August 01, 2011

Show #158: Braves Make a Big Move at the Trade Deadline

The Braves land Michael Bourn.  The Braves trade for Michael Bourn.  Did I mention we got Michael Bourn?



213 Responses to “Show #158: Braves Make a Big Move at the Trade Deadline”

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  1. 151
    Steve Says:

    Great win. Order is restored for a night.

  2. 152
    Kate Says:

    If Pastornicky pans out the Yunel trade won’t look so bad.

  3. 153
    Jo-Bu Says:

    Yunel Escobar trade worst in Braves history? I don’t think so, and at the time, he needed to go. Hind site is 20/20 but I’m glad he’s gone.

  4. 154
    Walker Says:

    I said one of the worst. My sight was 20/20 the day the trade went down.

  5. 155
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Looks like Mccloth is out for the season….

  6. 156
    Nate Says:

    #152, Yeah, if he hits .300 and is our most clutch hitter for 2 years. Do you guys just ignore 2007-09, because if you do, then yeah, I hate Yunel, but if you watched the Braves from 07(late)-09 you realize Yunel was more clutch than McCann. That’s just the way it was. Go back and watch some games. Gonzo sucks compared to Yunel. Fact. People didn’t like Yunel for reasons other than baseball. This is the South. These are the Braves. There I said it. If he threw his bat half as much as Gonzo did he’d be considered a menace by ATL fans. It’s an absolute double standard. Cue the Steve, Yunel tried to murder Glaus and he’s a jerk post, which is based on no fact but reporter bs.

  7. 157
    Nate Says:

    Atlanta, the city that hates good players for strange reasons and then wonders why they can’t win a championship.

  8. 158
    Nate Says:

    How can you guys say I’m glad he’s gone? How? Are u in the clubhouse? do u know what effect it had? U guys spew stuff like it’s fact when it’s speculative bs. And then when we add our opinions, that differ from yours, you act like we’re from Mars and we have no idea what’s going on? do u? do u actually know these guys? come on folks… you people know absolutely nothing on yunel. face it.

  9. 159
    Jo-Bu Says:

    Nate, why are you so seemingly obsessed that folks agree with your opinion? Just say what you have to say and move on. It’s that simple.

    I can’t help it that you and apparently others, might not don’t remember (or choose not) how he didn’t run out balls at times, called out the official scorer on errors from the field, nearly got Troy Glaus’ wrist broke on a lazy lollipop throw from short to first, would at times only talk to the press when things were going good and in general not playing ball the Braves-way. Yunel looked like he wasn’t happy, didn’t want to be there, so we moved him. It all worked out in my opinon.

    As far as wondering why we can’t win a championship these days? In sport the best team does not always win. Championships are won by the team that’s playing the best ball at the time. That is why once you get into the post season all bets are off and is the reason why it’s not surprising that the wildcard team has just as much a chance to win it all over the team with the best record from the regular season.

  10. 160
    Leah Says:

    Mercy…when did the board get so personally condescending? Please, for the love of baseball…we’re cheering for the same team!

  11. 161
    john j Says:

    Yunel trade was ONE of the worst. Period! A GM’s foresight has to be even better than his hindsight. Everyone can see the past (not necessarily clearly). One trade doesn’t make a career but let’s face it, this one was a mistake and we are paying for it almost daily.

  12. 162
    Eric Says:

    We get it. You don’t like Frank Wren. Repeating it everyday doesn’t make it more persuasive or interesting.

  13. 163
    Jo-Bu Says:

    I mean, if you wanna get on Frank, you can probably cite the Derek Lowe deal. Not on Derek’s dismal performance but on the risky huge salary over so many years that might have very well kept us from acquiring another few pieces with that money.

    But I think just like Greg Maddux thinks on deals, trades, and contract extensions: You get paid based upon what you’ve done in the recent past, not what you are going to do. GM’s don’t, and of fans don’t when the player doesn’t perform to the consistency we paid for. But how else can one assess a player’s value other than what they have done in the past? The sad fact is, we got sattled with D-Lowe for four seasons at 60 millian bucks in Derek’s declining years.

    An then there’s the KK deal which some insiders say that the Braves never even laid eyes on before the offer. My opinon on KK is: He never could cope with playing at the Major League level and it got into his head. So much so, that he could no longer pitch at this level and now (it appears) at any American professional baseball level.

  14. 164
    Anne Says:

    Chipper back in the lineup tonight. So is Constanza, not Heyward. That’ll show ‘im.

  15. 165
    Curt Says:

    I personally hate the Yunel trade. Said it at the time. Still say it now. But how many times are we going to talk about it? I’m terrible about bringing up the Tex trade and the JD Drew trade, but none of it matters right now. It’s ancient history. Those trades were made, Lonnie Smith got deked, Otis was safe, the Twins cheated, Wohlers got beat on his 3rd best pitch. Whatever. It doesn’t matter any more. It’s all over with. I hate it, but let’s focus on the problems this team has scoring runners from 3rd. The pitching in the 2nd half, etc. We can’t keep having the Yunel conversation. Turns out, it won’t change anything.

  16. 166
    Walker Says:


    “That’ll show ‘im.”

    I don’t think he’s sucking on purpose. Actually this is very sad that we are benching him when he hasn’t had consistent at bat’s these last 3 days. The only solution for a player like Heyward is to keep playing him so he can work out of his slump. Otherwise don’t bench him and just send him to AAA. No need for him to be sitting on the bench. If he can’t hit lefties then keep throwing him out there against lefties. This guys our future, we have to work with him right now.

  17. 167
    Jo-Bu Says:

    I think we need to stay with the hot hand. We can’t play for the future right now if we expect any hope of making it to the playoffs and to the World Series.

    Besides, “the South” or Braves fans needs some sort of an excuse that we didn’t make the post this season :)

  18. 168
    Walker Says:

    A player like Heyward either need to be playing everyday either at the majors or AAA. That’s the only way to improve.

  19. 169
    john j Says:

    #162, Eric, I don’t care for some of your posts either. There are a lot of less than original posts here; if you don’t like em, don’t read ‘em. Like it or not, a GM, like any other executive in any business, better get more decisions right then wrong.

    Also, no crime in following ex-Braves careers.

    Please send some more of your “original” thoughts so we can all enjoy. I particularly like it when you quote others and THEIR original thoughts.

  20. 170
    Walker Says:

    Hanson needs to get it together.

  21. 171
    Leah Says:

    6 year old just said, “I hate that apple” after Bay’s homer. Me too!

  22. 172
    Steve Says:

    Hanson looks downright dreadful tonight. Ugh. And now Turner’s 2 run homer. Wow.

  23. 173
    Walker Says:

    Wow he’s getting shelled. This is not Braves baseball.

  24. 174
    Walker Says:

    We need a right handed pinch hitter BAD.

  25. 175
    Steve Says:

    #174 – C’mon, Lugo is right handed! (kidding)

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