cash for Hamilton in left field.
December 1st, 20129:15 am
@Frank for president; Or even make a deal of Uggla for chavez 3b, LH w/ pop. won’t cost as much as a-rod. Like the prado move to second.
December 1st, 20129:16 am
Braves arent trying to sign a 32 yr old , tore up outfielder like hamilton, hanson will probably figure it out with the angels– but the extra smoke coming from pen in the 7th or 8th inning will help— and by the way,,, hang on to simmons…
December 1st, 20129:17 am
“eric chavez 3b” a possibility(?)
December 1st, 20129:21 am
DOB – When is Frank heading out to nashville? Bunch of excitement goin’ on, lots of folks lick’n there chops rubb’n hands together wander’n what Franks aggressiveness plans(A,B,or C) have in order. You goin’ up with him?
December 1st, 20129:22 am
these josh hamilton comments are hilarious—— trust me , after following the guy the past 3 yrs in dallas, frank wren knows, the braves dont need this dumpster fire– he hasnt played a full season cause of injuries, he cant or wont adjust to pitchers, he swings from the heels like adam dunn on every pitch, and hes an Old 32,, u dont spend mega bucks on free agents that age… put it to rest guys,, i dont think even Cashman is foolish enough to go after wore out spare…. good guy but a spare…
December 1st, 20129:24 am
angel pagan or angel ,as in rockford files, angel , is a better fit than hamilton for the braves
December 1st, 20129:25 am
DOB – keep the Hot Stove churn’n, Smells awsome. Frank is cook’n in the kitch’n, gets all of us stirred up this off season.
December 1st, 20129:30 am
Two names for LF I haven’t heard: Scott Hairston, Delmon Young.
December 1st, 20129:40 am
Any prospects in Brave farm system for out field spot? I ask because seems they have not, besides Heyward, done well in developing OFprospects. Maybe their focus on drafting pitchers has hurt in other areas.
December 1st, 20129:45 am
Wren should start looking at some hitters to drive in some runs. Maybe he still thinks ole Chipper is returning. How long will Hanson last in the American League throwing that homerun pitch?
December 1st, 20129:57 am
Frank for president,
How will we have extra money to sign Hamilton if we trade Uggla for A-Rod when A-Rod makes more money than Uggla? We would have less money to spend for what we really need, a LF’er. Prado is moving to 3rd base, and that is perfectly fine with me. I believe the Braves will get either Victorino or trade for Justin Upton. If Arizona insists on Simmons in the deal, they will likely end up with Victorino.
December 1st, 201210:01 am
I have ZERO problems with these moves. I was just pointing out why you stockpile good young pitching more so than other positions. You can NEVER have too much becasue you may need it yourself and it is always the ultimate trade bait.
December 1st, 201210:08 am
Maybe there is a God. The National league has figured out Hanson. His mechanics suck. Everyone teed off on him and base runners made him look ridiculous. Now the American League will steal his lunch and voraciously eat it, as well.
Bye-bye, Tommie Boy. Enjoy what’s left of your career on the left coast. Now we can enjoy a more prosperous up-coming season without the worry of a loser who never admitting it.
December 1st, 201210:11 am
Hanson’s in career-decline mode? So is BJ Upton. Don’t like either one of the Braves big moves so far this offseason. Why trade a decent starter for a reliever? Makes no sense.
December 1st, 201210:16 am
Watching MLB Network’s MLB Tonight show, it occurred to me that the Braves have a good fit with the Toronto Blue Jays on a deal — Eric O’Flaherty for Emilio Bonifacio. Braves have depth in bullpen, Jays signed Maicer Izturis, who likely expected he would start when he signed as a Free Agent. Jays are hurting in the pen, especially with quality Lefty’s.
Braves could use Bonifacio as their speedy Lead-off hitter and in LF, though he can play 3b, 2b, SS, as well as CF. They are both 27 years old and their salaries were similar in 2012, O’Flaherty at $2.49 million and Bonifacio at $2.2 million. Both teams may want to add additional players to this, but the basic deal would be O’Flaherty for Bonifacio.
I would prefer the Braves acquire Giancarlo (formerly Mike) Stanton or Justin Upton, but the trade price might be prohibitive for either of these… especially compared to price of O’Flaherty for Bonifacio.
What do you think?
bring back blauser
December 1st, 201210:19 am
Bourn, Jurrjens, and Hanson do the Braves have any other playes with Boros as their agent?
