Good LORD. That’s some world record positivity right there.
All I can say is, Steve’s kids should have some great self esteem. “I’ll admit the rock probably shouldn’t have been thrown at the officer in the first place, but he did nail him perfectly, didn’t he? Madduxesque.”
At the beach this week soaking up some sun. I think the “negativity” is simply a reaction to what we all want the Braves to be, which is exceptional. I like the blunt honesty of the podcast rather than rose colored glasses wearing Pollyanna type perspectives.
The intent of this show is and has always been to provide our perspective of the Braves, as fans of the team. To talk about the stuff real fans (us, at least) want to talk about, to be shamelessly optimistic or madeningly negative, or whatever. We never play “radio” or “podcast” on the show to drive interest or generate conversation, etc. We focus on what are burning topics for us that week and talk about them.
That said, please disagree with us if that’s your opinion or agree with us if that’s your opinion. But keep coming back. Doing the show for Ham’s mom and they guy that sits next to me at work is much less fun than for the community we’ve created here on the message boards and beyond.
Has this really come down to SS? It seems like every other position, outside of maybe some less shaky right handed middle relief, is filled. Jose Reyes is not coming out of NY for less than a goldmine, and with that, it’s probably a rental. I’ll bet the Mets would want four prospects – big prospects – for him, at least. Is it worth it to part with 3 high to moderate pitchers and Salcedo or someone like that to get him? Do the financial woes of the Wilpon’s make him tradeable?
Who else it out there? I haven’t scoured teams thinking about who we should get. If Alex Gonzalez struck out just a little less, I could totally live with him. Same with Schafer. Are we looking for a CFer?
Walker “I would rather have Morton right now than mcLouth. That I know for sure.”
i would too, but only so that we could trade him for something else! :- )
Ham @ 87 Im sad my posts to Curt are seen as an “assault”! It’s intended to be honest discussion, in good spirit, I promise. Which is, I know, exactly what you want. As frank as Y’all can be in your negativity, I tend to be just as frank in my admonition to “Get Real.” :- )
Anyways, I always love the show, and look forward to it every week.
Curt, you know what that Alexi idea made me think of? Brent Lillibridge. He is having a heck of a season, and it might just be a hot streak, but he is really hitting in part time duty, and can play SS and 3rd along with all three outfield spots.
DAP, re #115 – I had come to the site right now to post that same exact bit from DOB’s comments board. Pretty damn funny.
I don’t see the Bravos giving up anything of substance for a SS. I don’t believe that position is really in there sights for improvement. It’s cliche, but Gonzo really does save a bunch of runs with his glove.
I think the only position they’re looking at is CF. Jordan’s been fine, but not special enough to block a good opportunity that comes up. Hell, he could be traded to get that CF piece.
What about Marlon Byrd? He’s 33, i think, so I don’t see him as a piece the Cubs are building around. Possible utility players could be Jamey Carroll or Jason Bartlett. If we could get another solid reliever from the Friars and Bartlett it would be huge.
It would be great to have another good right handed reliever in the bullpen. I kinda hope it will be Medlen, but I don’t know if you can count on him coming back sharp this season. Huddy didn’t look great in those couple months when he first got back from TJ.