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  1. Thread: Offseason

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    I think that we are gathering all of these...

    I think that we are gathering all of these bullpen arms for potential trade bait. Once you get near the trade deadline, hard throwing relievers with a strong track record become very valuable after...
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    73-89 Worse Years: Freeman and Markakis ...

    73-89

    Worse Years: Freeman and Markakis

    Better Years: BJ, Callaspo and Simmons
  3. Thread: Offseason

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    I am very worried about Gomes defense...he is old...

    I am very worried about Gomes defense...he is old and getting worse...but can hit LHP (poor mans Matt Diaz). Zolio Almonte flashed some pop in the minors on the east coast (which is unheard of almost...
  4. Thread: Offseason

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    No to Johnny Gomes. Old, terrible defensively,...

    No to Johnny Gomes. Old, terrible defensively, slow (liability on the bases)....I guess this idea of speed and bunting is not gonna happen. Terrible move if it happens.
  5. Thread: Offseason

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    Uhh....the Cubs have the Bryant kid, Addison...

    Uhh....the Cubs have the Bryant kid, Addison Russell or Baez to play 3b if they really want to...all 3 of those guys are better options than CJ offensively and defensively.

    I am not sure where...
  6. Thread: Offseason

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    Raburn and Gomes traditionally terriboe fielders....

    Raburn and Gomes traditionally terriboe fielders. You keep Gattis if you want that. MLBTR had an interesting matchup with Colorado sending Charlie Blackmon to Braves for pitching. Minor is a terrible...
  7. Thread: Offseason

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    Ok NBA Starter, then I will say it as it is....we...

    Ok NBA Starter, then I will say it as it is....we cannot hit Major League Pitching. Maybe we would be a good minor league hitting team, but there is a reason why Jace Peterson is not projected by...
  8. Thread: Offseason

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    We are not the Royals. First off, the Royals had...

    We are not the Royals. First off, the Royals had top 10 prospects (talent) in all of baseball at 1b, 3b, LF, and added top 50 prospects at C, ss, CF and they had elite team speed (1b, ss, 4 OFers...
  9. Thread: Offseason

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    Yeah, I agree with that...the Braves will...

    Yeah, I agree with that...the Braves will probably wait to hope Minor will bounce back just a little bit so they can optimize value. I also don't see them rushing Banuelos because he is still in the...
  10. Thread: Offseason

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    http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/mlb/news/prospects/i...

    http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/mlb/news/prospects/index.jsp?c_id=atl

    MLB Pipeline gives an up-to-date top 20 prospect list from the Braves after all of the trades that made. The good news for...
  11. Thread: Offseason

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    As for those that say Bradley sucks and you don't...

    As for those that say Bradley sucks and you don't want him.....we are currently selling away super-talented, proven MLB players for minor league stats and projections. When guys usually hit the...
  12. Thread: Offseason

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    I have to agree with both WCG and YunelSucks. ...

    I have to agree with both WCG and YunelSucks.

    First, Foltynewiczs better be a starter if we are giving away a controllable power hitter....you can't go out and acquire relievers for some of your...
  13. Thread: Offseason

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    Mlbtr mentions Braves signing a Rasmus or Aoki as...

    Mlbtr mentions Braves signing a Rasmus or Aoki as a stop gap. I think Dian Toscano may get an early shot...but Rasmus is a high upside and provides some power.

    As for 2016 beyond OF....the OF...
  14. Thread: Offseason

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    While I love the optimism, I just don't see us...

    While I love the optimism, I just don't see us eliminating 2 of our top 3 offensive threats and being better on offense by taking our top level speed, power, on-base and gap to gap power out of the...
  15. Thread: Offseason

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    Pastornicky DFA'ed. I guess this means we may run...

    Pastornicky DFA'ed. I guess this means we may run Jace Peterson out there right away. Maybe he will start and Callaspo would be a hell of a platoon with CJ. Nothing is hurt by letting Peterson start...
  16. Thread: Offseason

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    obviously some smart-***** will say that no team...

    obviously some smart-***** will say that no team plays 4 OF'ers all the time....but most of you will get the point. I just wanted to be proactive in saving someone from being a total jerk.
  17. Thread: Offseason

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    I can see the association to the style the Royals...

    I can see the association to the style the Royals used this year, but many of the similarities simply do not exist. Here is the major difference: 1) We are putting a terrible defensive player in LF...
  18. Thread: Offseason

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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/ask-ba-how-b...

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/ask-ba-how-bad-is-a-second-tommy-john-for-a-pitchers-career/
  19. Thread: Offseason

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    According to Baseball America, pitchers have a...

    According to Baseball America, pitchers have a 78.7% chance to make it back to the majors after 2 TJ's.
  20. Thread: Offseason

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    Banuelos is a great move. Young, controllable...

    Banuelos is a great move. Young, controllable past top prospect. He should slide in as #5 right away...he has a full yr of recovery under his belt, can't hate this move for two good relievers. McCann...
  21. Thread: Offseason

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    I don't care how much contact we have added, we...

    I don't care how much contact we have added, we lost run production. Speed was lost, power was lost, OWar lost, top on-base guys besides Freeman lost....Adding Markakis and Callaspo does nothing to...
  22. Thread: Offseason

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    Gattis is obviously a good offensive talent that...

    Gattis is obviously a good offensive talent that his value rests in 1) yrs of cheap control, 2) rh power, 3) ability to catch.

    While this Braves team needs some sort of offensive threat, you have...
  23. Thread: Offseason

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    BJ's convo with Hart gave me some excitement. I...

    BJ's convo with Hart gave me some excitement. I am ready to get to work and prove to you I am the player you thought you were getting. Love it BJ.....I support you and think you are gonna bounce...
  24. Thread: Justin Upton

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    Peterson to 2b and platoon a perfect platoon of...

    Peterson to 2b and platoon a perfect platoon of Johnson and Callaspo?
  25. Thread: Justin Upton

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    Restocking the farm with this. Fried will not be...

    Restocking the farm with this. Fried will not be MLB ready...another yr or so. JP may come up immediately and looks to be mlb ready.

    Other 2 are specs...good farm. Love we have SD execs making...
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