November 22, 2009

Show #86: Checking in on the 2009 Braves’ Off Season

Tim Hudson’s extension.  Trading Lowe or Vazquez?  Outfield acquisitions.  The closer situation.  And the 2010 broadcast team.

 

 

110 Responses to “Show #86: Checking in on the 2009 Braves’ Off Season”

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  1. 51
    Curt Says:

    Um, yes please on the 1-year deal the Braves just signed with BILLY WAGNER

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/report-braves-land-closer-221814.html

    so as (I) said, we lose the pick to sign Wagner, and pick up 2 should Gonzo and Soriano sign elsewhere. Hizzah.

  2. 52
    Leah Says:

    B. Wagner in route to the ATL for a physical.

  3. 53
    Leah Says:

    Oh…guess I should read comments already posted b4 posting my own. I forget Curt and DOB are tight.

  4. 54
    Steve Says:

    He’s no Kevin Gregg, but ok.

  5. 55
    Leah Says:

    “He’s no Kevin Gregg, but ok.”
    still laughing…

  6. 56
    Hammy Says:

    I actually put some pressure on Frank W. to make the Wagner deal so that it would distract from “Rathbun-gate”. Mission accomplished.

    Having said that – WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    We are officially Buster Olney’s sleeper pick in the NL.

  7. 57
    Steve Says:

    I am just more and more giddy as the day goes on about Wagner. And I forgot about the Scott Proctor signing a month ago as well. Let’s sign one more cheap set up guy and the bullpen is looking sweet. I vote for Saito, btw.

  8. 58
    Tcc Says:

    Good news on Wagner. I guess Nate McLouth just got a new jersey number?

  9. 59
    Leah Says:

    I’m in love with B Dub. I love his accent, his facial hair and especially the way his pointy ears stick up above the edge of his cap.
    Are we nervous/disappointed about LaRoche? I need you all to tell me how I feel. I’m the Tin Man during the off season.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgLnXOrXW7I&feature=related

  10. 60
    Anonymous Says:

    Leah – I’m kind of ambivalent about LaRoche. He was amazing last year, but his poor first halves scare me. It all depends on the other moves that are made, plus what we’d end up signing him for – it’s all way too early to tell. But I will tell you that I have 150% confidence in Frank “pull the trigger fast and be the first real story of the off-season” Wren.

  11. 61
    Leah Says:

    Anonymous…you’re Steve right? I can totally tell by the voice inflection. It does feel good to have a major move made and let the baseball world know the tomahawks are chopping early.

    Also, and more importantly, always good to see Bobby so spiffy sporting his coat and tie.

  12. 62
    Steve Says:

    Leah – yeah, that was me. And I’m with you on Bobby and the sportscoat/tie. And styled hair. It’s all kind of jarring.

  13. 63
    Anne Says:

    Leah: B Dub threw me off for a minute and I thought you had left The Rev for OUR Bub. Can I suggest: “B Wags,” if only for my sanity??

  14. 64
    Leah Says:

    Lord yes!! I had a prof we called C Dub so B Dub came quite naturally for me. However B Wags is fine as well. Besides I’m mad as hell at Bubdylan.

  15. 65
    Anne Says:

    I’m mad, too. That was a poor excuse for a “Christmas” album. Oh, wait. That was the OTHER Dylan…

  16. 66
    Steve Says:

    Braves just signed Saito! http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091203&content_id=7750588&vkey=news_atl&fext=.jsp&c_id=atl

    I can’t even stand to be around myself right now. For my next prediction: Mike Cameron will be our big bat outfielder acquisition.

  17. 67
    Wiley Says:

    Does this acquistion mean that Kenshin will be back for us this year, because I think it does. Which would narrow it down to Vazquez and Lowe!

  18. 68
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve = Solid in the MLBrain.

    Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album = “It’s All Over Now, Baby Jesus.”

    Wren = Ink-slingin’ Badass

    Leah = Mad at me for trying to win at life? WWJD?

    Bubdylan = Gone Again

    *poof*

  19. 69
    Anne Says:

    My jury is out on Saito. “Saito Unseen,” as it were. I can’t be as excited about him as young Steve up there in the #66 slot.

    That said…I just posted 69. Heh heh.

  20. 70
    Mad Says:

    I was feeding off of Steve’s enthusiasm but Anne’s a smart girl…now I need a tie breaker. He does seem a little old…ya know, for baseball.

  21. 71
    Anne Says:

    They’re also going to run out of room on the dugout bench/bullpen bench with TWO interpreters.

  22. 72
    Wiley Says:

    But he’s joining the Senior Circuit which could help, I mean look at what it did Javy.

  23. 73
    Curt Says:

    In two days, the Braves signed two relievers to one-year contracts worth about $10 million. Between them, Wagner and Saito have 77 years, seven children, 468 saves and 1,389 strikeouts in 1,079 innings. (Saito has three children, all daughters.)

  24. 74
    Tcc Says:

    You pays your money, you takes your chances. Wren rolls the dice.

  25. 75
    Wiley Says:

    And I Like It!!!!!

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