Glaus looks good in those clips. It seems he’s tall enough that if he just falls the right way he should shag at least some balls at first. I remember watching Wags pitch in that game against ATL. I thought, “now there’s a closer.”
Leah, I’m in the mood to talk a little more about Pride & Prejudice, but I can’t keep hijacking the comments section. (Not with this subject, anyway. I’m sure I’ll hijack it with something else later.)
Now, this comment and answer from the DOB blog is a little discouraging.
“But here’s the thing. Has anybody considered the fact that perhaps Wren and Vazquez’s agent started negotiating on a long-term contract which Wren to realize that they weren’t very close in terms of the money?” N8
“Nope, didn’t happen. I texted with Javy several times in weeks leading up to trade, including once a few days before the deal. He had heard nothing from Braves, either about an extension or being traded. His agent would not begin negotiations with the Braves without telling Javy, who had hoped Braves would approach him about an extension (he told me that late in season and again early in offseason).”
I’m really, really close to tentatively changing my mind about Frank Wren.
Here you have a veteran pitcher who Bobby reportedly always loved and coveted, and who comes here and outpitches expectations by miles, is comfortable, and wants to talk extension, and you send him to New York without so much as a phone call?
I mean, I don’t expect that buying into a Javy extension based on his career year would have been smart, but to not even see what the starting $$ figures are? To not even gauge what his comfort in Atlanta is worth to him? A Javy/ Hudson veteran anchor, if affordable+ Hanson, Jurrjens & company??, … sheesh, what a pitching staff.
I’m this close. If he makes another boneheaded move, I’m dropping him to about a C+ GM (not that anyone cares how I grade a GM). The Renteria trade is starting to fade in the rearview.
Just got off the phone with D. Lowe, talked quite a bit. He’s got no hard feelings, has talked to Wren, etc. Said his frustration was just about possibly going to a city he had no desire to go to with three years left on his contract and having to leave Atlanta, where he thought he’d be for four years. But when I asked him if it was all water under the bridge now, he said, “There never really was water on the bridge to begin with.”
He sounds perfectly fine, same as always, funny and sarcastic. Said he thought I might be the one traded. I said I’m getting old and my salary and declining performance last year prevented any such deal — much like with him. He replied with a “f*** you” and laughed.
I guess maybe Lowe’s just a straight forward kinda guy with no filter. I actually respect that. I still think FW has something spectacular up his sleeve. Although I hate to think Javy wasn’t even approached and I hope he isn’t bummed to be in NY. Speaking of “the evil empire”, I thought they were going to keep Damon. You know, dig around and collect the proverbial pocket change for his salary.
Bub, can’t speak for those in the Frozen North, but depending on expected low temps, somewhere between a drip-drip and a skinny stream should do it if you’re below the MDL.
Yes, very good news about the “cursed interleague” business. Let the pHillies choke on the yAnksOx! Don’t know about ABT’s opinion of interleague play, maybe it was covered in a PC before I started listening. White Sox vs Cubbies? Interesting. mEts vs yAnks? Subway S**t, sure, but very appealing to the nEtworks. Personally I don’t like it. New and Different is almost never better, just more money in somebody’s pocket.
Bub, also depends on if you have any exposed pipes. When I lived in Charleston, SC there were many older houses built before indoor plumbing. Pipes were literally added outside the house. Fine for most winters in the Sunny South but a disaster when Ole Man Winter crept in. You live where?
Princess Leah, Tcc’s real name is Reginald Badillion Traherne. I think.
Okay, one vote for a drip and one for a tweener. Thanks kindly. I’ll play it safe and go with the middle. Ridiculous to be this cold in Alabama. I swore when I was in Montana I’d never curse another Alabama cold snap again. But I curse it all to heck.