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Old 04-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #51
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Grunch: For at least a moment, we stand alone as the top team in MLB. How sweet (and likely short) it is.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:59 PM   #52
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I know I have to be forgetting someone, but I feel like the last big acquisition who met or exceeded expectations was Greg Maddux.
Fred McGriff was pretty much an all around bad ass.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #53
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Fred McGriff was pretty much an all around bad ass.
But he set the press box on fire
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:05 PM   #54
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great start to the season last night

I was very impressed with Derek Lowe and happy the offense showed some power

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:09 PM   #55
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Fred McGriff was pretty much an all around bad ass.
McGriff was robbed of the league MVP that year. The Braves made up a ten game deficit and played .750 ball after he was picked up. An old story I saw had the exact improvement for Ron Gant and David Justice which I can't find now but which was huge. Add in the offense McGriff provided and he was the MVP. Never understood how they gave it to Bonds when the Giants had Bonds the whole year and had a lead over the Braves and then McGriff joins the team and the Braves catch them.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #56
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I know I have to be forgetting someone, but I feel like the last big acquisition who met or exceeded expectations was Greg Maddux.
If the criteria is only "exceeded expectations," we gotta put JD Drew up at the top of the list with Maddux amirite?
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:49 PM   #57
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Bravos IMO!!! 2-0!
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:55 PM   #58
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If the criteria is only "exceeded expectations," we gotta put JD Drew up at the top of the list with Maddux amirite?
Yeah, I'd put McGriff, Drew, and Sheffield on there. The list is better than I'd expected.

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Old 04-08-2009, 05:34 AM   #59
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About all my enthusiasm for this team can be summed up into... can't wait to see what Vazquez has tomorrow!

This pitching has been awesome, I'm partying like it's 1995!
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:29 AM   #60
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yea i'm changing my sleep schedule just so i can watch the games live lol. There are really no weakspots on this team..if we can stay healthy the battle between us, mets, phils and possibly marlins for the division is gonna be really fun.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:16 AM   #61
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How sick would it be if we swept the world champs today?

If Vazquez pitches well this season we're going to be very difficult to beat, especially if some of the hitters (Francoeur) can turn it around.

Should be a great year and a hell of a playoff race in the NL East.

Do any of you guys have any interest in a meet up at Turner?
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:12 PM   #62
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I felt we ran pretty good in that game with nothing going their way and most things ours.
But needless to say after being on the recieving end of stuff like that in what feels like countless of games the last couple of years, that felt really good and definitely something I'll take gladly.
Finally a little luck! Time for the sweep!
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #63
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I feel great about our pitching staff but still have a few questions about our lineup. Excellent start to the season though and you have to feel good with Vazquez on the mound as we go for the sweep.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #64
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I feel great about our pitching staff but still have a few questions about our lineup. Excellent start to the season though and you have to feel good with Vazquez on the mound as we go for the sweep.
I agree..I'm especially concerned about production from the OF.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #65
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My thoughts:
-The rotation is solid except for Glavine. I really hope he gets hurt,
I thought this was funny, the way you worded it.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #66
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I felt we ran pretty good in that game with nothing going their way and most things ours.
But needless to say after being on the recieving end of stuff like that in what feels like countless of games the last couple of years, that felt really good and definitely something I'll take gladly.
Finally a little luck! Time for the sweep!
Yeah last year was so tilt inducing, losing 4/5 starting pitchers and the 3 best relievers sucked obv, but they ran so bad in close games it was unreal.

As for the outfield, the potential is there, if Francoeur could produce like he did early in his career it would help a lot, as would Anderson having a big year.

One thing that really impressed me was Jordan Schafer's defense, he really glides out there, I can see where the Andruw Jones comparisons come from.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:27 PM   #67
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How sick is Brian McCann
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:29 PM   #68
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How sick is Brian McCann
Very sick. Annoying that Mauer was so hyped up when McCann has basically been just as good it seems like.

Nice to jump to a 2-0 lead early with Chipper out.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:24 PM   #69
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How sick is Brian McCann
it irritates me to know the prick and see him this good with the money he's making that I will never see, but at least the best catcher in baseball is on our Atlanta Braves I guess. LOL at some of my friends that made bets on whether or not he would ever make the majors. Bet was he had 3 years to make the majors once he signed, losers had to buy season tickets for the others. 2 that played on the baseball team said hell yes he'll make it, 1 that played with him and one that didn't like him said hell no. Of course the 2 losers refused to buy the tickets when he got called up and made up the excuse that he got called up by default as the Braves had no catcher at the time due to injuries. McCann is the best catcher in baseball IMO. Didn't ever think he would be this good
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:25 PM   #70
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McCann is the best catcher in baseball IMO.
for a few more weeks, at least
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:51 PM   #71
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"Logan" Schafer continues his hot start
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #72
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UGH WTF.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:17 PM   #73
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Well, that was a disapointing 8th inning. Gotta hold em to at least 7 there imo, preserve the tie...
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I believe I could have went and lofted 9 pitches and expected some of them to stay in the yard. Would have beat what our **** bullpen just did
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:21 PM   #75
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I believe I could have went and lofted 9 pitches and expected some of them to stay in the yard. Would have beat what our **** bullpen just did

At least tied.
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