December 1st, 201210:21 am
Bonifacio fr O’Flaherty would be a good deal for both teams, why not pull the trigger on that one
December 1st, 201210:30 am
I would love to see Bonfacio in a Braves uniform. with him on the team he would be like having another younger Infante
December 1st, 201210:36 am
Get Justin Upton for immons….Put Prado at SS With Janis as a backup and signed free Agent Reynolds for 3b….POWER Batting Order
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December 1st, 201210:39 am
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December 1st, 201211:18 am
I am not against Bonifacio, but I think the Braves are aiming a little higher on this one. Bonifacio is a lot like Victorino in that he could be the leadoff hitter, steal some bases, and hit line to line. I wouldn’t be opposed to it, but I am expecting a Justin Upton or Victorino in this particular case. However Bonifacio is cheaper, and that is exactly what the Braves usually gravitate towards. Who knows on this one.
ybring back blauser
Prado, as much as I like him is not an every day shortstop, if they trade Simmons Janish is going to be the shortstop.
December 1st, 201211:27 am
and if Braves pull off deal for Bonifacio and for J Upson, Bonifacio will be the shortstop
Great moves by Frank. Getting rid of injury plagued players like Jurrjens, Hanson and Moylan are great ideas. Wish them the best, but it was time to move on.
New reliever Walden sounds intriguing, loving the move. Now let’s get a good left fielder.
December 1st, 201211:55 am
SS Nick Ahmed played well out here in the Arizona fall league.
4.Low level prospect
….may do the trick for Justin Upton?
Maholm/Minor makes Gilmartin expendable…
4. Justin Upton
5. Freddie Freeman
6. BJ Upton
That is a pretty potent lineup.
Now go get a trade from KC. I’d prefer Myers but Gordon is probably the right target.
December 1st, 201212:18 pm
Prado in left and let Francisco give it a shot at third if he continues to show he wants the job and will listen. Save some money and get a good back-up infielder. Give Pastornicky a shot at the bench job.
Hold out for a year for a minor leaguer or let Gatis platoon some with the other three outfielders. Reward hard work and abiity.
Semper Fi Braves Fan
December 1st, 201212:24 pm
I literally cheered when my wife told me that Hanson had been traded. He was our worst starter not named JJ, and we have Delgado and Tehran that both need to get their shots so we can stop hearing how good they could be. It’s time to see if they are good as the hype.
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December 1st, 201212:29 pm
dump that chipster dude and we’ll be on a roll…..
December 1st, 201212:31 pm
Perfect, couldnt say it better my self…
Three Run Homer
December 1st, 201212:34 pm
Chase Headley from Padres for Delgado and Walden. Headley at 3rd..Prado in Left. Simmons leadoff.
December 1st, 201212:37 pm
keep eye on L Cain (royals) .Braves hot on him 2 yrs. ago whn he was w/ brew crew. history w/ royals in past
December 1st, 201212:41 pm
Towers from Arizona knows that Simmons is a huge commodity to the Braves. So he isnt going to stray away from him in trade talks. They NEED a SS who can defend well and that is Simmons. Ahmed or Pastornicky will not interest Towers, becuase he needs a Ready to go SS with great defense.
December 1st, 201212:52 pm
Love the Hanson trade.
Sign Victirino. He kills LHP, not so good against righties. Platoon him with Schafer who will hit RHP just fine. Of course this also solves the leadoff spot. There will be extra cash to keep players like Reed Johnson.
It is put up or go home time for Schafer and I think he deserves a long look in Spring Training.
December 1st, 201212:55 pm
Great move Frank Wren,but disappointed you weren’t able to include Peter Bourgeous,OF of the Angels in the trade……fast,can play all outfield positions,good player that had the unfortunate situation of playin’ CF, now the position of one Mike Trout……..just sayin’………
December 1st, 201212:59 pm
We can’t trade Delgado and Gilmartin anymore. Trading both would leave us with no backup SP’s.
December 1st, 20121:01 pm
Sign Shane and keep the young pitchers. There is a reason the D-backs are willing to unload Upton.
One Upton is enough already.
December 1st, 20121:05 pm
I personally like the solutio Tommy Boggs has, sign Shane Victorino and platoon him with Schafer, time for Jordan to put up or shut up
Hanson has become a nibbler (does not finish of hitters when he gets ahead in count), has lost a lot of velocity and has never been able to hold runners on. Often @ 100+ pitches in 5th as a result. Good riddance.
