March 27, 2011

Show #140: The Braves 2011 Campaign Set to Begin

Discussing the final roster moves.  Making our predictions for the 2011 season.  And what we hope to see during the first week.

 

 

125 Responses to “Show #140: The Braves 2011 Campaign Set to Begin”

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  1. 101
    Curt Says:

    Good lord that was terrible. Guess those 93% who picked the Phils were on to something.

  2. 102
    Leah Says:

    I expected the Phillies to win but not quite in that fashion.

  3. 103
    Matt Says:

    Braves sign Barry Bonds to Minor League Deal pending trial outcome. He could start Opening Day 2015!!! Well little late, April Fool’s!!!!

  4. 104
    Leah Says:

    Can someone tell me why I scheduled my 10 year old’s birthday party from 2-4 without checking the Braves schedule?
    #Braves lineup: 1. Prado LF, 2. McLouth CF, 3. Jones, 3B, 4. McCann C, 5. Uggla 2B, 6. Heyward RF, 7. Gonzalez SS, 8. Freeman 1B, 9. Hanson

    Looks like it’s going to be a miserable day in DC weather wise. Not liking the sound of JJ being DL’d. Feels like last year.

    Go Braves!

  5. 105
    brandon Says:

    Headed to the game right now can’t wait. Praying for good weather. Go BRAVES!

  6. 106
    Walker Says:

    You win 60, you lose 60. It what you do with the other 42 games that affect how the season goes. This just was not a game we were going to win.

    Side note: Its a little sad that Heyward will miss at least one at bat per game and we are giving McLouth one extra at bat. Hard to make sense of it.

  7. 107
    Curt Says:

    Walker, agreed. Good to see it’s two games in and we are already wondering about mclouth

  8. 108
    Steve Says:

    What’s with all the “His name is Dan Uggla” stuff on DOB’s blog? Even DOB did it. I clearly missed something.

  9. 109
    Leah Says:

    Steve, let me enlighten you. For years in FL, everytime Danny hit a homer the FL broadcasters would say, “His name is Daaaaaaaan Uggla.”

  10. 110
    Nate Says:

    What amazes me most about Ankiel is that we didn’t K him once today? Can we not research the 2 months of footage we have of him in a Braves’ uniform to figure out how to accomplish this?

    Walker, I agree with your thoughts on McL(out)th. I’m guessing the coaches are wanting to see if he gets a better pitch selection to choose from hitting where he is now in the order. That said, I would much rather see Heyward bat in the 2 hole.

    Leah, the JJ thing does feel like last year. He was labeled as injury prone when we got him in that trade for Renteria…

  11. 111
    Nate Says:

    I met a couple from Columbia, TN today that are good friends with the Uggla family. They had nothing but great things to say about “Danny”. I’m even more excited that he’s a Brave after talking to them. Apparently Danny is a very nice young man with an unmatchable work ethic. (Sounds like another Prado)

  12. 112
    Steve Says:

    Leah – thank you for the explanation. Don’t know how I never heard that before … Consider me enlightened.

    Nate – great stuff on Uggla. We need some more inspiring stories like that after today’s uninspired result.

  13. 113
    Nate Says:

    I would say the Phils definitely had a 93% chance (at least) in the Wandy Rodriguez/Cliff Lee match up. Hey, at least they got some runs off Lee and Halladay.

    On the Braves side of things, this is the first shot at a Sunday lineup for Fredi. I hope he doesn’t go full-Bobby and at least leaves some of our offense in the lineup. Resist the urge to start all of our bench, Fredi, resist it. I would love to see us start the season with a series win. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Chip get the first of his 30-40 days off. Maybe start Hinske in LF. Let Prado do some 3B. Bat Heyward 3 and let Hinske bat 6th.

  14. 114
    Nate Says:

    Is Kimbrel eligible for ROY? If so he might have a better shot at it than Freeman just from a numbers standpoint. Feliz got it last year for the Rangers. Kimbrel should have a good shot at it if he can stay consistent.

  15. 115
    Adam Says:

    Is there any chance Fredi would move Nate to 8th and bump everybody else up a spot? I think Chipper would be a good #2 hitter since he’s lost his home run hitting power but can still hit for average.

    And Mclouth can’t really do anything.

  16. 116
    Leah Says:

    Let’s talk Fantasy Baseball!

  17. 117
    Steve Says:

    Hey Adam – there is no chance that everyone gets moved up a spot because is not moving from the 3 hole. As long as he’s playing, that’s his spot. Now, what would make much sense is to move Nate down to 7 or 8 and put Heyward at 2, but that’s not happening anytime soon, I’m afraid.

    Leah – what do you want to talk about? I haven’t noticed anything special about the league this week…

  18. 118
    Walker Says:

    Does anybody play Beat The Streak on MLB.com? If you beat Dimaggio’s 56 game hitting streak you win 5 million dollars.

  19. 119
    Walker Says:

    This is the lineup that can maximize this teams potential:

    Prado
    Heyward
    Chipper
    McCann
    Uggla
    Freeman
    Gonzalez
    McLouth

  20. 120
    Leah Says:

    Steve, I gotta talk smack now cause I have no doubt I’ll be bringing up the rear in no time. Lots of people making lots of moves…makes me feel clueless.

    Winner winner…

  21. 121
    Steve Says:

    Walker, I’d go:

    Prado
    Heyward
    Chipper
    Uggla
    McCann
    Gonzalez
    McLouth
    Freeman

  22. 122
    atlantafanatic Says:

    I’m with Walker. Let McCann bat 4th against righties, Uggla 4th against lefties. As for 6-8 I’m not sure if theres a good combo, but Walker has left right left.

  23. 123
    Leah Says:

    I got mad love for Prado!!! I like how Fredi pinch hit with B. Mac. I don’t totally get leaving him in but I’d much rather see humbug than Brooks an company. Btw…who is this Peter Moylan?

  24. 124
    Leah Says:

    HIS NAME IS DAAAAN UGGLA! See what I did there Steve?

  25. 125
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