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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by One Man Wolfpack, Jul 2, 2016.
You know shit is serious when sigs gets thrown around.
Anyone actually have sigs on?
What sociopath has sigs turned on?
SCSA seems to have forgotten TdA has the brain of a middle linebacker and more concussion than Reggie Ray
Idk but I’m willing to be one of those sociopaths if they do this bet.
I just don’t think flowers to Contreras is much of a downgrade at all. I will be pissed if it’s AJax though. He is terrible.
TFlow to Contreras is probably an upgrade but if TdA is starting 135 games I’d rather Contreras get work in at AAA
Contreras has the better upside and should play over AJax. AJax should not be anything but a AAAA player who can come up and provide starts when there’s an injury.
Flowers hit Mendoza line last year and has a noodle arm. Contreras is better in every aspect to that.
28 year old Yadi didn't even start 135 games in 2012 and he's a machine. 33 year old TdA starting 135 would be such a disaster. He'd be like the catcher in Major League
I’d like to get Contreras some actual game action in Gwinnett with his new swing. He had it at the taxi squad/minor league camp thing but that’s not the same as real live action against other teams.
AJax as the backup is a fine plan, but if he doesn’t hit in ST obviously there’s time to adjust and sign someone.
Snit... "We have analytics, it's just information. We use it, but you got to go with your feel and your gut most of the times"
Explains so much
“It’s no back of the baseball card.”
He used back of the baseball card in the same interview, but talking about rookies
Congrats to cartoon Fred. Got his middle infield.
Such a boomer comment
“As an organization, analytics is a part of our philosophy. We invest in it and believe in it. However, when it comes to in game decisions I usually just do the opposite.”
"I don't understand the math so I'm not going to use it"
i want baseball to be played on an excel spreadsheet and constantly worry about supposed athletes having to jog around the bases
-supposed baseball fans on tmb
Yeah I don't remember data saying run the bases like a tball team with the NLCS on the line.
Scene [RH Hitter is due up, destroys RHP.]
Snit - "Get Luke in the dang game"
Bench Coach -"But sir, look at his stats"
Snit - "I've never seen splits on the back of his baseball card!!! It's a Righty/Righty match up for gosh sakes!!"
[After throwing 3 straight sliders 8 feet in front of the plate, Luke gives up grand slam with 2 outs and braves lose the lead in the 7th]
Fan fiction or fan fact?
Didn’t realize Toby was a Snithead
i am anti advanced stats this has been addressed multiple times
The 7th lol. Try bottom of the 9th
The Braves lost Mark Melancon to the Padres and Darren O’Day to the Yankees in free agency. Another of their right-handed relievers from 2020, Shane Greene, remains on the open market. Perhaps, then, it is no surprise that the team continues to pursue bullpen help, recently exploring a back-loaded, two-year deal with free-agent closer Trevor Rosenthal, according to major-league sources.
Rosenthal instead agreed to a heavily deferred, one-year, $11 million contract with the A’s that will pay him $3 million in 2021, $3 million in ’22 and $5 million in ’23. The Braves’ offer was not at the same level, and a source close to Rosenthal said the right-hander was intrigued by the possibility of building his case for a multi-year deal at Oakland’s spacious RingCentral Coliseum, where the Athletics’ previous closers, Liam Hendriks and Blake Treinen, enjoyed success.
Earlier this offseason, the Braves also showed interest in free agent Kirby Yates, who signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Blue Jays. They wanted to bring back Melancon and O’Day, as well as outfielder Adam Duvall, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Marlins. But most of their allocated budget went to one-year deals for starting pitchers Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly, who will earn a combined $26 million in 2021, and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who signed a four-year, $65 million deal.
Even though Ozuna’s deal is back-loaded, the Braves are down to less than $5 million of payroll flexibility in ’21, according to a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking. Club officials do not want to get caught in a budget crunch the way they did last season, when their only addition at the trade deadline was left-hander Tommy Milone. But they were willing to stretch for the upside of Rosenthal.
I didn't want to be too obvious
That's such bullshit. The Braves made a profit last year and we're down like 25% in overall salary
Saving money to invest in bitcoin
So we didn't do shit at the deadline last year because of money. Punted on a WS team to save a few bucks.
And apparently we have zero money for moves for this deadline. Pretty awesome we've got Ender eating up 8mm
Infuriating but we'll never compete when a corp owns the Braves. The money it would take to win a WS wouldn't be worth the loss in overall revenue. The suits only care about the bottom line.
Doesn't help that our GM is scared of making trades. Also, I thought the Morton and Smyly signings were a bit of an overpay at the time. But having seen how the market played out and knowing that we now have $5M to spend, AA really fucked up with those two deals.
I mean, what would you rather have currently:
Morton and Smyly, and ~$5M for the still depleted bullpen and bench; or
Minor, Paxton, Melancon, and O'Day and ~$13M for the bench, with the bullpen already solid.
If we could have signed melancon for 3 million I have no doubt we would have. Apparently he just wanted to go home.
I refuse to give this organization the benefit of the doubt any more. We low ball FAs and overvalue our prospects and I don't think I am alone in that assessment. But, even if true, I don't think any of the three other deals I mentioned are sweetheart discount deals so we could have signed them and Melancon for $11M this year, had a top bullpen with confidence, and still had $5M for the bench.
He's not from San Diego and his business is in Florida
Look at all the fucking talent that was traded this offseason and only 1 top 100 player was moved in those trades.
Here we are with a top 10 minor league system. We're too scared to sign anyone and too scared to trade anyone. So we'll just let the talent wither until they have no more value. #BravesWay
I would rather them not be penny pinchers with a few of the game's young stars u. Especially with Acuna being paid crumbs and our rivals being big spenders. Im sure they're worried and what Freeman will want
And that top 10 system is smoke and mirrors. If everyone is counting Anderson and Pache in our top 5 MLB power ranking team, which everyone is, they can't also count in our minor league system, which they are.
Maybe not home just closer than here.
We've been lapped by the fucking Padres.... Oh and Mark, who lives in Florida, might be closer to his vacation home in Mexico that he will not be able to visit during the entire fucking season.
Fuck you Dan
I would rather live in the greatest city in the US than the dumpster that is Atlanta.
Yes, for the 81 home games he'll really be able to experience the city
Imma guess SCSA either lives in Birmingham or Nashville
Melotonin couldn’t handle Duke breathing down his neck*
Confirmed. As a littler brother in sports, it's easy to spot little city brothers