I haven't seen it yet. This wold be good for around draft time. Thanks for the suggestion.
Hey, it's Mark Bradley. I'll be taking your Braves-related questions for the next 40 minutes. I have to end at 12:10 to do a CineSport session regarding the Hawks. I cover the waterfront, as it were.
What's today? Tuesday? How about Saturday?
That was a little joke. The Braves claim they like what they're seeing from Cahill. And Stults did work a nice game last night, so maybe the McDowell mojo is kicking in.
Which ones? The 5-0 Braves? Or the ones since?
It was clearly late. If the players had been reversed -- Escobar sliding and Simmons getting spiked -- the Braves would have screamed the same way the Nationals did.
I suspect this is closer to long-term reality, Randy.
Oh, there's hope. But it's kind of significant that A.J. Pierzynski, who was brought here to catch once every few days, is already catching every day.
It was a slow-burning argument. Freeman stood there, incredulous, with his hands on his head. Then he took off his helmet and dropped it. We in the press box weren't sure Freeman had been ejected until Chris Johnson showed up playing first base.
As noted, it was odd. A lot of odd stuff last night. As I said to the Nats' writers, "Your team messed up this field to the point that nobody could throw the ball straight."
I don't know that we can say Fredi Gonzalez isn't going to play Bethancourt ever. This is the manager who never quite gave up on Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton. (Well, not never. But it took him a long, long time.)
The Braves apparently like Callaspo. Not sure these general managers are as high on Chris Johnson as the last one was.
Sent down last week in a bullpen shakeup. But the Braves insisted it was a temporary thing. They just needed fresh arms to get through the weekend.
I have to say, Freeman made a meal out of that strikeout, as the English soccer announcers say of a player who embellish a fall.
The Bethancourt is intriguing, though. On a team that's rebuilding, there will always come that disconnect: Do we play games -- and players -- for the future or try to win them now? A manager is almost always going to come down on the side of winning now. That's because he's judged on wins and losses.
My friend Mr. Google sheds no light on Mr. Toscano's whereabouts.