July 07, 2019

Show #446: The Braves at the All Star Break



5 Responses to “Show #446: The Braves at the All Star Break”

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    Tyler Says:

    Guys, is Luke Jackson the unluckiest reliever in baseball? That 9th inning Sunday was wild.

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    Adam Says:

    Interesting that you mention the Nats and Phillies having down years as a partial reason for the Braves large-ish division lead. If the season ended today they would both make the playoffs as the two wildcard teams. Outside of the Braves and Dodgers the Nats and Phillies have the two best records in the NL (Phils are tied with the Cubs).

    I think the Braves are just really good.

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    The Braves must add Madison Bumgarner and Craig Stammen to have ANY chance at a World Series Title for this season. I think their chances are much better for next year. However, I don’t see them as a “must win The World Series” team. They just don’t seem to have that factor in them. If they REALLY want to go after a World Series Title, we’d see them making moves accordingly (think one step below your Yankee/Dodger/Red Sox/Cubs Territory………)

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    Podcast Listener Says:

    By the way…don’t rule out either the Phillies or Nationals as a serious threat to the NL East Title for this year. I could very easily see the Braves as relegated to a Wildcard position.

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    William A Says:

    I tend to agree with Podcast but am not ruling out other names. Given the free agency time screams to an end on July 31st, unlike the game playing over previous rules, this will indeed tell the tale as to AA’s strategy for either going for it this year or keeping his powder dry for 2020 if he either can’t get a deal he likes or plays the current hand he’s dealt. I tend to think it will be the latter.

    However, as we all know, playing a pat hand for the present sometimes comes back to bite you in the ass. If the stars all align for now, I say GO as you may not see them re- align anytime soon. Why? Injuries, down years, other teams gaining strength , etc. We see this scenario in all sports.

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