Rico Brogna vs. Scott Thorman. Also, game thread, Braves at Bisons

Rico Brogna Statistics and History – Baseball-Reference.com

Seasons with Braves: 2001
Notable Stats: .297 OBP, .335 SLG
Notable Achievements: Wikipedia: “Brogna was recruited as a quarterback by Clemson University, but chose to pursue a career in baseball instead.” Never try to sign anyone away from a Clemson scholarship.

Versus

Scott Thorman Statistics and History – Baseball-Reference.com

Seasons with Braves: 2006-07
Notable Stats: .222 BA, .260 OBP
Notable Achievements: Canadian.

53 thoughts on “Rico Brogna vs. Scott Thorman. Also, game thread, Braves at Bisons”

  1. Scott Thorman somehow made people believe that he could perform like Laroche. Thorman caused the Laroche trade, which also caused the Tex trade, which also caused the Kotchman trade.

    even though they both suck, he will always be the opposite of Andy Marte

  2. ‘Scott Thorman somehow made people believe that he could perform like Laroche. ‘

    Their minor league careers were virtually identical.

    Love the factoid about Brogna.

  3. Thorman’s story isn’t over yet. He’s only 27, and he led the AAA Omaha Royals in BA this year.

    He’ll probably get another chance to perform at the majors. Playing him instead Jacobs right now would probably be an upgrade. Unless the Royals spontaneously grow an offense, he could make the team next year.

  4. Matt Diaz has hit as many homers (three) in 23 at-bats during his six games at Citi Field as Beltran has hit here (three homers in 129 at-bats in 34 games), Delgado (three homers in 50 at-bats in 15 games), Schneider (three homers in 66 at-bats in 24 games) or Francoeur (three homers in 119 at-bats in 32 games)

  5. But, don’t forget about Francouer’s winning attitude, which adds at least fifty points to his OPS.

  6. hpotter is quoting (or paraphrasing) from DOB’s blog… some interesting stuff on Matty D in that piece. And the one on McGuirk too for that matter.

  7. The Braves dividends from trading Francoeur to the Mets may just be starting. MLBTR reports Francoeur is lobbying for the Mets to sign Jason Marquis. Marquis has been decent to good this year but having the Mets sign him to an Oliver Perez like contract would be sweet.

  8. Scott Thorman not only sucked but also had regular temper tantrums when he inevitably made outs. It was hard to watch this behemoth of a man charge down the line on a weakly-hit 3u only to end up very out and very mad.

  9. As I have stated here before, if “scowling, muttering obscenities and marching back to the dugout in a menacing way after a strikeout” was an officially recognized statistic, Scott Thorman would be an All-Star.

  10. “It was hard to watch this behemoth of a man charge down the line on a weakly-hit 3u only to end up very out and very mad.”

    LOL, Weldon!

  11. My son in College brought home a beautiful girlfriend over Labor Day weekend. She told me she was a baseball fan, and asked me if I remembered Rico Brogna. “I said yes, he really sucked.” She replied, He’s my uncle.
    I voted for Thorman

  12. Let’s break out another can of whup-ass on the Mutts tonight boys! This season has the potential to end on a good note. I see blue skies in our future if Wren truly has GM power. Still can’t believe Frenchy is gone!

  13. The Braves have now suffered a hidden no-hitter; they’ve made 28 outs since their last hit, the two-run double by Prado in the 3rd inning last night.

  14. I don’t believe there is any serious thought to getting rid of Escobar in the FO. Regardless of Bobby, Wren couldn’t be that dumb.

  15. #19, I’m hoping we blow them out now. Imagine being no hit for 9.1 innings and still winning 11-3 and 9-1 or something. That would be something else to add to the Mets’ season.

  16. the “if” game: if the braves could trade derek lowe, bobby cox, and kelly johnson for lou piniella, milton bradley, and derek lee, would you do it?

  17. BMac got his glove hand hit by a foul tip. Ball hit square on the part of his hand sticking out of the end of his glove. Left hand contusion, looked painful

  18. McCann got hit hard on the wrist by a foul tip. He had to try to sac bunt because swinging the bat hurt too much. Not Bobby’s call.

  19. First-pitch outs. That’s what I love about Frenchy. Oddly, it’s also what I hated about him until July 11.

  20. Good grief, if Frenchy gets the tying run it’ll be another data point in the He Doesn’t Really Suck meme. Maybe that’s a good thing. I am conflicted.

  21. “Brogna was recruited as a quarterback by Clemson University, but chose to pursue a career in baseball instead.” Never try to sign anyone away from a Clemson scholarship.

    haha, I love it

  22. bunts have their place in the game, its just not smart to do it in the late innings or by players who usually fail at it

  23. If Arizona wins tonight, we tie the Giants for 2nd place in the WC, for what it’s worth.

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