I’m listening to atLANTA BASEball talk!!! And commenting as I go. Because I’m that lame.
Happy Birthday, Ham’s dad. Curt’s dad, sorry about Curt.
Pixar, you Fredi’d up bad when Wonder Stevie slams you. Knock it off!
I’m not buying the Schafer causing recent success. We’re 19-8 since Prado left us, so I’m no more prepared to credit Schafer’s presence than Prado’s absence. The offense is improving, but pitching is what’s doing this mainly.
I wouldn’t make much of Chipper being elected to the ASG in a year when he’s lesser than years he didn’t make it. It has everything to do with the poor year at 3B in the NL. Yeah, his history probably has something to do with them choosing Chipper over somebody doing about the same as him, but his year is plenty good to deserve it in a down year for the position. In other words, I don’t think this is a “he’s clearly retiring” movement.
Fair on Chipper’s surgery now. If nothing else, the rest for his whole body would be nice. But he’s not doing it.
I’m all in for Kimbrel as full time closer. I take back all I said to the contrary.
A BEE MINUS for Fredi Gonzalez? AAAAGGGHHHH!! Are you trying to hurt my computer? D+
Look, it’s not the choices he makes themselves, but his quotes about them that absolutely confirm how stupid headed they are. Heyward’s an RBI guy, so bat him 6th. Nate’s a human being, so bat him second. Proctor was in there, I thought we had ‘em right where we wanted. He makes NO SENSE. He’s not just baseball stupid, he’s actually stupid. He’s got regular stupid, and lots of it.
These line ups with two of the worst OBP’s in BASEBALL at the top are just outrageous.
And his lack of support for the guys during bad umpire calls … and his comment on JJ was just offensively spineless. Fredi’s bad parts are so bad that the only way he can possibly escape a score of F from me is his general gambling spirit with the line up, which I like, and the fact that, late as it came, at least he finally, in some ridiculously frigged up measure, admitted the Venters thing and took steps to correct it.
Very funny riff on Uggla as the forerunner to the comeback player of the year as an asset.
I’d take Bobby back in a split second with the one worry that he might put Venters in the hospital.
Favorite series was probably the second Phillies series win, the Civil Rights one. I know it was at home, but it capped a 4-2 week against the Phillies. However, the Seattle series is so much fresher on my mind and it’s hard not to love it the best.
Worst series: tie between the two Mets series. Yuck. I don’t hate the Phils, but I hate, hate, hate the Mets. Rather be swept by the Astros than lose two to the Mets. (David Wright and R.A. Dickey always excepted…)
Have to play Uggla the rest of the season. The investment is too big. Have no idea if he’ll improve, a complete coin toss for me.
19 wins for Jurrjens and 18 for Hanson.
I like the Phils to win the East. Nothing against the very good Bravos. Wouldn’t be surprised if the Braves won it, though. As always: Heyward and Uggla have the keys to that possibility.
Yes, the season ends against the Phils. I think it’s at home.
I’ll call a 4-3 week as well. 2 losses in Philly.
Great show, fellas. Kudos for recording again quickly.
Loved the Tuesday Podcast, changing it up a little bit. But with Dan Strugla this year, how would you feel if they brought up Brandon Hicks from Gwinnett and moved him to 2nd. I have seen him play a couple of times and he not to bad. Right now he is batting .271, 13 HRs, and 29 RBIs. Other then that, who else in the minors do you give a chance in the majors. Maybe give him a jump start or something just to get him going and turn it around for the 2nd half.
curt, you wouldnt bat bourn leadoff in this lineup? i say foul on that one. :- )
you have to play uggla, because this team needs him to hit. if uggla isnt playing and hitting, this team wont make it all the way. hes not hitting much now, but hes more likely to hit if he is in the lineup. know what i mean?
besides, uggla is still making it happen in the power department. we do need that pop in the lineup.
Notice that Verducci did not call for the ASG to be meaningless (i.e. not for WS home field advantage) – just to change how it is played/managed. I am for that. In some ways, it has the potential to be the best game of the year.
Something I haven’t heard mentioned: bad as Uggla is, you know he still makes pitchers very nervous. Just the combination of his past power and really his current power, too, as far as power goes. Yesterday’s two walks speak to that.
Speaking of which, I liked the two walks almost as much as the XBH’s.
