March 11, 2018

Show #393: Halfway Through Spring

Gohara’s Injury and the 5th Starter question. Highs and Lows from Spring. Acuna Acuna Acuna. A Quiet Offseason from the Front Office.



8 Responses to “Show #393: Halfway Through Spring”

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    C’mon March 29th/18 Says:

    The only folks who should be breathing a sigh of relief right now over Gohara being injured are his fellow starting pitchers on the Braves. Because he is coming for y’all & if my wishes come true he will be our teams bonafide ‘ACE’ in 2019 & long beyond, as well. Other than that, go get em’ Ozzie. And GO BRAVES!!!

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    Steve Says:

    I’m with you. I have very, very high hopes for Gohara. But, he’s got to get on the field.

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    William A Says:

    If I was the Braves GM, my first order of business would be to bring in Gohara for a ‘come to Jesus’ talk about his future and how it’s directly tied to his physical conditioning year round. Then, I’d find the funds to hire him a personal trainer and nutritionist to ensure he’s in peak physical shape for the task at hand.

    Unreasonable? You tell me.

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    Steve Says:

    All those conversations may well have happened. And MLB teams have those types of services standard, right?

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    William A Says:

    Kudos to the guys on an informative show this time. They touched on many points that I’ve been pondering during the off season so, good job.

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    William A Says:

    re: to Steve in this thread. Well, if they do have them, and I’m not saying you’re incorrect, why haven’t the Braves initiated these types of programs to motivate a young talent like Gohara? It would indicate to me that someone is asleep at the wheel or too cheap to do it, thinking that the player would do it on their own? Yeah, that usually works…NOT!

    To be fair, a few guys get it and do what’s needed to maximize their career chances, but let’s face it, most MLB players or wannabes are not Mensa candidates. MLB generally speaking is lost in the 50s tonight for many issues and this might be a good example of that.

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    Yaramah Says:

    Good show. Excited for the season. Even if we get Kazmir for a few starts, I don’t think it matters too much. I’m sure we’ll see Fried during the year, and injuries will always mean 8-10 starters will be used.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    The quiet off-season was to be expected. I would expect a lot of “coasting on The Ballpark and The Battery” from the Braves for a while (due to the ownership situation).

    There are definitely some young pitchers who have some potential. I’d be cautiously optimistic if I were a Braves fan. Of course, numerous factors are involved in whether a young pitcher “pans out”. Staying healthy is going to be an important factor.

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