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Braves sign Kawakami

Postby DbacksRback » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:10 pm

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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby San D » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:00 pm

Hard to say with Japanese pitchers. He has a bunch of pitches but doesn't throw very hard. He had good stats and ratios in Japan (similar to Kuroda and Igawa).....

Upside: Kuroda ;-D
Downside: Igawa %-6

I think he'll be similar to Kuroda and be the Braves #3.
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby Niffoc4 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:46 pm

San D wrote:Hard to say with Japanese pitchers. He has a bunch of pitches but doesn't throw very hard. He had good stats and ratios in Japan (similar to Kuroda and Igawa).....

Upside: Kuroda ;-D
Downside: Igawa %-6

I think he'll be similar to Kuroda and be the Braves #3.
That sounds about right... hopefully. I like it, and would rather have him for 6 mil or so for the next three years instead of Burnett at the price the Yankees got him. Sometimes missing out on an FA is a good thing ;) Maybe the Braves can be forced to 'settle' for an FA hitter like Dunn or Abreu...
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby tavo2311 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:01 am

If he hits his upside, the Braves rotation is immediately upgraded.
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby CadensDad » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:34 pm

Better than paying Burnett a bunch of money. I see him as a number 3/4 start The Braves for some ungodly reason will use Vazquez #2 Lowe#1 Kawakami #3 Jurrijens #4 and then Campillo/Glavine maybe for #5 But I predict Hansen will be up late May to replace Vazquez will will have a 4.7 plus era
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby decoy562 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:40 pm

Eh, I'm still pissed the Braves told Smoltz to take a hike :-C
-Go Braves!
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby wkelly91 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:18 pm

decoy562 wrote:Eh, I'm still pissed the Braves told Smoltz to take a hike :-C


The days of Ted Turner's open checkbook are long gone. If anything, Bobby Cox has shown what a great manager he is...practically every year they are competative with a bunch of scrubs.

So long John, thanks for many great years. :,-(
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby tavo2311 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:05 pm

CadensDad wrote:Better than paying Burnett a bunch of money. I see him as a number 3/4 start The Braves for some ungodly reason will use Vazquez #2 Lowe#1 Kawakami #3 Jurrijens #4 and then Campillo/Glavine maybe for #5 But I predict Hansen will be up late May to replace Vazquez will will have a 4.7 plus era


Where is Vazquez going?
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Re: Braves sign Kawakami

Postby DbacksRback » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:24 pm

tavo2311 wrote:
CadensDad wrote:Better than paying Burnett a bunch of money. I see him as a number 3/4 start The Braves for some ungodly reason will use Vazquez #2 Lowe#1 Kawakami #3 Jurrijens #4 and then Campillo/Glavine maybe for #5 But I predict Hansen will be up late May to replace Vazquez will will have a 4.7 plus era


Where is Vazquez going?


He's predicting Vaz will blow and be kicked out of the rotation
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