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    Quote Originally Posted by skillet View Post
    Was Fredi responsible for our entire pitching staff, that had the best ERA (3.18) in all of baseball the entire year, fall completely on their collective faces in the playoffs (5.82)? Was he responsible for Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Brian McCann hitting a pathetic 5 for 41, a .122 batting average in the playoffs?
    No but he was responsible for the team selection and selected our worst OF defense possible (sans something dumb) which there were more than a couple of runs that may have been saved with an OF with Jason in RF and Justin in LF. DOn't get me wrong Gattis played well, but when facing great pitching teams you have to play your best defensive team to limit their damage.
    AJ does all the other things just as well if not better than Mac - zbhargrove

    I don't think Nolan Ryan should be a poster child for mechanics - SAV

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    Totally different situation. This was an elimination game. Kimbrel was ready and wanted in. He would have been completely fine getting 5 outs. Also Carpenter gave up the hr to Hanley in game 1 I believe. So he wasn't exactly pitching lights out. Kimbrel was the correct call and it was blatantly obvious. I would have much rather lost with him in there than lose with him being held back. Potential last game of the season. Lay it all out on the line.

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    I find it very hard to believe the negative feelings about Gonzalez. His record as our manager these last three years is 279-207, a .574 winning percentage, which equates to an average record of 93-69 per season. Those are very good results. He has finished 4th and 3rd in manager of the year voting the last two years. And it is really easy after the fact to second guess the decision not to bring Craig in with one out in the 8th inning of that playoff game. Do you realize that Fredi never brought Craig in to get the last 5 outs of any game in the three years he has been manager or Craig's been our closer. Not once. Not to mention Carpenter had been excellent in that role all year. It has been a strategy that has been extremely successful the whole time he's been here. It just so happens that one time it didn't work out but it doesn't make it all of a sudden a bad strategy because one time out of hundreds it doesn't work.

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    Fredi getting an extension really ****s on my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Fredi getting an extension really ****s on my day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Fredi getting an extension really ****s on my day.
    Go root for a new team, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    Go root for a new team, then.
    Fredi isn't the ****ing Braves. Fans can be unhappy. Stop being such a **** all the time.

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    Braves extend Frank Wren and Fredi Gonzalez. WOOOOOOO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Fredi isn't the ****ing Braves. Fans can be unhappy. Stop being such a **** all the time.
    I'm a dick all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    I'm a dick all the time?
    Obviously not, since that word isn't blocked. You just have something rude to say any time someone doesn't agree with the team (even in a minor way). There is no rule that says a fan has to be happy about every move their favorite team makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Obviously not, since that word isn't blocked. You just have something rude to say any time someone doesn't agree with the team (even in a minor way). There is no rule that says a fan has to be happy about every move their favorite team makes.
    Ok, mister.

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    This is nothing new. I wish people could dig up the archives on scout of how often people complained about Bobby Cox, and that was a hall of fame manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBrave View Post
    This is nothing new. I wish people could dig up the archives on scout of how often people complained about Bobby Cox, and that was a hall of fame manager.
    Who had 16 chances to win a title and failed 15 times. With all do respect to Bobby as a regular season manager but he was a horrible playoff manager. Not to mention all the pitchers he ran into the ground...
    All you need is Hart and Cox.

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    Braves extend Frank Wren and Fredi Gonzalez. WOOOOOOO!!!

    Going to move the other posts in here so people can express their adoration for Fredi.
    Forever Fredi


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    Can anyone confirm the name of Fredi's bookie? I want to make sure my information is accurate before I send this to Bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapelHillMatt View Post
    they don't fire managers for postseason failures.
    You say that like its a good thing but I guess you're just happy with division titles?
    All you need is Hart and Cox.

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    Continuing to lock up our young core. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyYoung31 View Post
    Continuing to lock up our young core. Love it.


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    Too soon.

    Although give credit to Jerry they weren't locked up. They were out in the open in the showers.
    Forever Fredi


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    I totally thought that was Roy Williams at first glance.

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