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Postby NZF » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:57 pm

I needed wins so I'm very happy I picked him up for a spot start in a couple of leagues he was available ;-D
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:04 pm

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wkelly91 wrote:I'm thinking of dumping him :-P


Why did you have him in the first place? :-D


He had a tremendous 2nd half last year pitching in texas. My thinking, pitching in a pitchers park under the tutaledge of Leo Mazzone he would blossom.

I think he blossomed but the flower is still on a cactus :,-(
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Postby john gardner » Sun Jul 18, 2004 4:36 pm

The atlanta management predicted that their batters would hit very well for him??? B-)
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Postby Super GM » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:07 pm

I wouldn't be suprised if he gets traded at the deadline....
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:42 pm

I think the most you could get for him in a trade would be a couple bits of string and a "Honey Bun". Thats probably stretching it though.
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Postby Super GM » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:51 pm

Thomson, who won a second consecutive start while allowing three earned runs on eight hits in five innings, was fortunate to receive some needed defensive support in the early innings. Andruw Jones made one of his patented diving catches in the fourth inning and assisted in both throws to the plate that retired Expos runners in the second inning.

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Postby Ziggy Zoggy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:59 pm

Who comes on a board to talk trash about John Thomson anyway? It's John Thomson. Nobody has come on here projecting him to do anything special. Atlanta signed him because he's a decent #4 pitcher for their rotation and wasn't too expensive. Could I be considered a Super GM if I posted a thread on this board calling out a player like Ted Lilly for not being a superstar? I guess I don't get it.
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Postby thehat » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:08 pm

Thomson has been a bit of a disappointment. Not that he was about to become an All Star, but I expected more out of him and actually drafted him late in two deep leagues (yes, he's long gone and he didn't really hurt me much). Thought that with his second half showing last year, a good offense, and a solid bullpen behind him, 12-15 wins and a high 3 ERA was within reason.
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:11 pm

The dude hasn't even had a winning season let alone a sub 4 ERA lol :-D
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Postby Ziggy Zoggy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:14 pm

He now has 7 wins in mid-July with probably 14 or so starts remaining on the year. The ERA is 4.85. The Braves are pretty much full strength offensively now for the first time in a long time and if Chipper, Giles and Andruw can get going and keep pace with a hot J.D. Drew, then Thomson should have no problem finishing with 12-15 wins. I am just a little surprised that there are actually John Thomson haters out there. He wasn't signed with the expectation of becoming the staff ace.
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