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I don’t really have anything. Here’s a video, though.
I should check previous threads first.
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Having a nice conversation there, Wryn? :-)
Is tonight’s game on WGN by chance?
I think Schilling is perfect through 7
Nevermind, Boston has an error
I think ESPN would have a seizure if Schilling threw a perfect game…or a no-hitter.
No-no still on through 8 I laugh if Schilling walks someone and Cust hits a walk off homerun
ESPN has switched over and is now covering it…
Somebody get a hit. Please.
Shannon Stewart breaks it up with a single.
God praise Shannon Stewart
AAR, you’re right about the Sox needing to win the division. I’ve had that thought a million times this season. It’s funny how often I forget to pull for them, though…
(From other thread)
Who is Russell that you mentioned?
And, surprisingly Harvey is still available and we are coming up again very soon…#69.
Another Boras client, hence the curious coincidence
Yeah, I was thinking Harvey would look pretty good in a Rome uni…
I have read that there is concern about harvey’s hype to talent ratio as well as the money issues
Any guesses who’s next?
I had a feeling he’d end up in a Braves uniform. Good stuff, just needs to get his head on straight. Let’s not Devine him.
Yeah, really the issues i’ve heard are with Boras and Boras wanting his players to sign huge contracts like Texeria did, so it’s scared a lot of teams away from him.
I guess the only knock on him right now, performance wise is he has a slow delivery and he’s still working out some kinks with his change up. But he has tons of potential and if he’s there I would be thrilled to get him.
side note, did they say he signed a $10M contract after being draft!?!
Well we took Joshua Fields, a right handed pitcher out of UGA…
See #23. He goes by “Josh,” by the way.
Here’s Field’s bio…from MLB.com
Player Name: Joshua Fields Position: Relief Pitcher School: Georgia School Type: Four-Year College Academic Class: Junior Birthdate: 08/19/85 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 180 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right
Fastball: Fields throws a plus fastball that sat consistently in the 93-96 mph range.
FB Movement: Coming from a direct overhand slot, Fields’ fastball is very straight.
Slider: Usually, Fields has a good hard slider in the 78-79 mph range. He didn’t throw it much in his Friday outing.
Control: Usually Fields has decent control, but he was overthrowing up and out of the strike zone on Friday. He came out of his delivery and was constantly behind in the count, which kept him from getting to his above-average slider.
Poise: It was below average on Friday. He was given a lead and was perhaps too amped up to close out a win against Oregon State on opening night.
Aggressiveness: Being aggressive for a closer is a good thing, but he was overly-aggressive in a save situation on Friday. He can be too aggressive, wanting to come in and throw hard. He needs to learn to channel that.
Physical Description: He’s a six-foot righty with a power arm who’ll likely always have to answer questions about his size.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: Fields has a legitimate power arm with the classic fastball-slider mix.
Weaknesses: Normally, command is not a problem for Fields, but it was on Friday. He has shown the ability to keep his fastball down in the zone and will need to get back to that in the future.
Summary: Fields will be one of the most-watched college closers this season. His outing on Friday may be just one hiccup chalked up to Opening Night jitters. His size will always be an issue because of his plane to the plate and leverage, though others (Billy Wagner from the left side) have shown size doesn’t always matter.
I have to say, i’m a little surprised we haven’t taken a starter yet.
We just took Fredrick Freeman, a high-school 1st baseman out of California…there’s no profile for him.
I just watched his scouting video, he’s big, 6’5…but he has a weird batting stance, he leans on his front knee and then he leans back before swinging…
for everyone that cares, it’s a sodium free lineup tonight. bobby is still sticking with good ol’ thor at 1st base. johnson escargot renty slumpy frenchy diaz mccann thorn
what do you guys think about the nicknames? can you tell i am high on the braves right now?
Wait..McCann is hitting 7th!! That’s criminal!
With Leather brings this story of a couple involved in a divorce fighting over Braves tickets…
Here is our latest pick, Brandon Hicks, a SS out of Texas A&M…did we really need another middle infielder? I say no.
Player Name: Brandon Hicks Position: Shortstop School: Texas A&M School Type: Four-Year College Academic Class: Junior Birthdate: 9/14/85 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 205 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right Report Date(s): 04/10/07
Hitting Ability: Hicks grades out as a below-average hitter.
Power: He has below-average power.
