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2022 Atlanta Braves (defending the title without Freddie)


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For the record, I still feel pretty good about our lineup as long as we can re-sign either Rosario or Soler.  Basically trading Freddie for Acuna and Ozuna. 
Hopefully with the money saved on Freddie, we can re-sign Rosario/Soler and get a decent vet starting pitcher. 

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It seems like signing him and not giving up the prospects was a better move. Pissing off the team and the fans to save a few bucks for a few years seems short sighted (you will have to pay Olsen in 2 years).

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Signed Olson to a 8 year, $160M extension. Great deal for us.  Be out of it by the time he’s 35 too.  Now just need to sign either Rosario or Soler and 1-2 bullpen arms and we’ll be looking good. 

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hated the olson deal when i heard about it yesterday.  like it much more after hearing that they signed him up long term today.  will be very weird to see freddie on a different team but that is the era in which we are now in.

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You are saving 60 million over 6 years with this deal. But giving up 4 low cost prospects (3 of which are close to MLB ready) who you will have to replace.

10 million a year is basically a decent middle reliever. If one of those prospects hits then this is very bad.

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7 hours ago, Fastbreak said:

You are saving 60 million over 6 years with this deal. But giving up 4 low cost prospects (3 of which are close to MLB ready) who you will have to replace.

10 million a year is basically a decent middle reliever. If one of those prospects hits then this is very bad.

We have a 4-5 year window to keep winning with the very team-friendly deals from Acuna and Albies. The only prospect that hurts us during that timeline is Langeliers as he would’ve probably been our starting catcher in a year or two. 
As far as the $10M/year….we just signed a fringe-all star caliber OF in Rosario for two years at $9M/year.  Hate to lose the face of the franchise, but basically trading Freddie for Rosario and a 27 year-old Olson is about as good as that situation could turn out. 

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And another decent backup OF option. 

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The Braves announced Wednesday that they’ve signed free-agent outfielder Alex Dickerson to a non-guaranteed Major League deal that comes with a $1MM base salary. Dickerson, a client of Moye Sports Associates, will be placed on the 40-man roster for now and report to Major League Spring Training.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dickeal01.shtml

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18 hours ago, Fastbreak said:

You are saving 60 million over 6 years with this deal. But giving up 4 low cost prospects (3 of which are close to MLB ready) who you will have to replace.

10 million a year is basically a decent middle reliever. If one of those prospects hits then this is very bad.

You weren’t far off. I think I would have preferred they spent the extra $42M on Freddie over the 6 years and kept the prospects.

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On 3/15/2022 at 9:01 PM, BigOrange1 said:

hated the olson deal when i heard about it yesterday.  like it much more after hearing that they signed him up long term today.  will be very weird to see freddie on a different team but that is the era in which we are now in.

I don't believe I will like that one bit. Especially with the Dodgers.

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The whole story just gets more strange with Freeman coming out today and saying that he only got two check in calls from the Braves, one before the lockout and one right after it ended. That’s it for the cornerstone of your franchise for the last 10 years? I’ll be interested to see what their side of it is after apparently not even discussing an offer. It sounds like the decision was made during the season to let him walk.

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Tough sport even with good vision. 

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There is now an explanation for Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario’s struggles at the plate and in the field to begin the season.

Rosario will undergo a laser procedure in the coming days to correct blurred vision and swelling in his right eye, the club said. Rosario on Monday saw a retinal specialist.

The Braves should know more after Rosario’s procedure, but a loose estimate is that he will miss eight to 12 weeks following the surgery.

Rosario began the season 3-for-44 (.068 batting average). He has as many errors (three) as hits. Perhaps the most glaring: In San Diego, he simply missed a fly ball in right field.

This, and his offensive struggles, can now be explained with Monday’s news. It appears he couldn’t see properly.

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On 6/1/2022 at 9:57 PM, EZ$ said:

Deja Vu so far this season. Can’t seem to put a streak together to get over the .500 mark. 

9 in a row since this post…

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4 hours ago, BigOrange1 said:

14 in a row and now only 4 games behind the mets.

And doing it with little help from Ronald. His minor slump will surely be over soon.

Hope TheKid's streak keeps up. Loved how he took one shot for glory with bases loaded then did what he could for a sweet single scoring two.

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On 6/16/2022 at 3:07 AM, Fuga said:

And doing it with little help from Ronald. His minor slump will surely be over soon.

Hope TheKid's streak keeps up. Loved how he took one shot for glory with bases loaded then did what he could for a sweet single scoring two.

Hell, Acuna is tearing it up compared to what Olson is doing. Imagine when both of them start getting it going. 

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