Friday, August 24, 2007

Braves meet Fork

Tell me: does a playoff team drop three of four to the Cincinnati Reds? The Braves are now six back of the Mets and three back of wild card leader San Diego. There's still time for a run I suppose, but Atlanta is essentially going to battle with a two man rotation and a bullpen that seems to show up once every three nights. That's simply not going to cut it.

Someone put Mac on suicide watch.


Pete Toms said...

I thought the Braves were the biggest surprise at the trade deadline. They were very active, acquiring Teixeira & Dotel.

I thought Liberty Media's approach was to not take on any contracts and flip the team ASAP ( I think there's a minimum amount of time they have to own the team to adhere to the feds rules governing the deal with Time Warner ). Maybe Schuerholz thinks he's on the way out with another change in ownership imminent and decided to go for it now.

They've obviously had some bad luck late in the season with Dotel and Renteria down with injuries ( not to mention Gonzalez much earlier this season ). I wouldn't count them out of the Wild Card though, Hoffman is floundering in SD plus Young is hurting and the Phillies staff is decimated by injuries ( Hamels was one of the best SP in MLB this season, great numbers in that bandbox of a stadium ).

Mac said...

Should I jump off the old bridge, which has a high peak, or the new bridge, which is more or less level? There's the toll bridge, but I'm pretty cheap.

Shyster said...

How about the Talahachee Bridge?

I dunno, man. Maybe I'm just in a sour mood, but because they were in Ohio I was privileged to see all four of those games this week, and they were just demoralizing.