Yeah the outfield was our MVP last year. Justin and BJ have their work cut out for them to match that. But overall, to make up the difference, we need guys like Freeman and Simba to take the next step in their progression.
Our OF may have been last years MVP, but this year our OF will probably lead the NL in HR's and be the MVP of our team again. There is no doubt this OF hits 70+ HR's, steals over 70 bases, and drive in over 280 runs. That would be just an average season. JUp and JHey are the two I expect to go at it for MVP considerations this year. This OF is going to be special
Justin will wear number 8. Javy Lopez's old number. Braves already preping #10 for retirement.
I thought Ramiro Pena was wearing 8
Just looked up his career splits:
He hit .286 with a .905 OPS vs the Nats last year though.Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
WSH 30 30 124 103 21 24 5 1 2 12 5 0 12 23 .233 .331 .359 .690
PHI 24 23 93 84 17 27 3 0 4 9 3 2 8 22 .321 .376 .500 .876
NYM 28 27 124 103 30 35 9 1 4 17 2 0 16 29 .340 .435 .563 .999
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Anyone think they'll put an "Upton Alley" sign in left-centerfield ? lol. Can't wait for spring training to start.
@MrJones...Your sig is comedy lol.
DOB just now (again)Fredi Gonzalez said today he's got the first third of his new #Braves lineup in mind: 1. Simmons SS, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Justin Upton LF
That will bring Heyward to his old self? I mean he was great last year but he didn't take the walks he did in 2010 when he was our number 2 hitter for the most part, i think this could change his approach and make him take more walks, i just hope he still hit for enough power, taking into account that he will probably is going to be more selective and less aggresive.
^ Till the season starts. HAHA
I see the opening day lineup being:
Mac (Yes, I think he'll be ready)
Huddy (I think they'll give him the opener out of respect)