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tOfficial 2020 Braves season thread

Discussion in 'Atlanta Braves' started by Chewbaccer, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Chewbaccer

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    Pitchers and catchers have reported.

    I'm not gonna be satisfied with anything short of an NLCS appearance.

    Cole Hamels is already hurt and won't be ready for opening day.

    Not gonna write a novel this year, but here's my prediction for the opening day 26 man roster:

    C- Travis D'Arnaud
    1B- Freddie Freeman
    2B- Ozzie Albie
    3B- Austin Riley
    SS- Dansby Swanson
    LF- Marcel Ozuna
    CF- Ronald Acuna Jr
    RF- Nick Markakis

    BN- Tyler Flowers- C
    BN- Ender Inciarte- OF
    BN- Johan Camargo- UTL
    BN- Adam Duvall- OF
    BN- Adeiny Hechavarria- UTL


    SP- Mike Soroka
    SP- Max Fried
    SP- Mike Foltynewicz
    SP- Sean Newcomb
    SP- Kyle Wright

    CL- Will Smith
    BP- Mark Melancon
    BP- Shane Greene
    BP- Chris Martin
    BP- Darren O'Day
    BP- Luke Jackson(sucks, but what are you gonna do?)
    BP- AJ Minter
    BP- Felix Hernandez(my dark horse for the Josh Tomlin role)

    I'd have the lineup set as:

    1. Acuna
    2. Ozzie
    3. Freddie
    4. Ozuna
    5. Markakis
    6. D'Arnaud
    7. Riley
    8. Dansby
    9. pitcher
     



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    Damn.

    I’m not impressed.

    I’d prefer Ian Anderson over Kyle Wright. The time is now.

    FFF
     
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    Looks about right. Id bet that Flowers is the opening day catcher. For whatever reason the organization seems sold on him. He and D'Arnaud will probably split pretty evenly. Maybe have Jackson get called up occasionally for a spot start.

    Also I really doubt Felix does anything. That last spot will probably be a toss up between Webb, Dayton, Sobotka, Ynoa, and Wilson. Hopefully two step up and get rid of Luke Jackson.
     
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    D’Arnaud was one of the best offensive catchers in the league while he was with Tampa last season. He better be starting.

    You’re probably right about Felix, but I think we’re gonna miss Tomlin
     
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    Just wanted to quote this sentence.

    Pretty sure I read where Tomlin was offered a minor league contract & invited to spring training.
     
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    Good luck to you and all Braves fans for a successful season.
     
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    Tomlin was signed to a minor league deal. So he has a shot to make roster. What he did last year was pretty important to the club. So I wouldn’t be upset.
     
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    Wasn’t aware of that. Yeah, I’m changing Felix for Tomlin
     
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    Also, I forgot about Jacob Webb. Gonna take him over Minter.

    Hopefully Sobotka and Minter perform like they were expected to do last season and take Luke Jackson’s spot, or at the very least since Jackson is like 5th at best in the closer pecking order, he won’t be used with the game on the line
     
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    Do we know if MLB is the using the juice ball or regular ball this year?!
     
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    Think it’ll matter? Braves haven’t done shit to help themselves. They’re not as good a team as they were last season. Bullpen is better, but have to get there.
     
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    Snit extended thru 2021
     
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    Damnit man. AJ Hinch’s ban will be lifted by then
     
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    Just coming to see if the meltdown has started.

    note. It might take Hinch a year or two to find a job
     
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    FUCK!!!! That means 2 more years of Snits boyfriend Luke Jackson
     
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    Now that's funny!
     
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    Who blows who? I’ve forgotten.
     
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    Don’t you have some salad to toss?
     
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    Made it down to the new spring training facility on Saturday. Beautiful new ballpark. Should be a lot of fun to take in some games there.

    In my opinion, the Braves are the 2nd best team in the NL and it's not close. Even if Donaldson is brought back, there's no guarantee he does what he did last year. I'll be interested in comparing Donaldson's numbers to Ozuna's at year end. The Braves lost a lot of games because of the bullpen last year. Having guys like Smith, Greene, Martin, and Melancon for a full season goes a long ways. When you get to go to those guys every night instead of using Luke Jackson and Chad Sobotka in high leverage situations you're going to win a lot of those games that were blown.

    Freddie is healthy. Dansby is healthy. D'Arnaud >>>>>>> Flowers/McCann.
     
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    With a love that strong they definitely take turns blowing each other
     
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