Atlanta Braves Season Thread

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  1. Eric

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    I will do my best to keep this thing updated.

    The season is officially underway!!
    Start your Ronald Acuna Jr clocks. He’s on his way :cool:
     
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  2. BamaMike

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    I hope they can get back to the top. I don't watch baseball on TV but went to a braves game last year and it is fun to watch in person.
     
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  3. Eric

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    New stadium is a really nice place and the surrounding area, The Battery, is terrific.
     
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    I would love to see the Braves competitive again. It's been a LONG time.
     
  5. Derek

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    If we are in it in September it would be a surprise. My hope for the next couple years is that we start to see the evolution of the pitching staff.
     
  6. rtr2006

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    How’s the team looking?
     
  7. Eric

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    Hard to tell in Spring Training, but Acuna looks fantastic. He’s 8 for his last 12 and crushed a mammoth homer today.
    Ozzie Albies is already in regular season form as well
     
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    I watched the highlights from yesterday's game. Is Santana up and coming?
     
  9. Eric

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    No, he’s a utility player that was with the big league club last year.
     
  10. Eric

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    8 days until the MLB season is underway. The Braves have assigned Ronald Acuna to minor league camp, even though he was hitting over .400 with the big league team. He will come up around the start of the Braves second home stand (There’s some red tape about him staying under contract an extra year if he doesn’t start the season in Atlanta).
    Young pitching prospects have been performing really well in Sprin Training.
     
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    What's a reasonable expectation for this team this year?
     
  12. Eric

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    I think they should definitely win 75 games.. a lot of people don’t think they’ll win that many. It is going to come down to the bullpen, IMO. They were downright terrible at times last year.
    I’m generally more optimistic than I should be when it comes to the Braves.
     
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    Can I assume that means they'd be in the playoffs?
     
  14. Eric

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    No. 75 wins would make their overall record 75-87, which is no way good enough for a wild card spot.
    Last year, the second wild card team had the exact inverse of the above record, 87-75.
    90 wins will get you in almost every time.. but that’s an 18 win improvement over last year. Needless to say, that’s an extremely drastic improvement that is nearly impossible to accomplish.
     
  15. Derek

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    Winning 81 games puts you at .500, so no.
     
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    Interesting. Aren’t there some teams that make it in with losing records if their division sucked?
     
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    It’s happened I’m sure, but not much. Nationals will be very good, so the Braves can’t get in that way.
     
  18. Eric

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    OPENING DAY!
     
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    Walk off win on Opening Day!! 8-5 win over the Phillies!
     
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    Great opening day for the Braves!
     

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