I'm told my window is closing. Thanks all, it was fun. You can always reach out to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter (@JeffSchultzAJC). Cheers. J
Someone will be willing to pay more and I don't think there's any doubt Jason will go where the most money is.
Not a fan of team moving to Cobb.
Hale's not going anywhere.
My mother was French. Easy answer. Plus I can always plug my ears.
I doubt that will happen. Too many other financial commitments. But not 100 percent.
No. Let me clarify. It's my experience that most people who are enamored of sabermetrics close their minds to everything else. I like statistical analysis to a degree but to be it's just one more thing in the bucket, not the end-all, be-all.
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It's OK. I understand where you're going but for what it's worth I consider Heyward a lot more mature than Francoeur, which, again, is not a guarantee for anything in the future.
Short answer: Its early and everybody's happy when they're winning. Teams are tested when they lose. That's when character, chemistry come into play.
No. I think it's clear Heyward is hitting the open market in 2 years and my guess is he'll get an offer that far exceeds what the Braves offer.
If Upton slides for a while, yes.
Like i said, I would rather see Hales starting games in minors. Can always call him back up later for bullpen or starting help if needed.
Do you have any friends? Or were you one of those kids with a Pitch Back because nobody would play catch with you?
Yes, if for no other reason than the next best time (Washington) is beat up right now.
Small sample-size: 9-for-27 (.333) and .400 OPB as leadoff hitter