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2018/2019 Braves Offseason Thread

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1 hour ago, tl;dr said:

Roll Tide indeed! Almost to game day!

Yep. Going to watch the game with my 84 year old Father. A Bama graduate. State of Alabama folks actually. He graduated before Bear Bryant came back to coach the team. How’s that for family ties?

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23 hours ago, Black Francis said:

Yep. Going to watch the game with my 84 year old Father. A Bama graduate. State of Alabama folks actually. He graduated before Bear Bryant came back to coach the team. How’s that for family ties?

Dang dude that's some super family ties! That's pretty cool that you have ties THAT far back lol

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Apparent rumor being passed around that we were involved in a potential 3-team deal that would have seen Sonny Gray come to Atlanta with a prospect going out from our minor league system. The third party was Texas/Jurickson Profar. No word on what killed it or if it’s actually true/had traction, but nice to see we are interested in him. 

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1 hour ago, ATLBrave said:

Apparent rumor being passed around that we were involved in a potential 3-team deal that would have seen Sonny Gray come to Atlanta with a prospect going out from our minor league system. The third party was Texas/Jurickson Profar. No word on what killed it or if it’s actually true/had traction, but nice to see we are interested in him. 

Saw that.   I like that AA can get to the end of trade discussion and back off.  Sometimes not making the trade is the right move - who knows which of three teams killed the deal though.   I still am scarred by the JD Drew/Adam Wainwright Trade all those years ago. :rolleyes:

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On 1/1/2019 at 10:47 PM, Falconsfan567 said:

NFL schedule release is always around the same time as the draft.

yep i for some reason last year thought it was later than usaul 

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Ken Rosenthal said the Marlins have not changed their price. They still want Albies and a few top prospects. The price remains the same for everyone, Rosenthal said they're still asking LA for Bellinger and a few top prospects.

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3 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Ken Rosenthal said the Marlins have not changed their price. They still want Albies and a few top prospects. The price remains the same for everyone, Rosenthal said they're still asking LA for Bellinger and a few top prospects.

Not giving up all those years of control of Albies and prospects for two years of Reamulto.

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OH MY GOD. WHY AREN'T WE DOING ANYTHING?!?!?! PHILLY JUST SIGNED DAVID ROBERTSON. WE ARE GOING TO FINISH 4TH IN THE DIVISION NOW!

Figured I would go ahead and get that posted before someone else inevitably does

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So, Hunter Pence is a free agent.  He's been working in the Dominican Winter League on his swing, this offseason.  Do you guys think he would be an upgrade over Nick, or basically the same thing?

 

Personally, I am not a fan of Hunter Pence (just don't like the guy), but if he could be an upgrade and a veteran presence, do you guys think there would be any interest in bringing him in?

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35 minutes ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

So, Hunter Pence is a free agent.  He's been working in the Dominican Winter League on his swing, this offseason.  Do you guys think he would be an upgrade over Nick, or basically the same thing?

 

Personally, I am not a fan of Hunter Pence (just don't like the guy), but if he could be an upgrade and a veteran presence, do you guys think there would be any interest in bringing him in?

If Pence would be a 50 game starter, think he could be a good fit, but, he is poor platoon with Duvall. I am hoping for a reduced price on Pollack, or Marwin Gonzalez. MG gives us a lot of flexibility.

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Just now, JDFIII said:

If Pence would be a 50 game starter, think he could be a good fit, but, he is poor platoon with Duvall. I am hoping for a reduced price on Pollack, or Marwin Gonzalez. MG gives us a lot of flexibility.

Duvall getting regular at bats may help him as well.  He didn't show me anything after he was acquired last year.  

I know there were some who were not happy with that move at all, and I gradually went that way when all I saw was a black hole offensively, and everybody knows how I feel about offensive baseball players.

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1 minute ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

Duvall getting regular at bats may help him as well.  He didn't show me anything after he was acquired last year.  

I know there were some who were not happy with that move at all, and I gradually went that way when all I saw was a black hole offensively, and everybody knows how I feel about offensive baseball players.

He has huge bounce-back potential, meaning Duvall. Pence and Duvall are too similar imho. I don't dislike Pence, as some do, I just don't see the fit. I am thinking a left-handed, veteran, who, is willing to platoon. Or, a solid starter, who can give us 130 starts or so.

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