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  1. 7 hours ago, sleepysock said:

    Somewhere in the 75-100 range, methinks.

    See Acuna, Ronald...


    You think he will be there in round 7-10 until a sharp snatches him mid 4'th. 


    Nightly highlights reels become sad... you silently cry down deep, wondering why your BFF/ Man-crush is on another team? The pain remains night after night, year after year. Baseball Tonight becomes unwatchable, you lose interest in pretty much anything non-Harry Potter related. The Schwan's guy comes by just to check on you, offers freebies so you will answer the door. 


    3 years from now, you commish a free public fantasy bowling league and host a weekly viewing of The Big Lebowski... 


    Don't do it, don't go there! Draft Robert before round 5, and watch your leaguemates cringe! Don't efff this up!!! 

  2. I'm happy to hear you're keeping the new ATL Closer till tomorrow. I've been on topic, scroll away. I've offered a slight bit more than your "must be high on him"...

    Do you know anything about the modern Braves? Or Martin for that matter? 

    Martin is a guy, he's tall, has a career 4.5 ERA w/ very few walks... has had recent success. But Allard was destined for being a throw in, he's a bust of a first round pick. The Braves got what they could, and will employ him in the role they desperately need to fill until he reverts back to his "not a closer" role he's always had. This time of year, you ride the lightning, you roll w/ whoever you can, but Chris Martin is not a genuine closer like they 5-6 others that are ripe for the picking. Provided you aren't cheap AF, and know the fans will buy tickets and merchandise regardless of success. 

    For your edification, the "quoted post" was a reply to my post, thus the reply on my part. I have no beef, but plz get a lil more depth to your closer input than holding the newly acquired ATL Closer for a day, or bringing up random Ted Turner era gibberish. 


    Luke Jackson has SEVEN blown saves. The Braves traded for Chris Martin because they are cognizant of a major problem, yet cheap... the dots are not hard to connect here. 

  3. 14 minutes ago, Rh3l22 said:


    Well since I wasn’t talking to you, it would make sense that my post had nothing to do with your comment, “bro”. 

    Vicariously it did, bruh... twice removed, but it's not 1991, nor does Ted Turner own the Braves. Just don't see the relevance of brining up 25+ year old things.

    Nothing personal, but what does your desire to "hang on to Martin till tomorrow" have to do w/ the Braves last millennium exactly? And how does that apply to Martin closing? 

  4. 21 minutes ago, B&F said:

    Managers usually do not judge the performance of closers in non save situations.  I still think Jackson has the job until he blows another save.

    I vihamently disagree... Jackson is on the verge of setting a record for blown saves, (I know a few came when he was not the closer) and there is a reason ATL made this move! They are as complacent as any team in baseball during the season trade wise, and Jackson just kinda fell into the role. He had no business being the closer, but Viz got hurt, Minter got horrible, and Jackson was the only guy to do what needed to be done. (I still think ATL may make another move for an established guy, but if not... Martin is the defacto closer.) 

    It's cooperate sayin we get it, we have problems... here's an obscure solution to a genuine problem. I'd like to introduce you to Nancy... she has no real experience in this arena, but she's new and doesn't fit in... so let's all welcome her and pretend this is the solution. 🤞😊

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  5. 1 minute ago, Fuzzy_Slippers said:

    [Take the play-by-play to the GDT.]

    Apologies... Closers have that one inning and I just though it was pertinent to those who didn't see what happened. He was excellent shy of one pitch. Just don't want someone dropping him as though he had a meltdown... but I get it. 

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  6. 1 minute ago, Zig Zag said:

    Hendricks just gave up a bomb to Thames in the bottom of the 9th.... maybe is time to worry.   Treinen hasn't necessarily been the answer either though.  So who could the A's turn to?

    1-2 pitch, he throws a 97 mph FB down the gut @ the high part of the zone... Bravado cost him.

    You have ZERO business throwing that pitch to a guy like Thames when you posses a nasty off speed pitch! You throw it 4-5" higher to change sight plane, then follow w/ slider... but you don't challenge Thames w/ a fastball for a strike. Not in the first inning, and certainly not when the game is on the line. Idiotic, but it was a bad pitch not a bad outing... stuck out the side, just went "full Kanye" there for a second. 

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  7. 45 minutes ago, Rh3l22 said:


    From 1991-2005 they won 14 straight division titles. During that span, their 3.71 bullpen ERA was the second best in all of baseball to the Dodgers, who were at 3.69. Mark Wohlers and his family lived 3-4 minutes from me, so I can’t allow this slander...
    On that note, Im hanging on to Martin till at least tomorrow, but I’d be surprised if they don’t make a strong push for a better 9th inning guy. Though the fact they gave up Allard for 2 months of Martin says they must be pretty high on him. 

    I watched every bit of it, and that was when my beloved Braves were owned by an actual person who gave his $ and heart to the team. 

