September 11, 2011

Show #164: The Braves Stumble on the Road

Looking at where it all went wrong this week.  Plus Chipper batting second and the post season hope meter.



137 Responses to “Show #164: The Braves Stumble on the Road”

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  1. 76
    Steve Says:

    #63 – Would love a shorter season. Makes total sense, in every way, except to the owners who would lose hundreds of thousands in gate. Or, in the case of the Miami Marlins, who would lose $238 in gate.

  2. 77
    Nate Says:

    I really wish they would do away with the unbalanced schedule. It’s so unfair to the NL and AL East. The dregs of the NL Central are keeping the Cards in this thing. It makes me think they should go to 1 division per league with the top 4 making the postseason.

  3. 78
    Adam Says:

    I’m all for shortening the season. The playoff teams have pretty much been set since late August and I don’t see any lead changes happening in these last couple weeks. The owners would never go for it though. The Marlins are counting on that $238 for Christ sake!

    Side Note: It feels good beating up Florida

  4. 79
    Nate Says:

    *top 4 from each league making it to the postseason. NY, Tampa, and Boston would love this.

  5. 80
    Nate Says:

    “Or, in the case of the Miami Marlins, who would lose $238 in gate.” Solid.

    I wonder how long it takes for them to make the new stadium smell like a urinal. Maybe it already does? I went to a game in Miami last year and it was one of the worst decisions I have ever made in my life. Watching Troy Glaus run in person has definitely scarred me for life.

  6. 81
    Nate Says:

    Prince Fielder, future Met/Cub.

  7. 82
    Curt Says:

    On that note, how disruptive, and self-serving, is it for him to announce NOW that this will be his last season in Milwaukee. That’s a good team that has a chance to do some things in the playoffs and he throws that out weeks before the season ends.

    One guy on Baseball Tonight was trying to argue that it would motivate the team knowing the window was closing. I think it would serve to do the opposite. Now they are going to have to answer questions about him for the remainder of the season, instead of focusing on the real objective.

  8. 83
    Nate Says:

    #82, Dan Patrick is talking about it right now. Ridiculous.
    They asked Dan if he would take Yanks/Phillies or the field to win the WS, and he took the field. Thought that was interesting.

  9. 84
    Steve Says:

    Yeah. The Fielder thing is nothing short of ridiculous. What a total eff you to his team and the folks paying him right now. To not say it won’t be a distraction is a total joke. Maybe I’m rooting to meeting the Brewers instead of the DBacks now.

  10. 85
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Alex sat to rest a chronic sore back flare-up. Then came back so go 8 for 11 in his last three games…

    Now, it was against Florida (which he sort of plays like Chipper vs. the Mets), so it might be skewed… But with Wilson on the team to provide a day off w/o much downside defensively, I would LOVE to see them rest him at least a day as week… maybe sit him one out of every five the rest of the way…

  11. 86
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Are you kidding me about Prince Fielder? First time I have heard. You guys are a GREAT news source! :)

    This is crap! Could you imagine if he was in New York or Philly? It would be like the return of John Rocker. Milwalkee is just so desperate for a WS I think that they will look over it. Some will boo, but they will still welcome him.

    As for Prince Fielder……no class….he is JUST THAT….a “Prince”

    AS for Medlen….whould be be in the bullpen? It would be great to have him back, but are we rushing him?

  12. 87
    Walker Says:

    I’m sure Prince would take that comment back although he was being honest. No way the Brewers outbid the Cubs and Dodgers. I wouldn’t go so far to say he has no class.

  13. 88
    Leah Says:

    Are we off tonight? Why didn’t somebody tell me? sigh… disappointed.

  14. 89
    Walker Says:

    I just looked at the the 2012 schedule and every month except April is tough. I hope this team takes advantage of this moment because who knows if we will be back next year.

  15. 90
    Leah Says:

    Anne is teasing me with the knowledge of a “David Ross Show” featuring Martin Prado. I can’t find it. Is she just messing with me? If so…unkind.

  16. 91
    Nate Says:

    The Mets just got swept in 4 by the Nats. Let’s take care of business.

    Go Rays. Sorry, Ham.

  17. 92
    Nate Says:

    Julio Teheran named Organizational pitcher of the year. Does he have much else to prove in AAA? Is he guaranteed a spot in Atlanta next year? I think so. You don’t hold onto all of these guys to have a solid rotation in Gwinnett for 2012.

  18. 93
    Nate Says:

    Can’t we trade some pitching for some prospects who can hit?

    Patstornicky’s 26 errors have to be a concern. 2B is locked-up for the next 5 years, and if you’ve seen him play, Pasto sure looks like a second baseman…

  19. 94
    Steve Says:

    #92 – I agree that Teheran has a spot in the rotation next year. And, so does Delgado (maybe). Which certainly creates a surplus. I have zero doubt that either Hanson or JJ are gone next year.

  20. 95
    Leah Says:

    I vote we keep JJ. I know he’s been hurt but all the talk of Hanson’s delivery causing chronic shoulder troubles scares me.

  21. 96
    Nate Says:

    I just looked at Starlin Castro’s errors and immediately felt better about Pastornicky’s fielding.

    Part of me wonders what would have happened if the Braves could have slowed things down for Meds, JJ, and Hanson like they have for the new guys. All 3 got thrown into the fire out of necessity, before they really got a chance to build up some innings in the minors.

    I like Hanson better. He just has that it factor, and he just seems like a more competitive guy.

  22. 97
    Walker Says:

    Yeah I vote to keep Hanson. He has better stuff and we have more control years with him. The good news is no matter who we trade it should bring a huge return. Re-stocking the minor league system would be great.Thinking ahead maybe long term success with these exciting young players can attract a big time owner.

  23. 98
    Kate Says:

    I vote to keep Tommy. He isn’t arbitration eligible until 2013. Both have had injury issues so I’ll take the guy who’s cheaper and has higher upside.

  24. 99
    Leah Says:

    Poor JJ. *sigh*

  25. 100
    Walker Says:

    Why Derek Why?

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