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Old 05-05-2009, 09:25 PM   #6466 (permalink)
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The next few series are going to very humbling for the Braves. They'll find out very fast that they're the 4th best team in the NL East, if they don't already know it. The Marlins and Phillies will own this team they way they're hitting right now.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:58 PM   #6467 (permalink)
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I never knew there was so much Sheffield hate. He's been booed every at bat both games.
He was good in his two season in ATL, but his postseason failures were epic.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:05 PM   #6468 (permalink)
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So what's the news on when Hanson is a major leaguer?
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:14 PM   #6469 (permalink)
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The next few series are going to very humbling for the Braves. They'll find out very fast that they're the 4th best team in the NL East, if they don't already know it. The Marlins and Phillies will own this team they way they're hitting right now.
at least we're better than the nationals.........

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Old 05-05-2009, 10:16 PM   #6470 (permalink)
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Haha.. the Nationals lack seasoned pitching. We can rake the ball at times and knock it all over the yard... Martis, Zimmermann and the possibility of Strasburg could improve things in a year or two.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:28 PM   #6471 (permalink)
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Realistically what are your opinions on what the braves should do to improve? Should they go ahead and bring up Heyward and Freeman from the minors (They could give us production from LF and 1B) or do they let them continue to develop? My opinion is let them develop along with Hanson. I don't think they have the tools to win the division this year much less a World Series so I am looking towards the future. But what are your opinions on this?
It's a long way from Myrtle Beach to the major leagues. You can't even think about bringing either one of them up yet. The earliest you'll see Heyward is 2011. Freeman was hitting something like .230 for the Pelicans last time I looked, so he's not exactly helping his chances for the fast track right now.

What can they do to improve? Not much for this year -- the lineup is just too bad. Give it the old college try until you fall too far behind, and then start playing the kids to see what you've got.

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So what's the news on when Hanson is a major leaguer?
I expect him sometime in June. But he's not even the best pitcher at Gwinnett right now -- this Medlen kid is even better so far. I don't think they know whether he's going to be a starter or reliever yet, though.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #6472 (permalink)
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So you're a Steelers fan and a Red Sox fan?
steeler fan since 1977 and red sox fan since 1981.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:38 PM   #6473 (permalink)
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Bandwagon?

I dont go to Sox, Yankees, or Cubs games. Their fans are beyond idiotic and I usually end up wanting to rip someones hat off. Two years ago a drunk Sox fan dumped a coke on me and said Yankees suck. I mean really?
look at my prior post. i don't think i qualify as a bandwagoner. being sox fan doesn't make me idiotic.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #6474 (permalink)
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Braves have lost the benefit of the doubt | Jeff Schultz

Good read on the current state of this franchise.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:36 PM   #6475 (permalink)
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Schafer sure does have a mouth on him. Comes through the TV loud and clear. He sure is in a slump after starting off hot.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #6476 (permalink)
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That game seemed like it would never end. Good win though.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:24 PM   #6477 (permalink)
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Good win, yes. Cantu might just be kinda good.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:54 PM   #6478 (permalink)
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Schafer sure does have a mouth on him. Comes through the TV loud and clear. He sure is in a slump after starting off hot.
Schaefer may be close to a trip to Gwinett County if he doesn't figure some things out at the plate. They can't keep running him out there to strikeout 2-3 times a night.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #6479 (permalink)
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on the bright side, Kotch went yard for the 1st time today.
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If the Braves could just generate some semblance of offense . . . the pitching has been as good or better than expected.
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