Good show, guys. The Spy Kids franchise really took one on the chin.
I would love to see this lineup:
Bourn, Chip, Mac, Uggla, Freddie, Prado, J-Hey/Diaz, Gonzo, P
I am hoping all of our guys just find some consistency so Fredi has to do very little tweaking in the postseason. I completely understand resting O’Ventbrel if the plan is to just use them + Moylan in the postseason.
The Hanson news has me feeling much much better. JJ is kind of a huge question mark in terms of what pitcher you’re going to get. Kind of like Lowe. IMO, that makes JJ a lot cheaper when it’s time for a new contract.
I know this team is on cruise control but we haven’t clinched the wild card yet. The Giants pose no threat but with the way we are playing the Phillies the cardinals could gain a couple games and make the lead 6.5. Then we play St. Louis for a three game series and if they sweep its 3.5 with 2 weeks to go. It’s unlikely but we need to get it going.
I totally agree that 12 innings into this series and it just gets more depressing. They do look beaten down and they certainly look overmatched. Pain.
I am getting the feeling that Fredi is going to start Constanza in the playoffs. It’s just ridiculous. Constanza is a one infield hit starter. That’s it. And a crappy outfielder. Heyward’s upside game to game is so much higher.
I know J- Hey isn’t having a ideal year, but October is a new year and by starting Constanza throughout the playoffs we potentially lose out on at least one HR and maybe a couple doubles which could be HUGE.
Constanza is proving his lack of worth every time he flails at a outside breaking ball for strike three. It seriously is a crime that Heyward isn’t starting against a righty that we will hopefully see in the playoffs.
Suggestion for a new segment on the podcast: who do you want managing the Braves in 2012?
Showalter is cool but his teams always start off well but never obtain next level success with him as manager. Maybe he isn’t given more time but right after the Yankees and D-backs fired him they won World Series championships.