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tOfficial 2018/2019 Braves offseason thread

Discussion in 'Atlanta Braves' started by Chewbaccer, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Mondo Jay

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    Most of the buzz around baseball has been positive on this hire. I guess the Braves, and a couple other teams, asked to speak to Chris Young (now the Phillies PC). Young, reportedly, was more the analytics guy of the two.

    Currently (of course..lol), I don't have a problem with it.
     



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    I don't like this. Simpson is all that was left in the TV booth from the glory years. Was always nice to hear his voice.
     
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    I like Joe because he was capable of triggering the opposing fanbase during any given game. Would prefer less Chip than less Joe.
     
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    Now, this I'm not crazy about. If Donaldson is anything close to what he was pre injury, he needs to be batting 4th, behind Freddie.

    1. Acuna
    2. Ozzie
    3. Freddie
    4. Donaldson
    5. Camargo(ATM, I have him at RF)
    6. Ender
    7. McCann/Flowers
    8. Dansby
     
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    Can Camargo play RF. I know he has plenty of arm.
     
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    I'm sure he could. There's been worse defensive third basemen that turned out to be pretty good outfielders(Ryan Anderson, Alex Gordon, etc). It would be a downgrade defensively from the Gold Glove defense we had in right last season.

    I fully expect to make another move(probably sign Michael Brantley) to play RF, but as the roster stands now, I'd stick Johan over there. But at any rate, I do like Johan in the lineup even if that means Dansby is the odd man out.
     
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    Camargo can play OF.....for God sakes we had Evan Gattis out there in the NLDS.
     
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    Might have been the worst defensive OFer I have ever seen. LOL.

    If we don't get another outfielder and Johan is put in the OF, they might move Acuna to right(which shouldn't be an issue) and put Johan in left, which I would also be fine with.
     
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    The better option would be to put Ozzie in the OF and play Camargo at 2B.

    Speaking of Ozzie,they wont do it but they should really consider having him ditch batting LH.
     
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    He makes a boneheaded play every now and then, but Ozzie grades out as a really good defensive 2B.
     
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    If I had to guess though he will Play SS against LHP(they dont like Dansby against Lefties). He will play 2B half of the time against RHP(They dont like Ozzie batting leftie) and he will give Donaldson some days off at 3rd.

    But i dont understand making Johan a super utility player when we already got Charlie in that role.
     
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    I like Charlie anywhere on the field other than shortstop.
     
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    Gotta strike while the iron is hot.........& it is hot now. Could set themselves up for a really strong decade +!
     
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    Dan Szymborski released his 2019 ZiPS projections for the Braves.

    2019 ZiPS Projections – Atlanta Braves | FanGraphs Baseball

    the only real weakness looks like LF. Rotation doesn't seem to have a frontline starter, but there's plenty of depth and upside. also got 4 position players projected for 4+ WAR (Acuna, Donaldson, Freeman, Albies). Acuna projected for 30 home runs and 25 steals... at age 21.
     
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    Cannot have Dunn in the outfield. Period.
     
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    Not real sure how to feel about this. He's been a MLB pitching coach for 1 season.