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  1. #46
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    It's frustrating to see pitching prospects perform so poorly. I pray Folty stays average. The rest have been disappointing. Maybe the next crop will be better in 2 years or so, but this has been the most frustrating aspect of the rebuild.

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    Out of all of the trades, I sure hope Newk plays up to the trade value we sent with Simmons. It seems like when we dealt him, we could have gotten more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamaj View Post
    It's frustrating to see pitching prospects perform so poorly. I pray Folty stays average. The rest have been disappointing. Maybe the next crop will be better in 2 years or so, but this has been the most frustrating aspect of the rebuild.
    I haven't been able to watch any games but I at least thought Newcomb was throwing well. I saw he pitched well today and most importantly his command was good.
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    Newk and Folty still have a tremendous amount of potential. Iíd just like to be honest! I hate the wait, but sometimes it takes pitchers a couple of seasons to find their groove. Hoping this is the year for both!

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    I really like the make up of the top of the order this year...... Iím predicting by seasons end we could see...
    Inciarte
    Albies
    Acuna
    Freeman

    All That speed in front of Freddie might allow him to see a steady diet of fast balls and Iíd put my money on Freeman if youíre only throwing him one pitch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB75 View Post
    I really like the make up of the top of the order this year...... Iím predicting by seasons end we could see...
    Inciarte
    Albies
    Acuna
    Freeman

    All That speed in front of Freddie might allow him to see a steady diet of fast balls and Iíd put my money on Freeman if youíre only throwing him one pitch!
    Iíve always been curious to see if the Braves ever move Freeman out of the 3 hole.

    Iím also curious to see if we ever consider using Acuna like the Cubs do with Bryant. Putting him in the 2 hole to increase his number of at bats. Probably not until Riley is ready, if they even consider it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    Iíve always been curious to see if the Braves ever move Freeman out of the 3 hole.

    Iím also curious to see if we ever consider using Acuna like the Cubs do with Bryant. Putting him in the 2 hole to increase his number of at bats. Probably not until Riley is ready, if they even consider it.
    Freeman is a great hitter, but speed he lacks. If Acuna is as good as we think heíll be, we need to bat him in front of Freeman. And as of now, Ender and Ozzie should have the one and two holes on lock if they continue at the level they played last season. So thatís the reason behind it.

    As far as will we actually move Freeman out of the 3 hole? Idk. F-Gon proved he would not for any long period of time, Iím not sure on Snitker nor am I sure heíll actually be the manager good gn forward. I donít have anything against him, I just wonder if AA will want to bring in his own manager?
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    Ronald Acuna starting in the minors is going to be a hard thing with what he is doing, .417/.523/.694/1.217 so far in spring lol. But we all know its going to happen to get that extra year.

    Preston Tucker has also looked pretty darn good this spring too.

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    Yea, we all know he will. Just makes to much business sense not to.

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    Ozzie hit a HR from each side of the plate yesterday.

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    Acuna just keeps hitting - 3 more hits today. The end of April - and Acunaís arrival - canít come soon enough.


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  12. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach100 View Post
    Acuna just keeps hitting - 3 more hits today. The end of April - and Acunaís arrival - canít come soon enough.


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    I wish we could just play him right away in the majors. Dude is a beast.

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    #Braves have reassigned Acuna to minor league camp. More to come.
    See you April 13th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrench View Post
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    See you April 13th
    Really sucks we gotta we wait to see him play but hey a full season is more important than like 2 weeks. Weíve all been waiting about 3 years to be excited about this team. I can deal with a couple more weekends lol
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    So who will be our rotation?

    Teheran
    Folty
    McCarthy
    Newcomb
    Sanchez/Kazmir/Gohara?

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