Musings, predictions and pontifications

*It’ll be a Rust Belt World Series — Detroit and Milwaukee. ALCS: Tigers vs Tampa (can’t wait to see the ratings on that); NLCS: Brewers vs. Phils. Tigers in 6, Brewers in 7. *Before Matt Moore’s shutout I had the Rangers winning that series. Another smart move by Joe Maddon, the best manager in baseball….

See ya, D-Lowe

#Braves GM Wren said he doesn’t project Lowe having spot in starting rotation. Trade or bullpen are options.

Parrish fired after all

Maybe Fredi will resign in protest. A man can dream. JeffSchultzAJC Out of the blue: Braves just announced that Larry Parrish won;t be back — this, the day after Fredi Gonzalez said he would be. 19 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

Who are these idiot ‘voices within the franchise’?

From Buster Olney by way of Talking Chop: He has been viewed an organizational building block, but he struggled through injuries and slumps in 2011, and there are voices within the franchise asking the question of whether he can be counted on. With Chipper Jones nearing the end of his career, the Braves have needed…

Fredi’s dimwitted gut

Why did he pitch to Pence with Martinez on deck? Martinez left the bases loaded with an inning-ending foul pop in the ninth and stranded two with a routine fly in the 11th. “I thought about not doing it,” Gonzalez said. “But all of a sudden you’ve got the 1-2 or 2-2 count, whatever it…