April 03, 2010

Show 101: Predictions for the 2010 Braves’ Season

The last 3 roster spots.  The Jason Heyward era.  And our predictions for the 2010 campaign.



338 Responses to “Show 101: Predictions for the 2010 Braves’ Season”

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    Wiley Says:

    Im callin one nlcs appearance before i listen to the show

  2. 2
    Bubdylan Says:

    What’s with all the people saying they’re okay with this and that because if it doesn’t work out they’ll replace those people with other people.

    Have you folks heard of our manager?

    I am fairly disgusted by the Conrad over Thurston decision and fully expect it to drag out Norton-style if Conrad hits another 0-for-twenty-something pinch-hitting streak. But maybe he won’t do that.

    lol @ “is that a Bobby Cox double?” = became a homerun. Nice.

    You hate Bub? Well…

    I rented Hoosiers tonight. (Really). So, I’m doing my part for Butler.

    Great show. Love the big cast.

  3. 3
    Bubdylan Says:

    Top 2 pitchers: Tommy: 21 wins Hudson: 19 wins.

    Braves (Wild Card)

    White Sox (Wild Card)

    WS = Braves over Twins. Perfect Symmetry.

  4. 4
    Curt Says:

    You heard me fighting the fight Bub.

    You gotta love the Butler kid who looks like the All American boy giving the post-game interview with a fat lip.

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    Anne Says:

    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.”

  6. 6
    Will Says:

    Braves have a shot this year. Nuff sed.

    Prediction – Howard knocks up a Hooters girl via immaculate conception.

    Bring it on!

  7. 7
    Will Says:

    Heyward that is….duh.

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    Will Says:

    Also, Escobar makes the all star team.

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    Wiley Says:

    I love the Escobar all star pick. I concur. My top 2 pitchers are Jurrjens wiht 19 (he’ll get the run support) and Hanson 17.

    My Playoffs:
    AL East: Yankees
    AL Central: Twins
    AL West: Angels
    AL Wild Card: Rangers

    NL East: Phillies
    NL Central: Cardinals
    NL West: Dodgers
    NL Wild Card: BRAVES

    World Series Matchup: Angels vs Cardinals (Angels win in 6)

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    Steve Says:

    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.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, I agree this is a much better beef to have than “Why are we batting Frenchy #5 already? We should have let Heyward start in RF and used Frenchy’s money to sign Glaus. Mets got a steal on Glaus.

    Speaking of… what did they do to deserve this??:

    Alex Cora, ss
    Luis Castillo, 2b
    David Wright, 3b
    Mike Jacobs, 1b
    Jason Bay, lf
    Gary Matthews Jr., cf
    Jeff Francoeur, rf
    Rod Barajas, c

    Good luck with Josh Johnson.

  12. 12
    Bubdylan Says:

    Remember how pitiful I was saying it was to visit Frenchy’s offseason blog to find it stuffed full of Atlanta references?

    Well, check this out. I went to it again just now and the top thing was a link to an article about Jeff enjoying baseball again. And I thought “okay, that’s nice. He’s moving on.”

    Then I clicked on it. It’s an Atlanta Journal Constitution article.

    I’m obsessed with Frenchy’s obsession with Atlanta. I swear he secretly plans to be a Brave again. You watch. When free agency rolls around:

    “Fraaaaank. Jeff’s on line one again.”

    “Ugh. Uh, tell him I, uh… tell him he can have a minor league deal if he promises to stop calling. No. No. Don’t tell him that. Tell him there’s an Atlanta tv station that picks up Kansas City games.”

  13. 13
    Bubdylan Says:

    I hate the Yankees.

    When they started outspending by gobs and gobs (2002?), I was like, well, I guess they’ll just win 100 games a year from now on.

    But then they didn’t spend enough on pitching, so they didn’t do that.

    Well, now they spend enough on pitching, so I guess they’ll win 100 games a year from now on. Ridiculous. They are the only team for which I would ever celebrate an injury (or five).

  14. 14
    Tcc Says:

    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.

    Go Braves.


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    Bubdylan Says:

    Yay, sox. I guess.

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    Steve Says:

    I predict that Glavine throws out the first pitch this afternoon. Thoughts? Does anyone remember who did last season (I don’t)?

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    Anne Says:

    re: 1st pitch: was Javy Lopez last year…or was that the year before? I’m stifling my urge to google it.

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    Hammy Says:

    What’s the lineup for today?

    Nate (?)

    Is that it? Does Diaz get the start? Has this already been announced?

    (By the way, other than the Nate question mark, I really like this lineup.)


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    Princess Leah Says:

    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.

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    Curt Says:

    Says the unbiased source.

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    Princess Leah Says:

    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.

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    Princess Leah Says:

    Crying…literally sitting on my couch watching the kid on the plasma and crying. Will never forget it. Steve, if you did anything less than strip your shirt off and bellydance I’m disappointed.

  23. 23
    Princess Leah Says:

    Loved the shot of his parents hugging random fans around them.

  24. 24
    hammy Says:

    The kid has arrived. Hell to the yes. What a start! Let’s see what our revamped bullpen can do. GO BRAVES!

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    Princess Leah Says:

    Hinske’s a little better than last year’s PH.

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