December 1st, 20121:07 pm
He also looks a lot like Axl Rose.
December 1st, 20121:27 pm
Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports said that the Braves and Diamondbacks continue to discuss Justin Upton with the question being whether or not Kevin Towers will back off of his demand for Andrelton Simmons in a potential deal. I personally don’t see Towers backing off of this demand as his asking price among those teams who have approached the D-Backs this winter have been astronomical.
I enjoy reading the posts on this blog. Those who think that the Braves are paying BJ Upton $15 million per season to bat 6th are joking. Upton may not bat cleanup but he won’t bat 6th. IF the Braves are able to land Justin Upton or someone of that quality to play left field, this team could be scary good. The bullpen is as deep as any in the major leagues with the addition of Jordan Walden. The question could be the starting rotation.
December 1st, 20121:36 pm
Simmons……… Braves future period! No trade period….talk dead
Trade Uggla if we could?
Maybe get some minor league prospects to stock minor leagues back after being robbed past years.
Prato back to second and see if that first base prospect in AAA can play third base!
or like Prado 3b, uggla 2b. Freeman 1b, Simmons ss. McCain c, Hayward rf.
B.J. Upton cf., surprise lf.”Wren pulling a deal”
and let her ride…. could lead to a winning team!
December 1st, 20121:37 pm
sign Victrno, he is a good leadoff man, will no longer be a Braves killer, good defense, and one asset noone has thought about….playoff experience and is a good clubhouse leader
December 1st, 20121:44 pm
This looks like rebuilding…
December 1st, 20121:47 pm
hey D man….isn’t every offseason move a rebuilding move?
December 1st, 20121:48 pm
The problem with lots of these names that keep coming up is their age. The steroid era is taking a hit. The league is gonna make it tougher for guys to cheat even with this new creme stuff. That said, once a player, without drugs reaches 30, most of their performances start to decline.
That said, I’d like to see Victorino in a Braves uniform. Espcially the Victorino that was in Phillie 3 to 5 years ago but that Victorino is gone and will never return. Whoever signs him will pay way to much for the return.
December 1st, 20121:49 pm
amber girl i agree 3rd base is where i would go for my next player if i can’t get willingham from minn.or the left fielder from toronto(mind went blank)he’s got speed and power also.
December 1st, 20121:57 pm
problem with Victorino last year was that he was expected to carry the Phils by himself, seemed to do well in LA once that pressure was taken off him
December 1st, 20121:59 pm
4 Step recipe to get much better now:
Pull a rabbits foot out and somehow trade Uggla if we can get it done without taking too much of a hit.
Then move Prado to 2nd.
Trade Delgado and another good prospect or relief pitcher to Pads for Headley.
Sign or trade for an average young OF to play LF that can run and play D. Don’t care if he ever hits a HR but should be able to take pitches, go deep in the count, and put the ball in play with few Ks.
December 1st, 20122:24 pm
Mark, I think you drastically undersell Uggla. He’s so much better than Headley or “average lf”. Yes, he’s expensive, but he’s going to be a key part of our team. Just a small rebound in form puts him back to all-star status. He’s nowhere near as far off as many on here are saying. Most of which also applies to BJ Upton. Same thoughts.
December 1st, 20122:31 pm
I usually can find something to agree with most on here about. But, I have to tell you that I respectfully disagree with every sentence in your 2:24 post except for “same thoughts” and I don’t understand what you mean by that.
But on a different note, as UGA Accountant, I hope by 8:00 tonight your numbers on the scoreboard favor the Dawgs.
December 1st, 20122:33 pm
Mark, I was getting ready to ask a question about Chase Headley. Would the Braves be better with Justin Upton in left field and Martin Prado at third base or Martin Prado in left field and Chase Headley at third base? What if they deal for Headley and sign Shane Victorino? They had $10 million available in salary prior to the Tommy Hanson trade and non-tenders to Peter Moylan and Jair Jurrjens. It could happen. It would likely take a load to get Headley. Jon Paul Morosi said that he wonder if the Braves would check in on Orioles’ non-tender player, Mark Reynolds.
