Because they have Christian Bethancourt and the growing consensus is that Gattis' best position would be DH.
I don't know the dollar amount. But clearly we've already seen much bigger spending because of the ballpark.
I'm not DOB, just for the record.
Beats me. How long since Moylan pitched in the majors?
Absolutely not. Because I believe he's a very good manager.
In my opinion, Wren will not get fired. And if Wren has been such a terrible GM, why is the record over the past 4-plus years so good?
I guess they didn't like what was available. Where exactly would Adam Dunn play on this team, which already has way too many high-strikeout guys?
It's possible. Still a long shot, I think.
I'm probably not the right guy to answer this. I think the concept of leadership is overblown in a sport that's all about individual performance. It's nice if somebody says, "Let's go get 'em!" But guys have to perform.
Heyward, J. Upton, La Stella, B.J. Upton, Gattis.
I think it depends on what they see and what their doctors say.
I know a game like yesterday is frustrating to fans, but the beauty of baseball is that there's another game the next day. Know what happened the last time the Braves got no-hit? They won the next day on Jason Heyward's walk-off single. Then they won the next night with a three-run rally to tie in the ninth and on Nate McLouth's 10th-inning homer.
The Braves haven't given up. Nor should they. There's a month to go. They're 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee, which is collapsing.
Hello again. We'll start a tad early, if that's OK. A 12:15 appointment with the fine folks at CineSport again awaits. Can't imagine there will be any Braves questions after yesterday's doings. (He said, somewhat sarcastically.)
I think it's an interesting stat with plenty of value, when used alongside other stats and not by itself. I think any stat that states that Josh Donaldson is a better player this season than Mike Trout, which WAR does, is a very flawed stat. And as much as I like Jason Heyward, WAR also has him ahead of Trout this season. No. Sorry. Just not true.
The Braves might be able to sign one to a multi-year extension, but I can't see them fitting both into the payroll. They had discussions with Heyward's rep about a longer deal than the one he signed, but I'm told his asking price, or at least the parameters discussed, was far too steep for the Braves. it might be that JUpton ends up being a lot easier to sign to a multi-year deal, if it comes to one or the other.
If I suggest the Braves should pursue Giancarlo Stanton, that'd be a trade rumor? No, it'd be many sitting around speculating.
How did a writer SUGGESTING the Red Sox should look into that become a trade rumor, in the view of some fans?