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Postby crapshooter » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:52 am

I know the feeling among most fans is that he's the closer of the future, but my question is how do Atlanta fans view him?
How far away is the future? I was very impressed with him last year in some games and in others he was overmatched.
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Postby lpsevier » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:33 am

I'd hope/expect Devine to have a break out year this year. Makes losing Mazzone just that much worse though.
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Postby catcher-03 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:54 am

From what I've heard Devine has got some sick stuff. I just think that he needs a year in the set up role, to get a feel for a whole major league year. Maybe next year he'll come in and be the closer we want to see him be...
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Postby lpsevier » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:23 pm

catcher-03 wrote:From what I've heard Devine has got some sick stuff. I just think that he needs a year in the set up role, to get a feel for a whole major league year. Maybe next year he'll come in and be the closer we want to see him be...


It would be huge if he was.
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Postby thedude » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:32 pm

With the current situation of the Braves Bullpen Devine might have the chance to pull a Houston Street and win the closer job midseason. THis kid should be very good.
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Postby MrSnider » Sun May 14, 2006 12:54 am

He's got some injury problems now...his bad back was affecting his mechanics. If anyone's looking for a kid to pop up out of the minors and steal a set-up job or even the closer's job this year, I think it's going to be Will Startup from hated UGA. Of course, I'd love to see Devine back up and ready to go.
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