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  1. #1
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    2020/2021 Offseason Atlanta Braves Thread

    Even though it was a dissapointing season since we were so close to getting into the World Series, this was a huge season for the Franchise, they showed the front office and the owners that they're for real and are a couple of moves away from a World Series title.

    If you have any ideas about what the team needs to do going into 2021 this is the place.

    I'd love to have Ozuna back with the team but it might not be possible, had such a great season that probably got out of our price range, I know we could* sign him but I don't know if we should* based on what he might want. Nick Markakis is probably done as a Braves and maybe his career, a guy that we could go after and platoon with Duvall is Joc Pederson, coming off a really down year he might not be too pricey and we all know what he can do.

    If we don't get Ozuna back we need another big bat if the DH stays in the NL, if not, getting an upgrade at third base might be need. As Coach posted in another thread, Lemahieu will be great and might be a better investment if the DH is gone, not a big power hitter but probably as productive. Kris Bryant could be on the move, had a down season in 2020 but I'm willing to take the risk.

    Trade Austin Riley, Touki Toussaint and Ender Inciarte for Bryant.

    The Cubs might need to broke the core and Bryant cost a lot, coming off a down year and is under contract for just 2 more years, they get a replacement in Riley a pitcher with big upside and the Braves also get some salary relieve.

    No DH

    Acuña RF
    Albies 2B
    Freeman 1B
    Bryant 3B
    D'arnaud C
    Pederson/Duvall LF
    Swanson SS
    Pache CF
    Pitcher

    That's a big lineup, potentially as good as this years.

    With DH

    Acuña RF
    Albies 2B
    Freeman 1B
    Ozuna DH
    D'arnaud C
    Pederson/Duvall LF
    Swanson SS
    Riley 3B
    Pache CF

    The same lineup, but with Pederson instead of Kakes.

    What you think?

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    I like the idea of a Pederson/Duvall platoon. Pederson has a career .849 OPS against righties. Good post season player too. Not a great defender but does have experience at all 3 OF spots and a little bit at first. His last season of arbitration he got 7.5 million. I'll be curious to see how much money he gets on the market.
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    MLB Free agents that could be of interest for the team for the bench or everyday/platoon players.

    Tommy LaStella 1B/2B/3B
    Mitch Moreland 1B
    Carlos Santana 1B (Has a club option that won't be excercised)
    DJ Lemahieu 2B/3B
    Justin Turner 3B
    Michael Brantley LF
    Marcel Ozuna LF
    Joc Pederson OF
    George Springer OF
    Nelson Cruz DH

    Trevor Bauer SP
    Corey Kluber SP
    Jake Odorizzi SP
    James Paxton SP
    Jose Quintana SP
    Marcus Stroman SP
    Adam Wainwright SP
    Taijuan Walker SP

    Alex Colome RP
    Ken Giles RP
    Shane Greene RP
    Liam Hendriks RP
    Mark Melancon RP
    Trevor Rosenthal RP
    Joakim Soria RP
    Kirby Yates RP

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    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    Crazy, I think this is a very good investment, just 1 year at a reasonable price for an elite reliever, I like it. This is also an example of how spending will be this offseason.
    Last edited by beldugo; 10-29-2020 at 01:38 PM.

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    I would take Hand at 10M for one year. Unless ATL is cutting payroll by a lot, that is a reasonable amount and gives them a closer in front of the rest of the arms. AA could focus solely on the MOTO bay and a possible innings eater SP.


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    The Braves have declined Darren O'Day's $3.5 million option for next season. It is kind of surprising, as $3.5 million isn't very much for an effective reliever but I assume that there are going to be a lot of teams making these types of cost-cutting moves due to COVID. I just hope that the Braves are able to negotiate to bring him back next season on a revised deal.


    https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1321923737382432768

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    Quote Originally Posted by hector olivera? View Post
    The Braves have declined Darren O'Day's $3.5 million option for next season. It is kind of surprising, as $3.5 million isn't very much for an effective reliever but I assume that there are going to be a lot of teams making these types of cost-cutting moves due to COVID. I just hope that the Braves are able to negotiate to bring him back next season on a revised deal.


    https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1321923737382432768
    Interesting. I figured at 3.5M he would be kept.


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    Really surprised by O’Day


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    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    The Rays declined Charlie Morton's 15 million option. He's now a free agent.
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    The Rays declined Charlie Morton's 15 million option. He's now a free agent.
    Last I heard, Morton was planning on retiring at seasons end. Has that changed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach100 View Post
    Last I heard, Morton was planning on retiring at seasons end. Has that changed?


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    I just looked it up and mlb.com has an article from 2 weeks ago where Morton said he would have to sit down with his family and discuss his future if Tampa didn't pick up his option. Sounds like location is a big deal to him. His family lives about 40 miles from where the Rays play. If things don't work out in Tampa, Atlanta would make a lot of sense for him. Obviously Bauer is the preference but I would be fine with a rotation of Soroka/Fried/Anderson/Morton
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    The Braves have signed OFer Abraham Almonte to a non-guaranteed MLB contract:

    https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1322254927448735767


    Also, Charlie Culberson has elected to become a free agent:

    https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1322254929352970244

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    DOB wrote today that the Braves have contacted Adam Wainwright.


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    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    No team claimed Brad Hand


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    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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