Steve, you’re probably right on Freeman. My guess is that Infante will stay at 2nd and Prado will move to 3rd when he’s back. Diory will have to stay on the team to be a back up infielder, but who do you call up to replace Chipper?
I meant his roster spot. I guess it could be Diory when Prado gets back, but it will be interesting to see what the Braves do in the meantime. I’m sure Conrad will continue to play 3rd until Prado is back. After that, I don’t know. Hard to justify putting Omar back on the bench with the way he’s hitting…
“Mara” – I’ve been meaning to say this and I’ll forget before the weekend: fingers crossed that Alan will be back – you’ll see him before I will, because I’ve handed away all of my weekend tickets. We’re trading states. You’ll be in GA and I’ll be in NC. PLEASE say hello for me and tell him I’ll see him Monday!
Oh, and Curt & Steve will be jealous to know that Ballpark Frank will be taking my day game tickets next Thursday.
Ok Anne. I’ll give him a big ole hug for ya. I really hate this for Chipper. Terrible way to potentially end a career. He was hitting great, really hitting his stride. That being said, I wonder when the last time was for Chipper to play 7 weeks without some unexplained/nagging injury. I guess what I mean to say is, while I hate that Chipper is hurt and out for the season was it realistic to expect him to continue playing so well? If we DO get somebody (and I don’t know who it’d be) or call up FF that seems better than Bobby continuing to play chipper with some tiny hinderance that goes unaddressed. Maybe I’m just attempting to find some silver lining.
“Let the speculation begin . . . we gotta make a move now, don’t we?”
I don’t think they feel they have to. Still have Infante and Conrad on the depth chart, so it isn’t desperate.
They’re talking about Chipper on Dodger radio right now. Lot’s of nice things. It’s hard for us to appreciate how much others think of him as a permanent fixture in the sport, and how weird it is for them to think of facing the Braves without seeing him.