HoF Smoltzy v2.0: #FIREAA&SNIT

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  1. HtownTide

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    Think thats a bit unfair and a bit of a hot take. Freddie was an all time catch by mookie betts away from being our savior yet again and had a huge series. He was the only guy on our team tonight who had a sound approach at the plate
     
  2. Drown ‘Em

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    We wouldn’t have been there this year had it been 162. Our FO doesn’t actually care about winning.
     
  3. ashy larry

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    fuck off with this shit
     
  4. Keef

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    I mean more that he's not gonna be the fiery leader to rally the guys when you need it.
     
  5. Buzz

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    Appreciate it but y'all aren't going anywhere so it's hard for me to get excited for next year honestly. Same thing will probably happen.
     
  6. jplaYa

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    It seems $100 million more on payroll does in fact help you win game 7s.
     
  7. TigerTalk

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    For all the shit we give Kranitz our pitchers did better than we could’ve hoped in many situations.

    Kevin Seitzer did not earn his paycheck this series. There was no adjustment to our plate approach the whole series.
     
  8. Gin Buckets

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    I think they'll spend. They'll make more if they do. Just hope it's someone at least comparable to Marcel if not Marcel himself -- we'll need his bat. Braves pitching should be a lot more fun next season as well. Also, it looked like both Freddie and Acuna were hurt -- not to mention Duvy and Hamels. Maybe, next season, we'll be lucky enough to see a postseason when the team is actually healthy.

    DH:
    C: TdA
    1B: Freddie
    2B: Ozzie
    SS: Dans
    3B: Big Country
    LF: Duvy
    CF: Pache
    RF: Ronnie

    SP: Soroka
    SP: Fried
    SP: Anderson
    SP: Wilson/Wright?
    SP: Bauer (lol :pray:)

    If our DH is anything close to Ozuna, that is a WS calber lineup imo.
     
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  9. Where Eagles Dare

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    Dodgers have double our payroll.

    Would be nice if we could spend
     
  10. Eric The Viking

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    No chance in hell that I watch the World Series now. Fuck you, baseball. You don’t exist anymore.
     
  11. wes tegg

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    You can’t be mad at the pitching. Snit put guys in bad spots, but everyone other than Tomlin (lol) pitched well throughout the playoffs. Minter and Bryse were unreal in their starts. Just needed another true starter, especially in the bullshit 7 in 7 series.
     
  12. Drown ‘Em

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    Trust me Liberty CAN spend, they just choose not to.
     
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  13. Where Eagles Dare

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    Need a legit bat to platoon with Duval. He's too fucking streaky can't hit righties that well, typically
     
  14. w2b

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    i’m thinking Anderson earned a rotation spot.
     
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  15. Where Eagles Dare

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    *would

    But we are a REIT, not a baseball franchise
     
  16. SC

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    No issue with Freddie. He’s the MVP, hands down. No issue with Ron, he’s clearly got a hurt wrist.

    The Braves went to game 7 against the Dodgers in the NLCS and all the front office thought they were worthy of was Tommy Milone. Says it all to me. They don’t want to win.

    Prove it to me otherwise going forward.
     
  17. BlazingRebel

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    We win this if Duvall doesn't get hurt and we are forced to use Markakis
     
  18. Drown ‘Em

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    I expect some stupid deals this offseason. Just a reminder we owe $13M per year through 2023 for Will Smith.
     
  19. Gin Buckets

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    Wish Snit hadn't pulled Shane Greene, and hated it at the time. My biggest managerial gripe of the game, but it's not a big one. :twocents:
     
  20. Drown ‘Em

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    Only way we can afford someone like Ozuna is by offloading Ender’s $8M next season in a trade with someone like Waters
     
  21. bamasam09

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    Fuck the Dodgers.
     
  22. wes tegg

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    I will say, even losing to the Dodgers in heartbreaking fashion was better than watching motherfucking Ender Enciarte be the worse player in the league.
     
  23. Baby Herschel

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    Liberty has been an absolute shit ownership group ever since they took over the Braves, they will never make more than a token gesture to fielding the team that they COULD put out there.
     
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  24. Gin Buckets

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    Wilson definitely our best trade piece going into the offseason, no?

    That said, it would hurt a lot after what he's shown in his last 2 starts. I'm also worried Wright might legit have some Folty-itis when things don't go the way he'd like them to.
     
  25. Louis Holth

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    Apparently Will Smith was practicing hitting off speed pitches the other way in batting practice today. I sort of wonder if our guys do things like that. Paid huge dividends for them tonight. We need some of our younger guys to focus more on the situational aspect of baseball and not just the raw, powerful swings. We had too many spots this season where a simple swing could have moved things along but were always working for the next extra base hit.
     
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  26. Louis Holth

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    Except you remember he played every day for us this season for literally no reason at all.
     
