#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.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.