January 29, 2017

Show #356: A Look at the Offseason Moves

The Additions. The Subtractions. The Early Outlook for 2017.



3 Responses to “Show #356: A Look at the Offseason Moves”

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    The offseason moves seem shiny on the surface. However, when looking at how things will evolve over the course of a full season, I’m still seeing the glaring weakness being the bullpen.

    While I believe the team will remain competitive up until July, the lack of bullpen depth will haunt this team. I see them struggling to get 70 wins as most of their wins will come in the first half of the season.

    I think the offseason moves have been pretty decent, except for the lack of aquisitions to the bullpen. In this day and age, with most starters usually only going 5 or 6 innings at best, you’ve got to have bullpen depth.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    I’m thinking this will be a showcase year for both Brandon Phillips and Nick Markakis. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them have excellent seasons.

    Also, think folks around Atlanta will appreciate Kurt Suzuki’s abilities.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    I’m thinking R.A. Dickey will be put in the bullpen by June. I think he’ll likely be announcing his retirement by the end of the year.

    Also, I’m seeing Bartolo Colon’s age catching up with him this year (seeing his E.R.A. up over 5.00). Probably time for him to retire as well after this year.

    I do think Jaime Garcia has a chance to resurrect himself with the Braves this year (if he can remain healthy). He and Teheran have the potential to be a strong 1-2 punch for the Braves.

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