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. 351
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Let’s just take a breath, gentlemen and gentlewomen…

    Mr. Heyward IS in his second season, commonly refered to as the “sophmore slump”. Something I think has been overlooked greatly due to the “repeat performance” of him hitting a homerun in his first at bat of the season.

    As a rookie, they don’t know what to expect, so what you do is less scrutinized to expectation. As a sophmore, they have an expectation based on JUST the previous year…

  2. 352
    Anne Says:

    Heading to The Ted. Go Braves…whatever players remain.

  3. 353
    Bubdylan Says:

    This is how sucktastic Fredi Gonzalez is:

    Jason (Atlanta)
    KLAW, Fredi Gonzales admitted the other day that he had no idea of the OBP of Schafer, Mclouth and Heyward and that he “thought” Schafer’s was highest. How can a GM let something like this pass in a day and age when EVERY team employs people to apply advanced statistical analysis?

    (2:57 PM)
    Well, the GM is obviously fine with this. I wouldn’t be if I were an Atlanta fan, but the way that lineup is set and the way the roster is used implies that Wren is completely OK with Fredi’s (mis)management.



  4. 354
    Bubdylan Says:

    Cantstandya was the fastest base runner in all of AAA last year, FWIW.

  5. 355
    Anonymous Says:

    Fredi went to a sabermetric convention last year under an assumed name. He’s up an all these statistic things.

  6. 356
    Bubdylan Says:

    lol, sorry if it’s cruel to laugh, but DOB just tweeted that McLouth frigged up his abdominal on that throw to the cut off man last night. On that throw, I said out loud, “wow, he actually threw that ball with a little zing…”

    Shaking my head. Oh, Braves. Braves, braves, braves.

  7. 357
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Cantstandya sounds WAY to much like Costanza. I am scared…..

  8. 358
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Cantstandya will probably go 3 for 4 tonight with 1 HR, 1 double, and 2 stolen bases…..then Wren will say…..why do we need to make a trade when we have Cantstandya now?

    Wren needs to look across the street to the Falcons who just signed a MAJOR player today…….just sayin

  9. 359
    Bubdylan Says:

    Since Cantstandya has like half a dozen extra base hits in like 800 minor league at bats, I wouldn’t hold my breath on the homer. Or the double.

  10. 360
    Bubdylan Says:

    Has anybody offered any reasonable explanation for Wren’s ignoring of Michael Bourn, the most obvious and accessible acquisition in the history of Braves’ deadline needs?

    Hello? We’re already dealing with the Stros, know what they want from us, and our top two CF’s are both injured and can’t play baseball? Wren? What’s wrong with Michael Bourn??

  11. 361
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    He doesn’t read this board.

    I thought I made a good case for Bourn in a couple of earlier posts…

    Maybe we should send him the URL…

  12. 362
    Anne Says:

    Good crowd even early for a Friday night. Braves…go fishing and stop their win streak! Go Braves!!!

  13. 363
    Curt Says:

    Bourn would be too logical. Wren will sign a light hitting infielder to boost our bench.

    I’m increasingly in the camp that he isn’t doing anything.

  14. 364
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Anne are you there to see the Gwinnett or the Atlanta Braves? ;)

  15. 365
    Anonymous Says:

    I Love you Freddie Freeman

  16. 366
    Curt Says:

    That was anonymous

  17. 367
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    I knew the Pirates were going to walk into Philly and get whacked…

    You could just see that they were beginning to “believe their press”…

  18. 368
    Anne Says:

    Frig – I’m at the MLB Braves. The Ted – where we are sadly scoreless. Also sad to see the Phils make the Pirates look like amateurs after just beating us.

  19. 369
    Anne Says:

    Leggo. My. A-Go.

  20. 370
    Walker Says:

    Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal
    Sources: #Phillies close to acquiring #Astros’ Pence. Deal expected to be completed tonight. #tradedeadline #MLB


  21. 371
    Walker Says:

    Ryan Ludwick bores me. Hopefully we get Upton or Byrd.

  22. 372
    Curt Says:

    Maybe Bourn was the target all along?

  23. 373
    Bubdylan Says:

    If the Phils get Pence and the Braves get some low impact OF and scrub reliever, the Phillies will win the division by 10+ games.

  24. 374
    Steve Says:

    It’s got to be demoralizing for the players, too? Don’t you think? Cannot believe Phillies are going to get Pence.

  25. 375
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, yes, absolutely. This group cares a lot about winning, and their organization is (potentially) letting them down.

    Of course some of it can’t be helped. The Phillies are an absolute juggernaut, and the odds of catching them even if we got Pence and they got squat were not great, in my opinion. But if it goes the other way, my goodness, what a bust.

    And it would leave the Phillies in great shape to be very, very good next year as well. Blink twice and half our window will be gone.

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