December 1st, 20122:38 pm
I watched a segment on MLB Network yesterday where Tom Verducci and Mitch Williams were talking about the Braves moves this winter. They were very positive on Frank Wren’s moves so far and said that they felt that Atlanta may be among the teams that make noise in Nashville next week. They brought in Jon Paul Morosi who said that Atlanta is still in on Justin Upton. I still have to wonder what moves Wren has simmering. Yes, Atlanta got a reasonable return for a pitcher who had to have been an injury concern. They also have money sitting there now even with the signing of BJ Upton.
December 1st, 20122:39 pm
Reynolds and Victorino would work, Prado playing in left field against right handed pitchers and third base when left handers pitch, but if the Braves could somehow pry Headley away from San Diego that would be very nice, but I do not see the Padres letting him get away
December 1st, 20122:51 pm
“……….this team could be scary good.”
So, you add a couple guys with anemic BAs, lose Chipper,Bourne, and have a shell of the previous McCann…and all of a sudden it can be scary good? Man,some of you guys over dramatize picking up a couple of above average players.
December 1st, 20123:06 pm
I usually don’t even post GM tye stuff but I think it would take a Delgado or other top pitching prospect with a power arm plus another really good position guy and/or reliever to get Headley. I think he is that good and wll be for a while.
I think the last thing we need is another strikeout machine and Reynolds, if you can believe it, will K more than Uggs and Upton.
I love Prado but he really isn’t a very good outfielder. The occassional great play he makes would be routing for real outfielders. Teen is however a good 2nd baseman and fits that spot. Contact guy offensively that makes plays defensively on the infield. There is a reason he likes the infield better than left and thats because he has dine it his entire career and he knows he is better at it.
December 1st, 20123:12 pm
Wren could pry Headley away from S.D. There is enough prospects in the minors and it wouldn’t deplete our future. Forget Delmon Young. He is a problem. Obviously people have forgotten he is the one who threw a bat at an umpire. Braves don’t need a problem child. We need team players!
December 1st, 20123:13 pm
if Braves can get Headley, pull the string, I agree his best years are yet to be seen, if that were the case sign Victorino and make Prado the utility man and use him like we used Infante, giving us 9 starters seems like a winner to me
December 1st, 20123:18 pm
God be with you Tommy. You worked hard here and we appreciate your efforts. I pray things go well for you back in your native SoCal. And this young arm the Braves got sounds very compelling. Clocked at 100mph? Nice.
December 1st, 20123:24 pm
Another name not mentioned is Rajai Davis with Toronto. He plays LF and had 46 SB last year. Plus he is without position now that Blue Jays signed Melky and with players from Marlins trade. Wren should be able to get him really cheap.
December 1st, 20123:26 pm
good idea skeeter, never thought of that possibility, package him and Bonifacio in a deal for O’Flaherty and a couple of prospects and see what happens
December 1st, 20123:34 pm
Positively would not trade O’Flaherty. Trade Gearrin, Martinez and Varvarro for Davis and Bonifacio. If needed include Avilan. Wouldn’t be necessary to send top prospects to make this happen. Toronto needs middle relievers.
December 1st, 20123:38 pm
Toronto would want a left handed reliever if not O’Flaherty it would have to be Venters, but Toronto would want one of those 2
December 1st, 20123:42 pm
I would be ok trading Venters. Would have to be someone really special to include EOF though.
December 1st, 20123:43 pm
Wouldn’t send Venters either. Not many teams could offer middle relievers like the Braves. Davis will be sitting on the bench for the Blue Jays. Would be better to get something in return for Davis. No one is going to offer much for him.
December 1st, 20123:49 pm
I would trade Simmons for J. Upton. First trade Venters to Bluejays for Bonafacio ???. He can play several positions including SS and bat leadoff. Don’t include Tehrean or Delgado in any trade.
December 1st, 20123:52 pm
Wren is not going to trade our top relievers, Kimbrel, O’Flaherty or Venters. He is not that dumb. Got a feeling he going to really surprise us. No one really expected him to sign B.J. Next week Winter Meetings will shock us.
December 1st, 20123:57 pm
I’m not saying trade Venters to Jays necessarily but I would trade Venters if a good opportunity presented himself. Lets face it, Venters now or the future isn’t the Venters of 2 or 3 years ago.
Know way I’d trade Simmons for J. Upton. Good SSs are really hard to come by so I’m not sure who it would take for me to trade a talent like Simmons.
