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The Official 2013-2014 Atlanta Braves Offseason Thread

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View PostGoldenRebel, on 23 January 2014 - 12:28 PM, said:

It seems worse when you say it like that

Just sucks that we're routinely one of the 2 best teams in the league every year and we're routinely getting knocked out by the first weekend of October.
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NLCS is my low end expectation for sure

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View PostUAdan, on 23 January 2014 - 09:25 AM, said:

Adam Wainwright for one season of JD Drew still hurts me the most.

The only solace there is at least we got one of JD Drew's only healthy, good seasons of his career...

Well, no, that still didn't help very much.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

We won't have to stack the box, our athletes are better. Read the first sentence, Auburn won't have over 175. Bet anything you want, it's not gonna happen. That's the one thing Bama can do without a doubt 100% mark it down, and have been for years.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

If you're going to bet, it will be longer than signing day. This is a rivalry that lasts 365 days, you would have to at least keep it until next football season or this isn't even worth mentioning. Besides, Bama could be winning late in the game and the scrubs get the 200.
Either way, it won't be happening to Bama's defense.
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View PostUAdan, on 23 January 2014 - 09:25 AM, said:

Adam Wainwright for one season of JD Drew still hurts me the most.
I think that was a pretty good deal.
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I'm still mad at the Braves for trading Marteen.  It is a betrayal that can never be forgiven.

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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 23 January 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:


I think that was a pretty good deal.

Go to hell, sir.

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Freddy Garcia is coming back. Signed a Triple-A deal yesterday.

Very good depth move. He will be serviceable as a long reliever/6th man of the rotation. I feel confident that he can reel off 3-4 good starts in a row if a starter has a DL stint. Can never have too much pitching.
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View PostUAdan, on 25 January 2014 - 07:04 PM, said:

Freddy Garcia is coming back. Signed a Triple-A deal yesterday.

Very good depth move. He will be serviceable as a long reliever/6th man of the rotation. I feel confident that he can reel off 3-4 good starts in a row if a starter has a DL stint. Can never have too much pitching.

He was great down the stretch last year... Can't hurt us at all, especially with Beachy coming back from injury and our oldest non-Gavin Floyd (And he's only 30) starter being Kris Medlen at 28. Medlen, Minor, Teheran, and Wood all set pro career highs in innings pitched last year so it's definitely gonna be important for us to have some depth in pitching this year.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

We won't have to stack the box, our athletes are better. Read the first sentence, Auburn won't have over 175. Bet anything you want, it's not gonna happen. That's the one thing Bama can do without a doubt 100% mark it down, and have been for years.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

If you're going to bet, it will be longer than signing day. This is a rivalry that lasts 365 days, you would have to at least keep it until next football season or this isn't even worth mentioning. Besides, Bama could be winning late in the game and the scrubs get the 200.
Either way, it won't be happening to Bama's defense.
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It may suck to hear this because I know we all love our farm system guys, but we need to move a couple of them and sign an ace arm if we want to win in the postseason.

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Between Medlen, Minor, Teheran, and Beachy when healthy I feel like we already have four really good young SP's... Throw in Gavin Floyd to eat innings and Alex Wood who showed some strong potential last year, with a little dash of Freddie Garcia if anyone goes down and I don't see why we can't have one of the best ERA's in baseball again... We lead the majors in ERA last year and we got rid of our two starters with the highest ERA's on the team - Huddy and Maholm.

The way we've played in the postseason lately (And by lately I mean like the past 15 years), honestly unless we're dealing with injuries I don't see much reason to trade for another arm at the trade deadline if it means giving up anything special or valuable... Not until our guys show that they can stop sucking the minute the playoffs start.

We're screwed enough on our budget as things are. We can't afford to pay big money to any SP right now. I don't want to acquire some slightly above average 30+ year old overpaid SP, lose in the first round of the playoffs anyway, and then wind up losing out on Kimbrel or Freeman in the off season due to the extra cost of the SP trade.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

We won't have to stack the box, our athletes are better. Read the first sentence, Auburn won't have over 175. Bet anything you want, it's not gonna happen. That's the one thing Bama can do without a doubt 100% mark it down, and have been for years.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

If you're going to bet, it will be longer than signing day. This is a rivalry that lasts 365 days, you would have to at least keep it until next football season or this isn't even worth mentioning. Besides, Bama could be winning late in the game and the scrubs get the 200.
Either way, it won't be happening to Bama's defense.
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I kind of agree with NCIS here. As much as I would love a legit ace, it's such a gamble for a team like us. You have to ask yourself, 'at what cost?'. Prospects are everything to us. We don't have the luxury to dump them off. Especially for a pitcher. It'd be different if we had some financial cushion.

I just hope we can start wrapping up some of these homegrown players while they're still cheap(er). I'm already anticipating us losing one of Heyward/Freeman.
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I'd definitely prefer to lose Heyward before Freeman... I really wish we'd go ahead and offer Freeman a decent 5-7 year contract if he'd accept one that wasn't overpaying. A steady first baseman that's great in the clutch and a good clubhouse presence is pretty important to hold on to. Heyward will be a FA in 2016... We may as well start considering trade options now, especially if he has a good year this season.

Losing Kimbrel seems like a foregone conclusion already, but it'd be pretty cool if he'd sign some sort of discount contract to keep him on the same team. He's going to go down as one of the greatest and probably the most dominant closer of all time if he stays healthy and doesn't screw up what he's got going... He might like the idea of cementing his legacy by not team hopping, but that's mostly wishful thinking.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

We won't have to stack the box, our athletes are better. Read the first sentence, Auburn won't have over 175. Bet anything you want, it's not gonna happen. That's the one thing Bama can do without a doubt 100% mark it down, and have been for years.

View PostTider27, on 18 November 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

If you're going to bet, it will be longer than signing day. This is a rivalry that lasts 365 days, you would have to at least keep it until next football season or this isn't even worth mentioning. Besides, Bama could be winning late in the game and the scrubs get the 200.
Either way, it won't be happening to Bama's defense.
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Jason Heyward has signed a 2 year extension, he won't be a free agent until after the 2015 season.

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Freddie freeman has agreed to a multi-year agreement with the braves, official numbers yet to come.

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Happy about Freeman, Heyward will be gone in a couple of years regardless.

The window for a World Series is closing, we won't have all this talent all at once very long. I just wish we pushed for one big arm, it would take this good rotation to a great one.

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