May 14, 2017

Show #366: A Deep Dive on the Starting Rotation

Is the Rotation a Failure? The Ryan Howard project ends; the Bonifacio experiment continues. Exciting promotions on the farm.



8 Responses to “Show #366: A Deep Dive on the Starting Rotation”

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    I expect Colon and Garcia to start pitching better. I expect Dickey to start pitching worse. I think Teheran and Fulty will pitch pretty good for the rest of the season.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    By the way, I’m not a Braves fan…just a non-native Atlanta area observer.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    Also….still seeing the Braves at 72-90 for this year….with most of the wins coming in the first half of the season.

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    Yaramah Z Says:

    Think Hammy, you’re being too hard on Folty. I think he’s been ok this year, not the dumpster fire that have been Colon and Teheran’s home starts. Certainly not a failure, and I have high hopes for him figuring it out and pitching well this year. But you’re right, if they got the veterans to eat innings, they certainly aren’t doing that, which certainly is exposing the lack of depth in the bullpen. Hopefully Cabrera gets back soon, and we have 3+ arms to finish off games (JJ, Vizzy and Cabrera, with Ramirez ok as well).

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    William A Says:

    Glad to hear the podcast hosts not blowing sunshine up our you-know-whats. The new motto for fans to hold onto for 2017: I say it’s, “TANKS for the future memories”. I’m dubious on the entire pitching staff except for Ramirez but the rest are underachievers. All you have to do is trust your eyes, trust what you see and in the case of Teheran? He doesn’t have the power arm to blow guys away but thinks he does. Folty is a head case with a fragile ego that suggests he’ll never be a consistent performer. I could go on but you get the drift?

    So if it is to be and it seems that is the case, then lose away for that #1 overall draft pick. I’d like to think a major shakeup is coming but the longer this inept team play continues, the more I think it unlikely but I could be wrong.

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    Tim N. Says:

    I still prefer this offensive lineup to the overpriced “easy outs” of Uggla & BJ Upton.

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    DAP Says:

    Braves suck, no doubt about it. They have $50mil unclaimed this offseason if payroll remains the same. They need to spend it on an actually good player. Lance Lynn, Neil Walker, JD Martinez. Pick 2. 🙂

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    Shaun Says:

    There’s a fine line between tanking and wanting to lose and not straying from the long-term plan. They want to win but not at the cost of players who are projected to make up the core of a good major league team and not at the cost of handing out grossly inefficient contracts to veterans. Maybe this is naive but I don’t think any MLB organization wants to ever really wants lose at the major league level. But sometimes they will accept it in order to avoid short-term gain in exchange for long-term and consistent winning. That’s a fine line but a real distinction.

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