No News is Good NewsWe’ve reached the final days of 2015, and there is absolutely no Braves news whatsoever.
35 thoughts on “No News is Good News”
Merry belated Christmas to you all. I just finished a 1500 mile road trip through Switzerland and Germany with a Tesla. Nice car but the charging does suck after the tenth break… Hope you all had a nice couple of days. I am glad that I don’t have to drive anymore anywhere for a week or so.
I think I’ve set up this year’s music listicle silliness to be public on G+, if you want to follow along on things I listened to this year.
At least we’ve gotten this far without a mention of S— W—.
mandatory, he has to do what it takes
this time, ten
it’s hard to tell when we’ll see him again.
I for one, am certainly surprised that Ender Inciarte is still a Brave.
he once told timo not to drive after dusk
all hundred batteries draining
the next thing i know you’ll be complaining.
I for one am glad that Ender Inciarte is still a Brave.
Timo, you live an interesting life, sir.
News from Atlanta: Bobby Cox bought FitBits for the entire front office.
I don’t think that’s what we mean when we talk about metrics…
From deep down in Jayson Stark’s strange-but-true article:
“Think it’s safe to say the Mariners’ catchers were offensively challenged? They hit .159, with a .464 OPS, this year. The Giants’ pitchers hit .162, with a .463 OPS.”
Could be worse, Barves.
There are few things for which I am more grateful than that our team has not been run by Jack Zduriencik this whole time.
It’s a low bar for thankfulness, but I’ll take it as it comes.
Sounds like the Yankees might be in the process of acquiring Aroldis Chapman.
Seems like it would be easier to just count laps around the Galleria atrium.
Does Bobby know how to use a FitBit?
Sounds like the Yankees got him at a steep discount, likely due to allegations of domestic violence — per Jeff Passan, “He admitted to police he fired eight gunshots in his garage after an argument with his girlfriend in which she alleged he choked her.”
True, the Yanks didn’t give up any tip-top prospects/talent, but Chapman could be a one-year rental with some kind of suspension included.
There’s still talk that they could trade Andrew Miller (and probably Brett Gardner), but if they enter the season with Chapman, Miller & Betances in the pen, the Yanks would have the Top 3 K/9 guys in MLB — Nasty Boys, v2.
Chapman: 15.7 in 66.1 IP
Miller: 14.6 in 61.2 IP
Betances: 14.0 in 84 IP
If the suspension is long enough (46 days or longer), Chapman’s free agency is delayed a year. I wonder if the Yankees had some inside information about the situation.
Lemmy is no longer. He is an ex-Kilmister. The rich, for at least one night, shall not be eaten. I has a sad.
@17 – This news is bad news.
Are the Yanks better now? Not sure they are
@20. They have achieved the traditional strategy of “shortening the game for the starters”. Considering their starting rotation, it is a sensible and much cheaper strategy without the need of replacing all five starters.
Well, Lemmy made it to 70, which should be considered a bit of an upset.
Never saw Motörhead play (& was never fond of Lemmy’s particular fashion collectibles), but some of their records are pretty underrated. My fave tune:
This one ain’t bad either:
The Yanks are certainly better with Chapman than without him. I doubt those 4 prospects were going to help the big club much in ’16.
I’m just not sure that they’re done dealing. From all I hear, they still want the best starting pitcher(s) they can acquire.
May his influence upon you have been within reasonable limits.
Full Disclosure: Disregard my comment at @ 20. I briefly saw a text about this trade yesterday. I thought the Yanks gave up Betances and Miller for Chapman, which of course I didn’t understand. Should do my homework before posting huh?
I wonder if the Yankees would stretch Chapman out and start him
No. At this point, no one in the league is going to try to “stretch Chapman out and start him.” Any moreso than the Red Sox are going to convert Kimbrel into a fifth starter.
@25. I think we have passed that bridge long long time ago. Doubt that’s still a practical option anymore.
Lemmy certainly lived a long time considering his diet for many years. http://www.cracked.com/article_19660_8-humans-whose-eating-habits-would-make-goat-puke_p2.html
Seems like Lemmy had a lot of the same collecting habits as Ron Asheton.
Aroldis Chapman in the Bronx.
It’s quiet around here…TOO quiet…
Hey smitty, what do you think your barber would say to something like this?
Colorado sends back:
From previous thread…The (Breaking) Bad Trade
a lust for trades he will always harbor
Denver gets Fredi, 2 kilos Baby Blue.