July 17, 2011

Show #156: The Braves Start the 2nd Half Right

Looking back at the All Star Game.  Chipper’s recovery. Wren’s comments about the trade deadline.  And the 10,000th win.



310 Responses to “Show #156: The Braves Start the 2nd Half Right”

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  1. 101
    Danny Says:


  2. 102
    ham Says:

    I smell a Mac Attack coming.

  3. 103
    ham Says:


  4. 104
    Leah Says:

    Cannot handle Chip Carey.

  5. 105
    Anne Says:

    Rockies vests = lame

  6. 106
    ham Says:

    Oh no-do.

  7. 107
    ham Says:


  8. 108
    Curt Says:


  9. 109
    Jo-Bu Says:

    You just saw that one coming.

  10. 110
    Leah Says:

    That one’s a heartbreaker.

  11. 111
    Leah Says:

    Did you Jo-Bu? I totally thought O would get out of it. Martin is going to beat himself up over that one…as he should. (can’t believe I said that)

  12. 112
    Jo-Bu Says:


  13. 113
    Steve Says:

    Walking Wiggington there was just asinine. I’m sorry, Car-go is too good to walk some to bring up.

  14. 114
    john j Says:

    It is tough enough being a Braves fan here in Colorado as I only get the 3 or 4 games here and usually catch the Braves somewhere else a couple of times a year. Watch them on TV all the time but nothing beats live baseball for getting a feel for a team. The 3 games have shown a lot. Good and Bad. You all know this team is centered around the pitching but a championship team does need some hitting. It is one thing to get beat by Jimenez, it is another to get beat by tonights group. Without Chipper and McCann, there is little. Yes, Uggla and Freeman are earning respect; after that, nada. Can a team that carries Gearrin, Proctor, Lugo, Conrad, Gonzo, etc. go all the way? Add a weak hitting outfield of Heyward, McLouth and Schafer (Schafer does show hustle and promise) and you can expect results just like the last two nights; has a championship team ever had a weaker outfield? I did learn this week why the Braves don’t fill the house in Atlanta. Poor hitting, poor fielding (our high school boys would have played the ball better than Prado and one senior has a better arm than Heyward), poor managing and poor base running does not work well if you plan to win. Heyward is obviously carrying some sort of attitude that can be cancerous to a team; he has looked PO’d all week,doesn’t hustle and contributes little (doesn’t even look friendly to teammates during warmups). Several good ideas have come up on this site for possible trades; some better happen or a great opportunity will slip away; it is not often that a team can assemble 8 or 9 effective pitchers. One man’s observations. 113, u r right. Nobody walks someone to pitch to Cargo.

  15. 115
    Bubdylan Says:

    Can a team that carries Drew Carpenter, Danys Baez, David Herndon, John Mayberry Jr., Michael Martinez, Raul Ibanez, Ben Francisco, Ross Gload, Brian Schneider, etc. go all the way?

  16. 116
    Leah Says:

    (doesn’t even look friendly to teammates during warmups)…that’s the most troublesome part of #114.

  17. 117
    john j Says:

    Sorry, each team has a different situation; making the Braves better is my concern. Bub, your past comments clearly are in the “don’t bash Wren” category so, sorry one sentence out of 20 offended you. Braves will need to rely on their bench as some starters are not doing that well. But the real point is that the Braves likely will have to make a few changes now and at the end of the year. Anyone willing to bet the Phillies won’t make some improvements? Bub, say hi to Wren for me. Maybe he can extend Lowe’s contract and renew McLouth’s.

  18. 118
    Nate Says:

    #114, Cody Ross, Aaron Rowand, and whoever else Bochy threw out there last year. I do agree with you that we need mire hitting, but I don’t see a big move happening.

  19. 119
    ham Says:


    On another note, it’s not so much that I don’t want to read Fredi’s post game comments, it’s that I don’t HAVE to read them. “We had some guys on, they made some plays, and we couldn’t get anything done.”

    Oh! So that’s what happened. Thanks for clearing that up for me, Luna Lovegonzalez. (That was for you, “Vinnie.”)

  20. 120
    Frigatedoc Says:

    So DOB says a trade for a bat is coming…who do you think it will be?

  21. 121
    john j Says:

    Denver Post today:

    “Sometimes, no matter how compelling the evidence, no matter what the eyes are saying, no matter what the book suggests, a manager has to ask himself a simple question: Whom do you want to beat you?”

    ……. “Wigginton is 4-for-41 with runners in scoring position and two outs this season. CarGo? He’s now 13-for30 with three homers and 18 RBIs.”

    Post also had a few points thanking Prado for making the first out at home in the 6th. Radio show said he must have thought the bases were loaded. We’ll need Prado but this wasn’t his best game.

    Heading for the ballpark. Hope Fredi and Prado got penty of rest and are ready for a new day.

  22. 122
    Nate Says:

    Please no B.J. Upton. Please.

  23. 123
    Nate Says:

    Minor and the G-Braves are on CSS right now.

  24. 124
    Nate Says:

    Jonny Gomes? Really?

  25. 125
    Curt Says:

    It won’t be something flashy. Fredi seems to go out of his way to praise Schafer. They might pick up a backup type and add a righthander to the bullpen, but I will be shocked, shocked I say, if it is anything more than some tweak. They are still hanging on the Chipper and Moylan are coming back vein, and I think that is where they stay.

    Carlos Beltran is not walking through that door. Hunter Pence is not walking through that door.

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