Don’t sell yourself short Curt…I specifically remember you being a 5 at one point last year. Great show. It is sad about Chipper. During one of the videos in between innings there was a clip of Chipper and the crowd went crazy. Everybody loves him. Prado is NOT an if. He’s gonna come back and be spectacular again. Y’all have fun tonight!
Good show guys. My meter is at about a 6 right now, too. I think the Braves still have a much better staff and bullpen than Philly, but at some point we have to start scoring runs consistently to have any shot. The remaining road games are very worrisome. If we can go over .500 against the Mets, Marlins, and Nats, then we probably make it. Regardless of schedule, if we continue to only get 1,2, and 3 runs a game, then we’re probably only going to go about .500 the rest of the way and miss the playoffs. I’m optimistic because I think having Prado, Infante, Heyward, and Mac in the top of the order can produce enough offense to get us there.
Curt – I heard the FW interview this morning. What did you make about him saying that Freeman is eligible to be on the post season roster as of now? Something about you can replace a player on the DL with him? It makes no sense to me. I thought that a player had to be on the 25 man roster by Aug 31 to be on the post season squad. Anyone have any idea? He’s not even on the 40 man roster as of today.
Also – What headlines did you take away from the Chipper interview?
You know your offense is struggling when a local sports writer (Schultz) mentions Manny Ramirez as a viable option. Considering the reasons behind Esky’s move to Canada, the Manny idea is almost as crazy as the Chone Figgins idea. Alos, would anyone be opposed to Infante as an everyday player ( the rest of this year and next)? I look at him like I did Prado before Prado started. Yeah, our bench is better when he is coming off it (if Bobby remembers he’s there), but the line up is so much better when he’s in it. Which is more important? Yeah he only hits a lot of singles, but don’t you want a guy who gets on base a ton at the top of the order? To me, Prado and him look like a great 1 and 2 in the order for this year and beyond.