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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
PostPosted: Tue November 18, 2014 5:33 pm 
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We're just never going to have anything nice in Atlanta. Ever.

not true. i'm going to be there for thanksgiving and christmas.



Things are looking up.

and by atlanta, i mean mostly cartersville, johns creek, and sandy springs

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Alex wrote:
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We're just never going to have anything nice in Atlanta. Ever.

not true. i'm going to be there for thanksgiving and christmas.



Things are looking up.

and by atlanta, i mean mostly cartersville, johns creek, and sandy springs



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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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I'm genuinely looking forward to 2017. I mean it. Swansby, Albies and Smith could be our "up the middle" for a decade.

I expect 2016 to be worse than 2015, however. I originally thought 59-103, but I have spring optimism 70-92.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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A 100 loss season is not unrealistic. I'm sure I'll go to a couple games anyway but I have really low expectations this year.
I'll start paying attention again when they start winning.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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It's nice this time of year. Good time to go enjoy the ballpark.

The starting rotation.....is going to be an adventure.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Everything.....is going to be an adventure.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Everything.....is going to be an adventure.


I'm looking forward to 60 different lineups in the first 2 months.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Everything.....is going to be an adventure.


I'm looking forward to 60 different lineups in the first 2 months.


Nah, we should have a regular lineup until injuries or trades.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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The day off after the Opener is understandable but annoying. This year though they have day off on Thursday too before settling into a regular daily schedule.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Sigh.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Hey man, they were in it. Chalk that loss up yet again to BJ Upton's contract.


We will have a really good pitching staff soon enough, the one we have now, is hot ass garbage, but they were in it, and that was fun, and I'm pretty confident Washington will fail down the stretch yet again.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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I'm chalking that one up to defensive replacement. Bum.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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CopperTom wrote:
I'm chalking that one up to defensive replacement. Bum.



I'm just saying... we had a closer, then we didn't have a closer....


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Andrelton Simmons >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eric Aybar.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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We need to adjust our expectations. By some advanced analytics, Simmons had the best season by a defender ever - 2013, I think. He was routinely A++. Anyone would be a downgrade.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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We need to adjust our expectations. By some advanced analytics, Simmons had the best season by a defender ever - 2013, I think. He was routinely A++. Anyone would be a downgrade.



Until we see the pitchers in that trade, it was always going to be disappointing, no matter how much Coppy tries to sell Aybar. That always felt like a throw in to give them a starter this year that they could potentially use as a trade piece either this offseason or at the deadline.

I love the overall plan. I love that Copellela is in this to try and build a champion, not just very good but yeah, until we see whether or not the pitchers we got in the trade are top of the rotation starters (or at least one of them) it's going to be disappointing.

Sure, Simmons is a light bat, he's a hall of fame defensive shortstop by anyone's metric and in the last two years we've traded one of if not the best closers in the game for money considerations and easily the best defensive shortstop of a generation for hopefully an ace.

I think next year is going to be pretty awesome, but they are going to lose 100 games this year. This will be the worst season since 87 or 88. It happens, it's necessary to get better and it will still be fun to go to the ball park, but this particular collection of talent is not major league quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Only 1 year of Aybar. The Swanson / Albies era begins next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Last time they were off to as bad of start they opened with 10 losses & only won 54 all year ('88). I don't think they will be that awful but it's going to be a long season.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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Biff Pocoroba wrote:
Last time they were off to as bad of start they opened with 10 losses & only won 54 all year ('88). I don't think they will be that awful but it's going to be a long season.


I could see them losing 100 games pretty easily, so a few more losses isn't all that hard to imagine.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlanta Braves
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The Simmons trade looks worse by the second.


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