8:35 pm December 18, 2012, by David O'Brien
January 1st, 20136:20 pm
it helps with cellulitis because the less swelling the less cracks in the skin thus less openings for germs. also wash legs and feet regularly with a mixture that includes the iodine wash they use in scrub rooms.
yes I see a podiatrist regularly and I use massive vitamin sups B,C etc including Inositol which I get on the web
January 1st, 20136:30 pm
Gattis should just be given the LF job to begin with. See if there is something there. I think our Francisco/Johnson platoon would be solid, but I wanna see what Gattis can do first. If the platoon is doing fine starting out Gattis will never get his opportunity.
Hello everyone! DOB – Are The Braves Interested in Delmon Young? What’s your take on that, and are they even close to be being interested?
January 1st, 20136:33 pm
Betadine rules -It’s some amazing stuff.
Six vials a month? Damn – I take about 50 units a day (little more than 1 vial amonth – along with Amaryl and Actos and I’m totally under control. But I exercise as much as possible and try to eat right – I at least avoid stuff that jacks up blood sugar like white bread, white pasta or potatoes. I can eat sugar and it does little to drive it up, but add some white carbs and it goes crazy.
January 1st, 20136:34 pm
Young is an jackass ward, no way the Braves sign him
January 1st, 20136:35 pm
I eat right, no more than 1500-1800 calories a day and very little sweets. beats 10 vials a month anyway
January 1st, 20136:37 pm
If Young is signed by the Braves…. I’ll become a Yankee fan. It ain’t happening. Don’t need the jackass/twit. Already got a disliked player in Schafer!
Lordy, guys!!!! Keep talking! You’re making me feel so extremely lucky for being on nothing more than aspirin for an occasional headache!
Unlike some I give people chances, and baseball is game of forgiveness, and Young isn’t as bad as people draw him up to be. He’s made mistakes, but so does everyone!
January 1st, 20136:38 pm
Delmon Young’s name should never be mentioned on here, the dude is a bum on and off the field.
January 1st, 20136:39 pm
no more than 1500-1800 calories a day and very little sweets
I’m blessed to be so healthy…
nolie, sorry to hear about your problems with your legs, I hope you can get some relief. I have been going to a neurologist for almost a year to find out why my legs are weak and my feet and toes numb sometimes. The weakness is driving me crazy because I don’t have the energy to get up and down from sitting or dealing with steps. Some days are better than others with both problems, but I have took all kinds of tests and they can’t find out what the problem is. Lew’s advice helped me a lot with vitamins and stuff.
January 1st, 20136:40 pm
IMO, they will not use Gattis on the bench, Nolie
Makes sense. That may mean they see him as more than a pinch hitter, spot left fielder, 3rd catcher.
Hmmmmm…..looks like the majority of the blog finally agrees on SOMETHING!
January 1st, 20136:42 pm
Alot of ESPN experts, predict Delmon Young to have a break out year, and as long as he can crush the ball. I would give him a chance, and sign.
Young has had plenty of chances ward, he is one of the lest liked and respected players in baseball, he is not a Braves kinda player
.267/.296/.411/.707 18 HR, 20 BB, 112 Ks.
No second chances needed there. As if signing one sub .300 OBP guy in BJ wasn’t enough!
January 1st, 20136:44 pm
the Braves are prolly not signing a guy guilty of a hate crime, if you don’t know that you need to pay more attention to what your team does
If Andy Reid lands in Arizona, his first order of business should be trading Larry Fitzgerald, or landing a top Rookie QB or established QB to throw him the ball. He’s a top 3 WR in the NFL and could bring back whopping value to a team that has alot of needs.
not to mention, a Rtot of -7, Rdrs of -3, in 226 Innings (29 starts). The avg. OF would play near 1200 innings. Pathetic in the field, he’d have numbers of -40 for Rtot and -15 for Rdrs
January 1st, 20136:45 pm
I think there’s a possiblity? Braves would, because they were interested in him last year, and I would welcome him. He can hit, and that’s what the Braves need. I guess we just wait, and see. I’m making a push to get Delmon Young.
TOBF – Get in the habit of eating right and getting some exercise (outside and not sitting in front of a keyboard – hint, hint). Don’t smoke cigarettes and drink in moderation and try to keep your weight at a reasoable level and if you have decent genetics, you’ll do well. Start taking vitamins now – at least a multiple vitamin, anyway.
