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Old 10-07-2010, 11:46 AM   #11356 (permalink)
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Jair Jurrjens has been reunited with the team and will be ready to pitch in the NLCS
Jurrjens rejoins Braves, could be ready if they advance | Atlanta Braves
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #11357 (permalink)
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Catchers: McCann , Ross
Infielders: Derrek Lee, Conrad, Omar Infante, Alex Gonzalez, Troy Glaus and Diory Hernandez
Outfielders:Rick Ankiel, Nate McLouth, Matt Diaz, Eric Hinske, Heyward, Melky Cabrera
Starting pitchers: Derek Lowe, Tommy Hanson, Tim Hudson
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:40 PM   #11358 (permalink)
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I'm glad they opted for Melky and Glaus over Freeman.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:41 PM   #11359 (permalink)
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Hopefully EOF and Saito will be back in the next round
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:14 PM   #11360 (permalink)
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They getting rings for the wildcard title?
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:40 PM   #11361 (permalink)
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Probably. It seems like people get rings for anything these days.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #11362 (permalink)
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It's going to make me want to throw up if they hang a banner in the outfield. I mean when they hang one.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #11363 (permalink)
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Grand slam or not, I'm really starting to hate brooks conrad.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:27 PM   #11364 (permalink)
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Grand slam or not, I'm really starting to hate brooks conrad.
He's a 30 year old rookie. Don't hate him. Hate the people who put the club in a situation where he was the best option.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:40 PM   #11365 (permalink)
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Conrad was supposed to be so far down the bench that he wasn't even going to get to play much on Sundays. It's unfair to make him the villain because everybody in front of him got hurt and now he has to start in the biggest games of the year. There aren't a lot of teams that could reach that far down their bench and start an infielder who looks like he belongs on a playoff team.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:53 PM   #11366 (permalink)
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There aren't a lot of teams that could reach that far down their bench and start an infielder who looks like he belongs on a playoff team.
The roster was thin, and that is just the spot where the light is shining through.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:57 PM   #11367 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:58 PM   #11368 (permalink)
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I bow to nobody in my disgust for the current Braves' ownership, but even I can't blame them or Wren for the fact that the sixth infielder sucks out loud as a starter on a playoff team. If you went to the Yankees and took out Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano, whom would they have to press into service in October? And wouldn't he probably look like he didn't belong?
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I bow to nobody in my disgust for the current Braves' ownership, but even I can't blame them or Wren for the fact that the sixth infielder sucks out loud as a starter on a playoff team. If you went to the Yankees and took out Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano, whom would they have to press into service in October? And wouldn't he probably look like he didn't belong?
I'm pissed that they didn't make the moves to be a real contender when it became clear they had a playoff shot. The injuries to Chipper and Prado only highlight that deficiency; they don't excuse it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #11370 (permalink)
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I'm pissed that they didn't make the moves to be a real contender when it became clear they had a playoff shot. The injuries to Chipper and Prado only highlight that deficiency; they don't excuse it.
I don't disagree at all. I just didn't get that pissed about it because I knew they weren't going to do anything meaningful. This is a team that traded Javy Vazquez during the offseason as a salary dump because Tommy Hanson made either him or Hudson expendable....and then instead of using that freed-up salary to add the bat that they desperately needed, stuck the extra money in their back pocket, reduced payroll, and just took a flier on the zombie of Troy Glaus instead. Nothing is going to change with the Braves until Liberty decides to sell. This is an organization which aims to compete, not win.
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