July 27, 2008

Show #30: Why Do All Those Cars Have Their Lights On?

Was Saturday in Philly the worst loss of the season?  Mike Hampton’s performance.  Would you trade Francoeur?  And where do we go from here?



15 Responses to “Show #30: Why Do All Those Cars Have Their Lights On?”

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    mrdink Says:

    Would it be smarter for an organization to , knowing that the braves need to get rid of him, wait out a possible texiera trade to try and pick him up in free agency? Which would be a better deal for this team?

    Love the podcast.

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    jon Says:

    I really don’t think we have the cap space to do that. A big market team like the Yankees or Dodgers or someone will snatch him up. Truth is, depending on how much money we’ll have will depend a lot on Smoltz, Hampton, and the rest of the money eaters.

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    Steve Says:

    Hey mrdink. Thanks for the comment. As far as other organizations go, waiting to get Tex in the off-season becomes a gamble. You need to weigh, as this prospective team, if you want to give up current roster players/prospects this week for the guarantee to have first dibs on signing him vs. taking your chances against other suitors this winter and give up a draft pick for the right to sign him (the Braves would get 1 draft pick from the team that signs him and then a supplemental pick from the “pool”). For the Braves, I think they should try to get proven commodities for him this week as opposed to draft picks in the winter. But, I fear, given a lack of 1st basemen need for the contenders, coupled with the Scott Boras factor, the Braves may be in a tough spot trying to trade him this week.

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    JB Says:

    Great show this week as usual guys.

    I don’t know what I think of your whole “Dress the cow in nazi vestments to get Bobby fired idea”….

    but creative.

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    Steve Says:

    Well, sure – but it just shows you how committed we are to getting Bobby to move on.

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    Steve Says:

    HUDDY!!!! Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Steve Says:

    Anybody out there planning to go the Braves Power Lunch this Thursday (7/31) at Maggiano’s? I will be there and would love to meet up. And if you’ve gone before to one of them, share your impressions: is it cool? can you ask questions? do you have to get there early to get a good seat? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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    jon Says:

    Steve(or anybody else), I was wondering what you thought about a Mark Teixeira for Chad Tracy and Micah Owings deal? We would have Tracy for at least 2009. Geese all this trade rumor stuff gets me excited

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    jon Says:

    Add outfielder Gerado perra and Billy Buckner to that deal.

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    jon Says:

    holy crap greg norton (pee wee herman look a like) is batting cleanup for us! any good therapists?

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    Steve Says:

    Hi Jon – got your email and thought I’d turn it into a post.

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    Anonymous Says:

    Why we even have Greg Norton has baffled me from the outset of the season. It’s one of those things you just sort of cock your head to the side and go’ “duh?” about.

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    Justin (mrdink) Says:

    Greg Norton = great clutch hitter.

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    Steve Says:

    Justin – agreed. Norton’s hit .310 with an almost .400 OBP in late and close situations. The problem is, he was only intended to be a bench player. We should never have seen as much from him as we have this year – but injuries have forced it. He’s not an everyday player. The other problem is that in Bobby’s infinite wisdom, Norton has batted 6th or higher in over half of his 159 PAs. That is just insane.

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    jon Says:

    Chipper just said it was like he lost a brother yesterday. Tex will be missed but Chipper is the team leader and needs to step up and make sure everyone on this team puts tex behind them.

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