Just Pat – I’m on 7 different medications and a ton of supplements. But it keeps me alive when I should have kicked it in some years back.
January 1st, 20136:46 pm
Well – I’m off to eat dinner – whole wheat pasta with sauce and a green salad.
January 1st, 20136:47 pm
Falcons… first round pick this year, next year, and the year after that for Fitz… need a target to replace Gonzalez, why not a WR?
Yeah, not happening
All, I’ll talk later, and Peace my friends”Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!”
January 1st, 20136:49 pm
the blog was interested in him, i never read or heard anything from the Braves that they were actually interested. Just because MLBTradeRumors says it does not make it true. and the hate crime occurred after last winter anyway
January 1st, 20136:53 pm
All good advice except make the vitamins, etc. chewable rather than the “swallowable” ones. Get into your system much better and faster.
January 1st, 20136:57 pm
when you take a ton of heavy duty vitamins on a daily basis speed of assimilation is not all that important and some of them are not readily available in chewable versions which are also often more expensive
January 1st, 20137:02 pm
Still sucks about the payroll being slashed 10-11 million, last season we were at 94 million. Wren even said we’d might see a slight increase… None of us will really know if he had this money to work with or not. We have a few in-house options that we like and at this point there is no free agents worthy of spending money on and most of the trade targets have already found new homes. Wren isn’t gonna overpay in prospects for anyone either, so we basically have a huge amount of money to bring in just about anyone at the trade deadline. Since salaries would be cut almost in half already for 2013. That is if we really have the money.
okay today’s episode of General Hospital is over now, tune in again tomorrow
January 1st, 20137:05 pm
y’all make too much of a big deal most years about the payroll expectations IMO
January 1st, 20137:06 pm
After listening to you two guys, I may have to change my New Years’ resolution.
January 1st, 20137:13 pm
I agree with nolie. Just because Wren has money left, doesn’t mean he should waste it on someone that isn’t a good fit for the Braves.
Relax, there’s still four months left before the season begins.
January 1st, 20137:15 pm
OK…think we’re finally ready to leave the office and I’m NOT doing this on my phone, sooooo…..until next time……bye all!
January 1st, 20137:16 pm
Good evening, Pat
January 1st, 20137:20 pm
I didn’t say waste the money. I clearly said that there’s really no way to use that money in a positive way. Atleast not now. We’ll be in a wait and see mode. I’m sure Wren has some offers out there for certain players threw trade. Possibly Dexter Fowler and/or Josh Willingham, Wren is gonna stay strong with his offers and not budge, maybe a team changes mode and comes down on the price. I certainly don’t want him to sign Scott Hairtson for what I think he’ll eventually get. Which is likely to be around 2 years 7-8 million. That would be huge waste.
I’m going by Wren’s statements and facts about the 2012 payroll of 94 million.
January 1st, 20137:24 pm
How can you say that there’s no way to use that money in a positive way?
And besides Wren’s statements, I’m sure he has a lot of other possibilities on the fire that he won’t share for obvious reasons.
January 1st, 20137:27 pm
I’d rather have signed Hamilton or Greinke if we were only going to sign 1 good player…. both would have been huge upgrades for us. BJ doesn’t even replace Bourn. And it’s not not like we’re going to be acquiring a player at the deadline who makes near 20mil this season… or two who make 10mil apiece.
January 1st, 20137:28 pm
I also think Wren has the money because of what came off last year’s payroll.
(Be back in 10 minutes)
January 1st, 20137:30 pm
TOBF – Everyone knows you’d rather have signed Greinke!
He said 95-100mil, we spent 94mil last year, and the team made a profit. Should be higher than 83 that we’re currently at. Coulda spent the extra if we were only getting 1 player, go big for Hamilton/Greinke. We supposedly needed the extra money to get 2 players, which FW said he’d do… 2 mid-tier players… we’ve only got 1.
I could see LM keeping us at 85next year since that’s what we used this year…. that wouldn’t be good.
TOBF – Everyone knows you’d rather have signed Greinke!
January 1st, 20137:33 pm
reds wouldnt give him up i doubt, but billy hamilton is who wold be great to get
January 1st, 20137:34 pm
All the remaining free agents are not worth spending on, and most of the trade targets have already been moved.
