The Hawks on the road in the playoffs is tough to watch. They never match the home team's intensity, lose their cool, and look lost on both ends of the floor. I think Woody loses his composure and fails to adjust to in-game situations.
Josh is melting down mentally, get him out of the game.
Joe is hot, run some plays for him besides an iso (do we have any?)
Put West in to guard Jennings/Salmons for a while
Anything to look like we are attempting to keep the other team from having our way
These things aren't so evident at home because we do have the most intensity and that helps the team/coach remain calm. Which leads to the next problem..even if they advance, this team is out in 4-6 games against Orlando. They have a better version of Jennings, Salmons, Delfino, and K. Thomas. Read today the team is shopping their 1st round pick for cash to sign Joe...maybe he'll stay after all.
The Braves have got to do something in a hurry before a 5th consecutive year out of the post-season occurs. Is it worth it to try and acquire Adrian Gonzalez? Well, he is under contract for $4.75 million this year and $5.5 in 2011. After that, he will likely command a contract similar to what Ryan Howard just signed.
Chipper will be near retirement then, so the payroll may be there for that kind of move. Is there an issue with having Heyward, McCann, and Gonzo all being lefties? I don't see why it would be...What will it take to get him? A lot, because several teams have been after Gonzo since last year.
Freddie Freeman would be at the center of the deal. He would be the sell to the San Diegans as the replacement for Gonzo. They would also want our top arm in Julio Teheran. Outside of that, I am not sure what it would take to make the deal happen. If San Diego wants a major league position player, an interesting thought would be Nate McLouth.
Freeman/Teheran/McLouth for Adrian Gonzalez
That's a pretty steep price, but there is a chance SD would swap Teheran for someone like Randall Delgado or Craig Kimbrell. If the deal could be Freeman/Delgado/McLouth, I would do it in a second.
What about Glaus? I agree...who cares?