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Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:47 pm

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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:57 pm

Braves are gonna have their roster set by Thanksgiving at this rate.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:06 pm

So the Cubs got Craig Kimbrel for a million and change more a year than Will Smith? Nice
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby Tryptamine » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:06 pm

Sadly, I never really figured we were a realistic option since I'm sure he wants to close. That Atlanta bullpen has gone from a real weakness to very solid since the trade deadline.
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:09 pm

Tryptamine wrote:Sadly, I never really figured we were a realistic option since I'm sure he wants to close. That Atlanta bullpen has gone from a real weakness to very solid since the trade deadline.

Smith is solid, but I wasn’t interested in him for the draft pick and contract he’d go for so this is no real lost opportunity for us, imo. But is the pen really all that solid? Jackson is shakey, Melancon and Greene suck. It’s also really expensive. Smith/Melancon/Greene are gonna cost almost $45 mil this year combined. A little better planning and they could’ve been in on Cole, Strasburg or Rendon for that.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:10 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:So the Cubs got Craig Kimbrel for a million and change more a year than Will Smith? Nice

Yeah assuming he can get back to like 85-90% of his former self this makes the Kimbrel deal look a lot better for only a few mil more and no draft pick.
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

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TomtheBombadil wrote:So the Cubs got Craig Kimbrel for a million and change more a year than Will Smith? Nice


horsefeathers, I just remembered how the MLB owners got Kimbrel to take that deal and back to booooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby r_mack » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:27 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:So the Cubs got Craig Kimbrel for a million and change more a year than Will Smith? Nice


horsefeathers, I just remembered how the MLB owners got Kimbrel to take that deal and back to booooooooooooooooooooooooo

Kimbrel had the absolute worst season for a Cubs reliever in recent memory
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby Bertz » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:11 am

I like this, one of the top 10-15 free agents signed basically the moment that "real" FA opened up for basically exactly what he was worth. More of this please.
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby sneakypower » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:03 am

his life got flipped turned upside down
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Re: Braves Sign Will Smith

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:57 am

r_mack wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:So the Cubs got Craig Kimbrel for a million and change more a year than Will Smith? Nice


horsefeathers, I just remembered how the MLB owners got Kimbrel to take that deal and back to booooooooooooooooooooooooo

Kimbrel had the absolute worst season for a Cubs reliever in recent memory


If the worst 20.2 innings of his career was part of the cost of having Kimbrel on the 2020 roster then I'm already over it. I don't even want to imagine what this bullpen looks like without on him locked up. Hell, with the way teams shop in FA right now he might have had a bigger market this year than last if available
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