Braves Player News: Conrad down, Johnson back from DL

Filed Under (Braves Player News) by mrose on 23-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bobby Cox, Brooks Conrad, David O'Brien, Greg norton, Kelly Johnson

According to David O’Brien of the AJC, the Braves have sent Brooks Conrad back to AAA Gwinnett since Kelly Johnson is coming back from the DL.

Conrad had a great cup of coffee as he hit .344 and had 2 three baggers, two home runs and eight total RBI.

I don’t know about this move, but i’m not Bobby Cox…

NL East News: Pedro, Halladay and All-Star Starters

Filed Under (Braves Player News, Marlins Player News, Mets Player News, Nats Player News, NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 13-07-2009

Tagged Under : Albert Pujols, Charlie Manuel, Chase Utley, David Wright, Florida Marlins, Hanley Ramirez, national league east, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Roy Halladay, Ruben Amaro Jr. Jayson Werth, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Tim Lincecum, Todd Zolecki, Yadier Molina

The biggest news of the day appears to be that according to many reports, including Todd Zolecki’s Twitter, that former Met Pedro Martinez is on his way to Philadelphia.  His latest news says that the physical may not be completed until tomorrow, but a deal is expected by Wednesday.

Zolecki also speaks to different Philly players who send a message to management that they want Halladay.

1st time All-Star Jayson Werth said “”I understand all that, We won last year and we pretty much have the same team this year. If you were ever going to sell the farm I think now would be the time. But that’s just me speaking who has a short window of a career. Ruben (Amaro Jr.) and those guys are going to be there for a long time. It’s a lot to leverage, I know. But I think we’re definitely in a situation where if we did go for it, it could pay off.”

Zolecki includes quotes from Charlie Manuel and Ryan Howard as well in his article.

Finally, the starting lineup is announced and it includes five NL East position players, not bad for what most(including their own fans) label as a terrible division.  It also includes Shane Victorino who Charlie Manuel chose to start for the injured Carlos Beltran in Center field.  The lineup is as follows:

Hanley Ramirez SS

Chase Utley 2B

Albert Pujols 1B

Ryan Braun RF

Raul Ibanez LF

David Wright 3B

Shane Victorino CF

Yadier Molina C

Tim Lincecum P

NL East Player News: Detwiler, Ayala, Norton

Filed Under (Braves Player News, Marlins Player News, Nats Player News) by mrose on 13-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Garrett Mock, Greg norton, Gregor Blanco, Luis Ayala, Ross Detwiler, Sean West, Washington Nationals

The Nationals yesterday optioned RHP Ross Detwiler to the minors after losing to the Astros.  He was 0-5 with an ERA over six this year.

The corresponding move was to bring back reliever Garret Mock as a starter.  While starting in the minors, Mock was 5-1 with a 2.65 ERA, his first start will be Sunday.

The Marlins called up Luis Ayala who was signed after being designated for Assignment by the Minnesota Twins this year.  To make room, they sent Sean West after a disappointing start on Saturday night.

Finally, the Braves have activated Utility man,  Greg Norton while sending OF Gregor Blanco to AAA.  The move came as a slight surprise to Norton who thought he may be cut by the team.

The Marlins and Braves moves were made prior to yesterday’s games.

NL East gets 5 starters and 11 total in 2009 All-Star Game

Filed Under (Braves Player News, Marlins Player News, Mets Player News, Nats Player News, NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 05-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Chase Utley, Florida Marlins, Francisco Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez, Johan Santana, Josh Johnson, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

The Rosters for the 2009 All-Star in St. Louis have been announced, and the National League East has 11 total representatives including 5 positional starters and the Mets leading the way with four representatives.  The players that are listed are below:

Philadelphia Logo Starters

Chase Utley 2B

Raul Ibanez OF


Ryan Howard 1B

Marlins Logo Starters

Hanley Ramirez


Josh Johnson RHP

Mets Logo Starters

David Wright 3B

Carlos Beltran OF


Johan Santana LHP

Francisco Rodriguez RHP

Braves Logo Reserves

Brian McCann C

Nats Logo Reserves

Ryan Zimmerman 3B