K26dp

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  1. Cristian Pache comes in a #8 on the MLB Pipeline top 10 OF list.
  2. We haven't scratched the surface on Albies, Swanson, or Newcomb yet. Organic improvement from most of the young guys shouldn't be discounted.
  3. I'm not going to argue with your emotions. You're welcome to them. Quite frankly, if this was the team that breaks camp in March, I'd be PO'd too. But I would be stunned if more wasn't done. I think there's going to be a couple of trades once some of the high-roller free agents come off the board and teams can more clearly see what needs to happen. If anything, I think this signing means there is *more* of a chance that we bring in a quality piece or two.
  4. I had this written up before @ATLBrave posted, so I'm just going to roll with it. Both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus came out with their Top 100 (or 101 in BP's case) Prospects Lists today. Both lists had Toronto stud Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as the #1 prospect and both lists had 8 Braves make the list. Here's the 8 in alphabetical order, with their ranking BA/BP. RHP Ian Anderson 24/29 OF Cristian Pache 85/62 3B Austin Riley 22/30 RHP Mike Soroka 25/53 RHP Touki Toussaint 53/70 OF Drew Waters 83/65 RHP Bryse Wilson 80/60 RHP Kyle Wright 39/58 This is the third consecutive season that Atlanta has placed 8 prospects on the BA list, which is pretty amazing considering that they have graduated Acuna, Albies, Swanson, and Newcomb during that time. The Padres and the Rays tied with 9 prospects, only the second and third time a team has had 9 prospects. The only other time was the 2011 Royals, who's core went to two World Series a few years later.So the Braves, Padres, and Rays account for a little over a quarter of the top 100 prospects in baseball. Want to know who will be perpetual contenders into the next decade? Look at those teams. The MLB Pipeline Top 100 comes out on Saturday.
  5. No. The most untouchable prospect in the system isn't even listed here... William Contreras. That said, I think the team really wants to hold onto Soroka and Riley.
  6. It's a shame the season starts tomorrow and the Braves didn't do more to get better. Oh wait... Opening Day is still 9 weeks away? Carry on then.
  7. The deal is $4 million, with a $6 million option for 2020 or a $2 million buy-out. This is a great deal, even if he ends up on the bench or as the bigger half of a platoon.
  8. Taking the family on vacation to DC on spring break. I'll be at the home openers for both the Nationals and the Orioles.
  9. The Reds also picked up minor league left-handed reliever Reiver Sanmartin, who was a 2017 draft pick and has a major league trajectory. So Gray for essentially 4Y/39M and Sanmartin for Long and the pick. That's a pretty decent pick-up for Cincinnati, especially if Gray comes anywhere close to returning to form.
  10. MLB Pipeline has named Austin Riley as the 3rd best third base prospect in the game right now. Mike Soroka and Kyle Wright previously made their top 10 right-handed pitcher list, coming in 6th and 9th respectively.
  11. It will come down to who has the best spring I think, but the Braves decision-makers seem very "up" on Fried right now.
  12. Fried in the ATL rotation. It's not what I would do, but what I think the Braves would do right now. Carle and Winkler still have options.