Video: On the sliding Braves and their shoddy starting pitching

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Sonny Clusters

May 29th, 2012
5:17 pm

There it is!

D.A. Nuggla

May 29th, 2012
5:18 pm

Did he say “shoddy” meaning to say something else?

Bluffton, South Carolina

May 29th, 2012
5:18 pm

A state of Mind

Sonny Clusters

May 29th, 2012
5:26 pm

Well, we asked for that in the last blog and “presto” there it was. Making videos is becoming very comfortable for Mark and we think he might try broadcasting next. Now, baseball . . . we don’t know what tepid means but we think it must have something to do with Fredi Gonzalez and hot sauce. When we was playing ball we was always fired up and if we was to fail to hustle Coach would have us mortified right there on the spot.

Herschel Talker

May 29th, 2012
5:33 pm

Sonny Clusters:

Do you think Fredi the fool should be fired?


Brickhead OKelly

May 29th, 2012
5:38 pm

FG must have a guarenteed contract…………………Like “What me Worry” Alfred E.Neuman type contract…………:)

Sonny Clusters

May 29th, 2012
5:41 pm

HT, when we report to second shift we know that we better get things right or we may not be invited back. We would not have invited Fredi back after the EPIC Collapse. He sure seems to be working on another one and if he succeeds we think Wren will fire him and replace him with the oldest guy he can find in the organization. Who would that be now?


May 29th, 2012
5:42 pm

And suddenly we DON’T have a plethora of starting pitching? Hmmm. So all of our pitchers just happen to be struggling at the same time? Wow, it couldn’t be the preparation, the focus, the instruction, the practice, the hard work off the mound, in between starts, the execution….nah…none of those things that coaches do. Nope it’s just plain old bad luck, right? So that’s the story we’re going with. I’ll say it again… I’m not sure that would fly in any major league city except for Atlanta.

Packer Ed

May 29th, 2012
5:46 pm

Because the Braves are little more than a Tax Deduction for a Large Corporation (Liberty Media), the Braves will not be able to afford Roy Oswalt.

All Brave fans need to hope for new owners, until then, the Braves will continue to resemble the Chicago Cubs of the South, losers.

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

May 29th, 2012
5:46 pm

Seems like a long time ago that the chatter was about which of the Braves many “big arms” would make the starting rotation, and which might be used as trade bait to pick up other needed parts. I doubt many teams are shopping at the Braves store lately.

The Nature Boy

May 29th, 2012
5:53 pm



1.(esp. of a liquid) Only slightly warm; lukewarm.
2.Showing little enthusiasm: “tepid applause”.

Falling Apart

May 29th, 2012
5:56 pm

Lost 8

Last 10

prpl dawg

May 29th, 2012
6:29 pm

Farnsworth, soriano, lowe- all better after leaving braves. venters, jurjens, minor, o’flaherty- all better last yr than this yr. I probably have missed someone.

All Brave pitchers are not worse, but this is a good list.

Minor was a first round pick, and Beachy not picked at all? Is that brilliant?


May 29th, 2012
6:49 pm

Let’s be honest….Would you even want this bunch in the playoffs? If you answered yes, this how it would shape out. You would get a Kelly Johnson type hitter at the trade deadline, an Icy-Hot power arm like a A J Burnette and a first round sweep….I would just assume a new Fox Sports South pre-game crew.


May 29th, 2012
6:57 pm


May 29th, 2012
7:03 pm

Trade Jurrjens or Delgado plus a minor league bat prospect (like we have any) for Samardzija of the Cubs. If we want to get someone worth a $h_t we are going to have to go 2 or 3 for one. Could be anyone but something needs to be done.


May 29th, 2012
7:07 pm

Should got rid of some of those young overrated arms when we could have got something for them.

Ted Striker

May 29th, 2012
7:26 pm

I like the video blog because Mark has to take off his bathrobe and wear a suit. And also make sure he took the cereal bowl off the counter in the background.


May 29th, 2012
7:42 pm

Pray for rain..don’t go insane.

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May 30th, 2012
7:24 am

Oswalt to the Rangers.That may not work out but at least the Texas ownership looks like they are doing something.Contrast that with the do nothing spend nothing policy of Liberty Media.

P.T. Barnum

May 30th, 2012
9:20 am

.FIRE mcdowell as a start. This pitching staff has continued to deteriorate under his skilled coaching.

baseball nut

May 30th, 2012
2:08 pm

Stop, Stop already with references to Chipper not being in the lineup.
Sure we all wish he was there and understand the value he adds to winning games but,
if you’re a real Braves fan such printed or spoken references at this point in time
are so, so short sighted. What will you be saying next year (2013)?
Like “Oh if Chipper were only here”?
Blah! Blah! Blah, etc. etc. etc.
Come on, let’s forget about Chipper not in the lineup. If he plays, great. If he doesn’t
there’s nothing that can be done about it so move on.

Space Monkey

May 31st, 2012
8:11 am

We now only have one power pitcher: Kimbrel. All the others can barely top 90. Hanson is now a finesse guy. When he has to go to his fastball, he gets killed. In his last game his fastball was 88. That’s 8 miles slower than when he came up to the Majors. Beachy hits about 92. Minor throws around 91 and thinks he can live high in the zone. Venters has lost velocity. Livan Hernandez isn’t good for anything but batting practice. Delgado is about 93. Hudson is Hudson, as long as he gets the low strike, he’s very effective, without it he’s toast. But the question remains what the hell happened to our velocity? Are all these guys, especially Hanson and Venters, injured?