49 thoughts on “Nephew of thread thing”

  1. Chris in the last thread said we should trade Renteria for Andrew Miller. Andrew Miller would be a great pickup. I saw him in the ACC Tournament in Jacksonville when he pitched for UNC and he was great then, as he was in high school. I also had the honor of getting absolutely K’ed up on three pitchers by Andrew when I faced him my senior year of baseball. Not ashamed at all. He’s freaking good…

  2. After watching College Gameday today, I can officially truly say I hate the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa with a burning passion.

  3. The chances of Renteria netting an Andrew Miller are very slim. D.O.B is just talking there, I don’t think it’s substantiated by anything other than the fact that a decade ago Leyland expressed love for Renteria, and that Guillen – whose bat, by the way, is much more valuable at the SS position – might be moved to 1B. All that said, I would love to have a prospect/young pitcher like Miller in the Braves system. I recall a time when there were a few…

    And now, I’m going to put my head in the oven. Carry on.

  4. No way in you know where that the Tigers would give up Miller for Renteria. No insult to Renteria, but Miller is a hot young pitching prospect.

  5. The Braves’ MLB site has a current poll asking who the Braves’ top rookie was this year. 71% of voters so far have said Escobar, and 27% have said Moylan.

    Escobar has been really good for us, and a big help when Renteria and Chipper have been injured, but Moylan has been amazing. I was surprised to see more people didn’t choose him.

    Of course, 2% of the voters said Reyes has been our top rookie this year. Who have they been watching?

  6. Reyes has a big family.

    Wryn, that’s just the inferiority complex. You’ll get over it. Well, you won’t, but you’ll learn to understand why it’s justified.

  7. Man, I just do not feel very optimistic about college football these days. I suppose I’ll root for South Carolina tonight, because I know the most about them and there’s no way in hell I’ll support Clemson or Georgia, ever.

  8. Orr can fly, but I’ve never thought he was that much faster than Escobar. Renteria, on the other hand…

  9. Okay. Scott Thorman just hit a game-tying home run with two outs. Is that the most unlikely thing to happen in baseball history?

  10. Mighty Thor finds some usefulness?

    He is a decent power bat off the bench. I’d rather see him there than Woodward, Orr and Franco.

  11. That thing was freaking tattooed.

    Now we’ll see if the bullpen can hold the Brewers off. They probably won’t, because even MOYLAN had to be taken out in the middle of the 10th. That’s not a good sign.

  12. Boys, don’t get excited! First of all, one swing of the bat in a meaningless game does not make up for a VERY disappointing season, and second of all the Braves are going to lose this game, as we all know.

  13. Frank, we know, if he had hope we’d really be screwed, yada yada… but after next week we won’t be able to complain about the Braves for another 4 1/2 months, so cut us a little slack, please?

  14. Ehh. KJ is in another one of his slumps. Feels like he has been for about ~2-3 weeks now. BA’s down around 280 now, I think.

    Looking at his September splits, I’m very much right. He’s hitting .220 this month. So far, he’s had two months hitting .330+, three betwen .259 and .269 and September, during which he’s been aweful. Perhaps he’s just worn down a bit, even though he’s been platooned for basically the last 3-4 months.

    Also, with the expanded bullpens, Bobby’s gone a bit pitching change happy.

  15. Also, Oscar Villareal has only appeared twice, pitching 3 innings, this month. Wasn’t effective, either. Has he been shut down? Or did management just want to get a good look at Acosta, Ascanio, etc.

  16. Yeah, but this is the fun now Frank. The Braves may not be able to make the postseason, but they can take the Brewers and the Phillies with them to the symbolic golf course at the start of October.

    Though I’d honestly prefer to see the Braves roll over for the Phillies and help ruin the Mets’ chances of making the playoffs. As long as the Braves get that 82nd win, I’m fine with that.

  17. Okay, now I’m starting to question the strategy of walking the bases loaded, when you know damn well your pitcher can’t throw a strike.

  18. WHO THE HELL ISSUES AN INTENTIONAL WALK WITH RUNNERS ON SECOND AND THIRD, FIRST BASE OPEN AND TWO OUTS IN A TIE GAME IN EXTRA INNINGS?!

    This is just like last night.

  19. Man, I wish people would quit talking about how the Braves have slim postseason hopes. Just talk about them trying to win (or lose, I can’t tell).

  20. Tragic number (for the division) is three.

    You mean for the Braves, right?

    Have the Phillies play yet today?

  21. That’s right. The Phillies have just started, and they’re up 1-0 in the top of the 1st in Washington.

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