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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by One Man Wolfpack, Jul 2, 2016.
First thought is that is Carter Stewart related, but that’s nothing more than a guess.
You’re a great scout but I want someone else to do the paperwork better doesn’t pass the smell test.
I want the juicy scandal damnit
'fare thee well, tecumseh valley'
-townes van zandt
The Braves shook up their amateur scouting department in a big way Wednesday, dismissing Brian Bridges, the team’s Director of Scouting, as well as Roy Clark, a Senior Advisor to the amateur scouting department.
The news comes at an unusual time for a dismissal. Many teams—including the Braves—are set to have meetings in the coming weeks in preparation for the upcoming 2019 draft season.
Baseball America has confirmed that the team will not hire a scouting director ahead of this year’s draft, but the Braves are expected to bring in a senior level official to help run the department, along with General Manager Alex Anthopoulos and Assistant General Manager Perry Minasian. The Braves then would hire a new scouting director following the 2019 draft.
Bridges and Clark had signed one-year contract extensions with the team last October, and Bridges was set to lead the team’s draft operation for the fourth year after taking over as the team’s scouting director following the 2014 draft.
Bridges has been with the Braves since 2008 and is the signing scout responsible for a number of high-profile Atlanta signees, including Jason Heyward (2007), Craig Kimbrel (2008) Mike Minor (2009) and Alex Wood (2010). Bridges was promoted to the team’s Southeast crosschecker prior to being named scouting director before the 2015 draft.
In 2014, Baseball America named Bridges one of the most successful scouts in the industry in terms of signing major league players and he’s widely seen as one of the top talent evaluators in the game.
As scouting director, Bridges has directed each of the team’s last three drafts and played an integral role in stockpiling a deep and talented farm system that helped the major league team win the National League East last season for the first time since 2013. He’s responsible for drafting six of the team’s current top 10 prospects including the top four of 3B Austin Riley, RHP Ian Anderson, RHP Mike Soroka and RHP Kyle Wright.
Bridges’ 2018 draft didn’t go as smoothly as his others, as the team never agreed to a deal with first round pick RHP Carter Stewart thanks to a medical issue that surfaced, which resulted in Stewart filing a grievance against the team. Stewart has since announced he will play for East Florida State JC this spring
I must say I was hoping that was a Harper tweet as it loaded SC, but that’s a somewhat close second ha.
Bridges/Clark has to be related to Carter
Good stuff. How is this year's top 10-20 prospects versus last years?
We can always trade top 10 picks too of we wanted now. Ender + top 10 pick for someone?
Dozier to the Nats
you cant trade draft picks in MLB
Pretty sure you can now. Rule changed last year I think.
been talked about forever, but I cant find anything on it so I don't think so
Think you can only trade competitive balance picks
Nothing wrong with a draft, then trade strategy. Zona has been doing it for years
Imagine if they had taken Bergman over Dansby
Hopefully Dansby can stay injury free this year. I think he can be a Brandon Crawford type with 18 or so Homer's, but lots of singles/doubles. Hes still young though, as long as we give him time
5-9 potentially awful
that is one of two braves/pollock related tweets today. may be nothing or maybe he's hinting at something
Albies had a shit 3/4 of a year
Ender is supremely frustrating at long stretches
Flow is avg BM meh
Dans can be beyond awful
You're right, they are going to be exceptional
that would be one of the better lineups in the league but i get we have to be super negative and reactionary to things itt so yeah sure its awful
Appears you're the one being reactionary to a basic comment.
Top 4 would be beastly. Next 4 is a big "hope they are good/need them to bounce back/etc".
Im sorry you can't handle legit criticism of our team
Despite the bad second half, Ozzie still had a 100 wRC+
Ender is around the same area, so at worst that's two league average bats
You're not accounting for the value either bring on the basepaths
You're not accounting for the at-bats that Camargo will soak up in the back half of the order
You're not considering that if used correctly, Flow and Mac have very favorable splits
Dansby has gotten better year over year
also not accounting for "no team has all stars at every single position"
also not accounting for when the marlins finally give it up and trade us realmuto
Ozzie's first two months are the only reason his wrc is at 100. It's probably the only reason we made the playoffs too.
He's not going to be Apr/May for a full year, but y'all really freaking out over factual comments that if he doesn't improve its scary/worrisome??
Ender is below avg getting in base, so Yay. Then he's got to wait for thr order to flip before he can use that speed effectively.
64->80 wrC for Dansby. Oh fucking hurray. He was much better before he got hurt, I hope he can stay on track.
After 4 (with pollock) we've got a lot of risk... GOAT probably the best hitter and gonna be a super sub and that takes away ABs from JD
If we didn't sign another OF we'd still be in the same position.
Lots of scary gaps in production after the 4 hole.
If you were honest with yourself, you would recognize it.
also that would probably be the best defensive outfield in all of baseball. plus elite defense up the middle and at first. i know teams like philly don't care about defense because they just want to play a bastardized version of baseball but the braves do and that would make the team even more dangerous
yikes this is some watson esque shit right here
Pollock is risky but oh man if he stays healthy...
i agree with this way of looking at it
why's everyone slotting swanson in goat's place?
If Dansby keeps on his Jeff Blauser trajectory, then Goat is here to settle in
Baseball Prospectus' Braves top 10:
Ian Anderson, RHP
Austin Riley, 3B
Mike Soroka, RHP
Kyle Wright, RHP
Bryse Wilson, RHP
Cristian Pache, OF
Drew Waters, OF
Touki Toussaint, RHP
Kyle Muller, RHP
Joey Wentz, LHP
So much disrespect for Touki my word
Hope he can keep that arm healthy. Get a barrel of rice and some clear