Running Speed: Hicks has above-average speed.
Base Running: He uses his speed well and knows how to steal a base.
Arm Strength: Hicks has above-average arm strength at short.
Fielding: He is average across the board defensively.
Range: The speed helps, and Hicks has Major League average range.
Physical Description: Hicks is an athletic middle infielder with a Jay Bell body type.
Medical Update: Healthy
Strengths: He’s solid defensively, he can run well and his makeup is off the charts.
Weaknesses: There are questions about whether he’ll hit enough at the next level.
Summary: Hicks is a speedy shortstop with excellent defensive skills and tremendous makeup. All of that won’t make him an everyday shortstop at the next level unless he can hit enough, something that scouts question. Worst-case, he could make for a very good defensive-minded utility guy who can run.
Oh joy! We’ve drafted Pete Orr! Except he’s from Texas!
The organization has a fetish for infielders who can’t hit.
his makeup is off the charts. Does he run an orphanage and his spare time? Comments like this in scouting reports just kill me.
Tomo Ohka just became available. He’s had some decent years, it’s too bad we don’t still have that guy who would fix broken pitchers. He was handy to have around.
That’s exactly what I thought..another Pete Orr…
Well, that’s what this organization needs. More middle infielders.
Am I alone on this, but as a whole, I’m not very thrilled with this draft…except of course Harvey, who is gonna be great…
Fields doesn’t look too bad but his scouting video is horrible…I mean if your scouting video is of you walking a batter on four straight pitches, all way outside and high, that can’t be a good sign…
Hopefully I’m wrong…but I don’t know…
The Braves have a no-hitting, no-power middle infieler fetish.
We need a top of the line starting pitcher fetish.
Soriano kills us.
Matt Harvey finally was drafted at #118 by the Los Angeles Angels…crazy to think he was projected to go in the mid first round today…
Boras is just that toxic?
Yes. Yes, he is.
Fistfight today in the Alabama State Senate, the Chicago Cubs of legislative bodies.
ANother reliever for us…Cory Gearrin.
So Matt Harvey cost himself…what several hundred thousand dollars just by being linked to Boras?
Mac, I don’t know about that. Have you been acquainted with the Texas Leg.? It at least rivals Alabama, with representatives attempting to rush an unpopular speaker as he was declaring himself omnipotent, or something along those lines… There’s a reason why the founding fathers of Texas only allowed the Leg. to meet once every other year and only for 90 days at a time. Good times indeed. Feel free to delete if this is too political.
Here’s the pic of what Mac was talking about…hahahaha
Regarding nicknames, I mostly like them, though I might go with Velcro Vernacular’s nickname for Johnson, Scooter.
Kyle B., if you’re there, send me an email. For some reason, I can’t train the spam filter to not block you.
I hate Alfonso Soriano.
As Noah touched on, we just took another reliever, this time it’s Cory Gearrin of Mercer University…
Player Name: Cory Gearrin Position: Relief Pitcher School: Mercer University School Type: Four-Year College Academic Class: Junior Birthdate: 4/14/86 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 185 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right Report Date(s): 04/27/07
Fastball: Gearrin throws an average fastball.
Fastball movement: His fastball has below-average life.
Slider: Gearrin’s slider projects as an average pitch. Right now, it’s not as there is too much sweeping action when he throws it.
Control: He should have average command in the future.
Poise: Gearrin is a very aggressive pitcher as Mercer’s closer.
Physical Description: Gearrin is a sidearming right-hander with a Scot Shields body type.
Strengths: Gearrin’s sidearm action is difficult to pick up for hitters.
Weaknesses: The arm angle does cause the sweep on the slider.
Summary: Gearrin jumped on the map early this year when his Mercer team took two games from the University of Miami. Gearrin saved both of those games, going three innings and striking out six without allowing a hit. The sidearmer is a very aggressive pitcher who’ll need to work on tightening his slider. He profiles as a decent middle or setup guy out of someone’s bullpen.
Average fastball, average slider, average command “in the future.” Did we run out of good players already?
How ’bout we at least tie this thing before Hill sits down?
I like the first 3 picks (Fields was widely considered the top college closer coming into the season, before he had control issues), but I don’t get what’s happened afterward. We’ve let some pretty good starter prospects slide right on by…
Matt Sinatra…I remember when he was the Braves’ “catcher of the future.” This was back when Albert Hall was our “centerfielder of the future.”
