October 11, 2009

Show #83: The 2009 Braves Season in Review

We look back at the season’s highlights and lowlights, tab our MVPs and LVPs, and name our do-overs for the season.



19 Responses to “Show #83: The 2009 Braves Season in Review”

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    Leah Says:

    Congrats Steve! 13 years is a long time…I should know. The Rev and I were married 13 years in August.
    Lies…lays…no idea but Hammy, you’ve stepped on my soap box. You said you could care less meaning you at least care a little. What you meant to say is I couldn’t care less…there is no possible way for you to care any less. Got it? Good. Don’t let it happen again.
    Great show. I might have to go back and listen to it again next week when I’m convulsing due to no new podcast. I get it, you guys have lives, whatever. Hearing Steve’s stats on Prado hurt. That was the double edged sword with Diaz’s base running blunder. Prado was at the plate and he can hit! Again, great show…great season…i’m a smarter fan due to this “community” and for that I thank you.

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    Tcc Says:

    I agree, Leah. I’ve always considered myself something more than a “casual” Braves fan but ABT has made me think more about the goings on, on the field and in the dugout and the front office as well. Good for you Steve, Curt and Ham. Keep up the great work!

    I see in Chop Talk that JH, FF, MM, Brandon Hicks and some others are headed to the Arizona Fall League. Let’s hope that any one of them has the impact that Hanson had last year. They will be playing for the Peoria “Saguaros”. GO FIGHTING CACTI!!

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Another good show. I agree with Leah & Tcc that ABT has made the season better.

    Can’t wait for AFL. Come onnnnnnnnnn, Frederick. If we really did graduate two impact players to the majors from our system in the next two years… it’s too bad Jurrjens is a Boras guy. Seems like there’s always something that keeps things from completely coming together.

    But we’re definitely coming up on our next big window for a championship.

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    Steve Says:

    Leah, Tcc, Bub – thanks so much for the kind words. It is greatly, greatly appreciated. And yeah, c’mon AFL! Hoping for some substantial, philosophy-altering performances (in a good way).

    By the way, it’s looking like the Steve Wynn (Baseball Project) interview will get done and get posted tonight – with Hammy at the reigns! Stay tuned.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    “The Rev and I were married 13 years in August”

    I thought there were … only 31 days in … each … Au … gust.

    Oh, why do I do it?

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    Leah Says:

    Oh funny guy. l think you’ll agree this August did feel like 13 years.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Braves pitcher Tim Hudson is expected to choose free agency “barring a last-minute, knockout offer from the Braves,” according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says the Braves are likely to exercise their half of Hudson’s $12MM mutual option for 2010, but Hudson would rather decline his side and seek a larger guarantee. Hudson is projected to fall just short of Type B status, and if that holds up there would be no point to an arbitration offer.

    Back on September 24th, ESPN’s Jayson Stark found it “all but certain” that Hudson would return to the Braves next year. Earlier that month Hudson told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman he’d be glad if the Braves picked up the option.

    I’m not sure Hudson is judging the market correctly. He recovered from August 2008 Tommy John surgery to make seven starts this year, posting a 3.61 ERA. He’d be turning down one year and $12MM for perhaps two years and $16MM guaranteed on the open market (my best guess). -Tim Dierkes


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    Leah Says:

    Time for Frank to start going for next year’s ABT MVP award. Come on Huddy…take one for the team. Think of the children!

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Minor pitched 2 innings, one run, unearned. No k’s, couple of BB’s.

    So far, Heyward’s been up to bat 3 times: Reached on error, double, double. He stole a base. He drove in a run. He scored a run.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Damn. Heyward came up with bases juiced and his team down by one, grounded out.

    Oh, well. Maybe Freeman will be a decent prospect…

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    Leah Says:

    Bub, are you just reading a summary or are you watching? If you’re watching then how pray tell? I wanna watch (said in the sing song whiney voice my kid’s love to use).

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    Curt Says:

    So looks like Ham and I aren’t getting our wish on Wagner. He is saying that he is going to retire.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Leah, I “watched” in on gameday.

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    Wiley Says:

    Where did you guys get those numbers? Those were fascinating.

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    Curt Says:

    Wiley, Baseball Prospectus has a wealth of data.


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    Leah Says:

    Curt, a magician never shares his secrets. I pictured you three crunching numbers before every show.

    Question…would it make the Braves look good for the Phillies to be NL Champs? I lived in LA for a while and have a bit of a soft spot for those boys in blue so I was just curious.

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    Leah Says:

    Aw Chase. Hope sombody gives him a stiff drink on the flight home.

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