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Old 11-30-2006, 12:44 AM   #2801
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Re: 2006 Atlanta Braves Discussion

I really wish we could aquire some more speed at the top of the lineup... The Braves have one of the better groups of hitters in the NL, but the lack of speed has hurt us in the past.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:30 PM   #2802
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I think we should give Hudson one more chance ( though if he sucks this year he will be impossible to trade unless we eat some of his salary ) We know the potential is there, and maybe just maybe he can finally get it together while in the Atl.

That being said I really wish the ownership wouldn't tie J.S. hands every damn offseason. If they just allowed him to raise the payroll by 5-8 million dollars would could sign Glavine without having to unload a player that could be good in 2007.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:52 PM   #2803
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I think we should give Hudson one more chance ( though if he sucks this year he will be impossible to trade unless we eat some of his salary ) We know the potential is there, and maybe just maybe he can finally get it together while in the Atl.
I think the risk/reward for Hudson is just too far out of our favor now to give him another opportunity to shine. It really doesn't matter how brilliant of a season he goes out and has next year, and even in the ensuing seasons, it is not going to balance out the astronomical salary he is going to be due. In my opinion, with the going rate for second-tier starters right now, we have gotten exactly what could be expected of Huddy -- a lot of inconsistency, the bads never being crippling, and the goods being great. In order to get our money's worth from him after next season, he is suddenly going to have to develop into Greg Maddux, circa 1998. And let's be honest, that simply isn't going to happen. So, I say we take what we can get for him now, hope that we aren't left holding much of the rest of his contract, and make the push for Tommy to be a one-to-two year solution to what ails us. Yes, I know I am semi-contradicting myself by saying drop Huddy's mega-deal because it isn't worth it financially, when Glavine will likely command just as much, but one pitcher is a proven winner who is consistently healthy even in his older age, while the other is up-and-down and routinely pitching in pain.

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That being said I really wish the ownership wouldn't tie J.S. hands every damn offseason. If they just allowed him to raise the payroll by 5-8 million dollars would could sign Glavine without having to unload a player that could be good in 2007.
Unfortunately, things are only going to get worse. I believe if and when Liberty Media completes the deal with AOL/Time-Warner to buy the Braves, our payroll is going to drop even lower than it currently is. The current ownership is one of the biggest corporations in the world right now, and we still can't even get a payroll that even approaches half of what the Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs will be paying out next season. With Liberty Media being an even smaller corporation -- but not tiny or having any sort of "personal" feel to it in the slightest sense -- I think we would have even less of the company's assets to work with. I really think things are only going to get far worse before they get even slightly better than what they are now. The fans need to start caring more, more money needs to be pumped back into this team so that revenue can be created and the ownership, whomever it may be, realizes that putting money into this team is going to equal money being produced. Granted, raising ticket prices while attendance continues to nose-dive and fan support is at it's lowest point in almost two decades, isn't exactly the best way to make fans start caring again. Then again, neither is having names of fan favorites like Giles and Andruw floated around as being potential trade-bait to cut payroll. That's one reason why I think the team should go balls-to-the-wall in trying to bring Glavine back to town. He is the biggest fan favorite the team has seen this side of Murphy, Chipper, and now Frenchy. I believe seeing #47 run back out to the mound at Turner Field would create a lot more buzz than the return of Mike Hampton -- which, for ungodly some reason, JS and management are banking on being huge.

But, I'm rambling. As you can tell, it's been a while since I've posted either in this thread or over at Braves Nation, so there's a lot of little thoughts floating around.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:07 PM   #2804
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Agree totally about Glavine/Hudson.

As for Liberty, I don't expect they'll lower the payroll much if any. I think they'll probably keep things about like they are, and look to flip the team to someone else as soon as they're allowed.
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:40 PM   #2805
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Clifton told the New York Times, “he’s going to make a decision, I would think, by tomorrow".

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/01/sp...ll/01chass.htm
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:09 AM   #2806
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If that's the case, he's going back to the Mets...apparently we haven't even made an offer for him yet.

Clifton is screwing this up beyond all belief, he wants Glavine to go back to the Mets and will more than likely get his wish.

I'm not going to sweat it too much because when if Tommy doesn't come back, I see J.S. going after Peavy or a young SP like that.
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:09 AM   #2807
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Anyone know what the "New Glavine Information" that Shanks has posted is?
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:36 AM   #2808
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It's on the Mets' forum...just go there and look in there Glavine thread.

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I really wish we could aquire some more speed at the top of the lineup... The Braves have one of the better groups of hitters in the NL, but the lack of speed has hurt us in the past.
Carl Crawford is out there and can be had but the price is going to be steep...probably too steep for us.
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