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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby decoy562 » Fri May 02, 2008 3:59 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
decoy562 wrote:Just a Braves fan thinking out loud...

I wonder if that would be a bad thing for Smoltz to go back to closing? It may allow him to pitch another year or two? Besides, what would the rotation look like:

-Hudson
-Glavine
-C. James
-Jurrjens
-Hampton (haha) or Bennett or Carlyle

Then, you could have M. Gonzalez when he comes back, Soriano, then Smoltz. That would mean the starters would only have to go 6 innings and then the game is pretty much over.

Hmmm.....

If your rotation has Glavine at #2, James at #3, Jurrjens at #4, and Bennett or Carlyle at #5, most games it won't matter that your pen can go 3 scoreless, because after the 6th you'll be down 4 runs anyway.


Yeah, I still like Smoltz as a starter, but that isn't too bad of a rotation. Besides, the Braves averaged 5 runs a game last year. We'd be up 5 to 4 then :)
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri May 02, 2008 4:05 pm

Tom Glavine as your #2 starter in 2008 does equal awful. Without Smoltz, the Braves rotation is really mediocre.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby decoy562 » Fri May 02, 2008 4:20 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Tom Glavine as your #2 starter in 2008 does equal awful. Without Smoltz, the Braves rotation is really mediocre.


I'd take him over Odalis "me no throw strikes" Perez right now, LOL :-D
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri May 02, 2008 4:22 pm

decoy562 wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:Tom Glavine as your #2 starter in 2008 does equal awful. Without Smoltz, the Braves rotation is really mediocre.


I'd take him over Odalis "me no throw strikes" Perez right now, LOL :-D


We don't count the Nationals when comparing NL East rotations. ;-)
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby KrunK » Fri May 02, 2008 4:33 pm

Yeah this sucks, I have Smoltz and he was by far the ace of my pitching staff in that league; I also have Lackey on the DL (snagged him off waivers) and just dropped Gallardo since he is done. I have so much OF talent it's not even funny, so I'm going to start dealing them off for starters.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby decoy562 » Fri May 02, 2008 4:36 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
decoy562 wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:Tom Glavine as your #2 starter in 2008 does equal awful. Without Smoltz, the Braves rotation is really mediocre.


I'd take him over Odalis "me no throw strikes" Perez right now, LOL :-D


We don't count the Nationals when comparing NL East rotations. ;-)


Oh yeah, Oliver too :) My bad.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri May 02, 2008 5:23 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Tom Glavine as your #2 starter in 2008 does equal awful. Without Smoltz, the Braves rotation is really mediocre.


mediocre or sub-par? that a terrible rotation, especially if they reach a best of 5 playoff in the round (which they wont).
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby laxguy8947 » Fri May 02, 2008 10:33 pm

Hudson = Hamels
Glavine < Meyers (not a huge gap, and Glavine has been better so far this year)
Jurrjens > Moyer
James = Kendrick (Kendrick should be better but has been TERRIBLE so far)
Hampton/Reyes/Bennett vs. Eaton--who knows/cares

Braves rotation is just a little below average I would say. And yes, this would be a shitty playoff rotation. The Braves beat-writer mentioned that Smoltz could possibly start in the playoffs and just pitch til his arm falls off--Smoltz is the type of guy who would do something like this too.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby rookies and cream » Fri May 02, 2008 10:57 pm

laxguy8947 wrote:Hudson = Hamels
Glavine &lt; Meyers (not a huge gap, and Glavine has been better so far this year)


I definitely disagree with this, even the spelling of Myers' name.
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Re: Smoltz Back to the Pen

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri May 02, 2008 11:58 pm

rookies and cream wrote:
laxguy8947 wrote:Hudson = Hamels
Glavine &lt; Meyers (not a huge gap, and Glavine has been better so far this year)


I definitely disagree with this, even the spelling of Myers' name.

:-b agreed.
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