Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This better work! I think it will work... Okay now I'm excited!

Post by Mike
The shock is wearing off, and reality setting in.
Gone is Prado with his hustle. It is a little easier to swallow when you realize that J Upton is younger, and matched Prado’s best numbers in his worst season (2010 with Arizona - .273, OB .356, HR 17, RBI 69). Plus Martin was demanding more than Wren deemed fair for his game.

He is apparently as gritty a negotiator as he is a ball player. The parties were only a few hundred thousand dollars apart in an attempt to avoid arbitration and, much like a twelve pitch at bat, Prado would not relent. So Wren walked him.
Prado was the ONLY major leaguer I have ever seen that routinely ran from second or short to back up the catcher’s throw back to the mound. That style of play will be missed.

Enough of the whining, but I will make a few more points.

1 – This better work out better than that Uggla deal.
2 – Win the NL East, and all will be forgiven. Short of that, we’ll talk in August.

So once the sting is gone and you scan the possible lineup, it is easy to get excited. Here is my prediction for opening day in Atlanta followed by their 2012 totals:
SS - Simmons - .289, OBP - .335, SB – 1. Played 49 games in the bigs, and that OBP will need to go up.

LF - J. Upton - .280, OBP - .355, SB – 18, HR – 17, RBI – 67, SO – 121

RF – Heyward - .269, OBP- .335, SB – 41, HR – 27, RBI – 82, SO – 152. You think he'll see better pitches notched between these two?
CF - B. Upton - .246, OBP - .298, SB - 31, HR – 28, RBI – 78, SO – 169 – Keep swinging, you might hit something.

1B – Freeman - .259, OBP - .340, HR – 23, RBI – 94 – No threat to steal, so get some runners on in front of him and let the kid do his work.
2B – Uggla - .220, OBP - .348, HR – 19, RBI – 78, SO – 168. ($13-mill for that?) Maybe he’ll return to his 2010 form - .287, HR – 31, RBI – 105.

3B – Johnson - .281, OBP - .326, HR – 15, RBI – 76.

C – Bethancourt - .243, OBP - .275, HR – 2, RBI – 26 in AA. While we run the bases he’ll shut the opponents down until Big Mac is back.
P – Medlen - .208 – Take your three pitches and sit down. We’ve got enough fire power to get you the lead.

In the 2 to 7 spots there were 129 dingers in 2012. With this much power strung out on the card, those numbers will certainly go up. Plus 2, 3 and 4 swiped 90 bags last year. Run Forrest run!

Monday, January 28, 2013

How can this be??

Post by William

Vols Athletics DEEP in a hole

One thing about Damon Evans and now Greg McGarity...... they know how to turn a profit.

I can't imagine how UT got in this hole.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Championship Sunday

Post by William

Take the Falcons plus 3.5. We win the game

Take the Ravens plus 8 but Brady wins the game

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fix your game, get the girl

Post by William

Funny how ESPN and Gold Channel will show Rory McIlroy's snap hook but won't show TW's fat cold top of the tee box. We're not afraid. See the video above.

Tiger wants Elin back.... BAD!!!!

Also if TW wants Elin back, he needs to work on his game. See the link above.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dog in the lead

Post by William

Former UGA golfer and Macon native Russell Henley starts the final round in the lead at The Hawaiian Open today.

7pm on Golf Channel

Sunday Divisional Playoffs

Post by William

ATLANTA minus 2.5 vs Seattle     One key will be how the refs call the game. Seattle's CBs are very physical, like Roddy and Julio. If the refs let the CBs push around the Falcons Wrs, could be bad. Need a fast start.

NEW ENGLAND minus 10 vs Houston

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Layover

Post by William

The Layover Monday night will feature Atlanta. Great show!!!

Travel Channel Monday night at 9PM.

Divisional Playoffs

Post by William

Denver minus 9.5 vs BALTIMORE         Denver will win the game bit that's alot of points

SAN FRAN minus 2.5 vs Green Bay     Maybe it's wishful thinking. I don't want any part of Green Bay vs Atlanta.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Go Dawgs!!!

Post by William

In his first season on the PGA Tour, former UGA golfer Russell Henley is leading the Hawaiian Open halfway thru the 2nd round. 63-63, 14 under. Good playing so far.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yes, I've got off the deep end

Post by William

Settling in to watch UGA/Florida bball on ESPN3.

Maybe I need a pet

Monday, January 7, 2013

BCS Game

Post by William

I've got a feeling that Saban will try to enforce his will early. Run it early and often. Watch out for play fake/go deep a couple of times in the first half. Bama will do to ND what they did to Dawgs in the second half of SEC game...... run it against a tired defense. Guarantee UGA has more depth on D than ND does.

BAMA covers the 10

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Picks 1/6 2013

Post by William

BALTIMORE covers the 7 vs Indy

I'll take RGIII and the 3 vs Seattle

I'll take Kent St plus 3 vs Arkansas State

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Picks 1/5/2013

Post by William

Johnny Football can play a little bit. WOW

Crazy weather in Hawaii yesterday for golf. Had to cancel the round. Supposed to be that way again today.

Picks in ALL CAPS

OLE MISS minus 3 vs Pitt

Houston minus 3 vs CINCINNATI

GREEN BAY minus 9.5 vs Minnesota

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fiesta Bowl

Post by William

I'll take Oregon to cover the 8

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sugar Bowl

Post by William

Florida covers the 14 vs Louisville

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Day Picks

Post by William

Bad, bad day yesterday. 0-4. That's what I get for picking the Hat and Boy Wonder

Picks are in ALL CAPS

Oklahoma State minus 17 vs PURDUE

MISSISSIPPI STATE minus 1 vs Northwestern

SOUTH CAROLINA minus 4.5 vs Michigan

UGA minus 8 vs Nebraska

STANFORD minus 5 vs Wisconsin

Florida State minus 14.5 vs NORTHERN ILLINOIS