January 1st, 20137:38 pm
Maybe Wren can get creative with our remaining money and front load a Prado contract to give us more flexibility next year or something. He could do that and still leave plenty for a mid season move.
January 1st, 20137:46 pm
ARRON MURRY had a very good day. WAY TO DO IT DAWGS. Hope ARRON comes back next year.
…most of the trade targets have already been moved. — VaBravesFan
That’s the trade targets that we know of through what’s been reported. And that me the extent of them, I don’t know.
But Wren, or JS in the past, has sometimes come up with players that no one was even aware of were possibilities.
The other thing we don’t know… what have the Braves scouts & coaches told Wren about Gattis & Francisco? Are they close enough to wait until ST to decide?
January 1st, 20137:49 pm
I think Hamilton is untouchable. He could change the Reds’ offense.
January 1st, 20138:01 pm
January 1st, 2013
George_George ,Happy New Year to you and all the Braves fans of the blog….
January 1st, 20138:03 pm
Very true, still have to factor in trade cost tho. All teams are basically following suit and using other trades for references on what it will take to land a comparable player. Atleast for once money shouldn’t be a issue. It comes down to our prospects.
Sources said we had interest in Span. Revere, and Choo and we seen what they went for in trade. We’ve had known interest in Fowler and the known price is Mike Minor plus Randall Delgado…. We don’t have enough to get Justin Upton, Jason Kubel isn’t a fit. So even if there are some players we never talked about on here we still have a good idea about what it will take to get a trade done. 2 other players we know of are Josh Willingham and Emilio Bonafacio who are both “unavailable”. But something positive out of all of that is the Braves could afford any of those players 2013 salaries. So in terms of unknown options we could afford many players.
January 1st, 20138:04 pm
I’m not such a huge fan of delmon. I’d rather give gattis the shot and see if he can run with it
Also don’t forget Cunningham, he’ll be ready before too long and there’s no reason to block him unless its a huge difference maker. As it is the braves will have a tough time this year. Way to many big strikeout guys and not enough contact guys in between them.
January 1st, 20138:06 pm
And one more time…. Cory hart or Carlos Gomez!!!!!
January 1st, 20138:08 pm
Hamilton, who some think may be the fastest runner ever, beating D Sanders and B Jackson, says “there is something about Mountain Dew! It keeps me amped up… It helps me steal bases. Even the coaches will bring it to me.”
January 1st, 20138:10 pm
So in terms of unknown options we could afford many players. — VaBravesFan
That, alone, is something the Braves haven’t been able to say for a while. Good point! It’s comforting knowing that if any key player gets injured in ST, or early in the season, we can still afford someone that will help us compete.
There was a whisper about a month ago about Corey Hart, then later said he was unavailable.
January 1st, 20138:11 pm
I’m not such a huge fan of delmon.
Don’t worry, dylan, no one is.
January 1st, 20138:17 pm
Corey Hart has been primarily playing 1B since Fielder has been gone. I could see Braves trading Mejia for Hart perhaps, if Brewers would do that for Hart, it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Obviously it’d be a package around Mejia, but you get the idea.
January 1st, 20138:18 pm
Chris, have you sampled your cheese balls, yet?
January 1st, 20138:20 pm
Hate to break it to ya but Mejia has absolute zero trade value. He would be nothing more than a garbage throw in.
January 1st, 20138:23 pm
Because of his age, VaBravesFan?
January 1st, 20138:30 pm
holy cow. sixty pages of comments. we need something new to talk about…….possible topics: who will be the next player to make the 30/30 club? will FF break the thousand hug mark this year? how many innings will beachy be able to throw this year? what is to come of the rev? is kate upton still dating verlander? how lucky is that turd?
wanna know what grinds my gears? fred thompson trying to sell my grandma a reverse mortgage. go bravos.
January 1st, 20138:33 pm
They came out wonderfully
I didn’t have red bell pepper, so I used green, but other than that I used the recipe from kraft to the t and it came out nicely
Everything. He’s been in the minors for 8 years and is now 26 years old. He can only play 1st base and he’s below average defensively. He might have produced OPS’s of 906 and 849 the past two seasons but also struck out 288 times. Plus he only just finished his 1st season at AAA last season. And if his bat was good he’d have been traded to a AL club where it can be used by now, not being talked about a possible RH power bat off the bench for us.
