Listening to the show now…if we’re to believe the Braves at-bat announcer, Troy pronounces his name, “Gloss.”
In similar news, I felt very clever theorizing at the game yesterday that the Sox’s JJ Putz probably becomes a real putz if you don’t pronounce his name, “Puts.”
Bub – I just can’t get that wrapped up about the Conrad/Thurston thing. I believe much less about hitting numbers from the Spring than fielding. And Conrad is the better fielder, can play more infield positions, is a switch hitter and the whole 40 man roster is no insignificant piece. All of that said, I think it’s pretty exciting that we’re arguing about the final utility infielder spot. Speaks highly of the team. On an unrelated, I loved your “assassins in the line-up” theory from the last show.
Great to have so many shows lately. Tonight, I really enjoyed ABT’s 5 man rotation. More opinions makes for more ideas…and a more equal balance between pos vs neg remarks. Thanks to BPF and Scott.
Steve, where did you come up with the number of 20 for the O/U on Heywards HR’s this year. Sounds like Vegas. I think that is the perfect no. to look at for him. More than 20 would be impressive, but 15-20, I think is more likely and still a good sign that the best is yet to come.
Oh except that sorry #2 guy. Seriously, what does Prado have to do to get the respect he deserves?
Prado: BA .307 OBP.358 SLG .464
Escobar: BA .299 OBP .377 SLG .436
Infante: BA .305 OBP .361 SLB .389
That’s with Prado not being an everyday player for the first half of the season or so. I know Infante wasn’t either but His numbers are not far off Escobar. I also know Prado isn’t AS good defensively as Escobar but He’s getting better the more time he spends there. Last year he was the unsung hero and I think he’s going to break out this year.
Totally unbiased. I can’t help that he has THE cutest grin. I also think Troy Glaus is just getting warmed up. I think he’s going to start hitting the long ball. AND…I wonder if Heyward wouldn’t have chosen 22 even if 24 had been available. That was a really sweet story. Not that Curt didn’t do a fabulous job telling it or that you all don’t know how to use Topeka but here’s the link http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/chrono/20724993.