OK, but I live 7 hours from Parker's.
That's not just a Braves thing, it's the mindset of a lot of players in this era. Striking out 150 times or more just doesn't have the stigma or embarrassment or whatever you want to call it that it did even a decade ago.
Don't know. Too early to know how much or how early you can count on either returning next season. But with Floyd, in particular, there's been few cases of that injury to judge his chances of returning, especially after age 30, etc. Can't see Braves signing both of them and just hoping. But I could see them re-signing Medlen, who isn't a power pitcher and might have a better chance of coming back from 2nd TJ surgery because of that and his work ethic, etc. Also, he's terrific in the clubhouse and not yet making huge money.
If you're a fan of a team, don't you watch them till the end regardless of how they're doing?
I wouldn't expect Braves to go free-agent route to sign a pitcher. Too expense. Only did it with Santana because of an emergency, and it was a one-year deal.
Well, if they don't make the playoffs, I'm pretty sure they can't.
I say again: It's impossible to look vibrant when you can't hit.
I've never been impressed by Schafer. He's a fourth outfielder at best.
No team looks happy when it's not hitting. Look at what's happened to the Oakland A's since the Cespedes trade, which may or may not have caused the A's offense to collapse.
I imagine sending it to the Atlanta Braves, 755 Hank Aaron Dr., Atlanta GA would do the trick.
I think they've given up on him sooner than they did on Uggla, which means they'll have longer to try to swing a trade.
At last check, you have to have a good regular-season record to qualify for the playoffs.
It's kind of interesting how quickly La Stella seems to have fallen from favor, is it not?
No. He has said repeatedly he's not interested in coaching. Great players don't necessarily make great teachers.
What was terrible about the McLouth contract? As I recall, the Braves inherited it from Pittsburgh.