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16 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

Giants writer in the Bay Area saying the Braves have made Bumgarner a top priority this winter. He says they kicked the tires in July and would be a favorite due to their proximity to Bumgarner's NC home. His sources say the Braves plan is to get Bumgarner early.

Oh joy!!! Let's sign a guy that has missed significant time in 2 of the last 3 seasons and the one season he didn't miss time in he posted a 3.90 ERA and a 3.90 FIP. In the last 3 seasons combined his FIP is 3.94. Sorry but signing a guy who's been pitching like a 4 ERA guy the last 3 seasons just doesn't excite me. But fully expect the Braves to sign him and act like they just signed the World Series MVP version of Madbum because that's just a Braves thing to do.

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More proof that Bumgarner is JAG at this point in his career.

 

 

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Nearly a full run higher ERA on the road in his career. In 2019 his home/road splits were dramatically awful. 2.93 ERA at home and 5.29 on the road. But Braves gonna give up a draft pick to sign him.

Seriously, the Braves are entertaining replacing Julio Teheran with another Julio Teheran for roughly the same AAV if not more. Let that sink in for a moment!! That's the Braves plan for "winning" a World Series.

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8 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

The hope is Bumgarner would have a Verlander type resurgence when put on a legit contender. We also are not looking for an ace. We have Soroka and Fried at the top. We need a veteran innings eater to replace Julio. Helps that Bumgarner is one of the greatest pitcher in the history of October.

Don't think it wise to trust Fried as a #2.

I'm hearing Kris Bryant rumors again but not sure if Braves are involved.

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38 minutes ago, ATLBrave said:

They might end up signing him, but I'm not going to trust that a beat writer from across the country is going to have better "sources" than any local guy. Not to mention **** about Atlanta rarely gets out. Chalk this up to pure speculation/industry-think at this point.

I thought about that. It could be agents feeding the SF guy to heat up his market. He would obviously be more connected to the Bumgarner end of things

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19 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

The hope is Bumgarner would have a Verlander type resurgence when put on a legit contender. We also are not looking for an ace. We have Soroka and Fried at the top. We need a veteran innings eater to replace Julio. Helps that Bumgarner is one of the greatest pitcher in the history of October.

The only way that happens is if Bumgarner all of a sudden remembers how to throw 95 mph again!! That is one of the reasons Verlander had his "resurgence." Verlander's velocity dipped at the end of his time in Detroit and then he goes to Houston and all of a sudden he's back to 97 mph plus.

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3 minutes ago, Malachore said:

Makes sense, I hear they want to shake things up and get some young controllable pitching.

What you think?

As much as I love Max Fried, I'd do Wilson and Fried for Bryant in a heartbeat and not think twice. Re-sign Donaldson and all of a sudden we're looking at a much different looking offense.

  • C - Tyler Flowers/???
  • 1B - Freddie Freeman
  • 2B - Ozzie Albies
  • 3B - Josh Donaldson
  • SS - Dansby Swasnon (Healthy Dansby is legit. Just needs to stay healthy.)
  • LF - Kris Bryant
  • CF - Ender Inciarte
  • RF - Ronald Acuna

HeIl yes, this gets my stamp of approval!!!

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Just now, Falconsfan567 said:

As much as I love Max Fried, I'd do Wilson and Fried for Bryant in a heartbeat and not think twice. Re-sign Donaldson and all of a sudden we're looking at a much different looking offense.

  • C - Tyler Flowers/???
  • 1B - Freddie Freeman
  • 2B - Ozzie Albies
  • 3B - Josh Donaldson
  • SS - Dansby Swasnon (Healthy Dansby is legit. Just needs to stay healthy.)
  • LF - Kris Bryant
  • CF - Ender Inciarte
  • RF - Ronald Acuna

HeIl yes, this gets my stamp of approval!!!

I always forget Bryant can play OF, 3rd and 1st.

**** now you got my hopes up. :lol:

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3 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

Depends on his grievance to me. If he wins you only control him for 2 years. I still believe Fried can be a dominant pitcher in this league. I'd use Wilson as a trade chip though.

He certainly shows flashes and that's what you look for out of young players. As much as I say I don't trust him it still take a guy like Bryant for me to be ok with it.

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1 hour ago, Unknøwn said:

The hope is Bumgarner would have a Verlander type resurgence when put on a legit contender. We also are not looking for an ace. We have Soroka and Fried at the top. We need a veteran innings eater to replace Julio. Helps that Bumgarner is one of the greatest pitcher in the history of October.

Braves are not legit contenders yet. Two division championships and two first round playoff exits. Legit pretenders. 

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4 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

Tony Clark is freaking out over Anthopolous saying he talked to other GMs about their plans. All AA was saying is he was doing his due diligence to see what might be available on the trade market. Clark is throwing a tantrum.

 

All about the players getting theirs, but this is beyond ******* ridiculous. 

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