BUT Uggla’s homer was another of the same he has hit almost all his this season… A mistake on the inner half that he could hit even though he was pulling off the ball.
I wish Fredi/Parrish would walk up to him and say something like:
“We are going to change your approach at the plate.”
“From now on, you take everything you swing at the other way. I don’t care where the pitch is, if you decide to swing at it, it better be aimed at right or right-center. EVERYTHING. You don’t, you sit.”
“What you have been doing up till now hasn’t worked. A definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, expecting different results. A new season starts now. ”
If that doesn’t stop him from pulling off the ball, I am not sure anything will. If you see him miss that outside pitch and go to (or towards) a knee, his head led toward left field…
I would be willing to consider that as long as the premium isn’t Terhan or Minor (I don’t include Beachy as a prospect anymore). But if you include Schafer in the deal, I don’t see it taking more than adding Delgado.
DAP, you think we can get a guy who’s put up 3.3 WAR in half a year, in a CF starved market, who doesn’t cost much, for less than Delgado, Schafer, and Hoover? He’s been worth as much as McCann this year. Would we give up McCann for less than three unknowns?
There were MANY around baseball that wondered if he would hit enough for the Braves to be able to play him at first in a pennant race. The though was that with the expected offensive production from Heyward, Uggla, Prado, McCann and Chipper, that the Braves could overcome any shortfall in offense from that “corner infield” spot.
NO EYE TROUBLE!
More consitantcy, going deeper in games.
Pitching instead of throwing.
Defensive prowise we didn’t see last year (but heard about)
SO MUCH better defensively than we were led to believe. Expectations were a “sub-Brooks-2010-playoff” capability. What kind of record would we have if he were that bad defensively AND not hitting?
With all the press about players, coaches and the like trying to talk (I actually had to pause for a moment typing this to remember his name) Billy Wagner into one more season. Even with Proctor and early season Linebrink, we have one of if not the best ERA in the league.
Okay Mark and DAP, I just took a tour of Astros message boards concerning Bourn. It seems he’s nowhere near as precious/ valuable to them as McCann et al to us. So it’s possible I don’t know what I’m talking about…
I reckon that’s the trouble with weighing WAR too much, etc.
If our farm system and team were in as bad a shape at Houston, we might – but probably not because 3.3 at catcher is SO MUCH MORE valuable than 3.3 at CF.
And while I won’t dispute your “CF starved market” claim, just because there is a lack of CF’s, doesn’t mean teams are beating a path to their door… Atlanta is one of a very FEW teams that would have an interest in Bourn because he is not the “big bat” that MOST teams are looking for.
I would anticipate that most teams would be “knocking” to inquire about Hunter Pence. Most playoff teams are trying to fill corner (either infield or outfield) spots with “big bats”. If Atlanta could get a “big bat” for center, they would, but equally valuable to the Braves would be a true leadoff man (high OBP w/ speed).
The only other real upgradable spot (not counting 2B) is shortstop – I anticipate an EVEN MORE starved market there…
In Atlanta, Houston has a trading partner from which they can aquire a CF that needs seasoning (time they have to give him since they are going NOWHERE) and an almost ML ready pitching prospect – not exactly an “unknown” – in Delgado.
Not a bad return (Delgado) for swaping centerfielders, as well as saving some money on Schafer’s contract.
bubdylan, what the braves would take for brian mccann is irrelevant when we are talking about the astros and michael bourn. teams are in different situations, players have very different track records and skill sets.
We had just won two of three to start the season from the Nationals (who seem to have “had our number” since they were the Expos) and IN their park. In the final game of the series, we scored eleven runs and gave up two.
Then they enter Mil and win the first game, 2-1. Then procede to get shut out the next game, losing by a run. Then lose the next game by a run. Then lose the next game by two runs. They scored two runs or less in three of the four games.
So we “limp” home off the first road trip, with w/ losing record after seven games and the Phillies coming to town.
bubdylan…and i just saw your post at the top of the page as i posted this. im not a big WAR fan myself, though i am surprised that bourn’s is equal to mccann’s.
the thing to remember about the ‘stros is that they are the worst team in baseball with a horrible system. they are a team that may even take quantity over quality when it comes to players. all bourn is to them is a trading chip, and they will want the best package they can get…even if its not all that good.
obviously, thats speculation…but i dont think bourn is going to fetch a haul.
Matt Chernoff interviewed Dan Uggla on 680 today. On being booed at Turner:
“I would boo me right now, too.”
