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  • Hell Hound
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    The silver lining is that we've gotten out from under the Melvin Upton contract, something I didn't think was possible. I still think these next couple of season will be interesting, I just don't know how much fun they'll be. But thank God its finally time to start playing and we'll see what happens. Regardless of how the Braves do, baseball season is finally here and the world is a better place because of that simple fact alone!

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Originally posted by Hell Hound View Post
    The Kimbrel trade...I could see it coming from a mile away but wish I'd been wrong. When I suggested last winter that this trade might happen everybody thought I was crazy but I've thought all along that it was a real possibility, not that I agree with it, its just something I thought might happen at some point this season. I still would have waited to the trading deadline for a couple of reasons. (1) I think he would have more value before the deadline when a contending team desperate for a closer would be more likely to overpay and literally trade the farm for him. And (2) I think it would have been wiser to wait and see how the season plays out in case we're not as bad as everybody think we'll be. There's always a remote possibility that we might not suck all that bad which is something we didn't know with 100% certainty before. Now we do know!
    I apologize for thinking you were crazy, and I was coming down on the "fan tickets" side of things, but after having it happen, I realized, like myself, everyone is just going to have to deal with it.

    Plus, this team is not going to suck just because they have Grilli closing instead of Kimbrel. Sure, he's not Craig, but he can still close. A closer is not that essential.

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  • Hell Hound
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    The Kimbrel trade...I could see it coming from a mile away but wish I'd been wrong. When I suggested last winter that this trade might happen everybody thought I was crazy but I've thought all along that it was a real possibility, not that I agree with it, its just something I thought might happen at some point this season. I still would have waited to the trading deadline for a couple of reasons. (1) I think he would have more value before the deadline when a contending team desperate for a closer would be more likely to overpay and literally trade the farm for him. And (2) I think it would have been wiser to wait and see how the season plays out in case we're not as bad as everybody think we'll be. There's always a remote possibility that we might not suck all that bad which is something we didn't know with 100% certainty before. Now we do know!

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  • Blue387
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    Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
    So if Pedro Ciriaco is going to be the new Jose Constanza, someone has to go from the 40-man roster. Guess we'll see who it is later!
    Padres acquire Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton:
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/0...ted-trade.html

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    So if Pedro Ciriaco is going to be the new Jose Constanza, someone has to go from the 40-man roster. Guess we'll see who it is later!

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    ATLANTA 5, BALTIMORE 3

    W - Eric Stults (3-0, 1.88)
    L - Zach Davies (1-1, 4.70)
    S - Craig Kimbrel (1, 0.00)

    HR - BAL - Chris Parmelee (2)
    ATL - Freddie Freeman (3)

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Well, either my opinion is dumb or the slim chance happened: it looks like Pedro Ciriaco is going to be that backup center fielder the Braves want. This means that tehy're going to make another roster move to make room for him on the 40-man if that is the case.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    BALTIMORE 3, ATLANTA 2

    W - Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3, 4.44)
    L - Shelby Miller (1-2, 3.86)
    S - Zach Britton (2, 0.00)

    HR - Alejandro De Aza (3)

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    ATLANTA 6, BALTIMORE 5

    W - Andrew McKirahan (1-1, 2.70)
    L - T. J. McFarland (1-1, 7.30)

    HR - Travis Snider (2)

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Okay, I think we're shaping up on the roster:

    C: Christian Bethancourt
    1B: Freddie Freeman
    2B: Jace Peterson
    SS: Andrelton Simmons
    3B: Chris Johnson
    LF: Jonny Gomes
    CF: Eric Young, Jr.
    RF: Nick Markakis
    BN: A. J. Pierzynski
    BN: Kelly Johnson
    BN: Alberto Callaspo
    BN: Phil Gosselin?
    BN: Joe Benson or Todd Cunningham?

    SP: Julio Teheran
    SP: Alex Wood
    SP: Shelby Miller
    SP: Wandy Rodriguez
    SP: Eric Stults
    CL: Craig Kimbrel
    RP: Jim Johnson
    RP: Jason Grilli
    RP: Luis Avilan
    RP: Andrew McKirahan
    RP: Mike Foltynewicz?
    RP: Juan Jaime?

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Interesting development with the claiming of Andrew McKirahan off waivers. Even though he hasn't been above Double-A, he has to be on the major league roster for the season or offer him back to the Cubs because the Marlins took him in the Rule 5 Draft.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    PHILADELPHIA 9, ATLANTA 2

    W - Cole Hamels (1-1, 4.15)
    L - Julio Teheran (2-2, 8.00)

    HR - ATL - Joe Benson (1)
    PHI - Chase Utley 2 (4)
    Rene Garcia (1)
    Freddy Galvis (2)

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    HOUSTON 8, ATLANTA 5

    W - Kevin Chapman (1-1, 3.00)
    L - Brandon Cunniff (0-1, 4.50)
    S - James Hoyt (2, 0.00)

    HR - Jed Lowrie (1)
    Colby Rasmus (3)
    Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 04-01-2015, 12:59 PM.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    ATLANTA 4, DETROIT 2

    W - Eric Stults (2-0, 1.89) <- I think we have our fifth starter here.
    L - Joba Chamberlain (0-1, 8.22)

    HR - ATL - Christian Bethancourt (1)
    DET - Yoenis Cespedes (5)

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    With another reliever dropping out in James Russell's release, that pretty much guarantees Luis Avilan a spot and leaves open the door for Brady Feigl. Hope he can step up.

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