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.
He gets on base, plays good field and plays every day. If they had two more like him then they'd be on to something.
I think this the kind of move that happens as your assessment of the team's quality becomes more and more obvious. As for Maybin, he's making $7 million.
Not at all. Just my opinion on why such a move hasn't happened yet, not on whether it would be a good move.
Other than the obvious, winning more than expected, perhaps if the team is competitive and some of the young guys develop?
And, yes, you seem to be among the minority on that.
No, because he's citing health reasons for the retirement.
I agree the move was a bit strange. Not sure about any promises.
They say no. Wood says it's simply a matter of not being able to locate on the outer part of the plate.
If they are still trying to trade him then the best way to increase his value would be to play him in spots where he can produce.
Yes, he traveled with the team to Miami, then the Kimbrel trade happened.
Under. Starting pitching was supposed to be the strength but it's been spotty. That only makes the obvious lack of pitching depth worse. End up with Sugar Ray and Donnie Veal trying to get important outs.