October 25, 2009

Show #85: Looking at the Braves Off-Season

We discuss all the burning questions:  the starting rotation, 1st base, the outfield, and the bullpen.



397 Responses to “Show #85: Looking at the Braves Off-Season”

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  1. 1
    Bubdylan Says:

    Good show. I hope the market for Lowe really is there. That would be too good to be true.

    Thanks for the shout-out to us commenters, Stevie.

  2. 2
    Will Says:

    Thanks guys. Go Braves!

  3. 3
    Anne Says:

    Since I’m choosing to IGNORE the World Series and its inevitable ending…I’m intrigued with the news that Mark McGwire will be the Cardinals hitting coach. I idolized him as a kid – back in the “Bash Brothers” days at the Oakland Coliseum. …and then he broke my heart. He and Canseco both.
    He and LaRussa will be all pals-ey again. (like Chipper & LaRoche ?).

  4. 4
    Leah Says:

    *sigh* *sniff* sad. Now what will I look forward to every Monday morning? How to get through the off season? These “occasional” podcasts “periodically” during the off season better be great in number and come often.
    My brain understands that a pitcher making x amount of money should start and the one making much less is in the bullpen. However, my heart asks why can’t we just take the guys we have and make use of them where they best serve the team? I was glad you guys finally mentioned McClouth because I love watching that guy play. Maybe it’s just because he came to the team bringing hope and dreams of being a playoff contending team but I think it’s more than that. I love his speed and how he sees the ball from CF (just not when he sees it flying over his head).
    Finally, Hammy, please for the love let your wife answer the door for a while. Lest a boyscout come and offer you a tub of popcorn for an absurd amount of money and get a fist to the gut for his trouble.

    I freaking love Prado, Diaz, and Escobar. Can’t wait until next year! I feel like the all the stars are lining up and the baseball gods are smiling on the Braves in 2010! I’ll see you all in the ATL for the first playoff game played at the Ted in WAY too long!

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    Anne Says:

    Oh, and now that I’ve had time to listen to the podcast – I second Bub with the thanks for commenter shout-outs. When you guys win the Peabody award…who will remember us then??

  6. 6
    Bubdylan Says:

    When you end up here, you’ve been surfing the web too long:


  7. 7
    Leah Says:

    Awesome music Bub, my Four year old was diggin it. Speaking of kids…Steve I loved the air guitar story this week.

  8. 8
    Steve Says:

    Anne – you can come up on stage with us to accept the award – consider it done. Regarding McGwire, while he may be a fine hitting coach (and I think that he and LaRussa have been pal-ing around all those years, just out of the media’s eye), why would you want to deal with all the questions and distractions? It seems they are already uncomfortable about it given that he didn’t attend his own announcement press conference!?!?!?!

    One more thing about the severed leg/air guitar thing. So, at this Halloween shop, they were playing “Halloween” themed songs. Except, they were all sung by kids. And the CD included “The Time Warp” from Rocky Horror. And, frankly, I didn’t need to hear a bunch of 8 year olds sing about doing the pelvic thrust.

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    Russell Hess Says:

    One of the best show’s of the year. I can’t wait till Wren crank’s it up at the winter meetings. Also one of he funniest, “… love pipe…,”. Great job. Keep it up.

  10. 10
    Bubdylan Says:

    Okay, I got no love on this sentiment last time, but I’m running it up the flag pole “one more again”:

    Who is with me in finding the shows with just “our gang” (like this one) the best ones. I like the guests, and I can’t believe how many top notch interviews ABT has rounded up seemingly at will. I’m also super impressed with how well you guys act as hosts.

    BUT, I think you owe it to us to broadcast a full “Just Us” half hour in addition to the great interviews each week. Especially if you’re gonna punk out all winter long while our eyes bleed into the bright white glow of the MLB Trade Rumors site.

    Steve will accuse me of not properly heralding the interviews because they are with rich people.

    Hammy will say I’m subversively flirting with Leah. [Hi, Leah :) :) :) ]

    Curt will say, “Let them eat cake.”

    But… who’ WITH ME??

  11. 11
    Leah Says:

    ‘Sup Bub. Have I ever told you I’m 5.5 and weigh 420 lbs? Not to mention my beard and adult acne. I agree about the podcasts with our three favorite hosts. I love the interviews but like them a la cart.

  12. 12
    Bubdylan Says:

    Gosh, now I REALLY have a crush!

  13. 13
    Bubdylan Says:

    … just kidding. Yeesh.

  14. 14
    Leah Says:

    I know…I get that a lot.

  15. 15
    Leah Says:

    Patience Bub…patience. I was at Bible study causing great revival.

  16. 16
    Curt Says:

    Injury knocks Heyward out of Fall League


  17. 17
    Leah Says:

    Yikes. Is it odd for one so young to sustain such an injury? Should I be freaking out? Trying not to freak out…

  18. 18
    Bubdylan Says:

    We should all be freaking out at every moment, regardless.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Looks like Hudson’s a go.

    Hope Knows-it-all Rosenthal’s wrong about Javy being a possibility…


  20. 20
    Leah Says:

    Wahoo! Good deal Timmy! Seriously, are we worried about Heyward? I can’t worry all the time like some do.

  21. 21
    Curt Says:

    Sorry about all the pasting but this is some good stuff from DOB.


  22. 22
    Steve Says:

    Russell – thanks for the kind words. And welcome!

    Leah – I’m not worried about Heyward. Stuff happens. Now, if it happens again in the near future, then I start to worry.

    Bub – Thanks for the continued lobbying. I know that we were very, very guest heavy at the end of the season. And that was more a result of a bunch of opportunities presenting themselves in a short window as opposed to an intentional move. And we’ll take your request seriously.

    Go Phillies!

  23. 23
    Leah Says:

    Have a night Cliff Lee. Um Steve? One more thing. Next time you thank the message board commentors remember…ladies first.

  24. 24
    Steve Says:

    Leah, make no mistake about it, I am thankful for you every day. Just giving props to Russell and his first appearance on the board.

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    Leah Says:

    Well, that goes without saying. I was referring to the kind words at the end of the podcast. Don’t mind me…I hear unguided bitterness is a side effect to very painful detox.

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