August 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm by Capitol Avenue Club under Atlanta Braves
The line up this afternoon against a RHP:
1. Omar Infante
2. Rick Ankiel
3. Alex Gonzalez
4. Brian McCann
5. Troy Glaus
6. Eric Hinske
7. Brooks Conrad
8. Melky Cabrera
That line up is not going to score a lot of runs. The first three hitters never walk. Wasn’t Bobby saying he fixed the offense by putting high-OBP guys at the top of the order like 3 months ago?
The organization has to do something about Troy Glaus, he’s not fit to play at the moment. Disable him if you think he has something left this season, release him if not. Call up Freddie Freeman if you want, or call up Barbaro Canizares and platoon him with Eric Hinske (the option I prefer). Either way, you’re going to be getting a lot more from 1B than you would by continuing to play Glaus. At any rate, it’s not a good time to be a black hole in the line up, without Chipper and with a few guys that reach base 30 percent of the time in good years hitting at the top of the order. They can not afford to keep playing him.
Somewhat related, pay attention to this: “The Diamondbacks put second baseman Kelly Johnson and first baseman Adam LaRoche on trade waivers Friday”. My money is on neither player clearing waivers, but if they do, the Braves could probably use the services of both ex-Braves for the remainder of the year (and perhaps beyond). Just something to keep an eye on. (Glove slap: MLBTR)