Nice to have a laugher after being on the other end of one on Sunday. With Hanson and Jurrjens waiting in the wings, the ABT-predicted sweep is off to a great start (knock on wood)…
Now, I know that McClouth has 2 hits tonight, but bear with me here for a minute. How’s about we try to trade for Beltran? Perhaps Minor and Delgado — would you do that trade? Have McLouth play LF until Chipper comes back, and then send Schafer down to AAA and have Nate be the 4th OF with Martin in LF.
thanks. I’ll do my best to keep it coming. And was it just me, or was the post-game thing kinda lame? Granted, I was watching it on tv and not in the stands, but come ON.
By the way…I’m sure that the Cubs and Giants fans appreciate being mentioned by the Braves’ announcers as being the only other two clubs with 10,000 franchise wins. BUT DID YOU KNOW — that the Dodgers and Cardinals have also posted 10,000 franchise wins? Don’t know how that got past the Fox Sport South fact-checkers.
David #154 – I don’t think the Braves should go after Beltran. He’s a free agent at the end of the season. I don’t think we should give up any players of substance for a half a season of a player. He’s also owed about 9MM for the remainder of the season. Just doesn’t seem to be a good way to spend that money.
On a related note, here are the official perks in Beltran’s current contract:
hotel suite on road, 15-person suite at home games, player to purchase post-season tickets, club agreed to lease ocular enhancer machine (device that throws numbered & multi-colored tennis balls at 150 mph)
Steve #167 – Yeah you’re right, though I wouldn’t mind having a contributor like him in the lineup for the second half of the season.
And I know that 5 consecutive Word Series victories by the Mets, led by Cy Young-sharers Randall Delgado and Mike Minor each year, would really sting, but imagine the opportunity of seeing Carlos Beltran go 2-for-17 in an NLCS series in a Braves uniform in 2011!!
#166 – From DOB’s blog today about teams with 10k wins:
Baseball Reference also lists the Dodgers (10,176) and the Cardinals (10,154) with more than 10K wins, but some of those came in other leagues, such as the Federal League. MLB does not recognize those wins, and neither do the clubs themselves, when citing their overall franchise major-league records.
Vizcaino to the ‘pen. I know the write-up on the ajc page said it wasn’t because they have plans for him in the ‘pen in the future, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Atlanta later this year in that role. A guy who can come in and throw 98-100 in the 6th or 7th would be a HUGE asset. His innings are high, so that may keep it form happening. It looks like an opportunity for “improvement from within the organization”, which seems to be the new slogan.
Prado and Chipper makes us a different team. It doesn’t matter what their numbers for the year are, they are just those kind of players. Anyone who has played sports on any level knows every team has those guys or gals (go US women on Sunday) that make a team, and it just isn’t the same when they are hurt.