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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.