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. 176
    Danny Says:

    Leah! Where did you read that?

  2. 177
    Danny Says:

    I gotta say, if we can get the Beltran rental AND an arm for Minor, I am game. Otherwise, I am terrified of this deal!

  3. 178
    Walker Says:

    Why didn’t we resign Matt Diaz if we need help against left handed pitching?

  4. 179
    Walker Says:

    From Ken Rosenthal article:

    “Heyward, second in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting last season, is batting only .225 with a .319 on-base percentage and .396 slugging average, but the Braves are reluctant to send him to the minors, sources say.”

    Why the hell would we even think about sending Heyward to the minors. If we want to win the world series he needs to be on the team. This is supposed to be our stating right fielder for the next 18 years. Stick with him. We all know what kind of talent he has. Besides if we can have hope for Uggla when he has been hitting under .200 the whole season we can have hope for Jason.

  5. 180
    Leah Says:

    Danny, saw it in twitterverse but can’t find it now. I cut and pasted so I know it’s out there.

  6. 181
    Leah Says:

    Found it…tweet by @jonmorosi, here’s the link http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbbuzz/sources_red_sox_royals_have_discussed_francoeur/5671525

  7. 182
    Jo-Bu Says:

    I am totally NOT on the Beltran wagon. He’s a retread that’s having a decent year but is very injury prone.

  8. 183
    David Says:

    Gotta say, I like the Minor-for-Beltran trade for us. even though we’d only have him for a short time, our stockpile of pitching us deep enough to absorb losing minor, even if it is to a division rival. I don’t think we’d be getting anything in addition to beltran, and if we can get a healthy switch-hitting OF for an unproven pitcher with good stuff but command issues, then I think you do it.

  9. 184
    Bubdylan Says:

    Ham, 173, looks like you have Beltran in CF in your Chipper line up. Can he do CF? If so, I’m all for it.

  10. 185
    Bubdylan Says:

    Since I haven’t seen anyone say it: I think Minor is disliked by the organization.

    Speaking of wreckless speculation, anything ever come of Heyward’s alleged grumpiness? I haven’t been able to keep up much.

  11. 186
    Steve Says:

    #185: Bub, what makes you say that about the organization and Minor?

    I’ll admit that as the day has worn on, I’m getting all crazy for Beltran. He really would change our lineup dramatically (tho Ham, I don’t think he ever bats as high as 2, he’d be a 4, 5, 6 guy imo.)

    I agree that I’d want a ML ready arm or a good prospect along with him. My other concern is that Minor is simply better than our 3 big prospects right now. And if something happens to one of our starters… and all for a 3 month rental … but he’d certainly bolster the offense … I’m a bit schizo about it all right now. But, it’s exciting as hell to be part of the conversation on all the shows.

  12. 187
    john j Says:

    Steve (156),

    I’m a Braves fan since ’55 and a Rockies fan, secondarily, since ’93. There isn’t much that upsets Rockies fans. They are used to losing after a 6 run lead and they are used to winning after being behind by 10. The disappoinment came early this year as we were sure that they were contenders. Didn’t see any crying. Next couple of days will determine if Rockies are sellers and a couple of bullpen guys could be available, Spillbourgs is a great 4th OF, Giambi probably to American league as DH; despite rumors, Jimenez stays (GM would be lynched). Wiggington or Ellis could help some team down the stretch. No more Braves/Rockies games this year so, I’ll stick to Braves talking on this site.

  13. 188
    Steve Says:

    #187 – Thanks john j. And sorry, didn’t realize you were also a Rockies fan. I don’t wish the crying for you – just for everyone else.

  14. 189
    Walker Says:

    Bottom Line: Don’t trade a young future #2 lefthanded starter for a 34 year old outfielder who really can’t play centerfield anymore and can’t hit lefties and will only be here for 50 to 60 games. Not to mention he is an injury risk,. Worst case scenario is that we trade Minor for Beltran and two weeks latter Beltran gets hurt. This would be just a real dumb trade. I would maybe do Delgado, Hoover, outfield prospect for Beltran. Minor for Pence would also make sense.

  15. 190
    Walker Says:

    I swear Fredi is so stupid. I saw that double play a mile away. Why Gonzalez wasn’t bunting there with two lefties coming up makes no baseball sense.

  16. 191
    Steve Says:

    #190 – or just ask him to strikeout and insure only ONE out

    The thought of doing a weekly Gonzalez meter seems pointless. He will simply be that bad all season, I’m afraid.

  17. 192
    Walker Says:

    Tell me why we traded a cheap young shortstop with a high ceiling who hits for average for a mid thirties shortstop who can’t get on base or hit. Oh yeah attitude problems. PLEASE! The workplace is full of people you don’t like. Deal with it. I still don’t understand this “team chemistry” thing. Just because I don’t like the guy playing second base I might make more errors and hit less? I know this is an old topic but I had to say something.

  18. 193
    ham Says:

    Bub – I don’t know where else to put Beltran when Chipper comes back. Does he play short?

  19. 194
    Anne Says:

    191 – you could call the segment “Leggo my A-Go.”

  20. 195
    Curt Says:

    A K bomb for A Gonz

  21. 196
    Steve Says:

    Anne, you really have a gift.

  22. 197
    Anne Says:

    Short Bus special, that’s me.

  23. 198
    Anne Says:

    Proctor looks as big as Prince Fielder. But TV puts pounds on ya…

  24. 199
    Nate Says:

    Proctor or Kimbrel. I guess Fredi has decided this top 1/2 of the 9th inning is for the game.

  25. 200
    Nate Says:


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