December 10, 2012

Show #208: BJ Upton Talk with Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune

Roger talks about BJ’s clubhouse presence, the benchings, the Longoria fight and his approach at the plate.  We also check in on the left fielder search.

 

 

57 Responses to “Show #208: BJ Upton Talk with Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune”

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  1. 1
    will Says:

    I am at 8:34 listening to this and BJ sounds like a great clubhouse guy…so far so good

  2. 2
    will Says:

    19 min…on a personal note so do I. great show guys…

  3. 3
    Corky's Mom Says:

    I’m slow to get to the compute machine (as my son is, in general) but: Gerald Laird?? Why didn’t you take my son back? Have you not seen his awesome mutton chops of late?

  4. 4
    Steve Says:

    Shoo to the Reds. Getting more and more bummed over here.

  5. 5
    Shaun Says:

    I still think it’s possible Wren is trying his best to bluff and get someone to offer up something impressive for Teheran or Delgado or possibly some other prospect. Force other teams to come to them and blow them away for one of their top prospects rather than seem desperate for a leftfielder and possibly overpay.

    I suspect Wren will be more aggressive, the closer we get to Opening Day.

    Just my completely reckless speculation based on a little bit of my own (probably flawed) logic.

  6. 6
    Leah Says:

    I feel soooooo much better! I wish we had thought ahead and cloned Prado. All our problems would be solve. I blame Ham.

    I think Wren has something up his sleeve. And we’ll be all…”Dude! That’s awesome!”

  7. 7
    Steve Says:

    @5 – Shaun, I totally agree. As much as I fear Francisco at 3rd or some awful platoon in left, I still don’t really believe it will come to that.

  8. 8
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    YEAR GP R HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2007 135 97 33 70 31 130 19 .299 .337 .560 .897
    2008 109 76 29 75 43 103 19 .280 .344 .532 .876
    2009 117 64 20 55 40 118 9 .241 .303 .423 .726
    2010 147 67 24 79 45 123 5 .258 .322 .496 .818
    2011 137 50 26 88 27 113 2 .244 .289 .469 .758
    2012 151 68 32 108 44 153 6 .262 .322 .499 .821

    Want this 36 year old corner OF for 2 years @ 5M per year, if it costs you Tehran, Delgado or Gilmartin?

  9. 9
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    If your ONLY choice is either:

    1. Francisco @3b w/ Prado in LF against RHP and Prado @3b w/ Johnson in LF against LHP

    OR

    2. Prado @3b w/ Johnson in LF against LHP and Constanza in LF against RHP

    Which do you choose?

  10. 10
    Steve Says:

    @8 – No, not worth it. Who is it?

    @9 – I take #1. No Constanza. No. No. No.

  11. 11
    David Says:

    1. Great show, guys. Good interview with Mad-Eye Mooney, and I agree re “Lincoln.” Very boring. And as good as DDLewis is, this performance doesn’t even touch his work in Gangs Of New York, My Left Foot, or There Will Be Blood.

    2. #8 — Spoiler alert, but I think it’s Soriano. And no, I don’t think I’d give up any of those 3 for him.

    3. Josh Hamilton to the Angels. Very interesting. Wonder if they’ll be open to trading Peter Bourjos, who had a bad year, but is very young (25) and has loads of potential. I think I’d still prefer Bonifacio, but whatever.

    4. Re #9 — I agree with #10. I’d take #1.

  12. 12
    Curt Says:

    Think the Angels were feeling a little Dodger pressure to make that move? $125 mill for Hamilton. Those 2 payrolls are absurd.

  13. 13
    Kate Says:

    I take #1 for the same reason as Steve.

  14. 14
    Anne Says:

    #nationalkissabaseballplayerday is trending on Twitter. I’m very scared.

  15. 15
    Jose Constanza's Bat Says:

    14 – pssshhhh. Nothin’ new.

  16. 16
    Steve Says:

    As kind of funny as I remember last year’s being, this year’s Braves holiday message is completely lame: http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/fan_forum/greeting_card.jsp?c_id=atl

  17. 17
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    @11

    Very good. It is Soriano w/ Cubs paying all but $10M of his salary (rumor). I wanted to see what people would say based only on stats – seemingly too much “oh not that guy” type of sentiment towards him to evaluate him as a baseball player…

  18. 18
    David Says:

    17 – If I’m looking just at the stats and age, then I’d be interested only if we’re giving up $5M/year. Having to give up one of our young pitching prospects, I’d say no. The stats show an aging player in decline.

    Also, it’s so sad to hear about what happened in Connecticut. In case you haven’t heard, there was a shooting at an elementary school up there, 27 dead including 18 children. Many, many thoughts and prayers with all of those families.

  19. 19
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    With the Hamilton signing, I forsee Trout in CF and Hamilton in RF. Now, who plays left?

    Trout led off last year and do you want to fool with his stats (mostly from CF, but he did play effectively in LF)?
    AVG HR RBI OBP
    .326 30 83 .399

    I imagine they would love to trade Wells, but not w/ that contract unless they eat almost all of it. Looks like Trumbo would bring the most return.

    Trumbo is young, but I am torn between being glad he hit 30-ish HR and being afraid of his SOs. But it is interesting that in five extra ABs from year one to year two he added 33SO but he also added 3HR and 11BB in addition to increasing his slash line in every category:
    Year AB HR BB SO AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS
    2011 539 29 25 120 .254/.291/.477/.768
    2012 544 32 36 153 .268/.317/.491/.808

    Want Trumbo if it costs Tehran, Delgado or Gilmartin?
    What if it closts two of them?
    If so, who do you bat lead-off for the Braves?

    Peter Bourjos, age 25, 2 years official service, $500K
    2012
    AVG HR RBI OBP
    .220 3 19 .291
    Career
    .247 21 77 .301
    2012 (101 games)
    HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    3 19 15 44 3 1 .220 .291 .315 .606

    Mark Trumbo, age 26, 2 years official service, $500K
    2012
    AVG HR RBI OBP
    .268 32 95 .317
    Career
    .259 61 184 .302
    2012 (144 games)
    HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32 95 36 153 4 5 .268 .317 .491 .808

    Vernon Wells, age 34, 13 years, $24M
    2012
    AVG HR RBI OBP
    .230 11 29 .279
    Career
    .273 259 908 .321
    2012 (77 games)
    HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    11 29 16 35 3 1 .230 .279 .403 .682
    2011 (131 games)
    HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25 66 20 86 9 4 .218 .248 .412 .660

  20. 20
    Anonymous Says:

    Mercy me…sadness.

  21. 21
    Leah Says:

    Sitting in the GA dome ready to watch some HS football. My 7 year old is looking for a closet to hide in so he can sneak out tomorrow and watch Eli.

  22. 22
    Walker Says:

    I thought Lincoln was actually good. I could have watched another hour. But I guess that’s because I’m a political geek.

  23. 23
    will Says:

    fal
    kuns

    yea
    yuh

  24. 24
    Steve Says:

    Was lucky enough to be at the Falcons game yesterday. It was such a complete beat down. And believe me it was obnoxious in there with all the too loud Giants fans before the game. It could not have shut them up any better.

  25. 25
    Curt Says:

    I too was there. That was one of the more dominant performances I have seen from a Falcons team. Of course, they can’t win. If they lose, they are done in the national media. They win, and it’s simply because the Giants aren’t as good this year. Coughlin even dared to bring up Sandy Hook in his post game comments, which I found shameful.

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