August 26, 2012

Show #198: The Braves Right the Ship

The good and bad of this week. The impact of the Dodgers trade. McCann’s 2013 option. And Mac vs. Uggla: Who’s doing more damage?

 

 

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  1. 1
    DAP Says:

    Great show guys. One thing is for sure about this team…its interesting.Chipper’s farewell tour, along with Heyward and Freeman coming of age…its alot of fun, most of the time.

  2. 2
    Steve Says:

    And that’s what was particularly remarkable for me this past week that it was so decidedly NOT fun for stretches. But this team, as evidenced by the last two games in SF is not falling over and is continuing to find enough offense to win.

    Hopefully Mac’s performance last night is the start of better production from him. If he would just get on base over .325 and hit better than .250 it would be an enormous boon.

  3. 3
    Shaun Says:

    This team just has very few weak spots and it just feels like the bad stretches won’t last as long.

    Last season there were gaping holes in the lineup in centerfield (even after Bourn came in he wasn’t good) and at shortstop, then there were the nagging injuries/infection from Prado and Heyward. All of that sort of set the tone, it seemed. Then, towards the end, the bullpen was overworked and the starting staff seemed drained.

    This season it seems like they have the players at every position. Even if one or two struggle, you know the rest of the team will pick them up at some point and not allow an extremely awful stretch of games.

  4. 4
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Not to hit (no pun) on Uggla again….but besides his awful or lack there of hitting, he had that bad error and a couple of base running mistakes recently.

    So when Simmons and Wilson get healthy do we drop Janish? I am thinking Janish over Wilson….

  5. 5
    Steve Says:

    @3 – Shaun, you’re right. And I fully intended to reference your latest blog in the show last night but somehow never did. All – good stuff in Shaun’s latest blog.

    @4 – Janish over Wilson. Not even close.

  6. 6
    Leah Says:

    Great show! Go Braves! I was too stupid not to be concerned this time last year. Since my baseball heart has already been broken I can’t seem to believe this year. Trying to…can’t do it.

  7. 7
    Walker Says:

    I’m loving this

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals-vs-phillies-gaffe-leads-to-4-1-defeat-and-sweep-in-philadelphia/2012/08/26/84bdaeaa-efbe-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_story.html

  8. 8
    Shaun Says:

    Steve @5, thanks.

  9. 9
    Walker Says:

    Fredi wont even stand up for his players. Argue Fredi!

  10. 10
    Curt Says:

    The homers.

  11. 11
    Steve Says:

    @10 – I thought of you immediately.

  12. 12
    Walker Says:

    Only down by 2 so we bring in Batista. Venters? O’Flaherty?

  13. 13
    Christopher Wilder Says:

    I have a question; How could you find out who the Braves have claimed on waivers? Or you will never know? Jacoby Ellisbury is an intriguing thought, imo

  14. 14
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Have you read this? Thoughts?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1312066-mlb-trade-rumors-why-braves-would-be-better-off-dealing-michael-bourn

  15. 15
    Walker Says:

    @14

    That was the dumbest article I’ve ever read. We’re trying to win a championship right?

  16. 16
    Steve Says:

    @13 – Waiver claims are secret. Only if someone leaks something do you find out.

  17. 17
    Steve Says:

    Not looking good for the Nats tonight. GOTS TO WIN.

  18. 18
    Leah Says:

    Phillies winning, Nats losing, Kemp and Molina injured in potentially big ways. Crazy night in baseball.

  19. 19
    Curt Says:

    How about the Nats and Cards both losing 9-0

  20. 20
    Leah Says:

    I’m tellin’ ya…something’s in the air. Hope it’s blowing our way!

  21. 21
    Christopher Wilder Says:

    Maybe the baseball gods are coming full circle? Braves had key injuries last year.

  22. 22
    Ham Says:

    Click “Like” if you love Kris Medlen.

    Wait, what site is this?

  23. 23
    Bub Says:

    Someone high up in this organization needs to walk up to Medlen, take off his hat, lower his head … lower … and allow Kris to punch him dead in the face. How many wins have we thrown in the trash by keeping this guy pushed back?

    (Now he’ll give up four runs in the next inning and go to the DL with a warped ass…)

  24. 24
    Bub Says:

    The really should subtract a hit from a pitcher’s WHIP when he picks ’em off like Wyatt Earp.

  25. 25
    Bub Says:

    If they L.A. Bluesox miss the playoffs I will die of laughter.

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