lolololololololololol @ Juan Pierre’s 17 HR’s this year and even more lulz at nobody immediately going “WHAT???” If that noodle-arm is our CF on opening day, I’m buying the 1995 season on VHS and watching that all year instead. If it’s Shane Victorino, I’m going to re-watch the Cardinals-Braves one game play off 162 times. Because that would be less painful.
Thank you Steve for saving the podcast. Had you picked Chipper as your MVP over Prado I would have fired you all! We absolutely win the WC playoff game had our veteran/captain not thrown the ball into center field. He said as much himself in the post game interview. Think of all the times Prado was moved around the diamond and played like he was born there. Mercy people!
If Pierre is a Brave we’ll save money on helmets. His head is so tiny his batting helmet has to be almost free.
ham, if I was recording a podcast and had to pull up stats or ideas, thinking on my feet, I’d be lucky to remember the name of the team I root for.
Anyway maybe the joke’s on me. Pierre’s BABIP and wOBA were in line with his averages; maybe he could hit .290+ in ATL for cheap dollars.
Victorino’s got twice the WAR of Pierre, last year and beyond. I’ll just have to watch all his at-bats on gameday and then return to the tv when the next guy comes up. If I can find a way to have Shane on the team and never see his face, I could go for it. He does fit Wren’s “couple of expensive players instead of one ridiculous contract” model.
I think Prado, Bourn and Heyward would have all been fine choices for MVP. Remember when Raul Mondesi and Brian Jordan maned the Braves’ outfield?
LVP candidates: Pastornicky, Hinske and Jurrjens.
I really though Pastornicky would at least hold his own. I still think he’s a good player but maybe he’s miscast as a major league shortstop.
Hinske was awful this season and he came to the plate 147 times. Hinske was the first name that came to mind when you guys mentioned LVP. But it’s good that he was just a bench player.
Things we would change: How about Simmons getting the call-up on Opening Day instead of Pastornicky? In hindsight, perhaps that could have made a noticeable difference. I have to stress the hindsight part because, again, I thought Pastornicky would at least hold his own as a major league shortstop.
@10 – I really considered the Simmons’ call up as my do over. But I decided that he needed the extra seasoning he got those couple of months and that’s why he was so successful. It seems kinda silly seeing it in print, but that was the thought process/dismissal process I went through.
I thought about Hinske, but that’s like blaming Homer the Brave or the grounds grew. The Paint Brush. He was a complete nothing. Granted, those 147 ABs were almost completely wasted, but I don’t remember him costing us too many games.
Feel free to now insert a list of all of the games he cost us.