And the third..
And the third..
On second thought regarding Scott Hairston wouldn't Francisco be projected to put up close to the numbers he does giving the expected extended amount of playing time? if so, just roll with Juan and use the extra cash to extend somebody instead of overpaying for Hairston.
I highly doubt we're nabbing Hairston. No need really. We already got Reed Johnson. So again, unless we want to make him a starter...just roll with Gattis or the platoon of Reed/Francisco.
At this point, if we can't trade for one of the guys I've mentioned before......... I would love to hear that Jordan Schafer is working with the hitting coaches to become a contact hitter. I wouldn't care if he lost all his power, just re-teach him what a ball and a strike is and stop swinging for the fences. I'm really pulling for the kid. If he doesn't, he could still be helpful to the Braves as a late inning pitch runner I guess and defensively. A defensive OF of Schafer, Upton and Heyward would be one of the best if not the best in baseball.
If Schafer doesn't cut it, I'm fine starting the year with a platoon of Juan and Reed. Not ideal and I'm not in love with the idea, but I can dig it! I'd rather do that than go after Scott as of today. I'm not as down on Scott as some are, but I don't really want him as our LF'er.
I don't think the rumors or trade talks are done for the Braves. My gut feeling is that someone will be traded from the crowded OF's of the Angels and D-Backs. And I'm having a hard time believing that Boston won't trade Ell's at some point this coming season.
Just don't trade JT yet. That's all I ask.
probably reported elsewhere (if it is, delete this post or move it or whatever), but the indians are the unlucky bastards to overpay for swisher. o well. at least it's not us.
Delgado is the piece we trade at this time.. Wren is going to make a move, but its going to be for somebody we havent expected
Schafer caught that Willie Mays Hays-itis from Major League II. Unless Fredi makes him do push-ups for every pop-up, he's a pinch-runner/defense replacement.
Is there anyone out there that would be down with this idea? It's not a bad idea for the projected price of 8-10 million, but I don't think Boras would 'allow' it & I'm not sure what kind of "team guy" Bourn would be to agree to the one year delay in a payday? I do know that there wouldn't be too many gappers hit on the Braves with Bourn, Upton & Heyward!
I don't want anything to do with Bourn.
Why are people who are adamantly anti-Fowler okay with the idea of Parra?
Home/Away Splits for their two careers:
Parra - .345/.292
Fowler - .384/.312
Parra - 108/72
Fowler - 128/79
I know Parra has been a better defender in LF than Fowler has been in CF, but I honestly think both of them would be plus defenders in left for us, and that's really all they'd need to be with Upton & Heyward already in the OF. Fowler would also make up for his lesser defense with his superior bat.