The last time I came back from a break, this blog finished first among all Braves blogs in August. Lets see what kind of magic we can come up with this time.
Why I Left?:
Because of Hewlett Packer. Those expletives took forever to give me my laptop back!
The Braves are eliminated from the playoffs, and they sure are playing like it. Having dropped three in a row, two to the Nationals no less, that spark in the team certainly has left. I’m a bit tardy on covering their near-historic streak, but I will say that pitching and timely hitting carried them.
Fridays loss was disappointing. Lowe needs to go, for one big reason:
- His contract: Lowe makes 45 million dollars over the next three years. Thats good for the highest paid player on the Braves…
- His performance: Derek was brought in to lead the staff, and a 4.55 ERA doesn’t really say, “leader”. Sadly, he does lead the team in wins, but thats a totally different story.
- His age: The man is 36 years old. While thats young in our world, he’s old in baseball years. Much like dog years, you have to convert it. So Derek Lowe is actually 72 years old, until he retires.
- His sweat: Its amazing how much sweat he can produce. Does he ever stop? He could have an endorsement deal with speed stick…
Oh look at that, I had four reasons, well isn’t that something… [Rolls Eyes]
AL ROY: Gordon Beckham
NL ROY: Chris Coghlan
AL MVP: Joe Mauer
NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke
NL Cy Young: Adam Wainwright
Also, I will be covering select playoff games, so, there is something to look forward to do.
GO TWINS!! (and Braves!)
That’s all for me folks!