Maybe it could. But Uggla's still on the books. And so is B.J.
So sabermetricians are stupid? I don't agree. They're pretty smart folks. What I'm saying is that some things are unknowable. Nobody would sign B.J. Upton for 75 cents today. But this is now.
It's not much of one, is it?
This is why sports are fun.
I've heard the same. But I've never quite believed it.
They could. But that's a bunch of moving parts.
Because he's the best right fielder in baseball. He wouldn't be the best center fielder. But I would have kept him leading off, especially since his power has apparently diminished.
Don't know. Hitting coach is a tough one to project. Pitching coaches are a bit easier. Hitting depends more on the hitter than the coach. But a good hitting coach never hurts.
His record is pretty darn good, this September aside.
That's in the Bobby Cox mode. "We hit it hard but right at people." While the other team got a bunch of bleeders and bloopers. It would drive me crazy.
No. But I'm not sure that's an accurate description. How many promoted Braves are outright failures?
Not sure about that. I think Gosselin has become the leading candidate.
I think Chris Johnson should be platooned.
I think there's a lingering question about La Stella's defense. And his speed, or the lack thereof. But that's just me speculating.
That's the thing. The Braves' biggest prospects entering this season were Bethancourt and some pitchers. Peraza has made himself into one, though.
Either that or Schuerholz Drive.
Agreed. I'm just not sure he'll get the most money from the Braves.
Yes. I'm sure that had some bearing as to why they moved on Wren now.
Sure, if the Braves offer enough money.
Fredi has a basic script. I won't deny that. He's not as programmed as Mike Smith, but he's close.
I've never been big on Schafer. I think he's a fourth outfielder at best. I wouldn't get too enthused by one month with the Twins.