October 22, 2012

Show #206: Our Interview with David O’Brien

DOB weighs in on the wild card loss, the bottle throwing, the leadership void left by Chipper, Teheran and Delgado, Venters and Hanson and the moves for 2013.



157 Responses to “Show #206: Our Interview with David O’Brien”

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  1. 151
    Shaun Says:

    Steve @137, I’m not so sure the Braves wanted him for leftifield, within the context of all of their other position players. While I think they have solid offense from all the other positions, I don’t think they have enough to pick up the slack of having Span’s offense in leftfield. I suspect they are looking for a legit leftfield bat, a bat that legitimately profiles for leftfield.

    That said, the Braves probably could have dealt with Span’s offensive production in leftfield and been okay but I suspect they felt it isn’t wasn’t worth settling if they had to give up on of their top pitching prospects.

  2. 152
    Curt Says:

    It seems like yesterday that I was feeling this type of disappointment

    Brandon, not a bad thought, but you did lose Vizcaino and Venters was hurt and not as good last year. EOF missed some time too.

  3. 153
    Brandon Says:

    Thanks Curt my full thought was trading Walden for our left fielder/ third baseman while picking up Durbin or veteran left handed reliever at a inexpensive rate as FW tends to do and do well for the most part.

  4. 154
    Brandon Says:

    The package I was thinking even though I’m not strong in evaluating prospects was Teheran, Walden, Ahmed, and Mejia for either Headley or Justin Upton! Because I don’t believe we should go for a lead off left fielder. Unless it’s Pagan.

  5. 155
    eric Says:

    @151 – They’d probably have to hope for big bounce-back years from McCann and Uggla to get a Span-like bat in LF. I hope they aren’t hoping that, but I’m hoping that.

  6. 156
    Shaun Says:

    Andrew Sisson at Capitol Avenue Club wrote a whole post on Alex Gordon. It seems the Braves are definitely thinking big.

    On some level this offseason reminds me of the very late 1990’s and early 2000’s when the Braves were going all out, doing lots of different things, desperate for that second World Series title, although on a smaller scale in terms of money. It has that feel of that period in Braves history in which they acquired Bret Boone, Sheffield, Reggie Sanders, Vinny Castilla, etc. Hopefully a lot of the moves they make this time around will work out better.

  7. 157
    Nate Says:

    New show soon?

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