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Postby Dmville » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:50 am

I go for Hoffman.

I have to just wonder if teams weren't "gamed up" enough when they played Milwaukee the last couple years. Very easy to go in there and underestimate. Most teams go in to ATL serious attittude I believe. I think his luck may catch up w him this year and it will be very easy for ATL to go back to Smoltz if he doesn't work out as a SP.

Here's a little rundown on a Braves Blog site--

http://www.bravesbeat.com/bravesjournal/
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Postby Kingctb27 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:53 am

I'd go for Hoffman, At least he will help you a little in some cats. other than Saves......
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Postby GSes » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:17 am

Hoffman and its not even close.

Yes hoffman getting older and he is old. But Kolb's k rate is alarming and he was only decent in the 2nd half last season while hoffman was an ace closer all year.

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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:34 am

I think that Kolb is a risk to bust completely and be this year's Arthur Rhodes. Kolb is one guy that I am avoiding completely this year. There is no guarantee that Kolb will not lose his job to Smoltz some time into the season if Kolb continues the pace that he set in the second half last year.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:04 am

+1 to Hoffman. I am thinking that the Padres should do very well this year as will he!
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:51 am

I don't really care for either of these guys. Hoffman because of his health and Kolb because of his lack of K's. Given the option I would go with Hoffman.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:21 am

Mookie4ever wrote:I think that Kolb is a risk to bust completely and be this year's Arthur Rhodes. Kolb is one guy that I am avoiding completely this year. There is no guarantee that Kolb will not lose his job to Smoltz some time into the season if Kolb continues the pace that he set in the second half last year.



agreed

Kolb has bust written all over him ..

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Postby Dans » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:34 am

Have to go with Hoffman. I think Kolb has a chance to lose the job by midseason.
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Postby ensanimal » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:54 am

hoffman, for all the various reasons already posted. ;-D
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Postby looptid » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:27 pm

I'm with Mookie.

Kolb's 2004 ERA by Month
April - 1.00
May - 1.69
June - 0.00
July - 3.68
August - 5.25
September - 6.75

In addition to his escalating monthly ERAs last season, Kolb saw his K/BB drop from 2.05 in 2003 to 1.40 in 2004, while his ground ball to fly ball ratio decreased from 2.58 to 2.20.

Would you pencil in Carlos Silva for 30+ saves if he were given the closers role in Atlanta? Hoffman all the way.
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