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He has done nothing. Lowe and Hanson are garbage too.

It's simple really. On paper Lee is a solid first baseman. On top of that, what he gave up for him was next to nothing. He hasn't panned out to our high expectations, which sucks, but no one could have predicted that he would come in and perform at such a low level. When the trade happened everyone was in love and shocked that we had to give up so little for him. We were ahead in the standings by at least 5 games I believe, and we started to fall. Lee seems to be one of the big scapegoats to our failures, and it's not fair to put all the blame on him. Everyone has played an equal part as to why we haven't been performing lately. We haven't done anything right lately, and the entire roster and staff is to blame.

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He has done nothing. Lowe and Hanson are garbage too.

Tommy Hanson is garbage? The same Tommy Hanson that in 50 career major league starts that has a 20-15 record with a 3.28 ERA. The same Tommy Hanson that with an decent run support at all would be leading the team in wins? The same Tommy Hanson that has given up only 264 hits in 298 2/3 innings. The same Tommy Hanson that has 267 strikeouts. The same Tommy Hanson that has more strikeouts than hits given up in his career is garbage?

You sir are garbage! :rolleyes:

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He has done nothing. Lowe and Hanson are garbage too.

Hanson had a streak of like 6 weeks where he pitched great and got no run support.. he had a couple of rough ones lately, but he is **** good. Lowe gives us innings and is the man in postseason, if we get there he will turn into post season Derek Lowe.

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It's simple really. On paper Lee is a solid first baseman. On top of that, what he gave up for him was next to nothing. He hasn't panned out to our high expectations, which sucks, but no one could have predicted that he would come in and perform at such a low level. When the trade happened everyone was in love and shocked that we had to give up so little for him. We were ahead in the standings by at least 5 games I believe, and we started to fall. Lee seems to be one of the big scapegoats to our failures, and it's not fair to put all the blame on him. Everyone has played an equal part as to why we haven't been performing lately. We haven't done anything right lately, and the entire roster and staff is to blame.

1) - Lee's season numbers were comparable to Glaus', except that Glaus had been in a serious hitting slump and popping everything up. The Braves needed to go get a 1st baseman before the deadline in order to help in the playoffs. Some scout watched Lee and said that he was starting to swing the bat a lot better, and even though he had back problems, those were being treated by some type of injections. So, ATL signed him and then he waited a few days before joining the team. They said it was because the Braves were headed to Chicago and they'd just pick him up there (which is what happened), but it was also a chance for him to rest his back.

I think more than a few could have predicted the performance we've seen thus far.

2) - The good news is that the trade didn't cost the Brave a whole lot.

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1) - Lee's season numbers were comparable to Glaus', except that Glaus had been in a serious hitting slump and popping everything up. The Braves needed to go get a 1st baseman before the deadline in order to help in the playoffs. Some scout watched Lee and said that he was starting to swing the bat a lot better, and even though he had back problems, those were being treated by some type of injections. So, ATL signed him and then he waited a few days before joining the team. They said it was because the Braves were headed to Chicago and they'd just pick him up there (which is what happened), but it was also a chance for him to rest his back.

I think more than a few could have predicted the performance we've seen thus far.

2) - The good news is that the trade didn't cost the Brave a whole lot.

ummm...what exactly was your point in quoting my post? You said the exact same things I said lol. :blink:

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ummm...what exactly was your point in quoting my post? You said the exact same things I said lol. :blink:

ummm.... first, I disagreed that "no one could have predicted that he would come in and perform at such a low level" when I pointed out his bad back and then said "I think more than a few could have predicted the performance we've seen thus far."

second - I agreed that at least he didn't cost the team much

There. ;)

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ummm.... first, I disagreed that "no one could have predicted that he would come in and perform at such a low level" when I pointed out his bad back and then said "I think more than a few could have predicted the performance we've seen thus far."

second - I agreed that at least he didn't cost the team much

There. ;)

I see. I Remember just about everyone being all high and mighty on Lee when he came here. He just came off a series against the Cardinals where he hit 3 or 4 homeruns in that series. Everyone was stoked about his addition. He has turned it around recently.

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