January 27, 2019

Show #426: Markakis Returns. Now What?

Markakis returns. Is something else in the works? Maybe Realmuto?
Fangraphs is high on the Nats and low on the Braves. Agree or Disagree?



4 Responses to “Show #426: Markakis Returns. Now What?”

  1. 1
    Walker Says:

    Great Show.

    I’m pretty sure the Braves will get at least one of the last 4 big available players. Kluber, Harper, Machado, or Realmuto will be on the opening day roster.


  2. 2
    Steve Says:

    I like it, Walker. It seems like such an absurd waste of the window for them not to get a game changer like that.

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    William A. Says:

    My view is the Braves front office and ownership places a far higher priority on fiscal budgeting than going all in for a championship. They’ll make money with this strategy but for how long? It would seem they view Atlanta as a backwater market where only so many dollars can be spent to keep the fan base engaged.
    Flash! If so, it won’t work.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    I actually think they’ve cheated themselves out of money with what they’ve spent so far. I was surprised they actually spent what they did.

    I believe they can spend very little and still keep the ballpark/battery filled up for a few years with what they had in the last game from this past season. People will definitely open up the pocketbooks to eat at the restaurants/go to the ballpark, etc.

    Of course, I have to wonder how much Liberty Media can REALLY pay attention to the baseball end of things.

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