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Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:05 pm

Amazinz wrote:How many LHP do the Braves have in the pen other than Gonzalez?


McBride and Davies.
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:07 pm

Amazinz wrote:How many LHP do the Braves have in the pen other than Gonzalez?


As things stand now, only McBride and Gonzo. Another reason to favor Soriano.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:10 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:How many LHP do the Braves have in the pen other than Gonzalez?


As things stand now, only McBride and Gonzo. Another reason to favor Soriano.


Not really. Davies and Harrison are lefties. Also if Davies makes the rotation, Redman is left out in the cold.

NOt really buying everyone saying he will go to Soriano because he is righty. Remember Rocker?
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:23 pm

Yoda wrote:NOt really buying everyone saying he will go to Soriano because he is righty. Remember Rocker?

Not really looking at it from that perspective. More from the perspective that Gonzalez could be more useful to the Braves outside of the closer role.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:28 pm

Amazinz wrote:
Yoda wrote:NOt really buying everyone saying he will go to Soriano because he is righty. Remember Rocker?

Not really looking at it from that perspective. More from the perspective that Gonzalez could be more useful to the Braves outside of the closer role.


Well this is all speculation anyway but wouldn't it make sense to go with a guy who was 24-24 in saves in 2006 over a guy who never closed?
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:34 pm

Not just because, no I wouldn't think so. I think that if Wickman/Soriano can get the job done than it could be much more effective for the Braves to have Gonzalez in a more flexible role. Which is why I believe that Soriano would get first shot if Wickman would go down today. Of course if Wickman does lose the job it will be awhile and the Braves will have a much clearer picture of their bullpen so a lot will change between now and then.
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Postby brandnew » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:45 pm

Yoda, I think you might be mistaking Davies with someone else, he's a righty.

I get the feeling Soriano would get the job, because of the lefty situation. Bobby is a guy who likes his Lefty/Lefty matchups. Plus it seems like Soriano is going to have the better start to the season, solidifying himself in the main SU role and putting him first in line. Just the feeling I get.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:46 am

I think Mr. Cox would go with the guy with experience in Mike Gonzalez.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:29 pm

I don't think that Bobby Cox would necessarily feel that he needs a closer and am pretty much expecting that they will be having a committee and a large phone bill to the bullpen in Atlanta this year.

That being said, I did grab MGonz in a draft so far, just in case...
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Postby chipper » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:02 am

AcidRock23 wrote:and am pretty much expecting that they will be having a committee and a large phone bill to the bullpen in Atlanta this year.


What?
This is the best bullpen they've had in years. Maybe since the start of their Division run.

Back in the day they always had the great starting pitching, and then mediocre relief.
Then Smoltzy came in and locked it down for a few years, but they never had set up men like this. Never 2 closers in the waiting. I can't wait to see how much better the Braves will do being able to shorten the game to 6 innings like Angels did a few years back.

7th & 8th Gonzo & Soriano
9th Wickman

Better not get behind late against the Braves this year.
Gonna be a great division though. Man I can't wait for ball to start.
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