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  27. Boom TittyMilk

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    Think Pache had more bunt attempts this series than the rest of the team for the entire season
     
  28. Georgia_Nole

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    Let’s spend some of that F1 money

    (realizes that F1 is struggling because of covid, and Liberty won’t pull more resources away from their baby to help the Braves)
     
  29. BlazingRebel

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    When we didn't have Markakis bunt with no outs and runners on 1st and 2nd I wanted smash the fucking tv.
     
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  30. Louis Holth

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    And it’s not even bunt attempts or that for me. It’s everybody is a one trick pony. And that’s fine for a guy like Ozuna, because that’s a really good trick for him. But oz and Dansby and the rest. They need to be more productive and consistent.
     
  31. kennypowers

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    The Freddie hate past few days has me pretty tilted.
     
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  32. Louis Holth

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    I *think* it’s mostly just a joke
     
  33. kennypowers

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    Hopefully. Also been a pretty tense three days since game 4.
     
  34. Louis Holth

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    I’m certainly just running with the “Freddie is too nice on the base paths” stuff.
     
  35. JeremyLambsFace

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    We need some left-handed bats

    If we bring back Ozuna we need some LH pop from someone who can play a solid left field

    Duvall is ok but you can’t have so many strikeout guys in the lineup in postseason play
     
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  36. wes tegg

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  37. SC

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    Don’t get the Freddie hate at all. Dude thought he was gonna die from COVID and came back to be the MVP. Idiotic if you hate on any part of that.
     
  38. Drown ‘Em

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    I’m not a billionaire, but this seems like the perfect time to buy the Braves. You have a current owner who is feeling it financially due to the real estate market and Covid, a team that is primed to win with a few key improvements, and a fan base that desperately wants to spend money on a supporting a winner in return for an owner who will do the same.
     
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  39. Connor Norman

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    We have no approach at the plate. No plate discipline. Everyone goes up swinging for the fences every time. Except Freddie.
     
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  40. Silky Johnson

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    Tough one, fellas. We all saw this coming when we sat on our hands at the deadline, though. Of course, we still cheered our dicks off but we just don’t quite have enough horses.

    The fact that we had young pitchers step up is the reason we went as far as we did in the playoffs and took the Dodgers to the brink. If there was such a thing as a moral victory, that’d be it. We needed to hit on another young pitcher and we clearly did with Ian Anderson. Hell, Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson might be turning a corner too.

    Really want to keep our offense completely intact. Besides Bug Bear’s production, he just seems ideal for this new culture we created.

    And despite the improvement from some of our young arms, I still want to add a guy to the rotation who’s basically guaranteed to give us 180+ innings.

    Note sure we’ll spend on both that guy + Ozuna in free agency, so it’s time for AA to loosen the stranglehold he has on our prospects. Our window’s wide open and the clock’s officially running on how long it’ll stay open.
     
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  41. BP

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    Yup, still sucks just as bad this morning.
     
  42. Louis Holth

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    Worse bc I’m exhausted and it’s Monday.
     
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  43. CUtigers86

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    If Ronnie was hurt, it may have helped his wrist if he saw a few more pitches each AB and didn’t try to hit everything in to the upper deck.

    I really hope he was hurt because he was pretty bad throughout the playoffs, but especially bad in the NLCS.

    The hitting let the pitching down in this series. So many guys left on base. So many possible big innings where 1 or no runs was the result. Too many black holes throughout the lineup and an overal bad approach at the plate compared to the Dodgers. There were too many easy innings on their pitchers and toward the end of the series it seemed like every AB they had lasted 8 or more pitches.

    Better team won, but the future is bright. I’m thinking the Dodgers had basically their whole roster available and the Braves were missing two starters they could’ve really used and Duvall. Thank God no more Markakis.
     
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  44. jkun

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    On one hand I'm proud of how far we went with two starters (one for portions of the season) and Acuna doing nothing at the plate against the best team in baseball. Fried/Ian/Soroka with the rest of the youth and core has us setup nice for a run... Assuming Liberty actually invests (ha)

    But on the other hand we had it. Mistakes and terrible situational hitting killed us and we wasted some amazing performances. I'm not going to be able to get over the double play for a while.
     
  45. Connor Norman

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    We really just needed one guy to come up with the clutch hit over the past two days and nobody could do it. How many times did we have a couple of guys on with 0 or 1 out between Saturday and Sunday and nothing to show for it. Hell Saturday we had bases loaded no out and got nothing.
     
  46. CUtigers86

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    This is it. The pitching was adequate. Only Tomlin, Wright and Smith were bad the entire series.

    The Dodgers made all of the big plays that mattered and every guy in the order grinded out ABs. Somehow this was close with all of that said, Betts robbing so many runs in the OF and Seager having the best postseason series in history.
     
  47. Jax Teller

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    Braves owners/front office haven't been interested in investing in a winning team since Ted sold them. Shit sucks.
     
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  48. PAHokie

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    so fucking tired..... for nothing.
     
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  49. JeremyLambsFace

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    Five months until they let us down again!
     
  50. bstaple12

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    Dodgers were able to fight everything off last night with 2 strikes... Think that was our lack of starting pitching depth coming back to haunt us as all of our arms were gassed