Also, I was surprised this was only Chipper’s 7th All-Star team. In 1999 when he won the MVP and posted a 1.074 OPS, he was not an All-Star. Matt Williams, Ed Sprague, and Phil Nevin made the team instead.
“Also, I was surprised this was only Chipper’s 7th All-Star team.”
eric, he only has 1 more all star appearance than mccann. that is surprising, as good of a player as he was/is. but, i think playing left field for several years really hurt him, as far as All-Star consideration. he probably would have made it a couple of times during those years as a 3rd baseman.
He is trying to pull everything. He is pulling off the ball, starting early, head “going to left” when he swings.
Go back and look at how many of his homeruns have been on mistakes up and on the inner half of the plate… the balls he can still hit when he is “pulling off” the plate… by my count, all but two. One he hit to center and one he hit to right center, both a long way and both when he was NOT pulling off the plate.
He rarely seems to pull doubles. When he hits a double, it is in a gap, when he hasn’t pulled off the ball. It is along the same lines of getting Freddie not to dive into the plate so much…
I agree that it might be a little extreme…
How about “take everything back up the middle, from gap to gap – don’t go up there looking to ‘pull’ anything”… He looks like he goes up there with a plan to pull EVERYTHING!
Mark @ 35, yeah man, no doubt he is pulling off the ball. just saying that “aiming towards right field” is also a bad approach.
but i know what you mean is that he need to just stay on the ball, keep his head still, front shoulder in.
by the way, almost all homeruns hit are on mistake pitches. nothing wrong with that, either.
i agree with the folks who think he needs to move up on the plate. his bat speed is good, and he is really quick inside. he can move up on the plate, react to that inside pitch and cover the outer half a little bit better, i think.
but yeah, keeping that front shoulder pointed towards the middle of the field will help him stay on the ball, without trying to aim the thing.
There is a difference between “reacting to an inside pitch” and “being a ‘pull hitter’”
He was so effective against us when he was hitting everything from gap to gap, including homeruns.
I think he heard too much press in the off-season about him being “the big bopper in the middle of the line-up then Braves had needed for years”… That, combined with the extension, has brainwashed him into thinking he needs to hit more homers and he has to pull the ball for more power.
Somebody needs to get it into his head, we just want him to perform like he did for Florida and that will be enough. We paid for the .265 average, five years of 25+ homeruns and 85+ RBI per year guy we saw in Florida.
He doesn’t have to be the teams savior… Just the guy that used to kill us while he played for Florida.
I am pretty sure the ” just stay on the ball, keep his head still, front shoulder in” is something that he has been told, he has thought about, he tries to do, etc.
I don’t think that technique is his problem. As I said in 37, I think it is approach. Until he changes that, he will continue to be a “pull hitter”. When he goes back to being a “gap hitter”, all those other things will fall into line…
We scored at least six runs in three of four games, held them to six runs TOTAL for the series, shut them out once and swept the four games when they had a record of 10-7 in the games they played since beating us 3 of 4 in Mil.
DAP, I’m less a WAR fan than I was 24 hours ago. I expect over reliance on that stat is a phase most saber-dabblers such as myself go through early on. I shall now proceed to use my new anti-WAR knowledge to make new wild and unfounded claims. Look out, world.
The problem with WAR in comparing players is it doesn’t take position into consideration. You can compare “apples to apples” i.e. catcher to catcher with WAR, but not position to position (however, I think there is a stat for that, too)…
“The problem with WAR in comparing players is it doesn’t take position into consideration.”
my problem with WAR is that the stat is a completely moving target. it is based on a “replacement level” player. this is a person who doesnt exist. its just a profile of an imaginary baseball player, made up by the stats of EVERY SINGLE PLAYER in baseball.
A single player can put up the exact same stat .300/.400/.500 with 30 homers and 100 RBI every year for 5 years, and have a different WAR every year. suggesting somehow, that he was better in some years than he was in others. that would be false. he is exactly the same player.
anyways, i dont hate WAR, but i dont put alot of stock in it.
Well, though I did blindly compare a catcher to a CF using WAR only, I was shooting for a severe approximation. Any player heading for 6 WAR on the year (if you go for WAR, which of course I don’t, not me!) for affordable money is extremely valuable. Braves didn’t have even one of those last year. Heyward came closest at 5.1
I would still be surprised if Delgado & Schafer alone brought Bourn to the Braves, but if it would, pull that trigger yesterday.
