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. 26
    Walker Says:

    LOL @ the Phillies making Michael Young their starting 3rd baseman.

  2. 27
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    1. Braves should enter spring training with current roster and see what happens w/ LF & 3B (i.e. fill from within)
    2. Braves need to sign/trade for a long term LF solution prior to spring training even if it costs a lot
    3. Braves need to sign/trade for a short term LF solution prior to spring training to bide time for prospects to grow into the job
    4. Braves need to sign/trade for a long term 3B solution prior to spring training, even if it costs a lot
    5. Braves need to sign/trade for a short term 3B solution prior to spring training to bide time for prospects to grow into the job

  3. 28
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Trade proposed in a publication:

    Atlanta Braves: Tyler Pastornicky and Julio Teheran for Mark Trumbo


  4. 29
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    In same story:

    New York Yankees: Trade Curtis Granderson for Brian McCann and Jonny Venters


  5. 30
    Walker Says:

    @ Mark in Memphis

    Both are HORRIBLE Trades for the Braves

  6. 31
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Please back up your statement…

    I agree on the second one (29), but it was proposed in the article as a “present” the team could give their fans for Christmas… So I can see it being good for NY.

    The one from the Braves (28), I am not sure I can see as “horrible”… It is a bit of a shame to give up Teheran when he has starting showing some promise in his play in the DR this winter, but then again, DR is about AA or AAA level talent…

    As I have said, Trumbo strikes out a lot and has not shown an tendency towards controlling that so far in his MLB career. However, even with the Ks, he has 30-ish HRs, a pretty good batting average, OBP and OPS. He would certainly add some RH pop to the line-up and can play a serviceable LF (can also play 1B, 3B & RF). Last season, he played at all four spots, but had the most of his games in LF. He is also young and is under team control for a few years.

    Where does “horrible” come in?

  7. 32
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    With Michael Bourn’s apparent troubles in finding a landing spot, at what point might the Braves be “back in the hunt”, so to speak?

    If he was looking for a one year deal to go back out on the FA market again next year, what would you be willing to pay for him?

    It would certainly give the Braves a good defensive outfield w/ Bourn in LF, Upton in CF and Heyward in RF… It would easily allow them to put Upton somewhere other lead off…

  8. 33
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    With thoughts toward R. A. Dickey winning the Cy & getting the big contract, do you think that we will see a surge of knuckle ball pitchers? Maybe more pitchers who can’t make it normally won’t feel like it is not really a possibility?

  9. 34
    David Says:

    Re the tshirt in the tweet pic – please tell us where we can order it too! MUST have one of those!

  10. 35
    Walker Says:

    @ Mark in Memphis

    The Trumbo trade isn’t horrible and he does have value BUT personally I really want to see what Tehran can do in the Big Leagues for an extended period. Trumbo doesn’t play defense well and his Obp really isn’t that great. It just seems like he’s the classic candidate to struggle with the Braves. If we trade Tehran I want something better.

  11. 36
    Steve Says:

    #34- I got it at Chop Shop Tees.

  12. 37
    Steve Says:

    Dale Murphy did an Ask Me Anything yesterday on Reddit. Some interesting stuff (and some crap) and worth a look.

  13. 38
    will Says:

    @27 I think I go with 1. Wren actually made some good non-trades last year, so maybe we just see how things go for a while and then make adjustments. But I would be 3 if we could get Bourn for like 9-10 mil. Boras please choke on it.

    The problem, as always, is our shyte tv revenue deal and the lametards at Liberty Media. Can we fix this? Arthur Blank? Westminster Alumni Fund? Anybody….hello…

    Blimey, how about that Julio Jones TD catch. Lets go all the way fal cons.

  14. 39
    Walker Says:

    Looks like the Braves will try out Gattis, Schafer, Constanza, Reed Johnson and Juan Francisco for the last starting spot in the lineup. Hmmmmmmm…… I wonder what we will be looking for at the trade deadline? Of course by then we probably would have lost out on 2-4 wins. I hope this doesn’t happen but I wish we could just go after Alex Gordon, Justin Upton or someone proven.

  15. 40
    Adam Says:

    could we go after kubel?

  16. 41
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Only if we got him REALLY cheap… He is really a DH…

  17. 42
    Anne Says:

    Oh, Andruw.

  18. 43
    Anne Says:

    Oh, Matty!

  19. 44
    Curt Says:

    Maybe I’m alone on this, but I think it is a big mistake for the Braves to put the ‘screaming savage’ on their BP hats. Whatever you think of the PC nature of the whole thing, it’s just going to be a PR nightmare.

  20. 45
    Walker Says:

    As if we need more bad karma. Curious decision.

  21. 46
    will Says:

    PR nightmare. As embarrassing as it would be, Id immediately issue an apology and reverse the decision. Based on overwhelming blah blah blah we have changed our policy blah blah. Dumkoffs.

  22. 47
    will Says:

    and its not because im all that pc, its because the press will constantly bring it up.

  23. 48
    Curt Says:

    And they got a lot of good press for leaving it off the throw back uniforms just LAST SEASON.


  24. 49
    Walker Says:

    At least we arent as bad as the Indians. Their logo with the broad smiling red faced Indian is so racist its unbelievable.

  25. 50
    Curt Says:

    But the Indians aren’t using that guy much at all anymore. Really, nothing beats calling your team the Redskins.

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