January 10, 2010

Show #90: Reviewing the Braves’ Off Season Moves

What is the 2010 payroll?  And looking at the team with the new acquisitions.



233 Responses to “Show #90: Reviewing the Braves’ Off Season Moves”

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  1. 151
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:

    Steve –

    Braves payroll is $83,888,667, before incentives. If all incentives are met, it’s $88,488,667.

    The figure I said before was if Moylan and Melky make $6M total, but they only made $4M total. That saves $2M.


    That is a link to an insider article asking “If Johnny Damon is considering retirement” I’m not an insider so I don’t know if he is. But if he is, he would surely take $2M to play another year, right?

  2. 152
    Bubdylan Says:

    “Missing the moments when” is the argument against the DH that is the weakest, in my opinion. To repeat (three-peat?) my former illustration, if you had one terrible rule in any game, it would produce certain fond memories. We have to come at the issue without any sentiment or nostalgia and ask the question, which version does the most justice to the game?

    The vast, very vast, majority of pitchers can’t hit their way out of a wet paper bag. It’s a very clumsy part of the game.

    By the way, there’s no reason a good-hitting pitcher couldn’t pinch hit. Jason Marquis > Greg Norton.

  3. 153
    Bubdylan Says:

    *as if I ever come at any issue without any sentiment or nostalgia. I’m so full of … 8)

  4. 154
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:


    Thats a good point, Diaz could easily be better, he is already a better defender. But the 2M doesn’t have to go to Damon, I like Nady, or possible signing a SP to a minor league deal to back up this great rotation.

  5. 155
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:

    or Maybe Joe Beimel

  6. 156
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:

    or Russel Branyan or Hank Blalock

    Oh Please Sign Russel Branyan!

  7. 157
    Bubdylan Says:

    JJ, I would be 100% behind getting Nady.

    I think we’re done spending, though.

  8. 158
    Princess Leah Says:

    How many players who would make a decent DH are free? Cause it would seem that is one more position we wouldn’t be able to fill. The Mets and Phillys would for damn sure.

  9. 159
    Bubdylan Says:

    None of them are free. They all cost. :)

  10. 160
    Curt Says:

    Sadly, Aubrey Huff is unavailable

  11. 161
    Tcc Says:

    Ok, so give ME the 2mil. I’ll be the best damn fan they ever had! I’ll go to every game and cheer. I’ll bring ya’ll with me and we’ll have the time of our lives. “C’mon Chip, c’mon Kid”!!!

    But keep Rose out of the HOF. If you want to look up his numbers and go ga-ga over them that’s fine. No Rose and no DH.

  12. 162
    Bubdylan Says:

    Courtesy of somebody called “KeepTheStoke” on MLB.com:


    It’s a 9 minute interview with Wren. Pretty interesting.

  13. 163
    Bubdylan Says:

    Dang, try this:


  14. 164
    Curt Says:

    Bub, I heard that live this morning. Seemed very defensive and very canned. He knew what was coming and had some pre-prepared answers. Some fact checking doesn’t really back up some of his answers – particularly the Glaus health issue.

    Pushing a show based on a response to this interview so everyone listen.

    “Wren will you be Frank with us?”

  15. 165
    Bubdylan Says:

    Yeah, I sensed some definite dodging with the Glaus issue, unfortunately. I’d have been much happier if he had just said we’re taking a reasonable, calculated risk with a very high reward, rather than pretending that 29 teams left him on the table at 3 million dollars because they didn’t notice he was there.

    “Wren, will you be Frank with us?”

    I just drooled on my keyboard.

  16. 166
    Bubdylan Says:

    Oh, wait… is it sans comma on purpose? As in, “When will you be frank with us?” changed to “Wren…?”

    If so, I’m so happy I might run down the street like George Bailey.

  17. 167
    Curt Says:

    the 2nd one

  18. 168
    Bubdylan Says:

    Helloooooooooooo, Bedford Falls!!!

  19. 169
    Will Says:

    Frankly my dear, I don’t give a Damon

  20. 170
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:

    (Michael) Barret? We don’t need no stinkin’ Barret.

    Ok, that was bad. Bad as in bad not bad as in good.

  21. 171
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:


    I posted that link before, it was before they signed Glaus. Who is the 30HR, 100RBI guy.

  22. 172
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:


    Try posting a link that was made in this decade, lol.

  23. 173
    Princess Leah Says:

    Sometimes I feel like I need a decoder ring for this message board. :)

  24. 174
    Jurrjens4NLCY Says:

    I know you can’t “like” things like on MLBTR, but Bub’s #146 post was one of the smartest things ever posted, ever about Damon.

    I would like an upgrade over Joe Thurston, like Adam Kennedy.

  25. 175
    Bubdylan Says:

    Maybe the link is wrong? I was trying to post a podcast that was post-Hinske. When I saved it to my desktop, that’s what I got.

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