December 06, 2009

Show #87: The Braves Retool the Bullpen with Wagner and Saito

Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito join the Braves’ bullpen.  Revisiting 1st base.  And clearing up that Bob Rathbun hire.



447 Responses to “Show #87: The Braves Retool the Bullpen with Wagner and Saito”

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  1. 276
    Bubdylan Says:

    Ms. Leah, only a medium-big to big market team can take on the majority of Lowe’s dollars. No Padres in that, so you can uncramp.

  2. 277
    Bubdylan Says:

    Orioles will regret giving that much money to Gonzo. Boras is one talented freak.

  3. 278
    I like baseball Says:

    Stop it Bub! The dream lives on! Santa’s coming! It’s freakin Christmas!!!!

  4. 279
    Bubdylan Says:

    Sorry, Leah. Full bore pessimist tonight. I’ll be better tomorrow.

    The Angels are gonna go after Sheets and some other pitcher. The market is dry. This is crap. Lowe’s gonna end up pitching for … a team that rhymes with “Fat Santa Waves”


  5. 280
    Bubdylan Says:

    Derek Lowe, fan of Opera:

  6. 281
    Bubdylan Says:

    The continued saga of Lowe Is Now Bad:

  7. 282
    Bubdylan Says:

    lol, this I found on the MLB site, some guy called Yakuzafro:

    Wren needs to go have a heart to heart with Lowe.

    “Derrie, you were given lot of money to throw lot of baseball. You baseball go up up and over fence fence. We need bat, k? You not bat. Already 4 pitcher better than you in rotation, so you go fly fly over to the Angels.”

    Alright, I’m done. It’s safe to play now. G’night.

  8. 283
    I like baseball Says:

    It’s awfully quiet. Do you think Frank is being sly like with Wagner? Maybe something big is happening right now and we just don’t know it.

  9. 284
    Steve Says:

    Leah – I am susbscribing to the “it’s quiet, too quiet” opinion as well. Something big is brewing.

    And, agreed on Lowe. Very immature and very off-putting. “I would have never even considered going there if I knew that ultimately this was going to happen.” C’mon, Derek. You went with the money and a team that had a shot.

  10. 285
    Curt Says:

    …….and were overpaid and directly contributed to that team not making the playoffs by sucking so mericlessly down the stretch.

    Beat it buddy.

  11. 286
    I like baseball Says:

    …had we known about your general sucktitude (caused even more by attitude than numbers) we would have saved the money and trouble and started Buddy or Camp.

  12. 287
    I like baseball Says:

    Feels good to deepen the bench a bit but I hope Mitch Jones isn’t Santa’s answer to my Christmas list.

  13. 288
    Bubdylan Says:

    Mitch Jones. I have a 3-foot blow-up Santa in the tiny piece of grass my apartment manager calls a back yard, and I just kicked him in his little plastic Santa nuts.

  14. 289
    Santa Says:

    Ouch!!! Dag nab it!!! No presents for you!!!

  15. 290
    Bubdylan Says:

    Man, I would like to punch Derek Lowe in his fat mouth. Do you know what a bad position he has put Atlanta in now? Teams go into talks knowing we pretty much have to get rid of him or else deal with a disgruntled veteran. We’re officially over a damn barrel now, if we weren’t before.

    DAMNIT I’m mad at him. I cannot STAND when player pull this crap.

    Lowe + Teheran to the Yankees for Swisher or to the Angels for Rivera. That might be the only way out of this horrible jackpot without paying gobs of Lowe’s salary.

    p.s. +1 to Frank Wren for not being interested in Derek Lowe (remember?) at the beginning of last offseason. It’s too bad we got so desperate.

    PLEASE let the Angels get as desperate as we were.

  16. 291
    I like baseball Says:

    I’m afraid of the rumors of a Javy trade. Do you think there’s anything to it? Surely he won’t want to go back on his “I want to stay in God’s country” no trading clause.

  17. 292
    I like baseball Says:

    No trading to the west coast that is.

  18. 293
    I like baseball Says:

    …and who the hell’s Crash Davis? What’s Bobby gonna call him? You can’t get more badass than a name like Crash.

  19. 294
    Bubdylan Says:


    This is Crash Davis, honey.

  20. 295
    I like baseball Says:

    Wow, he needs an attitude adjustment and some style.

  21. 296
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:

    Braves 2010 Lineup:

    1. Nate McLouth CF
    2. Martin Prado 2B
    3. Chipper Jones 3B
    4. Juan Rivera LF
    5. Brian McCann C
    6. Yunel Escobar SS
    7. Xavier Nady 1B
    8. Matt Diaz/Jason Heyward RF
    9. Jair Jurrjens

    If this were true, I’d imagine Schafer and Lowe get traded to LAA of A.

  22. 297
    I like baseball Says:

    That lineup looks pretty good, especially when you compare with last year’s starters. For the record, I wasn’t even allowed to wear makeup when Bull Durham was made. Curtis shouldn’t mess with the simple minded while so frazzeled by the stress of the offseason.

  23. 298
    Curt Says:

    Leah, you can’t listen to the show anymore until you see Bull Durham. It’s the best baseball movie ever made.

    Crash Davis sets the record for most minor league homers in the movie and sees it as a dubious accomplishment at best. Thereby the correlation with he and Mitch Jones.

    I don’t think the guy with the name like a shop teacher is going to be the answer to our problems.

  24. 299
    I like baseball Says:

    I go to Durham Bulls games at least 3 times a year…does that count? Banned from the podcast until a task is performed…oh my heart. Looking on immediately!

  25. 300
    I like baseball Says:

    Happy comment #300!

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