November 16, 2010

Show #131: Looking at the Braves 2010 Offseason

We look at the Braves’ needs, position by position, this offseason.



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  1. 76
    Bubdylan Says:


    I’ll be here.

    *does tomahawk chalk with santa hat on*

  2. 77
    Steve Says:

    Bub, I don’t know how to tell you this other than to come right out with it. Last minute reschedule and we won’t be recording the show until tomorrow night. Sorry, man. 26 more hours.

  3. 78
    Bubdylan Says:


    My eyes are closing anyway. Thanks for the heads up.

    Dannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn UGGGGGGGLLLAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

  4. 79
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, regarding the signing times of Wags and Uggs, I think the meetings are structured differently this year, something got moved in front of something else and started things going sooner…? Something? I read it and mostly forgot it. Maybe you motherbloggers know what I’m talking about.

  5. 80
    Leah Says:

    I kind of wish it had happened later. It’s hard waiting the entire offseason for baseball.

  6. 81
    Bubdylan Says:

    Hinske wants a second year.

    I half hope he prices himself out and we pick up Matty D. I know it’s wrong to let your liking for a player get in the way, but dammit I don’t want the Braves to finally break through and Diaz not be there for the champagne.

  7. 82
    Bubdylan Says:

    From today’s motherblog (more literally, I guess, since it’s Carroll):

    Jones was curious though, after playing his entire career for Bobby Cox, if spring training was going to become more boot camp-ish. And he called Fredi to ask about it. He wanted to know how much of a culture shock he and the team might be facing. And as a team leader, he wanted to know if he or his teammates needed to prepare differently for spring training.

    Jones has talked with his new manager
    “I think guys were scared to death that we were going to have to show up in spring training and have to run a six-minute mile or a 30-second shuttle run, things like that,” Jones said. “We’re used to playing ourselves into shape throughout the course of a six-week spring training. The new-age managers like for guys to come into camp ready to play nine innings and 162 games first day of spring training, and that’s just not the way it’s been done here.”

    Jones said Gonzalez assured him he wouldn’t be turning things upside down, that he would bring his own flavor here and there but not make wholesale changes.


    Well, ain’t that a sack of coal.

  8. 83
    Bubdylan Says:


    “Till ABT Talks About It, It Hasn’t Happened Yet.”

    Whatcha think?

  9. 84
    Bubdylan Says:

    In the process of finding some Fredi info to make myself feel better, I found something to make myself feel worse about BOB COX.

    “Gonzalez said he’ll do a few things differently than Cox. Perhaps the most noticeable change will be having the players stretch on the field before batting practice, something his predecessor never asked the Braves to do.”

    Are you motherflipping kidding me???

    Sigh, well, at least that does make me feel a bit better about the “wouldn’t be turning things upside down” comment.

    Speaking of so-long-Bob, I read a Rob Neyer (okay, limited value) article on keeping Bobby’s name out of the running for greatest manager. I started to link it, but didn’t want to be a bubbie downer. It was just what we all knew about his loyalty to the players and some crazy post season decisions. But it was cathartic to hear a big writer say it clearly even in the wake of retirement sentimentality.

  10. 85
    Kate Says:

    An athlete should be smart enough to stretch before a game without being told.

  11. 86
    Bubdylan Says:

    I’m just assuming, though, that this isn’t the case, since Fredi has made a point of saying that would change. If he’d never registered it as something he didn’t agree with, I can’t imagine him making the comment.

  12. 87
    Bubdylan Says:

    Matt Young is apparently annihilating AFL. Could be the back up plan for Nate.

  13. 88
    Bubdylan Says:

    aRe wE tHeRe YeT?????????

  14. 89
    Curt Says:

    Sorry for the delay, all my fault. Last minute change of plans to head up to DC.

    Here’s one in honor of that for you Bub from a great DC band:

  15. 90
    Leah Says:

    Curt’s been hittin’ the sauce.

  16. 91
    Bubdylan Says:

    Well… I liked… the album it reminded me of: London Calling. I think I’ll put it on.

    (but I’m sure that must be irritating how every off-center hollering punk band gets a “the Clash” remark from the uninitiated. Alas, I’m uninitiated.)

  17. 92
    Bubdylan Says:

    Are you guys going to do a show on the acquisition of Dan Uggla?

  18. 93
    Bubdylan Says:

    Cuz I think it would make a good show.

  19. 94
    Curt Says:

    In the can. Getting produced right now.

  20. 95
    Bubdylan Says:

    That’s what…

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