“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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.