Really? KK is being pouty? That’s ludicrous with no more facts on the table than what you have. I guess that’s probably the most slanderous comments made on this show since I’ve been listening (admittedly, it’s still not that bad as slander goes…).
I’ve been calling for KK to be ousted from the rotation almost the whole year, but the guy has exhibited zero “victimy” conduct. He was asked the question, and didn’t even go into any detail, but had to be asked the same question twice before it was even clear. Talk about projecting.
This is your evidence:
1. He was great in Japan.
2. All people who were once great must become petulant if they lose their greatness.
Did I miss any?
Agreed that KK is the back-up plan for Minor, and failing that, could be showcased in the minors for a waiver trade.
Steve, I would agree that a Freeman call-up is inevitable if he was right handed. I think that might put it over the line for Bobby. But being a lefty and already having the lefty Hinske available + preserving the clock on Freeman + extra seasoning for Freeman might keep him down in Gwinnett unless Glaus literally sends us down to 3 games back with his poor play.
Wagner = Rocker & Wholers?? Come ON, a few blown saves. I agree he isn’t 100% great, but look around the league at K-Rod, Broxton, Capps, Wilson – they’ve ALL had stretches like this. I do agree Bobby should take some chances on a few Saito and Farnsworth saves. Freeman would help save Wags’ arms by putting us in fewer save situations, but I digress…
Hot tomatoes and the luck of the florist? You guys know some mushrooms don’t go in the spaghetti, yes?
I’ll go with the 4-2 crowd. Nervous and excited about Minor.
Good show, as always. Even if Ham burnt my cracker. (No idea what it means, but file it with lucky flowers and hot tomatoes…)
Steve, I love the Prado at 1st, Infante at 2nd idea. That’s the move I thought the organization would make last offseason. Both players have more than played their way into a starting role. Then, when Freeman’s ready, shift Prado to third if Chipper’s done or to 2nd (Infante to LF) if Chipper’s still wants to play in 2011. For right now, Prado at first could be a really nice fix if they don’t want Freeman in the bigs yet. I would also bat those two guys first and second everyday and drop Heyward to the 5th spot. Heyward could knock in a lot of runs with Prado-Infante-Chipper-Mac in front of him. Mac would also see better pitches with Heyward behind him.
Just to be clear – (since I feel that my points weren’t adequately summed up in Bub’s rebuttal) – the question was do I think that KK has been treated unfairly. And, quite simply, my response was no. So I’ll put this out there – what would you have them do? And obviously KK understands what his role was/is in the bullpen (whether he liked it or not), so what else are the Braves supposed to say to him? “Nothing’s changed?”
I just think that it was a very strong reaction from everyone over an interview that wasn’t so incendiary.