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    So Lopez is our new Chavez

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    More power arms in the pen is a good thing

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    Lance Lynn to the Cardinals on a one year deal
    Chopping With The Braves And Rolling With The Tide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    So Lopez is our new Chavez
    Or Tonkin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    Lance Lynn to the Cardinals on a one year deal
    Now thatís a team that desperately needs to shop at the premium section of the pitching grocery store

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    Quote Originally Posted by buck75 View Post
    Or Tonkin
    Donít worry guys. Snit will find his new Tonkin to use in the 8th inning to clean up for Minter when he gets in a mess

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    If they're planning for him to be a hybrid guy, hopefully AA leaves the instructions on his jersey tag for Snit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    Seeing the money spaced out like this does make me a bit nervous we are a bit tapped out this year. That's despite the rumor of an offer we made to Nola.

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    100+ mph fastball with a slider that could bite the dick off a Rhino....sign me up! This is exactly what our bullpen needs...heavy arms that can come out and get immediate outs. Sick of the "contact pitchers" we had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chop2chip View Post
    Now that’s a team that desperately needs to shop at the premium section of the pitching grocery store
    I'm really curious about what the Cardinals' off-season will look like. A pretty good core of offensive players featuring some promising younger guys, but no pitching at all in 2023.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixiXSolidXixi View Post
    Enscheff what you think about Reynaldo Lopez?
    Cursory FA comparison between this guy and the other setup guys the Braves just resigned to very similar deals:

    Jimenez 95.3 MPH, 2431 RPM, 9.6" rise
    Johnson 95.9MPH, 2306 RPM, 9.6" rise
    Lopez 98.2 MPH, 2189 RPM, 8.8" rise

    And their SL/CU:

    Jimenez 2177 RPM, 3.1" glove-side, -0.9" vertical
    Johnson 2943 RPM, 5.0" glove-side, -3.2" vertical (this is more of a slurve)
    Lopez 2364 RPM, 3.3" glove-side, -0.2" vertical

    So Lopez is essentially Johnson/Jimenez with a couple extra ticks on the FA. He has recently saw his stuff tick up upon moving to the BP, and we all know how AA loves to be a buyer on sudden upticks in stuff. Moving back to the rotation seems like nothing more than leverage against the remaining FA SPs.

    This reads to me like AA finally taking away Snit's ability to use lower end arms in high leverage spots because Snit "trusts" him. If there are no bad options, Snit can't make a mistake. Just another example of the organization having to overcome the strategic shortcomings of the manager.

    EDIT TO ADD: It's easy to see why they like Johnson so much. His measurables are remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Cursory FA comparison between this guy and the other setup guys the Braves just resigned to very similar deals:

    Jimenez 95.3 MPH, 2431 RPM, 9.6" rise
    Johnson 95.9MPH, 2306 RPM, 9.6" rise
    Lopez 98.2 MPH, 2189 RPM, 8.8" rise

    And their SL/CU:

    Jimenez 2177 RPM, 3.1" glove-side, -0.9" vertical
    Johnson 2943 RPM, 5.0" glove-side, -3.2" vertical (this is more of a slurve)
    Lopez 2364 RPM, 3.3" glove-side, -0.2" vertical

    So Lopez is essentially Johnson/Jimenez with a couple extra ticks on the FA. He has recently saw his stuff tick up upon moving to the BP, and we all know how AA loves to be a buyer on sudden upticks in stuff. Moving back to the rotation seems like nothing more than leverage against the remaining FA SPs.

    This reads to me like AA finally taking away Snit's ability to use lower end arms in high leverage spots because Snit "trusts" him. If there are no bad options, Snit can't make a mistake. Just another example of the organization having to overcome the strategic shortcomings of the manager.

    EDIT TO ADD: It's easy to see why they like Johnson so much. His measurables are remarkable.
    Johnson really does measure up.

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    From MLBtraderumors:

    "Lopez’s $4MM salary for the 2024 season pushes the Braves’ payroll up to around $207MM, per Roster Resource’s projections. However, while its backloaded nature spares Atlanta some bottom-line payroll in the upcoming season, the contract still comes with a much heftier $10MM luxury-tax hit, as all luxury calculations are based on a deal’s average annual value.

    The $10MM AAV on Lopez’s contract pushes the Braves squarely into luxury-tax territory, as they’re now at about $241.6MM of luxury considerations — comfortably north of this year’s $237MM luxury barrier. They also paid the luxury tax last season, meaning their penalty levels will rise. Rather than a 20% dollar-for-dollar tax, they’ll now pay a 30% tax (with increasing penalties if they surpass the threshold by more than $20MM total). They’re also in line for even harsher penalties come 2025, as third-time payors face even steeper rates of taxation."


    Don't like the sound of that
    Get off my lawn!

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    So we are just spending 50 million a year on the bullpen now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    From MLBtraderumors:

    "Lopez’s $4MM salary for the 2024 season pushes the Braves’ payroll up to around $207MM, per Roster Resource’s projections. However, while its backloaded nature spares Atlanta some bottom-line payroll in the upcoming season, the contract still comes with a much heftier $10MM luxury-tax hit, as all luxury calculations are based on a deal’s average annual value.

    The $10MM AAV on Lopez’s contract pushes the Braves squarely into luxury-tax territory, as they’re now at about $241.6MM of luxury considerations — comfortably north of this year’s $237MM luxury barrier. They also paid the luxury tax last season, meaning their penalty levels will rise. Rather than a 20% dollar-for-dollar tax, they’ll now pay a 30% tax (with increasing penalties if they surpass the threshold by more than $20MM total). They’re also in line for even harsher penalties come 2025, as third-time payors face even steeper rates of taxation."


    Don't like the sound of that
    AA is either ****ing up or we are one of the big boys in payroll now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaw View Post
    Plan is to stretch him out in Spring Training to start.

    This tells me either Morton isnt coming back or Elder is likely to be included in a trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    This tells me either Morton isnt coming back or Elder is likely to be included in a trade.
    Morton is comfirmerd for 2024

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    This tells me either Morton isnt coming back or Elder is likely to be included in a trade.
    When I heard he was being stretched out to be a starter that was my thought as well. Lopez cannot be your main SP addition this offseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Morton is comfirmerd for 2024

    Has that been confirmed by Morton or are we just assuming because his option was picked up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    From MLBtraderumors:

    "Lopezís $4MM salary for the 2024 season pushes the Bravesí payroll up to around $207MM, per Roster Resourceís projections. However, while its backloaded nature spares Atlanta some bottom-line payroll in the upcoming season, the contract still comes with a much heftier $10MM luxury-tax hit, as all luxury calculations are based on a dealís average annual value.

    The $10MM AAV on Lopezís contract pushes the Braves squarely into luxury-tax territory, as theyíre now at about $241.6MM of luxury considerations ó comfortably north of this yearís $237MM luxury barrier. They also paid the luxury tax last season, meaning their penalty levels will rise. Rather than a 20% dollar-for-dollar tax, theyíll now pay a 30% tax (with increasing penalties if they surpass the threshold by more than $20MM total). Theyíre also in line for even harsher penalties come 2025, as third-time payors face even steeper rates of taxation."


    Don't like the sound of that
    Makes me wonder if Iglesias and Ozuna won't also be on the move.

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