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. 151
    john j Says:

    Leah, thanks for sharing Prado’s comments. It wasn’t his day running, hitting or fielding; it is baseball. But he is a good player who plays with intensity and will help us win many games.

  2. 152
    Anonymous Says:

    Easy easy easy. Let’s watch the personal attacks (unless they are directed to one Fredi or Alex Gonzalez).

  3. 153
    Leah Says:

    Why can’t we all just get along…

  4. 154
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Anybody else notice that when Kimbrell gets two outs he starts rushing his pitches… and he usually walks someone?

    When he pauses a bit in his set position, he throws a much better pitch…

  5. 155
    Walker Says:

    I usually don’t do this, but I’m guaranteeing the Braves win their next 7 games. The pitching we face against the Reds and Pirates can be handled easily. I just have this feeling.

  6. 156
    Steve Says:

    john j – were the Rockies fans stunned? crying? despondent? as we kept coming back and then finally settled in to the lead? I want to hear some stories of real hopelessness.

  7. 157
    Steve Says:

    #155 – Wow, Walker. OK, I’m ready to sit back and enjoy a week straight of victories.

  8. 158
    Anne Says:

    Anybody else looking forward to seeing Dontrelle Willis pitch this weekend? Now there’s a guy who had a lauded start and crazy section for a bit…

  9. 159
    Nate Says:

    I must say, I am a fan of these late afternoon games.

    The Mess looked at Minor yesterday. I consider Minor expendable at this point. I’d like to hang onto the big 3 of Teheran, Delgado, and Vizcaino.

  10. 160
    Nate Says:

    Tomorrow is the day game, got all excited for nothin’.

  11. 161
    Kate Says:

    I just think there has to be a way to package Minor for a better deal than two months of Beltran. Can Beltran even play CF full time?

  12. 162
    Nate Says:

    No. If an AL team got him they would probably DH him a lot. It’s not really in Wren’s style to do a trade for a rental player. If the Braves acquire a LF or CF they really need to get someone who can fill that role for more than the final half of this season. There really are not any great options in our farm system.

    B.J. Upton could be a real possibility. He was brought up last year, too. He is crazy talented, but he is also crazy.

  13. 163
    Kate Says:

    I would love to get Upton, his splits away from the Trop are really good.

    I would also be happy getting a Reed Johnson type (plays all three OF spots and is good against lefties) and a RH relief pitcher at the deadline.

    Beltran against lefties this season .232/.291/.547.

  14. 164
    Nate Says:

    Upton could be one of those guys who just needs a change of scenery. He is better than both McLouth and Schafer. It just seems bizarre to trade Yunel for character issues and essentially acquire a less talented player a year later with very similar issues.

  15. 165
    Curt Says:

    As long as it isn’t Frenchy. I’d rather we got Melky back.

  16. 166
    Leah Says:

    #165…Yowsers! Fredi handled Hanley Ramirez kinda crazy last year. Couldn’t he handle Upton?

  17. 167
    Leah Says:

    “Once the Mets act on Beltran, they can listen more seriously to offers for some of their other players. The team, however, likely will proceed carefully. Club officials do not want to give up on the season entirely”

    Homerism in the land of sucktitude…

  18. 168
    Steve Says:

    Listen to this Peter Gammons interview (it’s in the first 3 or 4 minutes). He thinks the Braves are the front runners for Beltran. http://t.co/i7W8kxw

    Also, DOB just tweeted that Gearrin’s been sent down and Christian is back up. Good move.

  19. 169
    Steve Says:

    “Homerism in the land of sucktitude…”

    Mets fans should get t-shirts made.

  20. 170
    Danny Says:

    I think a more mature Frenchy would make our bench stronger, while building on the chemistry that makes us the Braves

  21. 171
    Nate Says:

    Olney thinks we lead for Beltran, too.

  22. 172
    Leah Says:

    Anybody know who’s pitching for Gwinnet on Tuesday? I’ll be headed to Durham donning Braves’ emblems from head to toe. Ok…maybe head to belly button but if I had Braves shorts, socks and shoes I’d wear them too.

  23. 173
    ham Says:

    Bub, I know that you already mocked this up, but where do we put Beltran if we get him? Is this the lineup . . . .
    Shafer
    Prado
    Beltran
    McCann
    Freeman
    Uggla
    Heyward
    Gonzalez
    Pitcher

    What is the lineup when Chipper comes back?
    Prado
    Beltran
    Chipper
    McCann
    Freeman
    Uggla
    Heyward
    Gonzalez
    Pitcher

    I like them both, come to think of it. Not to count our chickens before they hatch, but if the Mets are willing to give us two months of Beltran (and maybe some $$ and a reliever) for Minor, I think we take it.

  24. 174
    Curt Says:

    Fingers crossed that they throw Manny Acosta into the deal

  25. 175
    Leah Says:

    “Francoeur, 27, has appeared in the postseason twice and reached the World Series with the Texas Rangers last year. He has a .973 OPS against left-handed pitching in 2011, making him one of the most coveted right-handed hitters on the midseason trade market.”

    Anybody expect to read this sentence?

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