No Coffee for Braves GM

Hey, anyone see a Frank around here, Frank Wren...the guys at Liberty Media Group have sent someone down to talk to him. They're a bit concerned over recent developments.

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isn't that Jack Lemon playing the part of Jim Hendry, after he didn't close the Furcal deal in 2005-6?

Switched from coffee to donuts after that meeting.

Top article near the article you posted:

"Supermarket defends itself over Adolf Hitler cake"
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/Feat...

Clearly, I had to click on it. Hi, I'm a douchebag, and my one hope in life is for people to hate my children before getting to know them.

I just boosted your traffic.

Yeah I read that this morning too. I like how he says they just picked Adolf Hitler because it was a name they knew no one else would have, and how he tried to argue there was nothing more meaningful than that. Yet his other child's middle name is "Aryan Nation." LOL, yeah we almost buy it buddy.

the third kid is Honszlynn Hinler Campbell supposedly named after the SS chief, Heinrich Himmler

we enjoy very unique freedoms most of the world don't get a chance to enjoy.

it's a shame that some people use it for stuff like that, but whatever...nice to be somewhere you can (aside from the head-trip their kids are going to have adjusting to society at large thanks to their selfish parents putting their cause before their kid).

Rosenthal has updated his post but the link Rob has at the top is the same.

Furcal's deal is three years and $33 million.

$7.5M, $9.5M, $13M, then year 4 option at $13M with a $3M buyout.

In essence, Coletti taking the sum of the two Furcal contracts 3/39, 3/33 gave Furcal 6/72 or 7/82. Wasn't Hendry's package to Furcal 5/50?

Ned longs for the days when a 3/44 deal was sweet.

and Furcal threw in all the medical reports on his bad back as well as taking off the 2008 season as a freebie on his end to get this deal done...how generous can one get?

The dodgers are gonna be regretting this deal starting with the first time furcal goes to the DL this season and succeeding seasons thereafter.

Is this what Royals office meetings are like?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ1TjWbGn_4&feature...

awesome.

awesome to the max.

Wren has kicked it upstairs to Schuerholz and he's madder than hell and he ain't taking it anymore

"We don't have any intention of doing business with them, and they've been notified of that,'' Wren told SI.com this afternoon.

http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hot_stove/posts/...

Paul Kinzer kicked it upstairs to Arn Tellem and he kicked it up to their legal department...

http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hot_stove/posts/...

GM's have been black listing Boras for years. Much like Boras and other big agents violate the CBA by leveraging players against teams, there's going to be no way to prove that the Braves didn't sign a player because of his representation. The 'We just weren't interested' defense is too easy.

Braves Pitcher Peter Moylan is represented by Tellem's Wasserman group...I wonder if he gets traded in the near term...and I'd expect that to lead to a grievance and more ugliness. Should be interesting.

I doubt they will do that. Their desire would be for him, and other players to change agents because of this.

Several general managers and agents contacted by Yahoo! Sports said Thursday the term sheet constitutes a handshake agreement, and they couldn’t recall a situation when such an agreement was broken.

“I’d be furious,” an American League general manager said.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ti-tellembra...

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  • Chapman shouldn't be reserved anymore on 40 man.

    chitownmvp01 55 min 13 sec ago view
  • Interesting split on Heyward according to ESPN. As a CF, his slash line .292/.363/.375/.738. At RF: .212/.204/.300/.604. 21/72 as a CF, 58/273 as a RF.

    He's also been better when batting 2nd, but he had a nice start in the 6 hole, but has slumped ever since. He was heating up before the All Star break, but is only hitting .108 in the 2nd half.

    chitownmvp01 1 hour 3 min ago view
  • When we played the Reds with Chapman, I always thought of it as an eight-inning game. So now other teams have eight innings to try to get a lead against the Cubs. Should be a challenge, assuming three or four Cubs ever start hitting again.

    I don't really try to get to know and like these players personally. I'm rooting for laundry, for the most part. Exceptions might be when a player makes trouble in the clubhouse or in the dugout. (Zambrano and Bradley come to mind. Also Papelbon.) But I don't think Chapman is one of those jerks.

    VirginiaPhil 4 hours 36 min ago view
  • Unfortunately, a pretty good summary. It looks like next year Heyward will be getting yet another batting stance adjustment.

    The recent good news has been Baez. I'm afraid about the next league adjustment on him, though, which is probably right around the corner.

    Bryant I don't worry about too much. Just not seeing the ball well right now. He'll turn it around. Russell's been good with men in scoring position all year and he's 22ish. He'll be fine but next year is likely to be his breakout year.

    Old and Blue 6 hours 39 min ago view
  • If Travis' back-to-back-to-back walks cost Hendricks the ERA title, that would really suck.

    billybucks 15 hours 41 min ago view
  • Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."

    billybucks 16 hours 24 min ago view
  • This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.

    Charlie 16 hours 35 min ago view
  • I expect they will go 5-9 games above .500 the rest of the year. 96-98 wins will win the Division.

    They should have one more 2-3 week hot streak in them.

    However, several players are just "average" for the last month: Zobrist, Ross, Russell, Ceasar. Montero is terrible, plus he cannot throw anyone out. -WAR. Heyward is abysmal at the plate, but a plus in the OF. Still with RISP he has been terrible. KB has not been driving in runs as of late. But Apparently the team is still above average with RISP according to S Sahadev.

    The E-Man 16 hours 42 min ago view
  • I came to that realization tonight. I kept expecting them to play better, but now I realize they aren't going to. They are a .500 team now.
    - They have one reliable starting pitcher. Jake's magic is gone, and it doesn't look like it's coming back. Lester has been lousy recently. Lackey's ERA goes up every time he pitches.
    - Heyward has been dead weight all year. I can't remember a single series where he was a significant offensive contributor. Not one. Great defense, but but if he were hitting .270 with 10 HR and played average defense, the Cubs would be better off.

    billybucks 16 hours 45 min ago view
  • new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup

    crunch 16 hours 56 min ago view
  • Team is .500 since early May and is playing like a .500 team. Lack of offense seems to be putting a lot of pressure on the pitchers...and they aren't handling it terribly well.

    .500 the rest of the way still may win the division though.

    blockhead25 17 hours 2 min ago view
  • ...i hate espn.

    nothing like settling into a cubs game to get a few minutes cutaway for an ortiz AB in the 6th inning of the det/bos game.

    oh, at least they're doing split screen now...i guess.

    crunch 17 hours 17 min ago view
  • I'm liking this rookie Nathan.

    CTSteve 17 hours 18 min ago view
  • Richard DFA'd. Meh...

    The E-Man 20 hours 9 min ago view
  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 22 hours 42 min ago view
  • The next 2 games are nationally televised. I think we dominate tonight, hitting 3 HRs off Shields. Great night for KB to end HR drought facing HR prone pitcher in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.

    chitownmvp01 23 hours 15 min ago view