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Offseason thread 

Post#1 » by JDR720 » Mon Oct 3, 2016 6:40 pm

some big things can/will happen this offseason.

including.

-wants to get 2 starters + catcher
-manager hunt
-OF situation
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#2 » by Nemesis21 » Mon Oct 3, 2016 8:48 pm

The Braves have announced interviewing 4 internal options, Snitker, Perez, Pendleton and Porter. They have scheduled some interviews with outside options in the next few days.
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Re: Offseason thread 

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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#4 » by Nemesis21 » Fri Oct 7, 2016 3:20 pm




:( :noway:


I think Roger did a great job during his 11 year tenure with the Braves.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#5 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Oct 7, 2016 4:50 pm

Nemesis21 wrote:I think Roger did a great job during his 11 year tenure with the Braves.



Agreed:
John Coppolella wrote:Roger is a terrific coach and an even better person. We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.


I remember reading a few pundits mid-season suggest this could happen as Roger is more adept at managing a veteran staff than developing younger arms.

If he wants to coach again, there will be a long line of teams looking to sign him. But 11 years is a long time to grow roots in an area. This has to be tough on his family.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#6 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Oct 7, 2016 5:35 pm




From the story above:

...at least one high-ranking team official wasn’t satisfied with the development of young pitchers under McDowell. With the team’s ongoing rebuild centered in large part around the many pitching prospects, the Braves are expected to hire a pitching coach with a strong reputation for working with young pitchers.

One of the top candidates for the managerial position, Bud Black, is a former major league pitcher who was lauded for his work with young pitchers as manager in San Diego.

Black or Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is expected to be named Braves manager, and whomever gets that job is likely to have a lot of input in the hiring of the new pitching coach, if not given full authority to select him.

Other Braves coaches haven’t been notified yet of their status for 2017, but the coaching staff is expected to remain largely intact if Snitker is manager. There would likely be at least a few more changes if Black gets the job.

One possible candidate for pitching coach could be former Triple-A Gwinnett pitching coach Marty Reed, particularly if the Braves make Snitker the permanent manager. Reed was promoted to the major league staff in May when Snitker was promoted from Gwinnett manager to replace fired Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, and young pitchers have consistently praised Reed, as have Snitker and Braves officials.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#7 » by JDR720 » Sat Oct 8, 2016 8:32 am

David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC 17h17 hours ago

Rockies want to interview #Braves coach Eddie Perez for managerial job, Reyes Ureña reports. Eddie's managing in Venezuelan winter league
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#8 » by ATL Boy » Sat Oct 8, 2016 2:43 pm

JDR720 wrote:David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC 17h17 hours ago

Rockies want to interview #Braves coach Eddie Perez for managerial job, Reyes Ureña reports. Eddie's managing in Venezuelan winter league

I think the plan was to make Perez or Terry P. the manager this year, but the great job Snitker did has made it impossible to give that job to anybody else, internally.

If Perez does get the job with Colorado then I wish him all the best.


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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#9 » by HMFFL » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:29 am

Nemesis21 wrote:



:( :noway:


I think Roger did a great job during his 11 year tenure with the Braves.


Eleven years!!!
That just makes me feel even older.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#10 » by Ruzious » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:42 pm

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Nemesis21 wrote:



:( :noway:


I think Roger did a great job during his 11 year tenure with the Braves.


Eleven years!!!
That just makes me feel even older.

You've probably got some good Eddie Matthews stories for us. Warren Spahn? :wink:
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#11 » by Nemesis21 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:04 pm

MLB traderumors Braves off season outlook,

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


Sign me up for J Garcia, Fister and Wieters.


Not batting order

LF Kemp
CF Smith
RF Inciarte
3b A Garcia/Ruiz
SS Swanson
2b Peterson until Albies is ready
1b Freeman
C Wieters


Teheran
Fister
J Garcia
Folty
Collmenter until any of Wisler/Blair/Newcomb/Jenkins is ready


I'd like to move Markakis for bullpen help, I think Smith is ready to be everyday CF.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#12 » by Nemesis21 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:07 pm

Former Braves GM Frank Wren is a candidate for the open GM position with the Red Sox.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#13 » by JDR720 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:30 pm

Read on Twitter


sounds like they want cheaper "fill in" pitchers rather than more expensive long term pitchers.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#14 » by Nemesis21 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:51 pm

JDR720 wrote:
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sounds like they want cheaper "fill in" pitchers rather than more expensive long term pitchers.



Sign me up for Doug Fister and Jaime Garcia.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#15 » by HMFFL » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:22 pm

Nemesis21 wrote:Former Braves GM Frank Wren is a candidate for the open GM position with the Red Sox.


I'd like to see him get this position and see how well he'll do. I believe he'd help Boston continue to have success with the established players that are already on the team.
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#16 » by JDR720 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:56 pm

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Re: Offseason thread 

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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#18 » by ATL Boy » Tue Nov 1, 2016 3:08 pm

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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#19 » by Nemesis21 » Mon Nov 7, 2016 10:25 pm

Crazy idea, maybe, maybe not. The Indians didn't make a qualifying offer on Mike Napoli. Now I know he's played mainly DH/1B the last few years but, what about a platoon with him and Flowers? Nap still has pop in his bat.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17994587/mike-napoli-rajai-davis-receive-qualifying-offers-cleveland-indians
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Re: Offseason thread 

Post#20 » by Nemesis21 » Tue Nov 8, 2016 11:15 pm

Braves and Collmenter avoid arby, he gets a 1 yr deal to stay in Atlanta.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/11/braves-josh-collmenter-avoid-arbitration.html
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