Don't think so. He pitched last night. His career has had some wobbles, to say the least. When he's good, he's really good. When he's not ...
Ha. I don't recall Torre batting Garber leadoff. That's funny.
I actually mentioned that to John Hart a week or so ago. He smiled. But I don't think that's apt to happen. The same pricing issues will remain, though it's obvious the Braves don't have the same contractual obligations to others they did then.
Back to Andrelton Simmons' slide: If you watch it again, you'll see that he could have slammed his foot into the bag very hard had it not hit Escobar's glove. Fredi told me last night he was actually concerned that Simmons had gotten hurt. Bob Carpenter said the same on the Nats' broadcast.
And there's what what Atlanta-based correspondent wrote about the Nats' reaction.
I think they're both fourth outfielders. Not to mean about it.
Absolutely. You have to make the playoffs to win in the playoffs.
The fall boy, as opposed to the fall guy? I've said it before, but here goes: Fredi Gonzalez is well regarded in baseball circles. Nobody wants to be the team that fires him. (The Marlins did, but the Marlins are weird.) I think there's a chance he could ride this out. Won't be easy, but he has the backing of (new) management.
I can't help but take that question as an indication that you'd rather have him as your tour guide. I'll try not to take that personally.
I probably have more vacation days. But I don't take many.
I don't like the DH. Sorry. I grew up watching the National League.
Sorry. About Doug Dascenzo: I'd be lying if I said I knew the answer to that one. I know Fredi likes Bo Porter -- they were together with the Marlins -- and he came available when the Astros decided he wasn't the manager for their long-term rebuilding.
Oh. Glad I passed the audition.
Bethancourt would have struggled against Deron Williams in Game 4, I feel certain. But maybe not the Deron Williams and Games 2 and 3.
Hmm. That's one I've never been asked. Probably basketball. You get to play indoors.
I keep hearing Wisler before Foltynewicz. But I don't think there's a rush to promote either one. Remember, the No. 5 starter -- especially early in the season -- doesn't always get a regular turn due to off-days. I think the Braves want their young pitchers on a real schedule. And Cahill hasn't been so bad to make them give up on him yet.
Sure they can win it. I'd be surprised if they don't. But I'm surprised it's 2-all. This has been way more difficult than anyone anticipated, and I'm not speaking lightly. I don't know any basketball person who thought this would go longer than five games.
Eh. How about Ben Sheets?
Nope. Go back to the timing of the article. At that moment, the Braves had the best record in baseball since 2010. I will never believe that happened totally by accident.
I don't. I'm sorry, but I really don't. They've played pretty well so far, and they're one game above .500.
That said, you'd rather be where the Braves are -- standings-wise, at least -- than where the Nationals sit. They've dug an eight-game hole.