K9 Georgia Fan wayx Member since Sep 2012 12338 posts
re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition(Posted by K9 on 1/25/13 at 9:40 pm to Robot Santa)
I think I may have read that on the Arizona forum, so I guess thats not the most unbiased source of info. I thought I had heard about some problems with an Upton, but it may have been BJ like a lot of you suggested.
I do think losing Prado's presence in the clubhouse is gonna hurt. The guy was just a ballplayer, kinda similar to David Eckstein. I know he only had one more year, but I feel like he would have taken less to stay in ATL. Maybe that's just wishful thinking though.
I'm also wondering whose gonna be on base for all these sluggers..We might set a record for solo blasts.
volfan30 Atlanta Braves Fan Member since Jun 2010 29129 posts
re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition(Posted by volfan30 on 1/25/13 at 11:29 pm to okietiger)
Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now on MLB Network aired tonight. They still listed J Up as a RF since that's where he played last year. Everyone had both Heyward and Upton in their top 6 except Bill James, who listed Heyward 1st and did not have Upton in his top 10.
Jon Hart: 1. Jose Bautista 2. Giancarlo Stanton 3. Justin Upton (No 4-10)
Bill James: 1. Jason Heyward 2. Ben Zobrist 3. Jose Bautista
Eric Byrnes: 1. Giancarlo Stanton 2. Jose Bautista 3. Justin Upton ... 6. Jason Heyward
MLB Network "Shredder": 1. Jose Bautista 2. Giancarlo Stanton 3. Jason Heyward 4. Carlos Beltran 5. Justin Upton
papz LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Jul 2008 7065 posts
re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition(Posted by papz on 1/26/13 at 12:30 am to tduecen)
McCann says he'll be ready: Braves catcher Brian McCann, who underwent right shoulder surgery in October, expressed optimism when pressed about his readiness for 2013. "Being three months out of surgery, I feel like I'm ahead of schedule," McCann told MLB.com's Mark Bowman. "I feel better each day and I'm very encouraged by the signs that I have received recently." McCann could get clearance to play catch as early as the end of this week, and Bowman suggests that McCann could begin swinging a bat by the end of the month. Additionally, McCann says the surgery was a huge success for him, physically. "Now that I've had the surgery, I can tell a huge difference with my range of motion and flexibility. This is as free as my shoulder has been for a few years." (Updated 1/14/13)
INJURY REPORT Shoulder - Questionable for start of spring training (Updated - 1/15/13)