No, they're not. But starting pitching is kind of a big deal.
I thought he'd be cut by now. But I'd be surprised if he finishes the season.
Er, the Braves did lose two starting pitchers (and now a third).
Peraza has had 49 ABs in Class AA. I don't think he's big-league ready this year or at the start of next season.
I don't know the story regarding Gattis and the pitchers in question.
I'm sure they'd look. They look at everything. But I think they're apt to do what most teams do -- find another relief pitcher before the deadline.
I haven't heard from anyone that Uggla is merely going through the motions. His work ethic hasn't been an issue.
Schafer's supposed to be the bunter/pinch-runner. If he can't handle that, then there's no reason to keep him on any roster.
This goes back to my answer of a minute ago. I think the Braves will try to find a starting pitcher, but I'm not sure they have enough to land Price or the former Notre Dame wide receiver.
Haven't noticed it happening often. But I wouldn't say either Upton is apt to win a Gold Glove. The guy in right field, however, is great.
I don't. But I'm often wrong. I don't think they have enough available pieces to land either.
It would impossible for the Braves to carry four catchers, even if Ryan Doumit barely qualifies. And the Braves would much rather Bethancourt play every day than once every week.
The results have been slightly better than I'd have thought. Emphasis on "slightly." I still think Heyward is a better leadoff hitter because he gets on base more, but I also realize that B.J. has to bat somewhere.
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I think there have been a lot of changes in clubhouse leadership in recent years, when you lose players like Chipper, Hinske, Prado, Ross, Hudson and McCann. I think we're all looking around trying to see who the leaders are and whose personalities emerge in that role. I will say players like Heyward, Laird and with the responsibility he takes with the media, Chris Johnson (still working on controlling his emotions) have shown leadership qualities. I'm not going to say chemistry is bad, because I don't believe that to be true. But in flux? no doubt.
Eventually, maybe, but no I don't see it in the short term.
yes they did. it was at Turner Field the day Gwynn passed, June 16.
I think the days of thinking the Braves could get something of value in a trade for Uggla are over. If they could have by now, they would have. And no i don't think the Braves are in position anymore to trade away from their rotation, after Floyd's injury.
i don't think it's unique to Atlanta, some contracts work out, some don't. It's why signing big free agent contracts is such a risky business. I like the reference to Reggie Sanders though, that's one of my old-timers (smile). That one was a head-scratcher, how much he dropped off. Can't say they all looked like great money spent to begin with and certainly not in hindsight.