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Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#1 » by Nemesis21 » Sun Oct 4, 2015 11:19 pm

Braves finished the season at 67-95, they are line to have the 3rd pick in the next draft 2016. Let FA begin!
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#2 » by JDR720 » Mon Oct 5, 2015 1:47 am

hope we get some relief pitching and some offense
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#3 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Oct 8, 2015 10:05 pm

Word is the Braves want to add a RH power bat, add to the bullpen, and possibly a vet starting pitcher. They'll have $30 mill in FA to spend. Also a rumor is the Braves may bring back Kimbrel. That would be awesome.

The top power RH bats are J Upton and Cespedes.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#4 » by HMFFL » Thu Oct 8, 2015 11:19 pm

Cespedes has been bouncing around alot.
Some stability would be nice for him and probably help him succeed.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#5 » by ATL Boy » Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:47 am

Need some relievers. Bullpen should get reinforcements with Chris Withrow and Shae Simmons coming back from TJ surgery, and with young guys like Vizcaino adding in experience but now word got out that Paco Rodriguez will probably miss the entire next season because of his own Tommy John surgery. He was the other main piece acquired in the Hector Olivera trade, which is looking worse by the day. We need to sign a lefty or two for the pen.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#6 » by JDR720 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:29 am

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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#7 » by HMFFL » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:58 pm

Not that we intend on paying him but.......


Zack Greinke will opt out of the three years and $71 million that remains on his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and become a free agent this winter. http://baseball.realgm.com/wiretap/43878/Greinke-Expected-To-Eclipse-$147M-Deal-Signed-In-2012
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#8 » by Nemesis21 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:09 am

HMFFL wrote:Not that we intend on paying him but.......


Zack Greinke will opt out of the three years and $71 million that remains on his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and become a free agent this winter. http://baseball.realgm.com/wiretap/43878/Greinke-Expected-To-Eclipse-$147M-Deal-Signed-In-2012



I wish we had enough to get him.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#9 » by JDR720 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:07 pm

we are supposedly looking to upgrade catcher, i guess the bethancourt ship has sailed.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#10 » by ATL Boy » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:45 am

JDR720 wrote:we are supposedly looking to upgrade catcher, i guess the bethancourt ship has sailed.

We shipped Gattis out because of Bethancourt :banghead:
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#11 » by JDR720 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:29 pm

yea it kinda sucks. i have more or less given up on bethancourt. the guy just cant hit.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#12 » by ATL Boy » Sun Nov 1, 2015 5:02 pm

This will be an important offseason for us. Not as important as the 2016 offseason, but we must begin to start spending money and to begin transitioning into the contender management wants us to be by 2017.

We'll probably finish below .500 next year, but we have to start building the foundation now, and not wait until next year's offseason, when it could be too late to make a Cobb County contender. Rome wasn't built in a day.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#13 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Nov 5, 2015 10:36 pm

Braves to transition Olivera to LF,

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/atlanta-braves


If they do that, I'd like to see them go after David Freese for 3b. Sign him 2-3 yrs until Rio Ruiz is ready.

You'd have Olivera in LF and Markakis in RF, I'd like to see Maybin return on a 2 yr deal, by then Mallex Smith should be ready. The Braves are also very interested in Matt Wieters, get him and bring AJ back as backup.

RF Markakis
CF Maybin
1b Freeman
3b Freese
C Wieters
LF Olivera
2b Peterson
SS Simmons

The Braves also want to bring in a vet starting pitcher and some relievers. A guy like Scott Kazmir could be an option on a 2 yr deal that won't eat all our money.

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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#14 » by JDR720 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:23 pm

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if we trade him. i want nothing less than 3-4 top prospects.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#15 » by JDR720 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:25 pm

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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#16 » by HMFFL » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:16 pm

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets checked in on the availability of Andrelton Simmons on Thursday morning and were told that it would take Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom.
Yeah, so that's not happening. ESPN's Jonah Keri reported Wednesday that the Braves have engaged in trade talks involving Simmons with at least one National League West team, and Buster Olney added Thursday that the Angels are also interested. Any team with a need at shortstop will be inquiring, but it's going to take a sizable return for the Braves to give up the 26-year-old defensive maestro. He's on a relatively team-friendly contract through 2020. rotoworld.com
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#17 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:21 pm

HMFFL wrote:According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets checked in on the availability of Andrelton Simmons on Thursday morning and were told that it would take Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom.
Yeah, so that's not happening. ESPN's Jonah Keri reported Wednesday that the Braves have engaged in trade talks involving Simmons with at least one National League West team, and Buster Olney added Thursday that the Angels are also interested. Any team with a need at shortstop will be inquiring, but it's going to take a sizable return for the Braves to give up the 26-year-old defensive maestro. He's on a relatively team-friendly contract through 2020. rotoworld.com



I don't want to trade Simmons at all. But if the Mets trade offered the most, I'd prefer deGrom.
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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

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Re: Offseason '15-'16 thread.... 

Post#20 » by ATL Boy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:17 am

Screw us!!!!!


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