January 24, 2011

Show #135: Final Business Before Spring

Dan Uggla’s contract extension.  One year deals for the arbitration eligible players.  And the leading candidate for CF (guess who?).



190 Responses to “Show #135: Final Business Before Spring”

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  1. 51
    Curt Says:

    Because I am a hateful person.

    They’re good. I appreciate them. Jeez.

    For reference, this is one of my favorite songs of all time:

  2. 52
    Steve Says:

    Re #41, I think you switch Freeman and Nate and that’s your starting lineup. And if Nate really has a great Spring maybe he leads off and Prado goes back to #2. I know Fredi has said Prado will bat lead-off, but that’s only because you can’t publically hope that Nate’s spring is so good you assume he can lead off.

    And Curt – I just don’t see KK being on the team come opening day. If he has a decent spring, doesn’t that just make him even easier to trade?

  3. 53
    Steve Says:

    Curt – I listened to some of that Helmet song. It was more melodic and less vocally growly than I expected. Is that a representative Helmet song?

  4. 54
    Nate Says:

    Curt, do you like Tool at all. They definitely play harder stuff, volume wise and technical ability wise. Lateralus is one of my favorite albums of all time.

  5. 55
    Curt Says:

    Regarding KK’s value, I think it is so low that unless the Braves pay all or virtually all of his salary, he isn’t going anywhere. He will be a release and eat type of deal if he doesn’t make the team and refuses a minor league assignment.

    Is it me or are these Japanese pitchers really having limited success over here. They all are in their 30s by the time they come over and seem to have 1, maybe 2 seasons in them. Nomo, Dice K, whoever. Big gamble for limited return. Best player to ever come from Japan is a position player.

    Helmet is alt metal, whatever you would call that. They are definitely harder than that one clip I played. Kind of the Filter vein. Not as industrial as NIN or Tool or bands like that. Much more guitar driven. But you can see Fugazi., Black Flag, X types of influence in their cuts.

    Nate, I like Tool. Strong stuff. A Perfect Circle had some stuff too. This being my favorite track by them:


  6. 56
    Leah Says:

    I’m going to miss Pettitte’s dimpled chin.

  7. 57
    Nate Says:

    Curt, the band I played in in High School covered that one. That brought back some memories. Maynard. What a guy.

  8. 58
    Curt Says:

    Not the easiest song to pull off.

    The Yankees just got a whole lot suckier. Their pitching = bad

  9. 59
    Curt Says:

    Interesting to read the article to the right about a “Trio jockeying to be Braves’ 5th starter” and KK isn’t mentioned at all, other than that they want to trade him. Wrong again, me.

  10. 60
    Leah Says:

    Per The Avett Brothers, the gleam is available @amazon today for 3.99! For Steve, and others who like really great music.

  11. 61
    Steve Says:

    Thanks, Leah.

    So I know this has gone viral so some of you have probably seen it already, but if you haven’t, this Volkswagon Super Bowl commercial is really, really great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0

  12. 62
    Leah Says:

    You’re welcome Steve. Check out comment #49. :)

  13. 63
    Steve Says:

    Leah – Whoops! I could’ve sworn I’d read all the comments. Sorry about that.

  14. 64
    Leah Says:

    It’s ok…I love that commercial for reals.

  15. 65
    Steve Says:

    And yet, they showed a shorter, vastly inferior version of it during the broadcast tonight.

    Great game. Awful commercials tonight. Aside from the guy licking the other guy’s fingers for the Dorito’s dust, I didn’t laugh once.

  16. 66
    Leah Says:

    Even the ETrade commercials? Those always make me laugh.

  17. 67
    Leah Says:

    They cut my favorite part out of the VW commercial. I like the Mom trying to slide the sandwich over so he can pretend he moved it with his powers. He shakes his Darth Vadar head in disappointment.

  18. 68
    Curt Says:

    Sadly, stupidly?, I laughed out loud at the monkeys driving the cars. No clue who it was even for. The first car pulls in and leaves the guy a foot of room and the next one just plows into the side of his car. I guess it caught me off guard.

    Worse than the commercials was the musical acts. Christina Aguilera forgetting the words, and has there been a worse 15 minutes than the Black Eyed Peas halftime show. Awful.

    I thought the game was kind of boring, personally.

  19. 69
    Leah Says:

    BEP make for great running tunes but yeah…awful. Their mix was terrible. I can’t imagine having to dance around like that and still sing. Thanks to Ms. Christina I will never have the courage to sing the National Anthem ever again. EVER!

  20. 70
    Kate Says:

    I liked the House commercial that parodied the old Mean Joe Green Coke commercial.

    The game wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t a complete mess like the National Anthem, halftime show, and the seating situation.

  21. 71
    Curt Says:

    Here’s the monkey commercial


  22. 72
    Steve Says:

    Kate – great point on the House commercial. I did like that.

    And Curt, I didn’t mind the monkey commercials. But I was very disappointed in the ETrade baby commercial.

  23. 73
    Curt Says:

    The baby has served out his purpose.

  24. 74
    Kris Says:

    Leah & Steve, (regarding comments #25 and #26)

    The best all around hitter shouldn’t hit in the 3rd spot. The best (and second best) hitter should hit either 2nd or 4th (depending on power vs. OBP) `The third best should hit probably 1st (regardless of speed), and the fourth and fifth should hit 5th and 3rd respectively. The rest all fall in descending order of crappiness.

    So, the optimized Braves lineup is:

    McCann (4th vs. RHP, 5th vs. LHP)
    Uggla (5th vs. RHP, 4th vs. LHP

  25. 75
    Leah Says:

    I absolutely agree…if Chipper is hitting, obviously. I love Prado leading off. That’s my FAVORITE!!!!

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