Maybe we can trade him in a similar deal like the one for Michael Bourn where Wren basically gave the Astros a junk package.
January 1st, 20138:38 pm
Chris – I saw your picture. Was wondering if they tasted as good as they looked.
Your picture made cabravesfan send VJ to the store for cheese & crackers.
Maybe Francisco or Mejia could be moved along with prospects if Wren finds the right deal. Both are ideal guys for the AL where there powerful bats can be used while keeping there horrible defense on the bench. Of course Francisco has alot more value since he’s actually played in the Majors for 3 seasons and is still only 25.
Buster Olney’s Best Rotations in Baseball: http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog/_/name/olney_buster/id/8795627/detroit-tigers-washington-nationals-two-10-best-starting-rotations-mlb
January 1st, 20138:39 pm
For the non Insiders:
1. Detroit Tigers
The rotation of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello took the Tigers to the World Series, and they could be even better in 2013. Verlander is generally regarded within the industry as the best pitcher on the planet, Fister is coming back from a season in which he was nagged by an oblique injury, and the Tigers will benefit from a full season of Sanchez, who was re-signed to an $80 million deal.
Detroit is listening to offers for Porcello and if the Tigers find the right deal, they would presumably replace him in the rotation with Drew Smyly. But they always have the option of holding their pitching depth; last season, they struggled constantly to find fixes after Fister got hurt. Rival evaluators believe that the Tigers’ pitching will be helped by the defensive cleanup that Detroit has done in its outfield, adding Torii Hunter and removing Brennan Boesch and Delmon Young.
Linchpin guy: Scherzer. After he dominated the Yankees in the playoffs, some of their hitters raved about Scherzer’s pure stuff and development. In the second half of 2012, he was among the most dominant pitchers in the majors. Check out his month-by-month numbers in the table to the right.
Scherzer is known as somebody who tinkers and sometimes overthinks. If he holds on to what he found last year, he could be the difference between an excellent rotation and something even better.
January 1st, 20138:40 pm
2. Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg is back and healthy, and if Washington follows the typical industry guidelines for building innings in young starters, he’ll be able to throw something in the range of 190 innings. Strasburg will be at the front of a rotation that has Gio Gonzalez, who finished third in the NL Cy Young race last season, Jordan Zimmermann, Ross Detwiler and Dan Haren.
Linchpin guy: Zimmermann. He will be three years removed from his Tommy John surgery, and is ready to become, for this staff, what James Shields was to the Rays’ rotation — the reliable front-end guy, the plow horse. Even in a season in which he seemed to tire in the final weeks, he had an excellent year, posting a 2.94 ERA. And the best is yet to come for the 26-year-old.
January 1st, 2013
…AND any real person that I may have left off my list
Happy New Year To you and all the other regular bloggers and the occasional ones like me as well:)
3. Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly/Chris Capuano/Aaron Harang/Hyun-Jin Ryu. For Greinke and Beckett, this is the perfect situation, because they don’t have the burden of being The Guy. Kershaw is the National League’s best pitcher and he fully embraces all that comes with being the staff leader, from the media responsibilities to those moments when retaliation is needed. Greinke and Beckett can just worry about pitching, which is probably how they prefer it to be. The reason the Dodgers are ranked third — and not higher — is that it’s not really clear what Don Mattingly is going to get out of Billingsley, Lilly or the starting pitcher who isn’t dealt.
Linchpin guy: Beckett. Like other veteran starters who have moved from the AL to the NL, he should benefit from the shift, and Beckett is smart and savvy enough to be able to take advantage of those weakest spots at the bottom of the lineup. Beckett had a 2.93 ERA in his seven starts with the Dodgers, after being acquired from Boston, and now he gets a full-season reset button. He could be excellent. It’s evident from Beckett’s FanGraphs data that he relied a lot more on his cutter in his last few starts; it’s a small sample size, but his strikeouts-per-9 ratio jumped from 6.64 with the Red Sox to 7.95 with the Dodgers.
4. Philadelphia Phillies
Remember two winters ago, when the Phillies were thought to have one of the greatest rotations of all time? There’s a been-there, done-that sense about Philadelphia, a group of players who might be in the twilight of their accomplishments together. But Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels still might be the best trio of starters in the majors, and each is fully capable of winning the Cy Young Award. The Phillies led the majors in starting pitcher innings and strikeouts last season despite a miserable year that seemed to fall apart early. John Lannan was signed to help fill out the rotation, along with Kyle Kendrick and Tyler Cloyd.
