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Postby sportsaddict » Sat May 05, 2007 8:22 pm

Can you think of a better trio than these 3 with Atlanta during the 90s? They are the most dominant staff I ever had a chance to see... I can't think of anyone else who could rival them. Discuss ;-D
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Postby George_Foreman » Sat May 05, 2007 8:31 pm

Oakland had a good trio (at least, they were all good while they were in Oakland ;-)) but they still had nothing on the Glavine/Maddux/Smoltz
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Postby Big Cat » Sat May 05, 2007 8:36 pm

I loved these guys back in the day, and still enjoy watching them pitch now. The Braves were my team on Big Hurt Baseball for the Sega Genesis.
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Postby Tavish » Sat May 05, 2007 8:38 pm

At their peak, nothing recent rivals them especially considering the time that core group was kept together. Hudson/Mulder/Zito was one of the best AL threesomes. The Yankees had Clemens, Pettitte, Cone for a year or two which probably rivaled the Braves in terms of talent.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Sat May 05, 2007 8:59 pm

05 Astros were pretty good with Clemens, Oswalt and Pettitte
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Postby bigh0rt » Sat May 05, 2007 9:18 pm

Longevity is what separates the Hotlanta trio from most, if not all others that can be mentioned. There may have been off years where staffs had three equa-talented pitchers, but nobody kept them for as long. The closest I'd say would be Oakland's 'Three Aces' while they were there.
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Postby smoovethug » Sat May 05, 2007 9:23 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:05 Astros were pretty good with Clemens, Oswalt and Pettitte


I was thinking this as well. ;-D As much as it pains me to say, being a Phillies fan, the Mets trio would look good when/if Pedro comes back healthy with Pedro/Glavine/Maine. This years BoSox is good as well with Schilling/Dice-K/Beckett. All pale in comparison to the vintage Braves though.
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Postby dbstrat » Sat May 05, 2007 9:24 pm

Arizona in early 2000's with Schilling and Unit were pretty badass...can't think of a better 1-2 punch, but the #3 was always just average. :,-(
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Postby BrewCrew28 » Sat May 05, 2007 9:34 pm

This Trio did not last long (thanx to Dusty Baker), but Prior/Wood/Zambrano.....
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Postby George_Foreman » Sat May 05, 2007 10:15 pm

smoovethug wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:05 Astros were pretty good with Clemens, Oswalt and Pettitte


I was thinking this as well. ;-D As much as it pains me to say, being a Phillies fan, the Mets trio would look good when/if Pedro comes back healthy with Pedro/Glavine/Maine. This years BoSox is good as well with Schilling/Dice-K/Beckett. All pale in comparison to the vintage Braves though.
Glavine's good now, but he's not as good as he was 10 years ago. And Maine? Common...

The Boston trio is pretty good. Pitching in the AL East will really hurt their stats.

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What can I say. 2.36/1.56/1.63/2.72/2.22/2.20 will warp a guy's perspective. :-D
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