    1991-2005 has jack mierta to do w/ my comment. Stay in your lane bro... 


    Allard is a bust, a soft tosser in a world of high heat. Martin is the typical ATL signing, all the bean counters will allow...  Braves took a nail out of the tire and bought a repair kit, but they have been cheap AF (considering they fleeced Acuna $ Albies to a MAJOR extent!)... and continue to NOT sell high on a plethora of MiLB talent when the MLB club is prime for a dynasty. Period, end of story. 

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  8. Here's the simple truth w/ Diaz. He went to the worst run organization in all of professional sports. The Mets are just everything wrong... w/ everything.


    Secondly, can anyone remember a time Diaz didn't allow an immediate BB, hit, or hit batsman... then IMEDIATELY not give two fox about the baserunner (regardless of it being a 1 run lead) advancing to 2'nd base, let alone 3'rd... most times w/out a throw given the ridiculous jump. That's coaching, plain and simple! You can't think so highly of your "stuff", that you let guys get into scoring position literaly EVERY time a runner reaches first base. As a manager w/ a pitching coach @ your disposal... you CANNOT allow that either. 


    Diaz is a hot mess, his slider is flat and as much as I'd like to blame him personally... It's bigger than Diaz. 

    It's Calloway (that should have been fired months ago), it's the GM who should go back to managing a Kinko's, it's ownership for a million reasons... it's just the "Mess" and what they do, who they are, and it's sad. It's just sad that a beloved team in a place as wonderful as NY is stuck w/ Will"tam"pon and his trickle down daily BS.

    (It's "Fu@%ing EMBARRASSING!") per LK's hockey coach! 

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  9. Luke Jackson making sure Martin's changing of the guard is not disputed... 

    ATL still needs to do much more! So sick of them being ridiculously cheap considering how talented and primed for rings they are. Cooperate America @ it's finest and on full display. 


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  10. How nice it would be for those of us who've suffered to watch him go on a two month bender to finish the season! He can make up huge ground in that lineup in short order. He went down and got that curveball, very nice swing and he looks different at the plate in the last week or so...  plz Benni, carry us to the promised land. 🤞🤞

  11. He's allergic to the spotlight all of a sudden... (2019)

    It's like Chucky Knoblauch syndrome, purely mental as his stuff seems the same as his dominant 2018. I don't get it, but man does he crap the bed in epic fashion! You can just see it happening, and it's hard to watch. Feel bad for the guy... he looks scared and has zero moxie. 

  12. Anyone know the severity of the "hand injury while attempting to field a ground ball" that made him come out of the game today? Bad hop off wrist/hand? Abrasion? 

    He's actually hot as a firecracker and weekly league need an update... thanks in advance.   

  13. Cease has the stuff, and apparently when angry... can pitch like Mad Max. 

    He's taking his lumps as expected, for the reasons expected. Watching the gamecast the other day, EVERY fastball was @ the top of the zone or higher. This in and of itself needs to change! You simply cannot make a living in that bandbox walking people and throwing high fastballs.

    The instant bulldog Jekyl/Hyde thing needs to be harnessed... Moncada should walk to the bump and %itch slap him every inning if necessary, keep the kid angry, it's obvious what needs to happen here! 

  14. 3 minutes ago, ty5592 said:

    Probably Kay and the kid they got in the 3rd round but had a 1st round grade. This only makes sense if they move Thor for multiple pieces that can help now 

    (JUST MY WISH...), but the Mets should trade Thor/Diaz/Lugo to the Braves!!! In return, the Mets get Ian Anderson, Kolby Allard, Bryce Willson, & Greyson Jenista. 

    Mets get three MLB ready arms and a very nice OF prospect! 

  15. On 7/25/2019 at 11:09 PM, sleepysock said:

    Robert is also a freakish athlete, much more so than brinson.  Sculpted out of marble and moves around the diamond like silk weaving through the wind. I feel like there are better comparisons McDaniel could have made; he just chose the one that supported his point best. 

    Agree %1000


    Acuna is the comp for me... in that, the "explosiveness" in every aspect of his game is on another level! The "it" factor just oozes when you watch him do anything on a diamond... offense and defensively. I feel that Acuna has a lil better hit tool, but the pure talent and aggressiveness can play just fine... think Javy Baez kinda development. All the talent, but took a couple years to learn to NOT give AB's away. The strikeout percentage doesn't matter as much in the big scheme so long as you maximize prime opportunities. Get those ribeye steaks when they are sitting there, and mentally change approach to a degree when you have two strikes. When a guy K's 30%+ in this current madness of baseball, who cares when he goes .285/100/35/100/20+...? It's just the way baseball has morphed, we no longer think about what his stats would have been if he cut the K's and hit .300 +, we just dig the counting stats. (Now I understand the correlation between high K players and success, let alone counting stats... but Robert is IMHO the kind of rare talent where it won't matter in the end. His ability to be surrounded by, to learn from all the other special young SOX hitters will be a plus. He won't be pressured to be the savior, he'll just have a chance to blossom into the perennial 1'st rounder I feel he will become! In short order mind you, ala Acuna/ J. Baez)

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  16. I ❤️ his bulldog mentality and physical presence. He knows his stuff is nasty, and he just challenges hitters. Rare for guys to come right @ ya these days. 

