November 23, 2010

Show #132: The Braves Acquire Dan Uggla

The right handed power bat is here.  We break down the trade for Dan Uggla.



140 Responses to “Show #132: The Braves Acquire Dan Uggla”

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  1. 126
    Curt Says:

    Way to already hate Freeman.

  2. 127
    Leah Says:


  3. 128
    Bubdylan Says:

    Leah, memorize this maxim:

    In order for teams with heavy budget constraints to compete, they MUST, MUST, MUST cash in on cheap talent.

    If you are given the choice between a high prospect that MIGHT produce nicely for six cheap years, and a star who will almost SURELY produce nicely, BUT AT A COST EQUAL TO HIS VALUE, for any amount of time, we MUST side with the prospect 90% of the time.

    For example, if the Royals would trade us Greinke for Teheran straight up, we should say no. Sure, Greinke would give us a certain value for 2 years, but it would cost 27 million dollars. Teheran, even by only becoming a #3 pitcher (and he should do more) will dwarf that value by giving us six years for less than 20 million all total.

    Same for Gonzo versus Freeman.

    The place to spend money is where you have no hot prospect. Following this simple method keeps you with the MOST chances to cash in on cheap talent. Because, I repeat, if we fail to cash in on cheap talent, we will run out of money, period.

    By spending big money only where you don’t have any in-house options, and hanging onto your top prospects, it’s like loading the little lottery-basket with more ping pong balls. Every prospect, even the hot ones, will not work out. But it’s suicide to subtract many of the ping pong balls when you know you MUST cash in on at least 3 or 4 of them every 10 years to have a chance.

    It’s not that we should never hire premium talent. But it should be like Uggla, who both cost us almost nothing in terms of cheap impact talent (nothing he won’t demolish, value-wise, in his very first year), and does not block any prospect from producing for us cheaply.

    Blah blah blah. That’s so long and rambling, even I am not going to read it. And God knows I love reading my own posts….

  4. 129
    Leah Says:

    Curt, if I doubt Freeman he’s sure to succeed. You’re not the only one who’s never right. WAR DAMN EAGLE!!

  5. 130
    Leah Says:

    Hahahaha! That last sentence makes me laugh. Who doesnt love reading your posts Bubalicious. You’re cheering for AU right? You promised.

  6. 131
    Bubdylan Says:

    I promised? I don’t think I promised.

    I have a pretty sleazy feeling about Cam, mama. Sorry, pulling for the Gamecocks today. If it makes you feel any better, I’m not pulling for them all that lustily.

  7. 132
    Leah Says:

    Cam was cleared…or didn’t you hear? And yes, you promised. Mamas never forget.

  8. 133
    Leah Says:

    Bub, how exactly do you cheer on the Cocks?

  9. 134
    Bubdylan Says:

    My own school’s team are Gamecocks. Just as you might expect, with shirts that say “Go Cocks” and “Cocky” and other various non-comment-section-appropriate slogans.

    That link sent me to something about water conservation, so I’m guessing it’s not what was intended.

  10. 135
    Leah Says:
    Wierd…try this one.

  11. 136
    Leah Says:

    Which is a little stranger than weird.

  12. 137
    Bubdylan Says:

    Who the crap knew that Jack White produced a late career Loretta Lynn album that is supposedly one of the great awesome things of musical musics?

    Anyone heard it?

  13. 138
    Bubdylan Says:

    Okay, I guess I’m the last one to know, like always.

    Bub is about to be happy for at least a week…

  14. 139
    Bubdylan Says:

    Jason Werth to the… NATIONALS??? What’s HAPPENING????

  15. 140
    Leah Says:

    I know! I was all excited to get him out of Philly but…the Nats don’t need any help in their dominance over the Braves.

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