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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post
    Probably goes up considerably with the right moves over the final 61 games. More offense, improved bullpen cutting down on the 2-1 and 3-2 losses and the blown late inning leads.
    We didn't have a .500 record at any point this season while one of the best players in baseball was healthy. Nothing we add is going to be valuable enough to make up for his absence, much less actually improve the team over the one that took the field with him healthy.

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    Continue to hear its a real buyers market for position players. Lots of stars on market: Bryant, Story, Baez, Rizzo, Turner, Buxton, Marte, Escobar, Gallo, Peralta etc. Hearing of many offers of B level prospects for established A names. Contenders are focused on pitching.

    So at this point, how would you grade our pitching prospects?

    I'd assume guys like Newk/Wilson/etc have falled into the C or D category.

    Touki and Mueller are probably in that B category.
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    Edit:

    Damn, beat me to it with the above post

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ9 View Post
    We didn't have a .500 record at any point this season while one of the best players in baseball was healthy. Nothing we add is going to be valuable enough to make up for his absence, much less actually improve the team over the one that took the field with him healthy.
    There are three games in the second half alone (hell, arguably four) that would have been won with a more competent relief corps and TDA plus legit every LF in the lineup. Those are likely the two significant upgrades AA is shopping for. As far as I know, Acuna hasn’t thrown one pitch nor does he bat more than once in the lineup. If they lose the next two games, the decision is easy to sell. If they win one or two I’d rather see them try to win the division and see what happens in October than just keep piddling along.

    P.S. Acuna is irreplaceable. But that doesn’t mean waive the white flag right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
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    Continue to hear it’s a real buyers market for position players. Lots of stars on market: Bryant, Story, Baez, Rizzo, Turner, Buxton, Marte, Escobar, Gallo, Peralta etc. Hearing of many offers of “B” level prospects for established “A” names. Contenders are focused on pitching.

    So at this point, how would you grade our pitching prospects?

    I'd assume guys like Newk/Wilson/etc have falled into the C or D category.

    Touki and Mueller are probably in that B category.
    Touki, yes. But Muller has the pedigree and is having enough success that it'd be hard to justify trading him. Davidson is probably in that B range though. Along with Shuster, however unlikely it may be that we trade him this soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    Jon Heyman
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    Continue to hear it’s a real buyers market for position players. Lots of stars on market: Bryant, Story, Baez, Rizzo, Turner, Buxton, Marte, Escobar, Gallo, Peralta etc. Hearing of many offers of “B” level prospects for established “A” names. Contenders are focused on pitching.

    So at this point, how would you grade our pitching prospects?

    I'd assume guys like Newk/Wilson/etc have falled into the C or D category.

    Touki and Mueller are probably in that B category.
    I would imagine for a real impact bat, Touki or Muller will be at the center of the asking price.

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    Mycal Givens anyone? Imagine the Rockies would deal him as he’s an expiring deal. Don’t think the asking price will be too large either.

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    So if its a buyers market then does it make sense to sell?

    I guess we still have a good chance at some home playoff games.
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    Bowden says he'd be a buyer if he were running the Braves and sees us as such. Of course, Bowden is an ex-GM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    Bowden says he'd be a buyer if he were running the Braves and sees us as such. Of course, Bowden is an ex-GM.
    it makes sense. Were only a few tweaks away and have a couple big pieces coming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    Mycal Givens anyone? Imagine the Rockies would deal him as he’s an expiring deal. Don’t think the asking price will be too large either.
    Always liked him. I thought the Braves should have targeted him instead of Brad Brach in 2018.

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    Givens and maybe one of the Baltimore lefties for the pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCBlue012 View Post
    it makes sense. We’re only a few tweaks away and have a couple big pieces coming back.
    I just don't see a real fit with the guys that are out there who wouldn't be an overpay. Bryant would be a spectacular pick-up, but what is the price going to be. Escobar would be a step down, but probably more affordable. I think we need a CF and another RH relief pitcher more than anything, but what is out there that's truly available that is a clear step up for us. As I wrote last week, Anthopoulos had a pattern of trading prospects (his highly-ranked prospects) for veterans while in Toronto but we haven't seen him do that here. Maybe he reverts to that pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    Bowden says he'd be a buyer if he were running the Braves and sees us as such. Of course, Bowden is an ex-GM.
    Bowden is the biggest doofus on the planet.

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    How much would Minnesota have to pay down on a Donaldson deal to make it feasible? 18m?
    Some poor, phoneless fool is probably sitting next to a waterfall somewhere totally unaware of how angry and scared hes supposed to be

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    Ah the epic playoff run with half the line up being quad A. No bench. No pen. Multiple starters down. And a dufus of a manager. What could go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyYoung31 View Post
    Bowden is the biggest doofus on the planet.
    I've never been impressed with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    Bowden says he'd be a buyer if he were running the Braves and sees us as such. Of course, Bowden is an ex-GM.
    Wasn’t a good GM either

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    Any read about the Mariner players reaction to the trade yesterday of Graveman? They are 1 game out of a playoff spot and Dipoto traded their best reliever for 2 no ones.

    Didn't address the players at all, they found out from the press. Yiesshhh
    Not at all happy


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    So we now know where the team is shopping.

    Heyman: Braves made a bid for former Brave Adam Duvall, who has 5 HR vs. them this season. But Marlins either didnt like the offer or dont love the idea of trading Duvall to a divisional rival.

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