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OBUDan
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition

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Dan Uggla is a better baserunner than he's given credit for. He is always hustling. If he is hitting leadoff he's not going to clog the bases and he's going to get more fastballs than he will hitting 7th. Why? Because pitchers will not want to risk walking him to set the stage for Heyward, Justin, Freeman and BJ. That's just screaming big inning. If he gets more fastballs to hit his contact rate will increase. Why? As Bobby Cox once said "throw a guy enough fastballs and they'll time a jet". In other words if you see the same pitch enough times you'll eventually hit it. One of the reasons he saw hardly any fastballs once he got moved down in the order was because pitchers didn't care if they walked him because they didn't fear the 8th spot or the pitcher's spot. So in those very rare times that he did get a fastball he would often times completely swing through it because he his swing was completely screwed up because he saw so few of them. You can hit in the cage until you're blue in the face but it's not the same as stepping in the box against a real pitcher throwing 95


Completely agree. We should at least TRY Uggla at the top.

I'm pretty fearful of throwing Simmons in there. He did well enough last year, but hitting atop the order is tough. Worried it may be too much too fast for him.


lsu31always
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
I see that. Where you catching the parades this weekend?


The White Lobster
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
If Uggla can lead the league in walks and have a dozen or so HBPs again, it's not a bad idea


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Rohan2Reed
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
Uggla in the leadoff? Come on man. Simmons can easily settle into that role just needs time to work on it.

also, no troll here.. but with this depth chart do any Atlanta fans really not expect them to be in the top 1 or 2 in the NL in strikeouts?


Rohan2Reed
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
haven't thought about it yet. probably stay near St. Charles/Washington area. also may get down to the FQ a little.

oh and it there's any openings in the FBB league I know a guy who may be interested.


OBUDan
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
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Simmons can easily settle into that role just needs time to work on it.


Making him do it on opening day is not "settling in," especially not on a team with high expectations.

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Uggla in the leadoff? Come on man.


Posted the 2nd highest OBP on the team last year... while hitting .230.

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lso, no troll here.. but with this depth chart do any Atlanta fans really not expect them to be in the top 1 or 2 in the NL in strikeouts?


Yep, and who cares.


lsu31always
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Yea you told me at Finns the other night. I expect there to be multiple openings


bamafan425
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I'd be interested in any openings. I'll take the last spot on the waiting list.


volfan30
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
Keith Law
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20. Atlanta Braves

They actually didn't give up that much in the Upton trade, but they've drafted so poorly the past few years that it's really hurt the system. The 2010 draft probably won't produce much of anything besides Andrelton Simmons (no longer eligible for the list), 2011 looks just slightly better right now and 2009 is likely to end up producing Mike Minor and nothing else. They're not lower because they've made good trades and found value in non-traditional ways, but you can't get this little value from the draft for long without feeling it.



SwampDonks
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
Agreed, our drafting has sucked.

Last year's draft might be really, really bad.


Chatagnier
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
What do yall think Medlen's innings limit will be? 180?


SwampDonks
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Sounds about right. Not like any of our pitchers ever throw for more than that anyways.


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motorbreath
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Yep, and who cares.


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WicKed WayZ
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
You opening the league tomorrow?


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Caplewood
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
I'll allow someone to take my spot as long as I can periodically drop in and talk shite


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WicKed WayZ
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SwampDonks
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WHERE IS MY FANTASY THREAD


lsu31always
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WHERE ARE MY TOP 100 PROSPECTS


SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
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also, no troll here.. but with this depth chart do any Atlanta fans really not expect them to be in the top 1 or 2 in the NL in strikeouts?


oakland lead the world in K's. what's the point? this lineup will produce runs.


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SwampDonks
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re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition
It realeases this weekend.


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