Monday, July 28, 2008

Welcome back, Clint!


"Thank you! Thank you all. Yes, I am here to save this club from a sub-.500 season, because I am awesome and cuter than Corky! ...Whoa, hey, back it up -- see with your eyes, not with your hands. I'm married."

Today's roster moves: Chipper and Huddy to the DL, Bennett back from the DL, Charlie and Clint officially brought up. Thanks to Jennise for being the first to notify me of the tragedy that is HUDDY ON THE DL. *sniff*

Photo: DashTapper at Flickr

19 comments:

Jessica said...

Best pic I've seen of Clint! Adorable!

I'm sure Huddy's ailment is not serious. At least I hope not. I don't know if I could take it if Smoltzie, Glav, Chipper, Huddy and Baby were out for an extended period of time all at the same time. :(

CABravesFan said...

umm- yum!
Definitely an improvement over corky:)

cristamsimon said...

I like him because he didn't hate me when I told him I'm from[[starting]] Fayette County High ;). And he's awesome! Let's get 'em, Clint!

slappywhite said...

So are we "packing it in" for the year? I guess it is a good thing they were just moves and not a trade. Makes you wonder if they are serious about keeping Mark around at first. Hmmmm.

Jessica said...

Word is that a trade for Teix is in the works. ESPN reported that the Braves notified teams that they're willing to discuss it. I'll miss Mark a ton...but I am hoping that by some long shot we can get Conor Jackson.

CABravesFan said...

Slappywhite- the team has officially begun shopping Tex- I would expect him to be elsewhere, probably Arizona, by wednesday (if not sooner)- really disappointing...

I would love to see Conor Jackson also but doesn't look like Arizona will part with him

Lauren T. said...

Don't kid yourselves -- Teix has been on the trading block for weeks. No one's been able to offer us a suitable trade, so he hasn't budged.

CABravesFan said...

I know they have been talking about it for a long time but I was holding out hope that the team would start playing better and Tex would stay...

By they way don't know if anyone caught the news about Huddy- not good:(

slappywhite said...

I looked for the story on ESPN.com. Is there any word on the other end of the trade? I am just curious as to who they are looking to get for him.

During the Marlins series and Phillies series, both of their teams annoucers said they were told by someone in the Braves club house Mark would be in a Braves uniform at the end of the year. But that could be speculation as well.

I did read on Braves.com where the Braves will have over $40 mil to play with in the off season.

Either way 1) I hope it isn't so and 2) I wish I had $40 to play with.

CABravesFan said...

other end of the deal is looking like Chad Tracey (decent 1st baseman- can't hit lefties to save his life) and one or two solid prospects...apparently the Braves tried to get Conor Jackson but Arizona said no deal

slappywhite said...

I won't accept it until it happens. I am gonna be one of those types. I am going to live in denial until I have to face it. :)

CABravesFan said...

i'm with you...

Jessica said...

I'm really curious to see what actually happens. There aren't that many good options (I was hoping for Conor Jackson, but I wouldn't trade him either, if I were Arizona). Should be interesting to see what offer the Braves might bite on.

Lo said...

How bad are the braves going to be without Teix, Huddy, Chipper, and at least for now..Mac. :( :(

I hate the idea of throwing in the towel. Can't they just like...trade Frenchy & Corky or something? :D

slappywhite said...

I did read that Frenchy might be up for grabs in the off season. How crazy would that be? He and McCann have total swapped roles in 3 years.

Jessica said...

I like Jeff, but I'm guessing he wishes he'd have taken that contract when Mac signed.

Lo said...

I like Frenchy and all but, well not really. He has royally irritated me this season but anyway, I get why some people like him. Kind of. My friend in Boston annoys the crap out of me with her OMG FRENCHY! love lol and I'm like TAKE HIM, PLEASE!

Anyway, I'm not gonna lie. I'd be overfreakinjoyed if he got traded but we all know that's not gonna happen. Darn it.

Lauren T. said...

I'm a bit surprised at how many people are still in LOVE with Frenchy, but I can't say anything -- I still love Pete Orr and Langy, and they both kinda suck. :) Plus, Frenchy was just a doll when I met him, so that tips the scales to the "like" side for me, as opposed to Buddy, who's on the "dislike" side.

For the record, I'm not getting worked up over any of the trade rumors. They are "rumors", after all, and how many rumors are based on fact? Not 100% of them, that's for sure...

slappywhite said...

They are called "rumors" for a reason. I think your outlook is correct on that.