There have been numerous times when McLouth has been on base and should have been put in motion but Fredi doesn’t do anything. We may not have blazers on our team but McLouth, Heyward, Uggla, Chipper, A gon, and Prado have average to above average speed. Putting runners in motion makes things happen.
I echo your comments o the Braves’ response to McDowell.
Derek Lowe has a drinking problem and has had one for years. This is why he wasn’t re-signed in Boston and why the Mets wouldn’t sign him. The drinking included nights before starts, so, you know, enjoy that. Wonder if you avoided that discussion on purpose or not?
#29, Walker, I have felt the same way about McLouth, Uggla, Heyward, Prado, and Gonzo. They all seem like guys who should be able to swipe 20/yr, and hopefully Heyward and McLouth can do a little better than 20/yr with their speed. I definitely thought we world see more hit and runs and SB attempts under Fredi. Our 33% success rate on SBs is sad. Are we just picking bad spots? Getting bad jumps? Idk….
#31, good points on D-Lowe. There was a game last year where one of his teammates from Boston was calling the game for FOX, and they were talking about how D-Lowe has been a mentor for the young Braves pitchers and the former teammate’s reaction was essentially uh-oh. I think the former teammate was Kevin Millar.
If Moylan is done for the year because of his back surgery…what do you think we do…do we try to rely on our younger pitchers in AAA…do we re-call Proctor and pray for help….Our do we part ways with some Veterans not getting it done and look for help elsewhere…? What’s your thoughts?