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Postby GeneRex » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:52 pm

Remember, the Braves picked up Byrd last Spring. He was fresh off the 19 win season in KC. But he had a bone spur or something and ended up missing all last year. I seem to recall him having an interview in August and saying he was ready when called upon. Why didn't the Braves use him down the stretch?

Maybe Paul Byrd is the ace the Braves are holding up their sleeve.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:19 pm

the last i heard was that he wasnt going to throw until nov. 1 and wouldnt be ready until sometime in the first half of '04. i dont really think too highly of him though. i thought he was just another bottenfield. btw, what did people call guys that won 17 games by pure luck before bottenfield showed up?
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Postby Area51's » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:28 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:the last i heard was that he wasnt going to throw until nov. 1 and wouldnt be ready until sometime in the first half of '04. i dont really think too highly of him though. i thought he was just another bottenfield. btw, what did people call guys that won 17 games by pure luck before bottenfield showed up?



Andy Benes?

Bob Welch?

Scott Elarton?


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Re: What about Paul Byrd...

Postby kentx12 » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:51 pm

GeneRex wrote:Remember, the Braves picked up Byrd last Spring. He was fresh off the 19 win season in KC. But he had a bone spur or something and ended up missing all last year. I seem to recall him having an interview in August and saying he was ready when called upon. Why didn't the Braves use him down the stretch?

Maybe Paul Byrd is the ace the Braves are holding up their sleeve.


If Paul Byrd is there ace as bad as I hate to agree I will "the run is over"

There are still alot of time and free agents out there. They will pick someone up and also everyone is so down on Hampton but leo had most of the kinks worked out by the end of last year. I look for him to step up and be a big pitcher for them this year.
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Postby Jivedude » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:03 pm

Area51's wrote:
j_d_mcnugent wrote:the last i heard was that he wasnt going to throw until nov. 1 and wouldnt be ready until sometime in the first half of '04. i dont really think too highly of him though. i thought he was just another bottenfield. btw, what did people call guys that won 17 games by pure luck before bottenfield showed up?



Andy Benes?

Bob Welch?

Scott Elarton?


Bottenfield is a great pull!


I wouldn't throw Bob Welch's name in there. He is a former 27 game winner and was a pretty decent pitcher.
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Postby eftda » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:19 pm

kentx12 wrote:If Paul Byrd is there ace as bad as I hate to agree I will "the run is over"

I agree, the Phillies or Marlins will win the East in 04
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Postby MikeeDee » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:56 pm

Paul Byrd can be decent, since he can have stretches when he has excellent control. What worries me though is that he might have lost some of his already very mediocre fastball. Byrd scares me as a potential sleeper. I'd rather have Ben Grieve. :-P
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Postby Madison » Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:11 pm

The Braves rotation still does not impress me. :-/
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