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2 hours ago, AUTiger7222 said:

He must really like the Braves if he's willing to stay for less.

I don't think it's going to be a normal offseason for FA's. I personally think it's going to be a bloodbath outside of maybe a couple of contracts and you'll see a lot of guys taking under market deals for shorts terms.

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Happy Thanksgiving gentlemen. 2020 didn't end the way we wanted but I was thankful we had baseball at all and it was a **** of a run. Enjoy coming here and talking with you guys.

DOB had an interesting note on Tyler Matzek. He said Anthopolous did not include Matzek in the original pool for Summer Camp. Snitker looked it over and called AA saying Matzek looked good in Spring a

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4 minutes ago, Malachore said:

Doesn't his wife work for CNN?

I have no clue.

2 minutes ago, Ransack said:

I don't think it's going to be a normal offseason for FA's. I personally think it's going to be a bloodbath outside of maybe a couple of contracts and you'll see a lot of guys taking under market deals for shorts terms.

Most definitely. It's gonna be a long, strange offseason. This year is not the year to be a big name free agent.

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Braves signed Abraham Almonte to a non-guaranteed deal for 1 year. Basically a spring invite. 

Charlie Culberson declined assignment and has entered Free Agency. DOB said the Braves have a minor league deal on the table for him if he doesn't find a job somewhere else.

Braves enter the winter with 6 open spots on the 40 man.

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4 minutes ago, falconsd56 said:

Honestly.....I would not mind if the Braves tried to sign both of them.

They both can be vets for the youngins to lean on.

Morton I particular would be good because he was such a late bloomer he could be big for a guy like Wright.

But if only one signs then that would be good too 

Would love to have both!! Totally understand where you're coming from and totally agree.

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22 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Not gonna lie, this would be devastating starting 5 if Soroka returns to form:

  • Soroka
  • Fried
  • Anderson
  • Wainwright
  • Wright

 

Then an everyday lineup of:

  • Acuna
  • Freeman
  • Ozuna (DH)
  • Duvall (streaky but I like him hitting 4th)
  • d’arnaud
  • Albies
  • Pache
  • Riley
  • Swanson

Bullpen is set once we replace or extend Melancon & Greene

Need a platoon partner with Duvall. He doesn't hit RHP good enough to be in there everyday.

  • Duvall vs. RHP = .229/.284/.463 (.747)
  • Duvall vs. LHP = .243/.318/.482 (.801)

That is why I keep suggesting (have been since last offseason) Joc Pederson as a platoon partner because Pederson is just the opposite. He crushes RHP but can't hit LHP.

  • Pederson vs. RHP = .238/.349/.501 (.849)
  • Pederson vs. LHP = .191/.266/.310 (.576)

Both are great fielders and baserunners. Put them together and we're looking at a potential 5 win player. Let Snitker know it's a strict platoon. Snitker showed down the stretch that he can do a platoon thing when he didn't start Markakis against LHP so I have faith he would keep Pederson on the bench against LHP.

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2 hours ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Need a platoon partner with Duvall. He doesn't hit RHP good enough to be in there everyday.

  • Duvall vs. RHP = .229/.284/.463 (.747)
  • Duvall vs. LHP = .243/.318/.482 (.801)

That is why I keep suggesting (have been since last offseason) Joc Pederson as a platoon partner because Pederson is just the opposite. He crushes RHP but can't hit LHP.

  • Pederson vs. RHP = .238/.349/.501 (.849)
  • Pederson vs. LHP = .191/.266/.310 (.576)

Both are great fielders and baserunners. Put them together and we're looking at a potential 5 win player. Let Snitker know it's a strict platoon. Snitker showed down the stretch that he can do a platoon thing when he didn't start Markakis against LHP so I have faith he would keep Pederson on the bench against LHP.

You could probably get Pederson on a reasonable short term deal. He'll want to build value and this market is so crazy. Also, wonder what this year would have looked if the Angels hadn't backed out of acquiring Pederson in February, they had the deal done but got cold feet. Joc was a huge part of their WS run this year.

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1 hour ago, Unknøwn said:

You could probably get Pederson on a reasonable short term deal. He'll want to build value and this market is so crazy. Also, wonder what this year would have looked if the Angels hadn't backed out of acquiring Pederson in February, they had the deal done but got cold feet. Joc was a huge part of their WS run this year.

Yep. That's another reason I like Joc. He's not gonna get a big deal because he can't hit LHP and unless you've got someone to pair with him you'll have to sign two guys to fill one position. That's gonna turn off a lot of teams. Braves don't have that problem since we've already got Duvall.

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42 minutes ago, ATLFalcon36 said:

Do you feel like Max got snubbed?

Yes, absolutely do!!

  • Fried - 11 GS, 56 IP, 42 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 2 HR, 19 BB, 50 SO, 2.25 ERA, 1.089 WHIP
  • Bauer - 11 GS, 73 IP, 41 H, 17 R, 14 ER, 9 HR, 17 BB, 100 SO, 1.73 ERA, 0.795 WHIP
  • Darvish - 12 GS, 76 IP, 59 H, 18 R, 17 ER, 5 HR, 14 BB, 93 SO, 2.01 ERA, 0.961 WHIP
  • deGrom - 12 GS, 68 IP, 47 H, 21 R, 18 ER, 7 HR, 18 BB, 104 SO, 2.38 ERA, 0.956 WHIP

Bauer and Davish aren't even debatable. They deserve to be top 3. But you can make a legit case for Fried over deGrom, especially given the team circumstances surrounding each. Fried did what he did under immense pressure of being the Braves only legit starter all season for a team that was leading the division nearly the whole season. deGrom was great but the Mets as a team weren't so the pressure for him to perform just wasn't there like it was for Fried.

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