But remember your original claim was that he wouldn’t cost a premium prospect. That’s crazy talk. And McLouth truly makes no sense for the Astros. Why would they downgrade at CF for half a season at the cost of long term value in Bourn?
I’m saving my Hammy Kudos for the rest of Uggla’s potential turn around. If he pulls it off on the heels of Atlanta putting up two and a half great weeks just as you called it, I’m anointing you ABTGOY, ABT Guru of the Year.
Why are we sold on Bourn? I’m not big on giving up Teheran or Delgado for him. Hell those guys took Happ for Oswalt. I think we can get Bourn for much cheaper than what is being mentioned on the last couple of pages. If not, then don’t go it. I don’t care what his WAR is, he’s still Michael Bourn. I don’t think we should let our desperation for outfield production make us spend too much on an average player having a career year. That said, I would give them Minor, but the younger guys seem like a waste on a player like Bourn. I know you guys hate prospects, but these guys could end up being really good. Yeah it’s not a sure thing, but Michael Bourn coming to Atlanta and not doing what McLouth and Uggla did isn’t a sure thing either.
I will stand by what I said (and expand it), I think Bourn could be had w/o giving up a premium prospect.
Houston has a lousy farm system that needs prospects. The further down you go, the more guys you can get back. They don’t see Bourn as someone that will have teams knocking down their door to get. They Braves might be the only ones asking.
You are the GM of Houston:
You have the choice of keeping Bourn vs getting someone that will play a decent CF and hit a little to finish the season (no promised money down the line – ATL might have to kick in the $1M to cover the buyout for 2012) along with a couple of mid-level prospects w/ “upside” (you don’t want them too close to the majors if it is going to take you a few years to assemble the rest of a team around them…you get someone who is ready now, you waste a couple of years building before you are ready to contend…)
Jo-Bu, correct. Note that I said “for the longest time” trying to infer that hitting for the cycle means nothing. Mark Kotsay might serve to further emphasize that.
No one is taking McLouth. No one. Not Houston. Not Gwinnett. Not anyone. Unless Kansas City serves up something and we pay his contract for the rest of the season. If Houston can get Schafer in the deal too, why would they ever consider McLouth. A non-starter to me. Schafer is cheap, can play great defense, can steal bases, and could be a decent player. I can’t imagine they would not want him in any deal for Bourn.
Apologies about saying Bourn couldn’t lead off. I had Bourn on the lips but Pence on the mind. That could be my favorite country song.
Wowzers. I can’t keep up with the board! Great show. I’m not ready to give up on Uggla…I know, I know. I’m a sucker. I can NOT believe Curt said he’d take BC back in place of Fredi G. I don’t think I understand enough about baseball to see all his mistakes but I like how he shakes up the lineup. I too would like to see more passion from him but come on, he’s replacing a legend! It’s gotta mess with your head. Just sayin.
Mark in Memphis, I don’t have anything else to add, but didn’t want to leave you hanging. I would certainly love to have Bourn in CF. Saw a mlbtr chat today where the head chatter in charge predicted he would end up in ATL.
Just got back from the lake to find my Bravos kicking Rocky ass!!! Love it!!! 3 hits for Schafer?? Is this real life?
Now THESE are the Braves everyone outside (and inside) of the ATL has been talking about!! I’m not getting too drunk on this recent high but it’s really not out of the realm of possibility that the THESE Braves could take 2 of 3 or even sweep the Phillies this weekend. Our bullpen is better but if I think back to games this season, we’ve not capitalized on their ‘pen like we thought we should have.
Nate, I would love to get Infante back on this team.
Leah, to answer your bewilderment about me supporting the return of Bobby, we really didn’t frame it with any context on the show. Originally, we had compared it to Jack McKeon returning to manage the Marlins after their manager quit. Would I want them to re-hire Bobby? No. Would I want him to come in, should Fredi be fired, and handle the remainder of the season? I wouldn’t mind it. There would certainly be some excitement from the players that would only help the team, in my opinion.
It can not be healthy to be as happy as I am right now because of the Atlanta Braves. Went to bed thinking about Uggla’s homer. Woke up and the first thing that flashed through my head … Uggla’s homer.