Linchpin guy: Halladay. It’s a really big year for the right-hander, because he has a $20 million option that can vest if he throws 235 innings, something he’s done in five different seasons. Shoulder trouble limited him to 156⅓ innings last year, and at 35, he’s reached the age where the performance cliff can be treacherous: He’s really good when he pitches, but it wouldn’t be a shock to anyone if he’s taken down by all the years of accumulated wear and tear. Halladay will enter the season with a career record of 199-100.
January 1st, 20138:45 pm
6. Tampa Bay Rays
You start with Cy Young winner David Price, complemented by the underrated Alex Cobb, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Moore and Jeff Niemann. The Rays finished No. 1 in starters’ ERA last season, but they traded anchor James Shields, who threw more than 1,300 innings over the past six years.
Linchpin guy: Moore. He went into the 2012 season as the prohibitive favorite to win the AL Rookie of the Year, after his dominating showing at the end of 2011. But Moore struggled for command consistency for the first half of last season, before putting together a very good second half; Moore had a 3.01 ERA after the All-Star break, with 79 strikeouts in 77⅔ innings. If the 23-year-old blossoms this season, this rotation could be great, rather than just pretty good.
January 1st, 20138:46 pm
8. Atlanta Braves
Kris Medlen had a sub-1.00 ERA in his last 12 starts, and he could emerge as the front-end guy the Braves need to complement Tim Hudson. The Braves are hopeful that Brandon Beachy will be back at full speed by August and September, meaning that he could be their biggest addition during the course of the season. The Braves will have Paul Maholm all season, along with Mike Minor, and they have depth, with prospects Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran waiting in the wings.
January 1st, 20138:47 pm
And thanks, jbailz23, assuming you give us #5 & 7-10!
January 1st, 20138:49 pm
Wow, the blog doesn’t like 5 and 7, I’ve tried 4 times to put them on there!
January 1st, 20138:51 pm
As long as it posted #8! Who’s his 5 & 7?
January 1st, 20138:52 pm
#5 Is the Reds and #7 is the Jays
9. San Francisco Giants
San Francisco finished sixth in starters’ ERA and the Giants’ rotation helped them win the World Series for the second time in three seasons — and yet the year ended with a lot of questions for the starters. Rival scouts thought Matt Cain showed signs of wear and tear by the end of the postseason, and wondered if he was pitching through fatigue. Madison Bumgarner completely lost his delivery in parts of the postseason, and Tim Lincecum struggled enough to lose his spot in the rotation in the playoffs. But you figure that between that trio and Ryan Vogelsong and Barry Zito, the Giants’ rotation will be one of the best, again.
Linchpin guy: Lincecum. He thrived in the relief role in the postseason, and the Giants are hopeful that he can draw confidence out of that success and apply it to his work in the rotation in 2013. He’ll be eligible for free agency after this season, so it’s an important year for him to re-establish himself as a reliable starter.
January 1st, 20138:53 pm
10. Oakland Athletics
The Athletics finished third in the AL in starters’ ERA, and now they’ll benefit from a full season of Brett Anderson at the front of a young rotation that includes Jarrod Parker (3.47 ERA in 29 starts), Tommy Milone (3.74), A.J. Griffin (3.06 ERA in 15 starts) and Dan Straily; Bartolo Colon was re-signed for just $3 million, and remember, he was pretty good before being suspended.
Linchpin guy: Anderson. In his first full season since having elbow reconstruction, it figures that the Athletics will monitor his innings — although it’s unlikely they’ll discuss those limits publicly. Oakland is relying on a lot of young starters, which means that when Anderson pitches, the Athletics will need him to be really good, as he was at the end of 2012; in six starts, Anderson went 4-2, with a 2.57 ERA.
The next best: New York Yankees
The Yankees have had a rough winter trying to explain their new-found austerity to a fan base accustomed to big, bold (and expensive) moves. But they have managed to hold their pitching together and should have a good and efficient rotation, with CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes. Michael Pineda is a complete wild card: The talented right-hander is coming back from shoulder surgery, which means that nobody knows what he’ll contribute next season — 100 innings of dominant stuff, or next to nothing, as he recovers. Rival evaluators like David Phelps in a rotation/bullpen swing role.
