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.

 

 

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

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  1. 201
    Bubdylan Says:

    Speaking of which:

    Tcc, are you WNCBraves?

  2. 202
    Bubdylan Says:

    Alright, g’night, Leah. As my niece says, “HAPPILY BUFFDAY!!”

  3. 203
    Bubdylan Says:

    Here’s some Glaus:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=7146449

  4. 204
    Bubdylan Says:

    One more. Here’s Wags fresh back from sugery.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=6202979

  5. 205
    Enjoys bugging BD Says:

    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.”

  6. 206
    Bubdylan Says:

    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.)

    Would the Reverend mind an email exchange? I’m at unpaintedhuffheins@yahoo.com

    *warming up orange & brown 1978 Dodge Van*

  7. 207
    Bubdylan Says:

    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

    DOB answers:

    “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).”

  8. 208
    Bubdylan Says:

    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.

  9. 209
    Bubdylan Says:

    Sometimes, you gotta like the DOBster:

    ************************
    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.
    *****************************

  10. 210
    Princess Leah Says:

    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.

  11. 211
    Bubdylan Says:

    I like it.

    Though… “Print Says Leah” is … well, a pun. And I’m allllll about the puns…

    But I like Princess Leah, which is still a minor pun, considering Luke’s sister spells hers differently.

  12. 212
    Princess Leah Says:

    Thanks Bub. It might just stick. You will all have to bow in October when we meet in the A-T-L.

  13. 213
    Tcc Says:

    llabesab Leah, I told you many posts ago…you weren’t paying attention? I’m crushed!
    buB, no, I’m not that guy.

    Go Braves!

  14. 214
    Princess Leah Says:

    Did you Tcc? I thought you just said it was a long story. Please don’t be crushed. I REALLY want to know. Remind me.

  15. 215
    Bubdylan Says:

    Braves’ AL opponents this year, if anybody didn’t know:

    Twins, Rays, Royals, White Sox, Tigers. June 11th – 27th

    Not TOO bad.

    No Yanksox, at least. Played the Yanksox NINE damn games in ’09.

  16. 216
    Bubdylan Says:

    You know, I’m doubting that post I just made about the A.L. I thought we had some kind of “natural rivalry” thing going with Boston.

    I got it from the 2010 schedule posted at MLB.com, so…

    Can anyone confirm?

  17. 217
    Bubdylan Says:

    The Phils drew:

    Redsox, Yanks, Twins, Indians, Bluejays

    Shoot. No Mariners.

  18. 218
    Bubdylan Says:

    Question for you northerners: when you leave your faucet on a trickle so the pipes won’t freeze up, how much of a trickle are we talking?

    Just a drip-drip-drip?

    Or more of a skinny stream?

  19. 219
    llabesab Leah Says:

    Bub, do you remember Tcc’s real name? It’s bugging me and he’s “crushed”. I’m not from the north but I say a drip…drip…drip to the point of great annoyance. I hope you’re right about the AL schedule.

  20. 220
    Princess Leah Says:

    lalalalalala

  21. 221
    Tcc Says:

    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.

  22. 222
    Tcc Says:

    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?

  23. 223
    Bubdylan Says:

    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.

  24. 224
    Bubdylan Says:

    It’s an apartment, Reginald. No exposed pipes. I also opened the sink cabinets to let the room heat in, as I heard that helps.

  25. 225
    Princess Leah Says:

    Tcc…I know your trying to tell me something. I’m trying! I need a little more help.

    “It’s like he’s trying to speak to me, I know it!” Who said it Bub?

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