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    Braves sign Sean Rodriguez

    2 years / $11 million per Rosenthal

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    I like it. Super versatile with some pop. Fiery attitude too. Gatorade coolers in ATL are officially ****ed.

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    I'm thankful for this signing.

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    Great signing. Love how Coppy seems to strike when nobody is expecting it.

    The offense just got a lot better.
    Warm feelings guy!

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    Good value signing. He gives us options.

    He can play anywhere and will garner a decent prospect in return if we wanted to flip him.

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    We just got 350-400 plate appearances of above average offensive production for a cheap price. Thats a pretty sizable upgrade IMO.
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    Good signing.

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    Nice one!

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    1.5 Signing bonus and 5 million each year. For those more familiar with patrol structure, does the 1.5 count immediately against the 2016 payroll or is it spread out? If it's an immediate pay out I like the deal better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahomabrave View Post
    1.5 Signing bonus and 5 million each year. For those more familiar with patrol structure, does the 1.5 count immediately against the 2016 payroll or is it spread out? If it's an immediate pay out I like the deal better.
    It will be an immediate payout.

    Sure didn't see this one coming - guess that means the end of d'Arnaud.
    Waters is intersting too. Would prefer a guy that projects to more power though. (2017 Draft Thread)

    If they don't make additions they can expect the same 3-5 win improvement they saw last year. That makes the Braves a 75-78 win team. (What's the best we could hope for in 2018?)


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    I'm guessing he will be our 2B against LHP to start the year.

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    This is a great fit. I've been really nervous about Coppy's decision-making since that Kemp acquisition, so I'm pleasantly surprised that I've liked all the FA signings so far this offseason. Sean Rodriguez was my favorite utility option as a FA, though I was thinking he might sign somewhere that could give him more ABs.

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    Sean Rodriguez last 3 years . . .

    versus LHP: 243 / 326 / 438
    versus RHP: 245 / 286 / 450

    Career UZR / 150 numbers below average at SS, but above average everywhere else . . . and he's played everywhere but catcher.

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    Good value signing. He's no world beater but if he accumulates 300-400 ABs, he should be worth well north of a $5M annual salary. It's hard to find actual value upside in the FA market, so kudos to Coppy for doing so on a reasonable short-term contract.

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    I have no clue who this guy is.
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    This is a very odd signing in my opinion. Teams projected to win 75 games don't typically give $5m per year to bench guys, and there isn't a clear place to platoon him for the next 2 years.

    A LHed hitting guy like Valbuena to platoon with Garcia at 3b makes sense.

    A RHed hitting CFer like Ruggiano to take some ABs against LHers and be a defensive replacement for Kemp makes sense.

    A RHed hitting infielder to platoon with Jace doesn't make as much sense with Albies ready in a couple months.

    This signing seems like a precursor to a trade involving Albies, and the Braves going with a Jace/Sean platoon at 2b for the next couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    This is a very odd signing in my opinion. Teams projected to win 75 games don't typically give $5m per year to bench guys, and there isn't a clear place to platoon him for the next 2 years.

    A LHed hitting guy like Valbuena to platoon with Garcia at 3b makes sense.

    A RHed hitting CFer like Ruggiano to take some ABs against LHers and be a defensive replacement for Kemp makes sense.

    A RHed hitting infielder to platoon with Jace doesn't make as much sense with Albies ready in a couple months.

    This signing seems like a precursor to a trade involving Albies, and the Braves going with a Jace/Sean platoon at 2b for the next couple years.
    Didn't really think about that but you may be right. This makes Albies quite a bit more expendable now. I'm not the biggest fan of platoons but a Jace/Rodriguez platoon could be pretty potent at second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    This is a very odd signing in my opinion. Teams projected to win 75 games don't typically give $5m per year to bench guys, and there isn't a clear place to platoon him for the next 2 years.

    A LHed hitting guy like Valbuena to platoon with Garcia at 3b makes sense.

    A RHed hitting CFer like Ruggiano to take some ABs against LHers and be a defensive replacement for Kemp makes sense.

    A RHed hitting infielder to platoon with Jace doesn't make as much sense with Albies ready in a couple months.

    This signing seems like a precursor to a trade involving Albies, and the Braves going with a Jace/Sean platoon at 2b for the next couple years.
    If not that then it seems likely that Albies will be in AAA all year.
    Warm feelings guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbhargrove View Post
    Didn't really think about that but you may be right. This makes Albies quite a bit more expendable now. I'm not the biggest fan of platoons but a Jace/Rodriguez platoon could be pretty potent at second.
    I just don't get the thought process behind the signing. He isn't much better (if he is at all) than current options on the IF like Jace, Garcia and Ruiz, so why was he given $5m per year? Where is the path to enough ABs to warrant that contract? The only potential platoon partner is Jace, who should be replaced full time well before this 2 year deal expires (even if Albies spends all of 2017 in AAA), so why 2 years?

    The logical path to enough ABs for this guy is to trade Albies, but that is a massive downgrade at 2b.

    Or did the Braves just pay $11m for a 0.5 win improvement to the bench for some unknown reason? I really wish I was the one asking questions at these press conferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    I just don't get the thought process behind the signing. He isn't much better (if he is at all) than current options on the IF like Jace, Garcia and Ruiz, so why was he given $5m per year? Where is the path to enough ABs to warrant that contract? The only potential platoon partner is Jace, who should be replaced full time well before this 2 year deal expires (even if Albies spends all of 2017 in AAA), so why 2 years?

    The logical path to enough ABs for this guy is to trade Albies, but that is a massive downgrade at 2b.

    Or did the Braves just pay $11m for a 0.5 win improvement to the bench for some unknown reason? I really wish I was the one asking questions at these press conferences.
    I don't see it as a massive downgrade. We don't even know what Albies can do at the MLB level. Jace is pretty good against righties and Rodriguez was fantastic last year in 300+ at bats with an ISO well above .200. High BABIP but not absurd

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