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9 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

As Gabe Burns pointed out, the recent stretch could cause Anthopoulos to pause. He might determine it's just not worth it to buy this year if one or two moves isn't enough to make a worthy impact. We need another bench bat, a SP and a couple of bullpen arms. That's a lot, Anthopoulos has to justify if it's worth it to make those moves now.

I'm beginning to think that was his plan all along, even when we were doing well he was just giving us lip service so the fans continued to fill the stadium and put money in their pockets.

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11 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

As Gabe Burns pointed out, the recent stretch could cause Anthopoulos to pause. He might determine it's just not worth it to buy this year if one or two moves isn't enough to make a worthy impact. We need another bench bat, a SP and a couple of bullpen arms. That's a lot, Anthopoulos has to justify if it's worth it to make those moves now.

Yep. Exactly what I keep saying. There's just too many needs that the Braves have to justify going for a run this year. Like Jidady pointed out, Braves have played above their talent level and in reality this was only a .500 team this year and over the past much they've shown that.

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49 minutes ago, sdogg said:

yawn

He's free, and he's better than a couple of guys we're running out there regularly. As long as his arm stays attached -- and I'm saying that in a less joking manner than normal -- he's a good get. It's a smart acquisition that has absolutely no downside.

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5 hours ago, Falconsfan567 said:

There's just no pleasing some people.

It’s too easy for some to be negative about everything.. especially the ones who thought we’d be a .500 team? Low expectations, exceed them, gripe about fill in the blank.. :shrug:

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38 minutes ago, E. T. said:

Considering our current money situation, Venters is a great catch for us! I totally applaud this move.

Can't wait to see what the offseason brings.

We were told by AA that we have enough money to get a bat, starter and 2 rp's.

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1 hour ago, Malachore said:

We were told by AA that we have enough money to get a bat, starter and 2 rp's.

What we don't know is if that's just GM talk

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3 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

People beg for trades then complain when they happen. 

Welcome to  the Atlanta Falcons message board.....where the people in charge are wrong......even when they are right!

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Venters is just a left-handed specialist at this point. I don't think anyone could trust his arm to do more than that.

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15 minutes ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

Has anyone heard what role Venters will take over?  Do we move on from VIz at closer?  Is he the primary set up guy?

He gets Sam Freeman's role.

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16 minutes ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

Has anyone heard what role Venters will take over?  Do we move on from VIz at closer?  Is he the primary set up guy?

I'm going to assume middle relief.

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2 hours ago, Malachore said:

We were told by AA that we have enough money to get a bat, starter and 2 rp's.

Things are a little over our budget. We are really in a tight situation right now no matter what direction we go in. We're lucky to make the small moves we have made. Trust me, I'm just as disappointed that this run we're in may flatline.

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He takes Sam Freeman's spot. LOOGY. That is what Venters is at this point and he's been very good at it. LHB are only 4-for-24 against him this year.

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9 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

Evan Phillips sent to AAA and Venters added. Freeman lives another day.

So now I gotta question if AA is as dumb as Snit.

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