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  • #76
    Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
    Neagle, Wright and Hammond all benefitted from having Leo handle them. It was typical Yankee hubris to think that could be easily duplicated.

    I also love the idea that Steve Karsay and Farnsworth were successful here. That's news to me. Neither was a horrible bust or anything (though I will always despise Farnsworth for that choke job in Houston in '05), but "successful" seems like a stretch.
    Farnsworth was good for the Braves during the regular season but of course most remember his playoff performance more.

    So we keep hearing about the Braves looking at Pence, Willingham, Ludwick among other corner OFers but why not Beltran? If the Braves are willing to add a corner OFer why not do the best of both worlds with one who won't cost a top prospect and is a good offensive player.
    Extend Prado!!!

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    • #77
      Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
      Farnsworth was good for the Braves during the regular season but of course most remember his playoff performance more.

      So we keep hearing about the Braves looking at Pence, Willingham, Ludwick among other corner OFers but why not Beltran? If the Braves are willing to add a corner OFer why not do the best of both worlds with one who won't cost a top prospect and is a good offensive player.
      i was under the impression the first two guys would play CF and I hadn't heard anything about ludwick yet.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by chip&smoltz95 View Post
        i was under the impression the first two guys would play CF and I hadn't heard anything about ludwick yet.
        Willingham is a bad LFer so him in CF would be terrible.

        The thing is the Braves have reportedly looked at a bunch of corner OFers, with most being RH. It most likely is pure speculation but all those names have been mentioned in some way or another with the Braves, though most aren't anything more then this guy makes sense based on the reported player the team is looking for.
        Extend Prado!!!

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        • #79
          Anybody heard when Prado will be back?
          Okay son, that's Hank Aaron in RF, Eddie Mathews at 3B, Felipe Alou at first, and some kid named Torre behind the plate.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
            Farnsworth was good for the Braves during the regular season but of course most remember his playoff performance more.
            Which is why I was careful to be specific in my condemnation of him. He did exactly the same thing that Reardon did in '92 (solidify the pen down the stretch, then eat it in the most damaging way when it counted most.)
            "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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            • #81
              So the All-Star rosters are out and while everyone talks about the Vogelsong pick my biggest problem is Sergio Romo is not only the better reliever I think he has the better beard as well.

              I know he was a player's pick but there are just so many better relievers then Wilson.

              Kimbrel
              Sean Marshall
              Eric O'Flare
              Mike Adams
              Carlos Marmol
              John Axford
              Antonio Bastardo
              Extend Prado!!!

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              • #82
                Please get Scott Proctor off this team, he gives me the Manny Acosta feeling (and usually delivers) whenever I see him come into a game.
                Extend Prado!!!

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                • #83
                  You're only as strong as your weakest link and he is this team's weakest link, by far.
                  "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
                    Please get Scott Proctor off this team, he gives me the Manny Acosta feeling (and usually delivers) whenever I see him come into a game.
                    Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                    You're only as strong as your weakest link and he is this team's weakest link, by far.
                    funny that everyone thought linebrink was the "crap guy" at the beginning and now it's proctor. gotta have a whipping boy. although, i do think if moylan or meds make it back before rosters expand he might be the guy to be let go. i don't see martinez replacing him when he comes back after the all-star break. he'll probably replace gearrin again.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by chip&smoltz95 View Post
                      funny that everyone thought linebrink was the "crap guy" at the beginning and now it's proctor. gotta have a whipping boy. although, i do think if moylan or meds make it back before rosters expand he might be the guy to be let go. i don't see martinez replacing him when he comes back after the all-star break. he'll probably replace gearrin again.
                      The thing is Proctor is a poor man's Linebrink, they both struggle with control and usually when they miss with there mid-90s fastball it is usually right in the middle of the plate. The thing is Proctor misses in the middle of the plate or struggles to get a strike at all.

                      So Fredi doesn't appear to be the only NL East manager not to care about the two-hole in the lineup because while Gonzalez makes little sense at least Michael Martinez of the Phillies who's OBP is nearly below the Mendoza line.
                      Extend Prado!!!

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
                        The thing is Proctor is a poor man's Linebrink, they both struggle with control and usually when they miss with there mid-90s fastball it is usually right in the middle of the plate. The thing is Proctor misses in the middle of the plate or struggles to get a strike at all.

                        So Fredi doesn't appear to be the only NL East manager not to care about the two-hole in the lineup because while Gonzalez makes little sense at least Michael Martinez of the Phillies who's OBP is nearly below the Mendoza line.
                        yea that 1-2 combo of schafer and gonzo leaves a lot to be desired.

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                        • #87
                          Am I alone in thinking that Laz Diaz's strikezone is the worst in baseball?
                          Extend Prado!!!

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
                            Am I alone in thinking that Laz Diaz's strikezone is the worst in baseball?
                            I'm not sure, how bad was it?
                            46 wins to match last year's total

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                            • #89
                              In it's parameters or in his inconsistency in calling it? I can think of a lot of guys who are more inconsistent.
                              "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
                                I'm not sure, how bad was it?
                                It did help us at times as pitches that were clearly strikes were called balls because the catcher had to move the glove back over the middle of the plate. He also called pitches that were consistently 2 inches off the plate strikes, think the pitches that Chipper was called out on to end the Baltimore game.

                                Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                                In it's parameters or in his inconsistency in calling it? I can think of a lot of guys who are more inconsistent.
                                He wasn't inconsistent but as I said above there were pitches called balls that were down the middle because the catcher had to move his glove, as well as the terrible outside calls that were strikes.
                                Extend Prado!!!

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