daullaz wrote:We have a pretty solid rotation, and only a slightly crappy lineup. Although the PECOTA projections have the Braves overperforming everyone's expectations and expects the team to compete for the playoffs.
Whats solid? We Have Lowe who is at the VERY BEST a #2 starter, Then Vazquez and his career 4.32 era, (And every thinks switching to ATL will drop his ERA b/c the Sox play in a hitters paradise but Turner field isn't a extremely better park.) We have Kawakami while he was solid in Japan most pitchers who make the change don't exactly do great over here. So he is average. Jurrjens was very solid but we all know about the sophmore slump. Then who is number 5? Glavine? Morton? Reyes? Hanson?
Our lineup has 2 bright spots Chipper and Brian, since Chipper is going to miss at least 25 games and Brian will miss at least 15 as well. We have no left feilder worth mentioning, Not sure of CF still, 2b is up for grabs and Johnson/Prado are both solid but not great, Kotchman is below average, Escobar is good but not great. So our entire offense is gonna come down to how well Frnechy plays and I'm not exactly betting the bank on him. If we finish 3rd I'll be surprised