To get beat and have the Phillies win a helll of a game would be sad. To lose cause Wags gives up a save more wounding but come on…how many games can you expect to win with 1 or 2 runs? To lose because of lack if focus? I need a break. I literally cannot watch. Hope that doesn’t make me a bad fan but I just need a couple days to clear my head. Kate, Anne, don’t let the podcast go to pot without me.
There is a reason the Cards did not resign Rick Ankiel (As was mentioned on this week’s show). Bobby really needs to stop playing him against lefties. His game against Santana was a fluke. Last night is what Rick does against lefties. The Blanco-Chavez trade actually made the Braves worse because Rick Ankiel will now start every game.
Our only hit from first base this week was the Hinske home run. These things are killing a first place team. I still can’t believe he threw Moylan out for a second inning. He’s never been a good multiple innings pitcher. He already has too many innings this year as is. Why send him out for another last night? Was it past Bobby’s bed time? Obviously I am not over last night’s game. I just got so ranty on the Braves and didn’t even have to mention not hitting with RISP.
DOB, first with the so-the-Braves-haven’t-said-jack-to-you? question to KK, and now the Stat of the Day being called “Glaus’ Slump and Incentive Clauses” seems to have taken a slight turn to a riskier line with the team. I like it. The soft Atl media, which I would never want to be as ridiculous as NY, has nevertheless enabled a lot of the b.s. that goes on in the organization.
Also, they need to put Heyward on a 4-on, 3-off schudule and rest the thumb no matter what it does to the standings. The thumb is obviously not resting enough and now we are flirting with damaging our future. Schafer just went to the DL again with the same hand injury from 2 years ago. It’s beyond stupid to risk it with Heyward. If we can keep Glaus in the game to pay his rickety ass his incentives, we can play an outfield of Melky/Ankiel/Diaz to protect our Pujols. Team is showing all kinds of ineptitude right now.
How can anybody buy the disappearance of power in Heyward that was with him his entire minor league career and during his first month in the bigs? He’s hitting ground balls. He’s hurt.
Bub, I want to respond to your question about the team and big contracts, I just haven’t had the time. I will soon. As you imagine, I have some strong thoughts on that subject.
They are tough to watch. And tougher with Glaus continuing to play. I know Huff is a lefty, but I really wanted him to be our one year stopgap. Of course he is making $5 mill, and also hitting .300 with 20 homers.
This is nothing short of a massive choke job. The timely hitting, blown saves, errors. It’s amateur hour and they seem content watching it happen. Maybe Wagner should be cooled off for a while. Let Venters or someone else close. They have to shake things up. I’m betting we are in 2nd come Monday when we lose 3 of 4 to the Giants.
Curt, this coming offseason is their last chance to prove to me they’ll ever spend again under this regime. They’ve clearly cut payroll and brushed it under the rug. The Wagner contract was the only sign of life.
I think there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll make a big splash this winter, even with Chipper still on the team. They really need to spend some money soon. The legend of the Big Bat dates back to 2008 now. Need a player.