Linchpin guy: Hughes had a decent season in 2012, despite pitching in a ballpark for which he is an imperfect fit. On the road last year, Hughes went 11-4, with a 3.76 ERA, and 22 of the 35 homers he allowed were in Yankee Stadium, where he went 5-9, 4.76.
We’ll have some polling data on this later in the week, as we present rank the teams based on other categories.
January 1st, 20138:54 pm
I’m glad to be of some service to those stores they went to
There was a guy at work who made these cheese balls during the week before the Christmas week and he let me try it. I asked him where he got the recipe from and he said the one from Kraft website, but he added his own flair to it. I did so too
January 1st, 20138:55 pm
Same blog as last years
January 1st, 20138:56 pm
I’m calling it a night, yall have fun.
January 1st, 20138:57 pm
#7 7. Toronto Blue Jays
The addition of R.A. Dickey gives them a Cy Young winner at the front of a group that could be dynamic, with its combination of left-handers (Mark Buehrle and Ricky Romero) and power right-handers (Josh Johnson and Brandon Morrow). Only Justin Verlander threw more innings than Dickey (233⅔) last season, and Morrow might be ready for a breakout season, after gaining command consistency and lowering his ERA to 2.96 in 124⅔ innings last year.
Linchpin guy: Johnson. When healthy, he’s been among the most dominant starters in the majors. Last year, his fastball velocity was down, and he had a 3.81 ERA in 31 starts. It’s a big year for Johnson, who turns 29 in January and is eligible for free agency next fall.
January 1st, 20139:00 pm
Chris – They look tasty as hell. If you’re a good cook, there’s always work for you. Everyone has to eat.
jbailz23 – I’m surprised to see he has the Giants at #9. I’d just assume they’d be higher.
January 1st, 20139:03 pm
Tom – I think it’s because Lincecum is up in the air. But even without him they showed a lot last year.
January 1st, 20139:05 pm
Well, I know a lot of very picky eaters that like my food, so if they like it, I must be doing something right.
I once dabbled in catering, but it wasn’t good timing at the time, so it didn’t really work out. Maybe if I give it another go this go around if the time is right.
January 1st, 20139:07 pm
That’s probably it, jbailz23. Lincecum came through in the WS, very nicely though, in relief. Speaking of coming through… how ’bout Barry Zito making that ugly contract look good?
January 1st, 20139:09 pm
Ken good call on the blues. The Stones took the music of Muddy Waters and company back to England.
Chris – If you get your lawn service going strong again, are you able to have the time for both?
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. (Sorry, sorry….)
January 1st, 20139:10 pm
Im glad the Braves rotation is rated so highly. Their bullpen has to be close to the top, so, overall, their pitching staff should be in the top four.
Theres still some time before the season starts, so changes to bullpens are likely still to come.
Tom – Goes to show you it’s all about getting hot at the right time.
January 1st, 20139:15 pm
Yeah, it’d be kinda hard to balance both and my regular job. If I had to choose right now between lawn or catering to go with my regular job, it’d have to be lawn, because I still have contacts from the old service and I can get other contacts too.
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Zito has an ERA of 4.47 with the Giants. That contract is never going to look good…
Im not very excited about Francisco at 3B. I have read that the guy has improved a lot in winter ball but, is he good enough to be a starter?
I would love to see Schafer explode in ST and get the job to start in LF. I know there is little chance for that to happen…. but that would solve all our remaining problems without spending a cent.
Problem is that a good leadoff hitter OBP ranges from .330-.340 and a very good one is above .340 and Jordan has a lifetime (3 seasons) OBP of .305 ………….not good……but because of his speed I think he can do much better than that……maybe we could try simmons as leadoff and put schafer as 8th hitter…
I like the guy……he is very exciting to watch play, he just needs someone to help him get better with the bat and get some experience.
Im sure the Braves also see a lot of talent in this guy and thats why he is back in atlanta despite a bad season in houston.
Happy New Year! Hey DOB, K-State will get pounded in the Fiesta Bowl, can a brother kick off a new blog on that note?
Bobby always said that many years ago, jbailz23. He sure was right.
AB, speaking of bullpens, has anyone signed Durbin, yet?
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