I really do love home runs. I didn’t always. I was all about some small ball (hush, Leah), and said many a condescending word about homer-lovers. But I’m over that. Hit the little white ball out of the park. Way out, like Dan Uggla does it, is even better.
Same for strike outs, which as a Maddux fan I used to be pretty indifferent to*. But Javier Vazquez woke me up to how sexy K’s are. Now with Kimbrel I’m in Heaven again.
*Have no idea why Smoltz’s K’s didn’t excite me that much.
#101 When you guys complain about his decisions, I get it. You make good points that make sense. I just remember last year during the 9 game losing streak or after tough losses, even I could see the mistakes Bobby made. I could list off how I would have done things differently. We’re winning like crazy! So if we lose a lot it’s the manager’s fault. If we win the manager gets no credit? I’m not trying to be sarcastic (shocking I know).
#102 “I was all about some small ball (hush, Leah)” stealing all my fun.
#107: It’s a valid point. And one could certainly say, “they’re winning, how can you complain about anything?”
That said, there are just some bad baseball decisions being made (Gonzalez in the 2 hole for the 5th straight game) that the team is winning despite of and some other bad decisions (overuse of Venters) that may hurt the team long term.
#109 I’m not saying you shouldn’t complain about anything, I’m just saying for one I don’t want Bobby back. His rose colored glasses filtered perspective was too much for me. I shouldn’t even try to have an opinion since the only info I read is from this very board. I don’t have time to venture far and wide like I used to so I usually just hop on the general consensus or at least agree with Bub but…I want to give Fredi G. some time. Wanting Bobby back in the case of overusing Venters doesn’t play…lest we forget.
One of the best things about Freeman’s power surge is that it’s STILL coming off this compact swing of his. Amazing. He’ll always be in position, with that swing, to do something with whatever pitch is offered. Starting to wonder if his ceiling isn’t way higher than – dangit, I forgot his name; you all interviewed him a couple times – than he figured.
Gotta have one downer moment and then I’m back to ecstasy. What a crying shame it is that the crowd was so small and unresponsive to Kimbrel’s big save. It really makes me sad sometimes, this attendance business. Tempted to say the city doesn’t deserve this team.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled happiness freak out.
Ham, if we take 2 of 3 in Philly, we’re the best team in baseball, but I don’t think so before then. We’re cleaning up against some pretty mediocre clubs. Not that I don’t love it, and not that it isn’t plenty refreshing to not just beat, but dominate, the clubs you should succeed against.
Leah, I am with you. I called it and am re-calling it. 2 of 3.
As advanced retribution, I am currently stuck in the Philly airport for the next 6 hours – just because they are advanced sore losers. If I didn’t have a job, a wife, some kids, and a finite income, I would stay through the weekend and rub it in their soon to be second place faces.
Leah, the Braves are hot enough (and good enough) to pull it off. The pressure is off in a way with it being a road trip against their three aces, using less than our best starters. Lining up their rotation like that could really backfire on Philly by putting weird pressure on their hitters.
But all that said, I’d slightly favor the Phillies to win the series. Those starters are just outrageous and their team is rested.
Francoeur to the Phillies is a rumor I don’t like at all.
1. Why is there so much talk that this series doesn’t mean much and that is not a series we have to win. This is not a must must win but I want to hear language like ” we know how important this series is”. These games count just as much as the ones in September. I don’t like defeatist attitudes.
2. Fredi’ managing of the bullpen an extra inning away games is horrible and doesn’t make sense. To me Priority is to stop the home team from scoring. So to do that you should bring in your best relievers first. Kimbrel should have been pitching in the 9th or 10th. Especially he should have been in when the batting lineup gets past the pitchers spot.
3. Its time to release Scott Proctor. I saw that Ibanez HR before it happened. If you go back and look at the tape Proctor’s delivery and attitude was very “I dont give a _____” I’ve never seen seen such a cookie of a pitch on that 2-0 count. That was a weak 88 mph fastball. RELEASE HIM!!!
4. This team is in first place without Fredi Gonzalez. I literally had no idea how unintelligent he was when it came to baseball strategy. I was bamboozled and hoodwinked. Jeffrey Loria had it right.
I guess Fredi is telling the media right now that: ‘You just gotta tip your hat — that was a helluva swing by Ibanez right there. Proctor pitched good and made a good pitch [no he didn't Jordan Schafer saved his @$$ on that first fly ball, idiot]. That’s the way baseball goes sometimes.’
