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Ryal Freel dies of apparent suicide


I don't post here too often anymore, but I wanted to comment on the most recent tragedy this year involving an athlete, the suicide of Ryan Freel. First, obviously this is just awful and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his wife and three daughters. Second, the main reason I wanted to post this was to encourage anyone who is reading this and who might be feeling depressed, discouraged, what have you, to please, please seek help. I know what it feels like to feel hopeless and so depressed you don't actually want to get out of it...just try to realize that this is all part of the disease and that you CAN get better. And, more than anything, you deserve to get better. I hope this wasn't an inappropriate fanshot, but I just wanted anyone reading this who might be depressed to understand that you are not alone. There is too much stigma against depression and other mental illness in the world today, and recent events have only made it clearer than ever that these issues cannot be buried any longer. Happy holidays, everyone. And go braves!


Who would you want?

It's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs and we're down by 1. Men on 2nd and 3rd. This is the game that decides whether or not the Braves go to the playoffs, go to the world series, win the world...


Braves Attendance

I don't usually get to watch the Braves, as I live in NC and haven't renewed my MLBTV subscription (...yet?). I did get to watch much of the last couple games against the Phillies since they...


Your most hated teams...

To steal a similar idea from mvhsbball (something like that)... If you could inflict years of torment on a SINGLE team from every sport, what team would that be?   Mine: MLB- Mets. Was a...


Rules question

I saw in a game one time where on a sac fly, the left fielder bobbled the ball before he caught it. The runner at 3rd took off when the ball first hit his glove, thus leaving too early and he was...


What about Adrian Gonzalez?

Please accept my apologies if this has been discussed previously and I was drunk in a gutter somewhere or distracted by the Brooks Conrad thread. I've thought a lot since last year how amazing it...

Braves want Griffey


"If the Braves don't sign Griffey, they could turn to veteran Garret Anderson as a fallback. But sources said that Griffey is Atlanta's prime target, and the Braves are "in the mix'' for his services. The interest is apparently mutual. Griffey lives in Orlando, Fla., where Atlanta's spring training site is located, and has a good relationship with Braves manager Bobby Cox. Griffey would also be willing to split time with Matt Diaz in left field for the Braves, sources said."

Braves done pursuing Ohman


This is according to a source to DOB. He doesn't say why the Braves are no longer pursuing him, but that seems to be the case. I really hope Glavine had nothing to do with this because I'd MUCH rather have Ohman. That being said, I also wonder if this means we're getting closer to acquiring an OF for whom we need the money.


Jonathan Sanchez

Is available. Lacking a potent offense, the Giants are flawed themselves. Having resisted offers of corner infielders for Jonathan Sanchez, general manager Brian Sabean hinted that he might at...

Braves won't deal with Wasserman Group again


Braves general manager Frank Wren said today the Braves have notified the baseball agency that represents Rafael Furcal that they intend never to do business with them again....Reminded that Tellem's group of agents -- which includes well-established veterans such as Tom Reich, Adam Katz and Paul Kinzer -- is one of the biggest in baseball and represents many star players (including Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Giambi and many more players), Wren responded, "When you can't trust who you're doing business with, you can't do business with them. It's plain and simple.'' I like Wren's strong stance on this, but at the same time their list of clients is very long and includes, among many others, Yunel Escobar and Pete Moylan. This doesn't bode very well for our ability to keep those guys and acquire other players that could help us in the future. Any thoughts?


I'm glad we traded Tex

In case the boys take a break from the "Burnett talks coming along" thread... So while I was running just now I thought about all the moves the Braves have made and still need to make, and it made...


Braves interested in Maholm, Snell

This from the Beaver* County Times: Atlanta has interest in a couple of Pirates starting pitchers, left-hander Paul Maholm and right-hander Ian Snell, but won’t give up top pitching prospect Tommy...


Braves in trade talks for Vazquez

We all heard whispers about this, but looks like it's getting close. I would definitely trade Jo-Jo and Lilli for Vazquez. What are your thoughts? This is from Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports...     T...


Braves to Offer Furcal contract?

According to www.MLBTraderumors.com, it's not the Oakland A's but the Braves who are reportedly discussing a 4 year, $52 million deal with Furcal. The article MLBTR links to is in spanish, which is...


Burnett Interested in Braves

According to MLB Hot Stove, AJ Burnett finds the idea of playing for the Braves appealing. We've had preliminary discussions with him, and I really hope we're able to sign him regardless of whether...

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