BTW, we’re up in the fifth round.
Dennis Dixon, OF from Oregon.
Our latest pick is Dennis Dixon, an outfielder out of Oregon University.
I actually still have Matt Sinatro’s baseball card from those days, Noah. But I wasn’t lucky enough to acquire an Albert Hall :(.
Albert Hall is, I think, the last Brave to hit for the cycle. And I saw it…against the Pirates in Three Rivers.
Ok, I thought that was who it was….Dennis Dixon was the Ducks starting quarterback last season..and apparently he was drafted by the Reds back into 2003…but elected to play football.
Wish we could get Josh Dew from Troy… He led the collegiate ranks in K’s per nine and has the best slider in the country.
Actually, Hall did it at home against the Astros, September 23, 1987.
Attendance 2977. Wow.
Astros? Wow…I could have sworn it was against the Pirates…
i wonder what the loswest recorded attendence for a Braves game is?
I think I remember in their last few home games in Boston, only like 1100 perople showed up, but I think it’s lower than that.
I remember Gerald Perry talking about that season. He said some nights he’d look out and think, “Gee, this would be a good night to paint the seats.”
I watched a disproportionate number of games during those years.
Just casting around Retrosheet, the Braves drew 500 on September 26, 1922.
Remember, the Braves have existed as long as professional baseball has. They probably had some double-figure crowds in the NA days.
After looking at his Gameday picture, I’m convinced Matt Murton is actually a doppelganger of Richie Cunningham.
Sports South just showed Jason Heyward before the game meeting Bobby , Frenchy and other Brave’s i’m sure.
Apparently on july 28th 1935 the attendance was 95 fans, against the dodgers
Hmm, I’m liking our future 3rd basemen. Move Chipper to first!
1935 was the worst year for the braves franshise, at least record wise.
They only won 38 games all year.
Our first hit by anyone but Andruw. This is embarrassing.
Which team would win the game ? 1935 Boston Braves vs june 7th 2007 Atlanta Braves?
Stu hit it on the head. Fields was great last year and a disappointment this year. Might be injured, who knows? But when it’s working right for him he’s pretty darn good.
Another quality start from Chucky.
Am I back?
Nasa, I don’t know who would win, but one thing i do know is, I hate the Mets.
Looking so hopeless….
Stu and Urlhix,
Thanks for the info about Fields…I only had the scouting report and the video to go on, hopeully he can fix whatever his problem has been…injury or whatever it is.
I don’t get why the Braves are so utterly baffled by Hill’s curveball. This is already the third time they’ve faced him this year. You’d think they would have a pretty good idea what to expect by now. Idiots.
so, so sad
I think we need another choice, “right now, yes.” Just a suggestion from the peanut gallery.
I voted “maybe” or in other words…Yes but I don’t want to admit it….but as soon as Chipper comes back, McCann gets healthy and Bobby finally decides to get Salty in the line-up everyday…at FIRST! Thor is sucking…
#86 I guess that’s what maybe means. Sorry Mac, I’ll try to read closely next time before making announcements from the gallery.
The Braves definitely suck today up to now.
C’mon, boys. Lets rally!
Burrell saved the Phillies for once…
Slumpy…make a difference here
Chi Cubs 2, Andruw Jones 1. Care to tie it up, Druw? Or will it all be your fault again?
Here we go — June, 2006. Buckle up!
Did we draft some offense?
I blame this all on Andruw… I’m going to go rinse the vomit out of my mouth.
The June curse lives on.
Sheesh. Not Andruw’s fault. I wonder what the Braves’ record is in games Andruw swipes a base. Anyone with that stat? Mac?
Bad loss…this is getting annoying.
I’m back. You’re right, it wasn’t Andruw’s fault. Just some bad fast food. Sorry er.
Yes, we drafted Heyward(OF/1B)…who has tons of power, good plate dicipline and judging from his scouting video, pretty good defender. But he’s going to hit a lot of homers in five years or so….
Then we drafted Jonathan Gilmore who is a third baseman with “raw power”…
and of course we drafted Orr v2…aka Brandon Hicks…yay.
Jeff M., steer clear of Jack in the Box during close games. I have had the same problem lately.
Thanks Jay 10.
Any way we can trade for Texiera?
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