Told u guys before…… As much as I hate it….. I think Hanson is done. Just like Manning….he may be out for a while too. His doctors should be canned for waiting until May todo surgery…..OR did Manning not want to say anything so he could get paid? Sorry know it’s not the Braves.
#53, And, to add to that, Peyton is a creature of habit, has his guys he’s comfortable with, etc. Had he been able to see the Colts staff in the offseason he’d be ready now. He was set back tremendously by the lock out
Matt Diaz is returning to the Braves, as the Pirates announced they’ve traded him to Atlanta for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Diaz fits the Braves’ desire to add a right-handed hitting bench bat, and of course they had him in the organization from 2006-10 before non-tendering him last winter.
Diaz, 33, is hitting .259/.303/.324 in 231 plate appearances for the Pirates this year while playing mostly right field. He was signed to a two-year, $4.25MM deal in December, but hasn’t shown the expected power production against left-handed pitchers. The Pirates’ press release does not say anything about the Braves receiving money, so GM Neal Huntington did well in unloading the $2MM owed to Diaz next year.
Steve……done for this year. I hate to say it, but i think he is. Even if he does come back, will he bounce back? DAP…..I am with you.
One reason Kimbrel is so good is because he truly believes he can get everyone out. With a gimp arm, Hanson probably no confidence in himself or his “stuff”
I always liked Diaz. He will be welcomed back I am sure by the fans and especially the club house. I wish he was coming from the Nats though so he can tell us how to beat those guys. Question is…who will go to AAA or does he fit in with the Sept call ups?
I don’t believe the lock out thing for a minute…..Did they not do a physical on him when he signed the contract in July?
#66 – It’s a great point. And certainly explains Diaz in the lineup tonight against Lannan. The one (potential) flaw in the theory is where does that leave Georgie? In your platoon scenario, Georgie only plays when Chipper has a night off and Prado’s spot in Left is vacant.
66 and 68 — y’all read my mind. I was just thinking that this trade could set up a RF platoon with Diaz and Heyward, and Constanza becomes a 4th outfielder and starts when Chipper sits and Prado plays 3rd. Perhaps that will help Heyward to focus more for the remainder of the season, and Diaz remembers how to hit now that he’s back home.
I love Georgie and the spark he’s given this club, but his fun ride has really slowed down. Last 10 games: .185/.241/.185 with 2 stolen bases, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.
Worried, I am. Where are the bats? Last 10 games: Mac, .167; Gonzo, .152; Constanza, .185; Prado, .205. This happens but usually someone is hot and helps carry the load. Not a good time for the starters to struggle either. Hope it blows over quickly. Who will be the spark? Lowe needs to start his September tonight.