I would trade Tehran but to let Delgado go it would have to bring an impact guy like a Headley IMO. But, what do I know, we tried to trade him for Dumpster.
December 1st, 20123:58 pm
Bonafacio is not that good. Toronto would jump for getting Venters. It would be one-sided and everyone would be laughing at us. Would remind me of when Braves signed Nick Esasky. Why not trade for Wil Myers from K.C.?
December 1st, 20124:04 pm
Why not trade with Cubbies for Soriano with low level prospects. They would even throw in cash to get rid of him. Plus they don’t have much of a minor league prospects on the horizon.
December 1st, 20124:05 pm
Headley is the only name I’ve mentioned regarding Venters…Just threw it in b/c someone mentioned him. He isn’t special anymore though. Unfortunately I think he was overused and he is done. Velo and movement have been off since the en od year before last.
I think a good 3Bman would put us in a spot to contend with the Nats if we followed that with Prado to second and get a left fielder. Of course this scenario depends on Wren being able to unload Uggs. Maybe he can find a GM that’ll buy into that WAR crap and wont mind a 220 average and ton of Ks.
December 1st, 20124:46 pm
Trade Simmons, Pastornicky, and Teheran to Arizona for Justin Upton… Trade Venters, Gilmartin, and Varvaro to San Diego for Chase Headley. Resign Durbin. Resign Reed Johnson and lets go win WS, Go Braves
December 1st, 20124:57 pm
What is the deal with Justin Upton. Attitude is bad. Do we just want to have brothers in the OF? No thanks.
December 1st, 20125:05 pm
Absolutely. Fastest and best outfield in majors
The fantasy GM wannabes that think our pitching depth is such that we can afford to clean out most of the organization in quest for this or that bat should take a more long term look:
Starting pitchers —
1. Medlen — never pitched more than 130 innings in his career — can he go 200?
2. Hudson 38 years old in last year of contract
3. Minor — 2 good months a true indicator?
4. Maholm — free agent in 2014
——— the rest
6. Teheran — coming off down year in AAA
7. Beachy — not fully back until 2014
8. Gilmartin — of past 1-2 round lefty draft picks the comparison that sticks out here for me is Derek Lilliquist — another Jo Jo Reyes in waiting?
9. Graham — a bit too early to tell but he could be the best of the rest
10. Spruill — Charlie Morton light?
others — Wood, Sims way too early to talk about them.
Will Hudson have a good 2013 or start to show real decline? Either way, can the Braves afford to extend a 39 year old pitcher when the emphasis needs to be on extending Heyward and other young talent past FA? This becomes an even tougher job if the additional payroll of J. Upton or Gordon et al is added in.
In this scenario Maholm is almost certainly gone. That leaves a possible rotation in 2014 of
Medlen, Minor, Beachy, Delgado, Teheran with Graham and Gilmartin (who I don’t prize) as the fallbacks. Of course we could hit the FA market for a pitcher but that would be expensive and not help save money to lock up our young talent, and there would be little left on he farm to make a meaningful trade.
December 1st, 20125:08 pm
At some point we have to it the ball though. Two Uptons will be waaay to many Ks and poor OBP. BJs attitude will be ok I think as is but add the brother??? I don’t think that’ll happen. Hope not anyway!
December 1st, 20125:21 pm
The addition of Justin makes B,J, better and vice versa. Good Good Good Defense, Lots of speed. No Body out there better. Victorino-too old, Swisher- too yankee, Pagan-Giants and attitude, Hamilton-Too pricey and alcohol/ Ludwick-Inconsistent. No can do. Make the deal for Justin Upton. There is no body else worthy
December 1st, 20125:26 pm
Amber, Amber, Amber
I like your passion but disagree with your thinking here. We’ve had brothers out there before. Its over-rated
December 1st, 20125:28 pm
Amber is right….Speed + Power is the way to go. Get the ther Upton!
December 1st, 20125:31 pm
Crazy world! Dosn’t take much speed to tote the bat back to the dugout when you have 5 or 6 guys striking out 175 times.
December 1st, 20125:37 pm
I will add that if I had to have an Upton I’d prefer ther brother to the one we signed.
December 1st, 20125:38 pm
Speed, Defense, Power, Pitching. World Series. When the brothers are competing agaist each other. Makes them better. No body else out here worthy enough. Who do you want Mark? I hear maybe Bonds wants to play.
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