These Items just in….
Horse trainer Dallas Stewart has been unmasked, he is The Devil!! Two straight years, the logical, favored horse has run first in the Derby. In both of those races, donkeys posing as thoroughbreds, trained by Stewart and carrying astronomical odds, came from far back to ruin millions of wagering tickets by running second. Last year it was 50-1 Golden Soul, today 40-1 Commanding Curve. On their best days, neither of those figured to be able to beat a fat man in a race where first prize was a rice cake. Multitudes of trees gave their very existence to become the litter of wrong numbers and shattered hopes. I swear today when they showed Srewart, I saw one of his horns sticking out the side of his cowboy hat. Somebody, call a Priest..stat.
The Braves overpaid, over hyped offense, in a word….Sucks. Heyward is a horrible fit as a leadoff man, he needs to hit in RBI position and develop more consistency. BJ Upton, has actually swung the bat decently this week when the rest if the tea has seemingly gone to the plate with whiffle ball bats. Color me a pessimist, his hit parade that has his average soaring up to .215, I predict, will not last. freddieFreeman is outstanding, when he can see. Dry eye syndrome and contact issues have rendered him mediocre for now. Justin Upton has incendiary periods but seemingly always falters in game on the line situations. Evan Gattus, is what he is, a guy who when he hits it, he hits it hard. Chris Johnson just signed a big 3 year deal, put the ball in play constantly last year, this year, striking out, a lot!! I am fearing he may be a one year wonder. Dan Uggla, um, he is horrible. A veritable automatic out. And now, with his new approach ,rarely displays any power. He used to be a.175 hitter who could go deep? Now, he is simply a .175 hitter. Andrelton Simmons is an excellent contact guy. He may not love it, but he should be leading off.
The Braves have two extra starting pitchers now at the major league level. Deal a pitcher for a gamer, a scrapper, a blood and guts baseball player. They have athletes, they need some hard core players.Boston signed a couple last year and it made all the difference. A spark is needed and the cancer bats in the lineup would then not all have to play in the same days. They will occasionally put up 10 or 12 in a game, but the bottom line and hard truth. This lineup is not going to hit consistently enough to allow this team to go anywhere regardless of how well they pitch. Frank Wren, are you listening??