But the Phillies are the best team in the NL. All their pitching has to be is decent and they’ll grab the crown.
The Marlins, I’m reserving judgment, but they worry me. I see the Braves and the Fish fighting it out for the wild card, now that the Mets and Nats seemed poised for ugly years, allowing three NL East teams to have very good records.
Im going out on a limb not having even heard this podcast yet and saying that I think the Braves will win the division. Just to be a homer and based on my training in the force, an eleven sided die, and having just eaten a pound of moldy cheese.
I’m halfway through the podcast – listened on my way in to work this morning. I don’t know nothin’ ’bout ‘nothin’, but: is there any chatter/is there any chance that Fredi Gonzalez could come back to the Braves and replace Bobby next year? I like the guy, and it’s true that it’s hard to motivate a team – good or not – if no one’s coming to watch. Just askin’.
Anne, lots of talk about Fredi Gonzalez coming back here from Atlanta fans and the media. Feeling that I have gotten from him and the Marlins, should he survive this year, is that he wants to be with the team when they move into their new stadium and start spending some money on the club. He really wants to be part of that transition. But that of coure is all dependent on him keeping his job through to next season.
Thanks, Curt. As I’ve mentioned in past, I can barely read, let alone muster a complete thought…so I let you people tell me what I know and leave the Blog-reading and reporting to others. I think Fredi has done really well for that franchise since he “left us” and kudos to him for wanting to stick with it, even if only his 2nd cousins come to Marlins games. That’d be a raw deal if they let him go for something that isn’ this fault…but, hey, it wouldn’t be the first time.
Here’s my semi-mean Frenchy post of the day. There’s an interview with Jason Bay in the NY Post (http://tinyurl.com/yhr6bm7). In it, the the interviewer starts throwing out names of players, asking for Bay’s reaction. Such as:
Q: David Wright?
A: A great guy on and off the field. He means a lot to the city of New York and to this team.
Q: Johan Santana?
A: Not what I was expecting at all. I thought Johan was that dead-serious-all-the-time guy. He jokes around. . . . He’s human.
We should have a section on the show – “Steve’s Semi-Mean Frenchy Comment of the Week”, where Stevie says things like “he’s a nice enough guy, but I really hate him” and “what a nincompoop, bless his heart”.
I think it has potential. We can put it right between my “Chris Resop Joke of the Week” and Curt’s “Gall Bladderless Bile Rant of the Week”.
“I just didn’t get the impression, from postgame comments today, that anyone is going to get a spot over Chavez (Cox lauded him again), and I don’t think they’re ready to have Kimbrel on the roster just yet. Asked Cox a question about Kimbrel today and it was ‘He was OK’ sort of response.” -DOB