March 13, 2011

Show #138: Our Interview with David O’Brien

We sit down with the man, the myth, to discuss team chemistry, Bobby, Nate, and KK



61 Responses to “Show #138: Our Interview with David O’Brien”

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    Nate Says:

    Awesome interview, guys. I just read FOS’s article on Ramirez. He sounds like he could be a great addition off the bench. I love Brooksy, but I’m leaning towards Diory in that battle.

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    brandon Says:

    Hey guys great interview. I’m kind of thinking right now Ramirez and Lucas. However I personally hope Conrad.

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    Nate Says:

    Beachy had a good day. Minor is having a good day. This fifth starter thing is a great problem to have. I think Minor has the edge. The team would be better with Minor starting and Beachy as a Medlen-sub, imo. We’ll need both guys.

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    Nate Says:

    KK is in. we should see some runs now.

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    Nate Says:

    And there’s a dinger for Holliday.

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    brandon Says:

    Yea I agree nate minor is my choice for the 5th starter.

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    Curt Says:

    I have no clue on the bench. Ramirez has been great. Conrad has been awful, but DOB seems to think that Conrad’s power and late inning heroics will win out. Seems like his complete inability to play in the field would hurt him. Diory has been solid and has shown that he can play 2nd, so that helps. Lucas has been a great surprise. Mather has been pretty lame, but it seems like his versatility is a real key for him. No clue.

    Great start for Minor, though. KK wasn’t terrible, if we are simply looking at his value. Giving up a homer to Holliday does not make you a bum. Going 1-10 makes you a bum. But props to the guy for being able to perform now a couple of times when his country has had an apocalyptic disaster happen to it. Can’t help but think he is a little distracted.

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    Steve Says:

    Curt – you’re weirding me out with you level headed sympathy for KK. But it’s a great point.

    KK looked very average today. And had trouble finding the strikezone at times but he did make an AMAZING catch of a line drive straight at his head and then, without hesitation, made a laser throw to third, almost doubling a guy off. It was a great sequence.

    I know people have said it before, but the sea of red that are Cardinals fans at a baseball game is nothing but impressive. There were about 100 Braves fans there with us today.

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    Walker Says:

    As far as bench options, im going with ramirez and hernadez. However where is our 2nd left handed bat off the bench? Do we need one? Maybe this will help Conrad’s case.



  10. 10
    Curt Says:

    Surely there is no way Proctor is making this team, right?

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    Kate Says:

    All 3 of his runs were unearned today.

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    Curt Says:

    Yes Kate. Thanks. I just read that. Was in a meeting and missed the game and just looked boxscore. Shame on me.

    But he isn’t making this team, is he?

    Oh, the defense

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    TooSlim73 Says:

    DOB, said Latinos and Anglos…

    LoL …nice.

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    Steve Says:

    Curt, I’d say no way on Proctor. I realize that his bad inning started with Freeman’s errors and the runs were unearned, but he still looked awful today. Bad commaand and balls hit squarely. Not a great combo.

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    Kate Says:

    Today’s game against the Red Sox is on ESPN.

    Didn’t we all think there was no chance guys like Acosta, Chavez, and Jo Jo would make the team? Until the roster is set I’m going to assume the worst and expect Proctor to make the team.

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    Anne Says:

    TooSlim – I was expecting “white guys” and was pleasantly surprised to hear “anglos,” too!

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    Curt Says:

    Not a lot of African American guys on the team this year, are there? 1? Is that right?

  18. 18
    Curt Says:

    McLouth getting some love from CBS Sportsline as a fantasy sleeper.

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    Steve Says:

    Yeah. J-Hey.

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    brandon Says:

    Hey guys anybody else starting to be concerned about J-Hey’s back? A bad back is not a good thing for a hitter.

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    Anne Says:

    McCann’s gonna have to name is first child Luis. Poor, poor guy.

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    Curt Says:

    brandon, yes.

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    Nate Says:

    #22, ditto. #21, ditto.

    As for J-Hey, I know it’s Spring Training, but the guy is what, 21,22. There always seems to be something going on with him, and for a guy his age it should be a major concern. It doesn’t matter how much talent you have if you can’t get on the field. Yes, it is only Spring Training, but this was a pretty big issue last year, as well. When he’s hurt his performance drops off significantly. What’s the point of playing through an injury if you look lost in the field and struggle at the plate? And Braves’ players have a knack for playing through injuries and hurting the team. That’s why I don’t buy the “if it were the season he would play” approach to the injury issue. When it’s the season and Braves’ players play through injuries they usually don’t perform well. Fact. See Schafer, Mac, Heyward last year, Glaus, Chipper (multiple examples here), McLouth, Hudson pre TJ surgery, JJ last year, and the list could go on and on.

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    Nate Says:

    I just read the update from the ajc. Thoughts and prayers with the Salazar family.

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    Steve Says:

    No doubt, the Heyward stuff is worrisome. And his swing is so violent that it seems to invite this kind of thing.

    First and foremost, I feel terrible for Luis Salazar and losing his eye. But I’ve got to add that, in the most selfish way, I’m worried about this affecting Mac.

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