May 08, 2016

Show #332: Breaking Down Wren Vs. Coppy

Wren vs. Coppy – comparing the two regimes. The return of Inciarte. Freddie on a tear. Farm Watch.

 

 

12 Responses to “Show #332: Breaking Down Wren Vs. Coppy”

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    Shaun Says:

    Did you all see this from gondeee from when the Braves promoted Coppolella: http://www.gondeee.com/2015/10/06/braves-promote-john-coppolella-to-general-manager/

    According to gondeee, “sources within the Braves organization have told me that Wren wanted to rebuild the team several times after he took over, but was told that he could not.”

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    Bubdylan Says:

    Great to hear you guys again. Just barely paying attention to the Bravos these days, but had some time to kill and wanted to hear the old crew. Hate to’ve missed Hammy.

    Of the few Braves fans I talk to, nobody’s in on Folty. Is anybody besides Steve? What’s the idea, that he will stop throwing that heat so straight? Does that happen? Was there new movement in the good start? Or is it more about improving location than developing movement? Top of the rotation??? Everybody (all three people) else I’ve heard from doubts he’ll stick.

    Here’s hoping. Go Braves!

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    Curt Says:

    Shaun – I missed that article. Good stuff, and rather distressing. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that they are 100% convinced that this is a “can’t miss” restructuring. That it’s only a matter of time before they are on the top of baseball again. I’m not so easily convinced.

    Bub – welcome back if ever so briefly. I have always felt Folty would end up in the bullpen. Ironic I almost mentioned you on the show last night as I remember how you were very public about the Uggla extension and how bad a move it was. Nailed it. Keep in touch.

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    Shaun Says:

    I do think when a team loads up on young, cheap talent, it’s hard for that team not to become contenders. Teams get quite a head start when they get wins on the cheap. How successful they’ll be remains to be seen. The 1990’s and early 2000’s Braves obviously kept churning out great young talent but they also always seemed to get the big guns when they wanted to (Maddux, McGriff, Sheffield, Neagle).

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    Tyler Says:

    I think Freeman overshoots 18 homers.

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    Mudhen Says:

    Hi Guys – Love your podcast; third year of listening. This season, I notice that the volume levels on your mics are adjusted differently. Curtis and Hammy are lower in volume then Steve. Your sponsors ads are at the same volume as Curtis and Hammy. So Steve seems to be too loud or the rest are too low. Either way, when I listen, I have to keep turning the volume on my device up and down. Is it possible to adjust the volumes so they are equal? Thanks, and Go Braves!

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    Bubdylan Says:

    I’m sure I can’t be the first one to think of this, but somebody needs to do a Bud Norris Facts. Like the opposite of Chuck Norris facts.

    Bud Norris doesn’t have to leave work to save a jumper from a 10th story ledge. He just lets them down.

    Something like that, except, you know, funny.

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    JJR Says:

    Over Under wins on the season: 60

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    Steve Says:

    Hi Mudhen – thanks for the comment. We’ll look to address it before Sunday’s show.

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    Steve Says:

    JJR – great question (which we’re totally stealing for the show this week). They’re on pace for just under 40 wins. Surely (?!?!?!) they’ll pick up that pace some, but 60 seems hard to believe. I’ll go under.

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    JJR Says:

    Steve – just eyeballing the scores..when the Braves win they score 4-5 runs. When they lose they score 0-2 runs. Starting pitching is their only strength. Offense, defense and bullpen are liabilities. I’ll go over..62.

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    David Says:

    The starters were obviously the bright spot this week, but here are the numbers (going back to last Tuesday’s game):

    IP: 42.0
    Hits: 35
    Runs: 12
    Earned Runs: 10
    ERA: 2.14
    BB: 7
    K: 24
    HR allowed: 3
    WHIP: 1.00

    Take away Blair’s start and the ERA is 1.65. Really excited to watch these kids continue to develop.

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