Guys, look at the bright side – Kimbrel was available for the 11th! Great move to bring in a terrible pitcher when one run means a loss, but save a good pitcher for when one run means a tie! It is always better to manage to arbitrary silly statistics, than actual game situations.
#197 – Great point. I would think they’ll start Conrad at 3rd. But, now that I said that, it will probably be Lugo to ensure no production from that spot in the order. Wow, one bad loss has made me really pessimistic.
You guys crack me up. You wanted Chipper to go ahead with the surgery, now you don’t, this team can’t lose, we lose a tough fought battle against Cy Young winner, woe is me. I’m not complaining…just laughing. It’s over used no doubt but “you win some and you absolutely lose some.”. I’m not trying to undermine the importance of last nights game or the pain the loss continues to bring this morning. Im just saying it’s baseball. I think we can beat Hamels and Lee without Chipper. Of course I’m usually wrong so…sorry.
DOB noted that it really hurts him to bat right handed and with Lee and Hamels going the next 2 days, he might not have been able to play anyway. Makes a lot of sense when you think in those terms. Do we not think Hicks gets into one of these games? An equally as large a hole as Lugo.
Leah, I am all for the surgery. It just seemed like curious timing given we have these 2 huge games before the break. But reading DOB, it clarified a lot. He’s in a lot of pain. We’ve said it a lot, but the guy is a gamer. He’s fought through it for the team while Prado was out.
As far as win some, lose some – sure. It just seemed like you had an opportunity to steal one last night when Halladay was not at his best. And he was facing our #5 to boot. Victorino is on the DL right before the game. Lots of things falling into place. But you don’t take advantage of some chances – 3 guys on 3rd, 1 scores on an infield hit – and you end up where Proctor has to come in. I think everyone out there knew we were losing when he came in. So it’s the disappointment of it all. Let’s just see if we can somehow pull out 2 wins without Chipper.
The reason all of this negative reaction to this one loss is becaue it hurts too much to lose a game by poor management. It’s been said before by others and now I’m buying in to the notion that the Braves are where they are in the standings despite Fredi Gonzales.
I mean, if Fredi’s rationale to bat A-Gon in the two-hole is so that he’ll see better pitches, he’s completley lost becuse Alex is swinging at pitches that are way out of the zone and taking pitches down the heart of the plate. You don’t reward poor OBP with a marquee spot in the order like the 2-hole. But make no mistake about my opinon of Alex’s defensive contrinution to this team. He’s saved us at least 10 runs and probably as many or more errors with his glove.
Where did people hear about the cracked knee cap? I can’t find it.
BTW, here’s the official press release about it from the Bravos:
Chipper Jones Undergoes Right Knee Surgery
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Marvin Royster in Atlanta, Ga.
Jones is expected to return to the playing field in approximately two to three weeks.
Thanks for posting that. I just repeated what he said while watching the game on Fox.
Another subject….Congrats to Jeter for 3,000th hit today. Pretty neat it was a HR. Question for all…. if you had caught the ball, would you had done what the fan did? Rumor is the ball would have gotten him 250,000 cash.
Yeah congrats to Derek Jeter. I was reading an article about him and it makes one really interesting point. Derek Jeter is probably the most watched baseball player or athlete in history. And the writer is probably right. He’s played for the most popular sports franchise in history. He plays every night in front of huge crowds. He’s played in the playoffs every year in front of national audiences. He’s played in an era with MLB satellite tv packages and mlb.tv. He also was hilarious on the Other Guys. “Biracial Jesus” LOL.Everyone knows who Derek Jeter is, even people who don’t watch baseball at all. Interesting.
I know the fan was trying to be nice but cmon. Derek Jeter has made over 200 million dollars in his career. Yet this guy who said he works at a cell phone store probably making 35,000 dollars a year won’t even hold out for half a million dollars which Jeter or someone else would have for sure paid him. Very stupid.
Comment on Saturday’s TV: Best thing for fans would be for the network to turn up the fan noise at the park so we can turn down the commentators. They never shut up with their worthless comments!! Better yet, fire them and save some money. Do they really believe that the more the announcers talk, the more people watch?
LOL these comments about Lowe are funny. If he goes and throws a complete game shutout next start we will be raving. Wasn’t he our savior down the stretch last year? Having said that, I always said that we should unload Lowe’s contract no matter how well he pitches. 4 years was way too long.