September 20, 2015

Show #316: The Braves Take A Series

How soon will the Braves turn it around? Showing love for Markakis and AJ. Who should be shut down? Who should play?



13 Responses to “Show #316: The Braves Take A Series”

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    Eric Says:

    The direction this September makes very little sense. Wow lets play all these close to washed up veterans, rather than see if you have anything with the young guys in the minors. We swept the Phillies, big freaking deal, worse pick, no experience for young guys, its so stupid.

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    Anonymous Says:

    Fredi Gonzalez is the problem. Any manager in their right mind would play the younger guys. Heck even give Markakis and Freeman some games off.

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    Tyler Says:

    Looking at the top free agent outfielders this off-season they are in order : Cespedes, Heyward, J Up, Gordon and Parra. Cespedes is too expensive, as is Hayward who is having a career year, no one wants J Up back and Alex Gordon is too old. That leaves Parra who I like, but he’s not the biggest power threat. I agree with Steve that a trade is the way to go. Carlos Gonzalez is a very good option but his health is a concern. If the signs are correct and Detroit tries a quick organizational reboot similar to what the Braves are trying to do. Then I’d inquire about JD Martinez. He’s not arbitration eligible until 2017. He’d be a great pick up.

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    Eric Says:

    Fredi Gonzalez truly is god awful. I was on board with Hard and company, all the way until the Olivera trade. Now I’m seriously questioning what they are doing, I mean I don’t mind the trade, just I feel they should have gotten a bigger return for a young starting pitcher and top prospect.

    At least the Phillies are smart enough to be like, well we suck, lets just get this started. The Braves are like, we suck, but at least we don’t suck as much as the Phillies.

    J.D would be a great pick up, but Dave Dombrowski, doesn’t make many stupid trades, I fear what the Braves would give up.

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    Tyler Says:

    I’d assume a top pitching prospect and a couple bats. Braxton Davidson could be a piece that goes. Throw in Adonis Garcia too.

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    Eric Says:

    To trade for a still pretty young guy who can hit 30+ homers, would require probably several high end prospects, Garcia is garbage.

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    Tyler Says:

    Adonis is a guy who can be a nice bench piece and spot DH guy in the AL. Keep him off the field defensively and he can be valuable. Throw in a high end pitching prospect, a couple high end hitting prospect and Adonis Gracia and they would be sufficient. But is it too much for a team like the Braves just for a power bat?

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    Tyler Says:

    I’m not insinuating Adonis as the key pieces I just think he’s a guy you can include in a trade especially to an AL team because he is a threat to hit one out. His defense at third is awful but he’s been average in left field. He’s a perfect trade kicker me cause he can DH if you want to avoid his defense.

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    Curt Says:

    We don’t have any high end hitting prospects

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    Tyler Says:

    Not any that are above A ball, true. The Tigers would take some more pitching prospects. Their farm is pretty depleted.

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    Eric Says:

    We don’t even have a prospect that grades out in the top 30 among all teams, how did this team draft so poorly for so long?

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    Curt Says:

    Did it on the cheap

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    Tyler Says:

    Frank Wren. Lol. That’s why.

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