July 25, 2011

Show #157: The Braves Pitching Struggles on the Road

Trade deadline talk. The starting rotation. Chipper’s return. And the Wayward Heyward Meter

 

 

505 Responses to “Show #157: The Braves Pitching Struggles on the Road”

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  1. 251
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Phills talking to SD about Mike Adams and Ryan Ludwick in a deal, but talks are appearently “held up” by talks w/ Houston concerning Pence.

  2. 252
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    @249

    Forgot it screen potential XSS items…

    Insert “-grin-” and “-rolling eyes-” on either side of the comma after “think” and “etc.” after the “and”…

  3. 253
    Leah Says:

    #241. I don’t know about real life but in virtual world you’re the dude who looks like he’a wearing a sweater under his muscle shirt.

  4. 254
    Bubdylan Says:

    Every time I see Nate’s hair bobbing up and down, my dislike for Schafer grows less.

  5. 255
    Bubdylan Says:

    Sigh, the return of Lowedemort.

  6. 256
    Anonymous Says:

    I cannot believe this series….miserable. We are never inviting the Pirates for a visit again…never.

  7. 257
    Leah Says:

    Um…

  8. 258
    Anne (less lazy) Says:

    Giants beatin’ up on the Phillies AGAIN? Somebody up there likes us poor schmoes.

  9. 259
    Bubdylan Says:

    Like the life on Vavaro’s pitches.

  10. 260
    Anne Says:

    La Dolche Varvaro…or something like that

  11. 261
    john j Says:

    Wow, Varvaro makes it interesting. You strike out or you walk but he can’t be hit.

  12. 262
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Looks like Alex has changed his approach at the plate.

    It looks like he has cut down on his swing a bit to just hit line drives. It has paid dividends this evening. Except for a great play on a line drive by Cedeno, Alex would be 3 for 3…

  13. 263
    john j Says:

    11 hits? Could have used one or two “timely hits”.

    How about just releasing McLouth?

  14. 264
    Kate Says:

    Well I didn’t get the result I was hoping for in my first trip to the Ted. I apologize for the loss that is sure to come tomorrow night. I have terrible luck when attending sporting events.

  15. 265
    Curt Says:

    Watching Baseball Tonight and Kurkjian really seems to think the Braves are heavily working on a deal for Pence. 3 or 4 prospects in the deal. I HOPE that one of those will be Schafer. Otherwise, we might be getting fleeced again.

  16. 266
    Curt Says:

    Last one…according to Trade Rumors, the Phils offered the #39 and #70 rated overall prospects plus a 2nd tier pitching prospect to the Astros for Pence and were turned down. Also reports that the Braves deal could include 2 top pitching prospects, but not Teheran. (Minor + ?).

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/atlanta_braves/

  17. 267
    Bubdylan Says:

    If we trade, say, Minor and Vizcaino, what’s our post-Huddy rotation looking like? I am sure we will have to let one of Jurrjens and Hanson go when the price tag gets high. So…

    Jurrjens/Hanson
    Teheran
    Delgado
    Beachy
    Medlen/Free Agent

    Hoping just five pitchers will fill five spots is pretty risky, and if they dwindle down to this for Hunter Pence and don’t sign him past 2012, all that work on building the farm will be a ghostly vapor. If they DO sign Pence for more years, it’s a decent gamble.

  18. 268
    Curt Says:

    Bub, it seems, given their history, that if they are to pay anyone, it’s pitchers. It seems unlikely to me too, but maybe they sign both of those guys. Even with them being Boras clients.

    Doesn’t logic dictate that only 2 of these guys are going to make it big time? It all comes down to picking the right 2.

    They HAVE to resign Pence if this goes through. You can’t give up that much for a year and a half. We’ve already seen how that turns out. I’m a little anxious about all of this.

  19. 269
    Curt Says:

    Of course, this morning, the leading contender listed for Pence is the Phillies. It also notes that this is the deadline for that deal to go through and then the Astros are moving on. Domonic Brown seems to be the hang up.

  20. 270
    Eric Says:

    Kimbrel on the Rude Awakening this morning. Rude asked him if he kept track of his stats. He said, “The only one I know is blown saves.”

    Also, coming out high school he could barely throw in the low 90s. He dropped 800 lbs of sheet rock and his left foot. Spent the entire rehab throwing from his knees, tweaked his mechanics, and by his second year of JUCO was regularly hitting 96.

  21. 271
    Curt Says:

    Note to self: Go back in time and drop 800 lbs of sheet rock on foot.

    More on the Phils and Pence. Apparently the prospects being offered by the Phillies for Pence are A ball guys. The Stros fans are none too excited about this.

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2011/07/28/astros-now-more-likely-to-trade-pence/

  22. 272
    Curt Says:

    And then there’s this opinion from Philly that Pence isn’t remotely close to being worth what they might give up for him.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20110729_Paul_Hagen__A_scout_s_dissenting_view_of_Astros__Pence.html

  23. 273
    Nate Says:

    I think one of the stipulations from the ‘stros is that they want some MLB ready guys in the deal, but Minor, Delgado, and Schafer seems like a lot. This might be the only way you get a right handed bat to Atlanta.

  24. 274
    Steve Says:

    Pence gets dealt today. And I think it will be to the Braves.

  25. 275
    Steve Says:

    Also, I think it will be Minor and Delgado. Both of whom are real question marks. Not saying that it’s a no brainer and there’s no risk. They could both be awesome. I’m just saying, we don’t really know about Delgado yet and we’ve seen a good bit of Minor and it’s up and down so far.

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