Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
If two of Glaus, Wagner, Chipper, and Saito get hurt, we can still compete. I don’t understand the negativity. (Not with the Phillies, maybe, but good Heavens, the Phillies are one of the best NL teams in fifteen years. They have a perfect storm of talent and momentum.)
We are not old and broken down.
McLouth, Escobar, Jurrjens, Hanson, McCann, Moylan, Prado, Heyward, Infante. That’s the definition of a young core.
Thanks, Steve, for fighting hard for a semblance of positivity in the podcast.
Okay, now that I’ve calmed down, I will admit that if they don’t have a back up 1B plan that’s better than Prado-to-first, Infante-to-second, that is irresponsible.
But there is ZERO chance of that happening. They won’t enter the season in a spot like that. If they do, I’ll be glad to admit my confidence in the F.O. is misplaced. But until then, I can’t see how they could be doing much better given the limits on their choices.
And honestly, I don’t mind the limits on their choices. It’s enough money to build a good club, and the money spent is roughly in line with the butts in the stands. Can’t ask for much more than that besides hard-playing ballplayers. Which I think we’ll have this year.
Don’t worry. I’ll be cynical by Wednesday, and cursing all the blind homers. It’s what I do.
Jone’s career BB – career HR – AB on turf from 2007 to 2009 = 911
Jone’s career OPS (as a whole number) – his age + the number of hits he got on October 4, 2009 = 911
(Career AB x triples in 2007) x career HRs – Jone’s 2009 salary (w/out bonus) x Career IsoP + SLG vs. PIT in 2009 + 2004 postseason AVG / 2002 SB – (Career SO x 2001 postseason RBIs) – (2001 hits + 2001 triples) = 911
Idk what more shocking, the numbers or the fact that I just wasted that many moments of my life!
Wow…do I dare listen? I think I need to warn the Rev and purchase a panic room before hand. Bub, JJ , how do you function that late/ early in the morning? Gotta head to kickboxing and then I’ll listen while I clean my house. It will help with the scrubbing.
I knew I would make some people mad, but I’m mad. I want more. We should all want more. Bub, the argument about the money being spent tying into the numbers of butts in the seats is one I reject in every facet of my being. You put the team on the field that drives people to the park, you don’t punish those who show up by not putting out a product worth their time. I’m not saying that there are not a ton of young, exciting, rootable players on the Braves. There are. And we should all go to as many games as we can to support them. But if Liberty Media is going to operate the Braves as some intangible entity that is part of their empire, screw them. Sell to someone who has passion for the game and for the fans. I don’t want the Yankees, but I want the Braves of the 90s. Commit to them completely, or get out of the baseball business.
I have paused in my cleaning of potties to say, ugh. Bub, please find a picture of someone stabbing themselves in the eye for me.
First, Steve, huge props to your wife for the great gift idea. Second, Curt, I wish you weren’t so logical in your negative opinions. You make a lot of sense and you have proven yourself to be right on many many fronts. However, it seems you had to apologize many times over to Javy and his adorable offspring for how terribly you misjudged his abilities. Also, do we have no regard for the team’s doctors who perform these physicals? Aren’t they going to be looking at the very body parts that cause such concern? I can see that it’s very risky and I was disappointed as well but I can’t help but feel Cabrera is more than just a warm body at first.
AND… who was awarded ABT’s MVPerson by all three hosts at the end of last season? Franky Wren. Every move he’s made has been a surprise and I think he’s got more up his sleeve (we are tight so I should know).
Finally, please please please don’t make us wait til April for the next show. I’d pay good money to hear the 20 minute conversation after the show. Next time just record that and slap it on the website.
Great show. I like how you guys don’t just jump on each other’s bandwagon. You aren’t afraid to disagree and it gives us a nice rounded perspective. btw…who’s voice is at the very beginning and the very end of the show? Just curious. He sounds nice…and chipper.
Curt – not to pick nits, and I know you were talking about the front office and not the players, but you did use the phrase “mailing it in” about 37 times during the show.
I realize that it was a very negative show and Bub, you’re right, they did a helluva job on the bullpen (I’m 100% behind all of those moves), but this last week has been difficult as a fan. The show ended and I was unsatisfied that I’d articulated what I wanted, so here’s another try. I get the Vazquez trade, and I think it’s fine. But with all of our expectations and all of the public proclamations from the front office that job #1 this off-season was to improve the offense, this is all very underwhelming and borderline reckless/irresponsible. I hope, hope, hope that there is one more piece in the works. And I’ve become obsessed with Uggla in the past 36 hours although our defense at the outfield (Prado/Diaz)and infield corners (Chipper/Glaus) could be a real travesty. I don’t have the answers and I realize that Bay or Holliday was never going to happen. But the power hitter with the massive surgery (in ’04, that is) who’s an undeniable injury risk leaves me incredibly empty.