December 28, 2009

Show #89: The 2010 Braves? Welcoming Melky and Glaus

Breaking down the Javier Vazquez trade and the Troy Glaus signing.  And hoping more’s on the way.



379 Responses to “Show #89: The 2010 Braves? Welcoming Melky and Glaus”

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  1. 276
    Tcc Says:

    Bub, Drip, drip!

  2. 277
    Tcc Says:

    Leah, Bollocks to Damon. Take what he can get. FW should have done that deal before he ever started thinking about mElky and gLaus.

  3. 278
    Steve Says:

    Leah, I’m so sorry, you’ll have to excuse me. Let me remedy this. Happy birthday, Sir Isaac Newton!

    Bub – Dye is the only one (of he, Damon and Uggla) with 1B experience. But if the additional offensive piece comes from a non first basemen, I have to believe that they’ll also sign some kind of insurance like a Nomar or Kevin Millar (assuming the money’s right) or really gamble on little injury time for Glaus and fill in with Prado as needed. I’m hoping for, at least, a veteran on the bench who can play some 1st.

    Leah – happy birthday!

  4. 279
    Tcc Says:

    Wind blowing hard
    Hunkering down

  5. 280
    Tcc Says:

    Happy Birthday, Leah

    it makes me think of the good old days
    Happy birthday to you
    You sure grew out of your baby ways
    Happy birthday to you

    It’s your birthday, we wish you many more
    Health and wealth and friends by the score
    Tune up the fiddle and lets dance some more
    Happy birthday to you

  6. 281
    Princess Leah Says:

    Thanks guys. Tcc…your killing me. I’m not smart enough for your puzzle. Steve, I would love an ABT party before the playoffs, if silly chicks are allowed. I’m a bit limited due to distance but if I could make it I surely would.

  7. 282
    Steve Says:

    Leah – we are no sexist podcast. All are welcome.

  8. 283
    Anne Says:

    Speaking of “all are welcome…” Good old Corky Miller is a free agent! Imagine THIS scenario and shudder with more than just the cold: David Ross goes to play first and Corky is our back-up catcher again. I just got chills. (they’re multiplying) (in a bad way)

  9. 284
    Princess Leah Says:

    I know he’s not much on the field but I love Corky Miller. I know…I know. He was so kind to my adorable son before a game last year and signed his baseball. Right before the game Eddie Perez signed it also and threw it back to us. My kid dropped the ball and some other kid picked it up and ran off. One of us cried and the other almost cried. I sent the pic of my son and Corky to him with a self addressed stamped envelope (cause that’s the kind of mom I am) and goody ole Corky signed it and sent it back. I think I’ve already told this story before so sorry for the repeat. I would have sent a request to Eddie P also but I didn’t have a pic to back up my sad story. Oh well.

    Steve, do you want dates? The Rev has meetings in Atlanta June 1,2,3 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) so I could go (and likely will with or without my friends) to any of those games.

  10. 285
    Wiley Says:

    Oh that would be huge Leah. That’s a Philly series. Exciting I hope. I predict a sweep for that. I can definitely make it!

  11. 286
    Princess Leah Says:

    It IS huge (that’s what she said and I’m not even silly)! I was wondering how long it would take someone to realize the Phillies are in town that week.

  12. 287
    Steve Says:

    Love it. Let’s make it so for that Phillies series at the start of June. I’m totally in.

    So, y’all been reading DOB’s blog? Frank says no money left, no big moves coming – this is the team. And it sounds like they are really, really hoping/planning that Heyward starts in the OF on Opening Day.

    It could all work out, but the lynchpin is really Glaus. If he gets hurt for a significant amount of time we’re in a lot of trouble.

  13. 288
    Princess Leah Says:

    Thank goodness Steve. I tried to comment a few times about an hour ago and couldn’t. I was afraid we killed the message board. I’m so excited about watching the Braves spank the Phillies in June at the TED! But I’m bummed Frank is done. I was hoping for a bit of magic out of his hat. I’m saying 100 Hail Marys every day for Glaus until opening day!

  14. 289
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, yeah, I’ve been checking it out today. Not encouraging. It’ll be a decent team that’s fun to root for, but I can’t help feeling disappointed to come this close and not pull the trigger on a team that could catch the Phillies.

    No back up for Glaus … that’s just silly. I mean, I never expected Holliday or Bay, but to just pull out without Nady, Uggla, Cameron, Swisher, or any of the nice bats that we were thinking about … it’s pretty deflating.

    Go Braves.

  15. 290
    Bubdylan Says:

    Hey, we just signed Hinske. That’s something. I’m gonna go check it out…

  16. 291
    Bubdylan Says:

    from Mark Polishuk at MLBTR (on CBS’s report that we’ve signed Eric Hinske):

    He provides decent pop both sides of the plate (.786 career OPS vs. lefties, .778 OPS vs. righties) and can play first, third and both corner outfield positions. Also, as Miller’s story noted, Hinske is “something of a good-luck charm” having played in the last three World Series. So, in the words of Bill Murray, he’s got that goin’ for him.

  17. 292
    Princess Leah Says:

    Well, I guess he’s somethin. Do you think Wren’s saving money for a midseason trade? I read somewhere that might not be a bad idea.

  18. 293
    Bubdylan Says:

    Princess Leah, DOB indicated earlier today that Wren is not saving up for a midseason trade. Wren says the figures circulating in the press are not accurate. He says there’s no payroll cut, it’s just that moneys are being left out of the figuring.

    Basically, the 90-92 million from last year is the same “soft ceiling,” it’s just that we’ve underestimated the planned incentive costs for Glaus and others, and McLouth’s option buy-out, and maybe a few other nickels (thousands) and dimes (millions).

    So, no, not much hope for a midseason splash. According to DOB, who says he got it straight from the man.

  19. 294
    Steve Says:

    Leah – according to Wren today, there is no more money for 2010.

    At least Hinske can play some 1B and OF, too. And he has a little pop in his bat as well. But really, this is a pinch hitter. Sigh …

  20. 295
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, it is a significant comfort to me that he plays both 1st and 3rd, where our two ouchies reside. That’s right, isn’t it? He plays both corners?

  21. 296
    Princess Leah Says:

    Yeah Bub I just read he also plays 3rd. Steve, we need a new show now that a lot of unanswered questions are set in stone. Just make sure Curt’s wife slips him some uppers before the taping.

  22. 297
    Bubdylan Says:

    Curt on uppers would just be Eyore in a “Chipmunks” voice. :)

    Chriiiistmas, Chriiiiistmas tiiiiime is heeeere,
    Tiiime to pout… and tiiiime to jeeer…

    (you know I bow to your baseball IQ, though, Curt…)

  23. 298
    Princess Leah Says:

    I don’t know how good he can play ball but dude almost always looks like he’s on drugs. Are the Pirates playing ball this year? Just curious.

  24. 299
    Curt Says:


  25. 300
    Bubdylan the Homer Says:

    Okay, Curt. Just for that, I’m about to become the most unabashed Braves Homer the world has ever seen. It’s on. No more waffling. The Braves can do no wrong, and are going to with the NL East and the World Series.

    Homerun totals 2010:

    Glaus: 37
    McCann: 31
    Heyward: 22
    Chipper: 22
    McLouth: 22
    Melky/Diaz: 17
    Escobar: TWENTY!
    Marteeeeeeeeeeen Prado: well, eight. NO! TWELVE!!! RRRAAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!



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