Frank Wren – good job. Bourn’s probably a 350 OBP player – that makes him 3rd best on the team after Mac and FF. The avg will come down with such a high BABIP and no power, but to get an acutal big league starting CF for Schafer and none of the big prospects — I like it.
1. I’m probably alone here, but I had completely given up on Schafer.
2. A REAL LEAD OFF! AFTER ALL THIS TIME!
3. This benefits the Braves even more than it would a normal team because Fredi can NOT get the top of the line up correct without having it absolutely spelled out for him. This spells it out.
4. We gave up SQUAT for this level of player. Totally defeated the Phillies in this deadline race.
You guys realize that Wren has now officially crafted a great pitching rotation, given us the slugger we’ve been missing, AND given us the lead off guy we’ve been missing all this time. Not to mention the closer issues we struggled with for years, he solved with Wagner and by hanging on to Kimbrel.
All these issues he solved with STAR level players, all while keeping the farm at an uber high level, and all while operating on half the budget of the big boys.
Just no words for how satisfied I am with Frank Wren right now. Sorry I doubted him. And whoever gave me all that sh*t about Wren being good (you know, before I waffled), hope you’ll drop in and do your own waffling now.
Wow after losing out on Pence, Bourne is exaclty what we need. A true leadoff hitter, he leads the majors in steals, the braves wont know how to act with all that speed! Not to mention he leads the league in hits since June 1 and is hitting .338 in that stretch, 4th in the NL. I am so happy right now, cant wait for the show tonight guys!