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Thread: Braves sign Donaldson, 1 yr 23 million deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    6 years? Try doubling that.
    Fine. Ummmmmm. Six plus si.... carry the seve.... round to the highest...

    14 years. Offer him that.

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    Alex Anthopoulos favors hitting Acuña-Donaldson-Freeman at 1-2-3 for Atlanta, though he stressed lineup is the manager’s call.

    “My opinion: Getting your best hitters the most at-bats makes the most sense.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super View Post
    i understand wanting acuña in a run-producing spot like #4, but i also understand wanting him to have the most ABs.
    Acuna is a monster on the base paths, gets on base a lot and tends to perform better when being aggressive... at least so far. Plus... if Inciarte can split the difference between 2017 and 2018 and Swanson takes a step forward, he could still see a lot of run producing situations.

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    The thing about lineups is that Acuna may lead off once in a game. I love having the power at the top later in the game.

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    So what are everyone’s thoughts about this signing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapate50 View Post
    So what are everyone’s thoughts about this signing?
    I'm surprised we paid him as much as we did, but it's only for one year. I never thought his market value would exceed $20 MM AAV.

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    He will have zero impact on 2018 attendance

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    I'm surprised we paid him as much as we did, but it's only for one year. I never thought his market value would exceed $20 MM AAV.
    it may not have for a multi-year deal. or been just at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewdat View Post
    He will have zero impact on 2018 attendance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapate50 View Post
    So what are everyone’s thoughts about this signing?

    I still like it.

    Very high reward, relatively low risk.

    I'm not sure that not signing him would mean that the Braves had signed multiple pieces that would end up giving them more bang for the buck. And I'm relatively sure it would have required more long term risk.

    I feel somewhat comfortable that the Braves will end up making some more moves either this winter or next summer to shore up the remaining weaknesses.

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    still love it. No long term risk. Donaldson will be playing for a big contract and thats the best motivator. I think people will be crying about not being able to resign him. Better off getting a big year and a draft pick and let him move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    still love it. No long term risk. Donaldson will be playing for a big contract and thats the best motivator. I think people will be crying about not being able to resign him. Better off getting a big year and a draft pick and let him move on.
    Still the best player anyone in the NL East has acquired

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    I like it depending on subsequent moves it forces AA to make. If they end up with Duvall in LF and Camargo on the bench, suddenly I don’t like the JD signing so much. They have already somewhat punted C to accommodate JD, and it would be pretty lame if they ended up punting LF as well.

    There is certainly merit to the plan of not commiting more than 1 year to a player with such a young roster, and the Mac/JD signing should have clued us into exactly how the rest of this offseason would play out for the Braves.
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    Loved the deal at the time of the move. Still like the move, but becoming more pessimistic about it....

    Will not be too happy if it leads to us only bringing back Markakis in the cOF spot. If we get another impact player for cOF or JTR. then I am ecstatic about the deal...

    Bowden was talking on XM last night that the Braves could easily get JTR right now if they wanted him. Then if Pollocks number fell low enough we could make a run at him...Adding Donaldson, JTR, and Pollock in the same offseason would be insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    Bowden was talking on XM last night that the Braves could easily get JTR right now if they wanted him.
    To be fair, the Braves could get 95% of all players right now if they wanted him.

    I wonder if JD, JTR and Pollock makes the lineup too RHH heavy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    To be fair, the Braves could get 95% of all players right now if they wanted him.

    I wonder if JD, JTR and Pollock makes the lineup too RHH heavy though.
    Maybe, and in a division with deGrom, Syndergaard, Nola, Arietta, Scherzer, and Strasburg, it could be a factor. However, having McCann and Camargo as options off the bench, and adding a LHH to the bench could offset a little bit for late game match ups
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Still the best player anyone in the NL East has acquired
    Jean Segura says hello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    Jean Segura says hello.
    Swing and a miss. Strike one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinersSBChamps View Post
    Jean Segura says hello.
    Segura is good but JD is still a rung higher than him imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Segura is good but JD is still a rung higher than him imo.
    I feel there is a better chance Segura is the better overall player in 2018, however, JD has the talent to be a much better player IF he is healthy
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