9:36 pm December 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
December 9th, 20126:30 pm
Good, glad to see Wren isn’t trying to blow up the farm like we did for Tex. Seriously, I know a lot of fans would be down on Wren for not trying to pull off another deal or FA signing but I think we’re good as we are right now. Think about it, we have enough dangerous pitchers to fill the rotation, we have Francisco who can play 3rd base with some pop, and we have Gattis plus other minor league guys who can fill in our OF. Why mortgage away the future and add more complications for when we need to resign our own young guys (Heyward, Freeman, Meds, Kimbrel, Beachy, and eventually Simmons-who reminds me of our own personal Ozzie Smith) here within a couple years.
Our young homegrown superstars will be EXPENSIVE to sign to long term deals, but we need to make sure that most of them stick around ATL. If we go out and get another high dollar guy then we might not be able to retain Heyward or Freeman long term. That would be a SHAME, as they have some pretty high ceilings and will be some of the best players in the NL very shortly. Think ahead Wren, don’t sell our future.
December 9th, 20128:39 pm
It might be best to just play more HomeGown talent; Heck, Freeman,Heyward, Prado, Andy simmons, McCann, shoot, now go ahead give Gattis a shot, Todd Cunningham, Lets roll the Dice w/ what we got, you never know, besides, I’m all woreout worrying who we should get next. Frank, before the meetings started, you were going to fill 2 needs, got a whole bunch’a’ folk all fired up, but 1 out of 2 ain’t bad, we can fill the other w/ one of our own, & the bench to. Glad we got Reed Johnson back, he’s blue coller, a prado type player,gives it all he’s got. Mabey Prado & Johnson can wear off on some of the others. I do appreciate Ugglas hustle, Mabey this is the year we been wait’n on from him, Hope so.
December 9th, 20128:40 pm
My bad, meant to spell “HomeGrown” – I[m tired, take it easy.
December 9th, 201210:05 pm
L. Cain for delgado . braves were high on him 2 yrs. ago when he was w/ brewers before grenike trade took place, were rumored to be close to making deal then.
December 9th, 201211:54 pm
Pretty bad when the Braves only news lately is who Chipper is dating.
December 10th, 201212:46 am
Hey Wink, your lineup looks like the Miami Marlins. You’d do them proud.
December 10th, 201212:47 am
Don’t worry about Chipper; He’s eating well.
December 10th, 20121:00 pm
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT CRIPPLE JONES AND WHO HE IS DATING. HE IS A SCUM BAG AND THATS THAT.
The Duke of Flatbush
December 11th, 201210:35 pm
Frank Wren has “Stevie Wonder vision”
December 12th, 20124:08 pm
Problem here is: frank wren buys high and sells low. Look at JJ as the prime example. No one has a crystal ball but the good gm’s have a gut feeling , not an afraid to make a mistake feeling. Some moves work some don’t, the successful teams are the ones that err to the side that makes less bad moves.
Time to move on Liberty. wren has to be replaced by someone less afraid and fredi gonzalez, my goodness, there has to be someone else available that you can afford. It’s time for the “good ole boy network” in Atlanta to be replaced. Why not?
December 12th, 20127:14 pm
Trade Mccann has we have two vets and a host of minor league players who can play in the next year. In return we could acquire some players that would fill our needs. Otherwise we definitely do not need to trade Tehran or Delgado, they are the future pitchers.
December 13th, 20122:00 pm
Cubs are willing to eat $26 million of the $36 million left on Alfonso Soriano’s contract. Make that deal now and bat Simmons Leadoff.
1. Simmons SS
2. Prado 3B
3. Soriano LF
4. Freeman 1B
5. Upton CF
6. Heyward RF
7. McCann C
8. Uggla 2B
December 14th, 201210:37 pm
That’s what I’m talkin about Appling. But that’s exactly the move wren won’t make. McCann is a good ole boy and therefore “untouchable”. When the Braves hire a GM that’ll make moves like that then they’ll compete on a higher level. We can only hope. fredi’s got to go as well. Surely a more creative gm can recognize an “acorn” to replace fredi. It shouldn’t be difficult.
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