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willlinn

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Hopes and Fantasies for Our New Home Stadium

As a Braves fan and mythologist with knowledge of a new home and space, I want to put my fantasies out there. My background is in the history of entertainment – from prehistoric ceremonies to...

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"I think people are going to be surprised with where we play next year," Bud Selig

If Major League Baseball is going to become increasingly international, how do you want to see it happen? I think there are a few options: An exhibition game based approach, the...

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The Rotation

This is a thread for direct conversation about the rotation. When you look at the structure of this website, you realize that the writer's posts funnel down and off the main page. Only these...

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2014 roster projection (without a trade)

Starting Lineup: RF – L - Heyward SS – R - Simmons 1B – L - Freeman LF – R - Justin Upton C - R - Gattis 3B – R - C. Johnson 2B – R - Uggla/ (L) Pena/ (R) Pastornicky/ (L) La Stella C...

Tanaka - Braves Scouting Japanese Pitcher

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20-0 with a 1.24 ERA! This 24 year old looks incredible, glad our scouts never sleep.

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How should the All Star game work?

During the series opener against the Reds, Chipper pointed out that if the All Star game is going to result in home field advantage for the World Series, it shouldn't be played as an exhibition...

Jesse Crain Trade Candidate

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Any chance Crain is one of Wren's targets?

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Impications of the Implications - Questions concerning PEDs

As the investigations of players involved with Biogenesis continue, my brain began storming out some of the implications. In the process I hit obvious limits based on my knowledge of the game, the...

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Watching the Braves

This post is to gather and share intel on the (best) way(s) to watch Braves games. Some of you are lucky enough to be in range of PeachTree TV, but many of us are not. Last year, the best deal I...

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to the FO: A little more respect for McCann please...

Count me among those who consider the Braves organization to be one of the best in the game. I think they have loads of integrity, and that they usually balance it appropriately with business...

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Locking up our players

Who would you lock up this off season? Why? And for how much? Simmons is signed through the 2018 season I believe. Minor is signed through the 2017 season. Freeman, Beachy and Kimbrel locked up...

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Whether or not to pitch Kimbrel in the final two games

If Kimbrel pitches just four more outs with no earned runs, his ERA will be exactly 1. If he throws an inning and two thirds with no runs, his ERA will be under 1. Here's the question: The braves...

Smoltz and using a no. 3 starter for the 1 game playoff

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Surely some of you are familiar with his argument, I just want to see how yall feel about it. He is saying we should save our aces in the 1 game playoff so they can start games 1 and 2 of the division series at home. His rational is that the strategy should be oriented towards winning the WS and not merely getting deeper into the playoffs. The counter argument though, is that whether Hudson or Medlen start in the 1 game playoff or not, only one will be able to start two games in the division series. If one starts the 1Gplayoff, they will each start 2 games in these first two rounds (+ 1 more home game than Smoltz' scenario). Also, assuming we face the cardinals, they hit LHPitching better than RHPitching, so we would likely be starting Hanson if not Medlen or Hudson, and I don't like that idea. I would start Hudson in the 1game playoff unless he is shaky in his last couple starts. I feel like Hudson thrives under that kind of pressure, and Medlen could thrive in game 1 of the NLDS. It would also set us up to alternate Lefty and righty starters against (assuming) the Nationals, who are pretty even against pitching from both sides.

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Post Season lineup, what's everyone's version?

Blah Blah Blah, this isn't about the roster, thus it can't be rosterbation...I just wanna place to share my growing enthusiasm for the team in the post season. I know our record the last week or so...

$10 mlb.tv

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the question is if "out of market games" means games that are not already on TV. I don't live where braves games are played, and I'd love to pay 10 bucks and see some games, but I don't fully get what "out of market games" means. The deal is being offered by MLB.com for a couple days, I figured if it was good, it was worth posting.

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Young and Drew: too long for the rosterbaton thread

Here’s the target, Chris Young, CF. Wren comes in, like everyone else, saying that he wants Upton. He purposefully looses the Upton deal while fattening Towers with another GM's prospects by...

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Speed in the 7 hole?

I noticed Bonifacio batting 7th and at first I was stunned. Dude 's got almost twice the steals of anyone in baseball, and he's batting 7th? The guy batting first is Reyes, no slouch on the bases...

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Breaking Camp

While we came into the season with numerous mainstays, the choices for the few roster spots still seem vague. Perhaps here we can discuss our thoughts, as late as possible, on who we think should...

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Arguments for a 6 week 6 man rotation

Condensed: Hudson, Hanson, and JJ could all use an extra day between starts early in the season Beachy, Minor, Teheran will all hit their innings limit before the post-season, when we will need...

Good time to extend McCann?

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Just wondering, is it dick to try and resign McCann after a slump when you fully believe in him? If we don't sign a big name player, it might be the time to extend McCann

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Short Stop 2012

I just thought I'd set up a conversation about our SS situation. This isn't rosterbation (because all posts have to explain why they aren't rosterbation) because I am not talking about who we can...

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What's more impressive

Winning the Triple Crown  Home Run Champion RBI Champion AVG Champion           or  Matt Kemp Home Run Champion (39) RBI Champion (126) Runs Champion (115)   To be a runs champion means you have to...

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Bullpen and Bullpen Theory

Two things: 1) Braves Bull Pen 2) Bull Pen Theory Many of yall on here could explain a lot about what goes into a Bull Pen, and I'm hoping you will. My knowledge is limited.  This is the Braves...

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Playoff Roster

Now that we got our heart back, and the "Team of Destiny" is reforming... Whose gonna take us all the way?  I want to frame this with some uncertainty, because it's the one thing we can be certain...

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Where's my rosterbation post?

So something came over me, and I decided to find the rosterbation post and post in it.. Something way controlled for me.. Then I couldn't find one.. That said, I have some waiver wire thoughts. h...

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Young Starters Long Seasons

Most of us are pretty interested in the conversation surrounding a potential Derek Lowe trade. I've been wondering how durable our staff would be without him, but my attempts at an answer only come...

Trade for Kemp?

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Lord I dislike bleacherreport, but I'm using it as an excuse to ask--what would yall give up for Kemp? I'd basically mortgage the farm. Schafer, Mclouth (+cash), Lowe (+cash), Mycal Jones, Bethancourt, Minor, Delgado, Hoover, Gearrin, Salcedo, Mauro Gomez, and basically any prospect we can find that isn't projecting towards SS or LF. Am I being extreme? Not extreme enough? Is it possible to overwhelm them with prospects to the point that they don't insist on Kimbrel, Venters, Beachy, or Teheran? Get angry, get excited, I wanna hear it.. Next, we will talk about what it will take to get Pujols and Reyes (JKinda)

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Mclouth Schafer and the Outfield Situation

Let's look at what we have if we stand pat.  Prado is coming back as our left fielder, but anyone who thinks Chipper is going to not take a month off for surgery is fooling themselves. It won't be...

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Who are our untouchable pitchers?

As we get into the trade season, I just wanna see how many of us feel this way...  Seven pitchers that can win title after title: Hanson Jurrjens Teheran Beachy Vizcaino Venters Kimbrel That is...

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