    Also, you can't underestimate the psychology behind "imposing bodied" pitchers that throw easy triple digits, and how it  *uck* w/ your head as a hitter... compared to a "normal/average" sized guy. It's hard to explain, but those Tall/Hoss guys always made me get out of rhythm as a hitter, I'd overthink and try to be quick to the ball instead of a smooth "timing" kind of swing. Anyway, if he's over the intercostal strain for good, he's got the body type to support the "nasty" for 7+ innings every 5'th day! I'd say he's #1 in MiLB on pure "stuff" at this point, and there are some talented guys to compare to. 

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  17. 59 minutes ago, Gryfter said:


    Think it has more to do with Swanson going on the IL. 

    Agreed, but Swanson shouldn't be the #2 guy IMHO... he's better at driving in runs, and w/ Acuna on a SB tear, Ozzie would be better served trying to put balls in play rather than swinging for RBI and HR production. He hit all those dingers last year on smooth swings and controlling the count in his favor. I also feel he will steal more bases in the 2 hole once (rarely) Freeman makes an out while he's on first. 


    Acuna, Ozzie, Freeman is about as good as anyone in MLB (#1-3) 

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  18. 3 minutes ago, BostonCajun said:

    I wouldn't scare people by using the word dislocation.  He was moving his arm around perfectly fine above his head and rotating it afterward. Also, it was more the top of his helmet hitting Segura's knee causing Acuna's neck to bend awkwardly. He's in the dugout right now with the trainer pointing to his neck. He looks like he's leaving the game right now. 

    I wasn't trying to scare, just that he overslid 2'nd base and came to an abrupt stop via Segura's shin... It was the kinda play older guys get hurt on, but alas... our super human Acuna seems like he will be fine. Thank God! (Kinda like a football "stinger" when you get your neck/shoulder tweaked in a collision.) Some deep tissue massages should fix him right up! 

  19. The greatest player of all time stole his daily bag, and destroyed Segura... (Looked BAD, as Acuna's left shoulder hit Segura's left shin that was planted... almost like a dislocation kinda thing... BUUUUUTTTTT, Acuna is apparently half Chuck Noris so it was Segura who limped off the field and w/ any luck Acuna will get a lil shoulder rub and be aight!) He's on an absolute tear w/ the SB's, and very much in consideration for #1 overall if he's going to swipe 50+ bags for the next few years out of the leadoff spot! :wub:

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  20. Calloway still has a job, no small feat, and sends Thor back out to give up 2 hits & a IBB... somehow wiggled out w/ out any ER, but was @ mid 90's pitches and facing the order for the third time down two runs. (I know the Mess BP is horrible, but when a guy is done he's done. Mikey is hot trash when it comes to pitchers.) Clueless. 

  21. 12 minutes ago, FootballFan101 said:


    Josh Hader?


    Honestly speaking, I'm not sure I'd even put Hendriks in the top 10 closer ROS.  It's just hard to ignore that career 4.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP

    "solid as any"... I do not think he's the best, I wasn't attempting to rank him, just a comment on his outing that could have turned out differently. I don't care about his past as much as what he's been in 2019, and I believe he will be on many playoff bound teams. He passes the eyeball test as a closer for me. 

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  22. 1 hour ago, FootballFan101 said:


    As great of a pickup as Hendriks has been for me this year, I keep waiting for the clock to strike midnight and Hendriks to turn back into a pumpkin.  His career 4.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP speaks for itself.

    He was pretty unlucky yesterday. The home plate blue was calling balls 2" off the plate strikes, but Hendricks had multiple FB's heart of the plate @ the lowest part of zone called balls. He could have avoided the triple (and odd bounce off the wall that allowed the first run to score) w/ a K, and probably had the save and only one hit given up that inning. 

    Granted, that's not what happened, but he was still nasty last night and received no help from the blue or his defense. IMHO, Hendricks is as solid as any closer going considering the apocalyptic nature of anyone who hurls baseballs in 2019. 

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  23. 7 hours ago, LJJr said:


    Dude.... the pace he's on *right now* puts him at 38/34.   If he doesn't get 30/30 it's cause of an injury.  If this week is any indication he's upped his SB pace too and we all know he's capable of having a stupid good HR week at any time.

    He's going 40/40 just to rub Trout's nose in it... yup, indubitably! Most exciting player in baseball... and best player in the game for the next 10 years. :wub:

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