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2018/2019 Braves Offseason Thread

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10 minutes ago, mookie3127 said:

They have a fantastic bullpen though.  I thought that's what you wanted.  Makes sense to me.

Guess you say that a lot to people then considering everyone ITT has said something they'd like to improve. 

Another stupid ******* response. :rolleyes:

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14 minutes ago, Malachore said:

Guess you say that a lot to people then considering everyone ITT has said something they'd like to improve. 

Another stupid ******* response. :rolleyes:

There's plenty that I'd like to see this team improve, like others.  I just go about it in a rational way instead of being a keyboard warrior.  :tiphat:

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4 minutes ago, mookie3127 said:

There's plenty that I'd like to see this team improve, like others.  I just go about it in a rational way instead of being a keyboard warrior.  :tiphat:

Please explain how I was being that. So irrational to say I'd like another vet on the team? You're passive aggressive in most of your posts, including the initial one I quoted.

The irony is you're the one acting that way, offering nothing to a conversation other than "root for the Yankees". Did I threaten you or tell you to root for another team? Nah, I didn't. At least know what a "keyboard warrior" is before branding someone with it. :shrug:

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25 minutes ago, tl;dr said:

Y'all just wait. We are about to be so tired of winning that we won't want to win anymore

Been arguing with idiots on Twitter tonight drooling all over the Phillies!! One said if they sign Harper the Phillies are going to the World Series. What idiots!! Also called me stupid for saying that the Braves pitching is better than the Phillies.

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On 2/16/2019 at 2:33 PM, Falconsfan567 said:

So the Braves aren't trying because they're not throwing around money like crazy?

 

No one said they aren't trying. What they haven't done enough this offseason is succeed. Management clearly stated where our needs are. They have yet to address all of those needs. Even by their own criteria, they haven't gotten the job done. 

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6 hours ago, mookie3127 said:

Anyone else remember when Kimbrel first came up and couldn't escape a full inning without walking at least 1-2 batters?  I do.  I even remember if he walked 1 batter, it was a great outing!  And yet there are some that, by the way don't understand why he's not already in spring training, don't want to give our young arms the opportunity to develop like we did Kimbrel.

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This anecdote underscores what concerns me the most. Every staff needs leaders in the rotation and the bullpen, veterans who can teach kids how to harness their potential. Billy Wagner was invaluable to the career of Kimbrel. Anibal Sanchez was one of our team MVPs last year. We brought back Markakis and added Mac and Donaldson to be those guys on offense. On the pitching staff, we don't have that guy in the rotation. I don't know enough about O'Day as a baseball mind or person to say that he's that kind of person in the bullpen. If he's not, we have a leadership void across our staff.

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7 minutes ago, jidady said:

This anecdote underscores what concerns me the most. Every staff needs leaders in the rotation and the bullpen, veterans who can teach kids how to harness their potential. Billy Wagner was invaluable to the career of Kimbrel. Anibal Sanchez was one of our team MVPs last year. We brought back Markakis and added Mac and Donaldson to be those guys on offense. On the pitching staff, we don't have that guy in the rotation. I don't know enough about O'Day as a baseball mind or person to say that he's that kind of person in the bullpen. If he's not, we have a leadership void across our staff.

You said it better than me but that's my problem with this bullpen.

Yet I was told to root for the Yankees. :rolleyes:

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Would you sign Craig Kimbrel for 3 years at $50M? I'd do it and not think twice about it!! Sure is a lot for a closer for a team with the Braves budget restraints, but I'd do it in a heartbeat because he would improve the entire team that much!!

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22 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Would you sign Craig Kimbrel for 3 years at $50M? I'd do it and not think twice about it!! Sure is a lot for a closer for a team with the Braves budget restraints, but I'd do it in a heartbeat because he would improve the entire team that much!!

I agree but...

17 hours ago, mookie3127 said:

Root for the Yankee's then?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

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1 hour ago, Malachore said:

I agree but...

Yeah, that was a little uncalled for.

I understand your concern with the bullpen, I really do and you're not wrong. I'm just more optimistic that the young kids can make up the difference.

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2 hours ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Would you sign Craig Kimbrel for 3 years at $50M? I'd do it and not think twice about it!! Sure is a lot for a closer for a team with the Braves budget restraints, but I'd do it in a heartbeat because he would improve the entire team that much!!

I wouldn't, because spending big on 60 inning guys is a sucker play unless you are a team like the Red Sox, who is the team that should sign him.

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28 minutes ago, K26dp said:

I wouldn't, because spending big on 60 inning guys is a sucker play unless you are a team like the Red Sox, who is the team that should sign him.

I say if you've got the money to spend and it greatly enhances the team then do it.

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2 hours ago, Malachore said:

I agree but...

 

Dude’s like that never really stick around. They come and go. We’ll spring for some Yankee’s gear for you though when the inevitable in game explosion occurs. I’ll take Cubs gear when my meltdown surfaces. Growing up it was Braves first followed by the Cubs on WGN lol. Got me through some doldrums during those long summer breaks as a kid. 

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22 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

I say if you've got the money to spend and it greatly enhances the team then do it.

That's the kicker, I don't think it greatly enhances the team.

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