NGTO Message Board
Welcome to NGTO!
Home ] [ Membership ] [ Donations ] [ Feedback ] [ Stream Reviews ] [ Stream Reports ] [ Maps ] [ Events ] [ Articles ] [ Rules and Regulations ] [ Archives ] Message Board ] FAQ ] [ Hall of Fame ] Sponsors & Supporters ] About ] [ Witticisms ] [ Distinguished Members ]
Welcome to NGTO!

Go Back   NGTO Message Board > Other NGTO Forums > Off-topic Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-17, 01:31 PM   #1
Trout8myfly
Past Director, Hall of Fame Member
 
Trout8myfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 6,963
Default 2017 Atlanta Braves Thread

And, we're off.

New stadium (and new traffic headaches), old pitchers although new to this team, Chipper on the verge of landing in the Hall of Fame, lots of player shuffling....and my worthless opinion is they will finish at .500 or slightly better. But they should be fun to watch and more competitive than last year. Certainly more so than the first few months. As always, much will depend on the pitching staff.
__________________
"What's his offense?"
"Groping for trouts in a peculiar river."
― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Trout8myfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-17, 01:51 PM   #2
fishinbub
Hall of Fame Member
 
fishinbub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jefferson, Ga
Posts: 5,192
Default

I think your prediction is probably pretty solid. Swanson, Ender, and Folty will be key players, as all three could establish themselves as perennial all-stars this year IMHO. Fried and Newcomb are probably the two most intriguing players, though.
__________________
The first thing scripture tells us about man is that we're made in the image of God. The second thing it says is that man should have dominion over the fishes of the sea.

The right flies at the right time: Monthly Fly
fishinbub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-17, 02:14 PM   #3
txbuba
Native
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 76
Default Braves

Are they still talking to Frenchy?
txbuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-17, 02:39 PM   #4
Zeeee
Native
 
Zeeee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cumming
Posts: 565
Default

I am going to take a small gamble and say that we will just miss the second wildcard by 2 games. I think we will have a solid year to be quite honest. Expect us to sell high on Jaime Garcia / Dickey / Colon depending on who is pitching well before the all star break. I expect Folty to have a breakout year. I think we will bring up Ozzie before the year is over with and test him at second. And lastly, I'm going out on a BIG limb here but I'm gonna say that Ender Inciarte is going to make the allstar team. His always hustle mentality and positive minded attitude makes him a budding star along with his god given talents.
Zeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-17, 01:08 PM   #5
Philhutch80
Native
 
Philhutch80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: The GreATL!!!
Posts: 985
Default Still a Marlin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by txbuba View Post
Are they still talking to Frenchy?
But as we know, that could change. The way last year ended gives hope for this year to be far more competitive! Let's Chop!
Philhutch80 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-17, 01:25 PM   #6
Buck Henry
Former NGTO President, Sith Lord, FKA Bhuk Henri
 
Buck Henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kennesaw & Cherry Log Mountain
Posts: 12,223
Blog Entries: 5
Default

All I know is that I no longer have to drag myself down to that southside cesspool to watch a ballgame.
__________________
Message sent from your mom's bedroom during pillow talk

Buck Henry
Simple Goat Herder
Former NGTO President
Hall of Fame Member
Buck Henry is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-17, 01:28 PM   #7
Trout8myfly
Past Director, Hall of Fame Member
 
Trout8myfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 6,963
Default

He's a free agent. From Wikipedia:

Quote:
Jeffrey Braden Francoeur (/fræŋˈkʊər/; born January 8, 1984), nicknamed "Frenchy", is an American professional baseball right fielder who is a free agent.
Miami is apparently interested in re-signing him but much depends on other factors.

Quote:
The Marlins only have interest in bringing back Jeff Francoeur or Chris Johnson if there’s an injury on the current roster. The two veterans haven’t generated much buzz this offseason, as Johnson has only been linked to the Marlins while Francoeur has at least received some interest from both Miami and Atlanta. I
__________________
"What's his offense?"
"Groping for trouts in a peculiar river."
― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Trout8myfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-17, 04:58 PM   #8
TheEndlessEnigma
Hall of Fame Member
 
TheEndlessEnigma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Living in a box.
Posts: 4,104
Blog Entries: 3
Default

who cares.
TheEndlessEnigma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-17, 10:44 AM   #9
Trout8myfly
Past Director, Hall of Fame Member
 
Trout8myfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 6,963
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEndlessEnigma View Post
who cares.
Well Mike, about 147 people who have viewed this thread and probably a ton more as the season progresses.
__________________
"What's his offense?"
"Groping for trouts in a peculiar river."
― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Trout8myfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-17, 09:28 PM   #10
terry creech
Director, Hall of Fame Member
 
terry creech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Paulding County
Posts: 3,080
Default

I'm predicting 82 wins and third in the East. And maybe one live game at the new stadium for me. My in laws live a few miles from there (I grew up near the park too) but Smyrna is a traffic snarl already and this should just be an epic jam in the Cumberland area. Not worth it even though we've all been fans since the 60s. Our Christmas present to the in laws was a brick for the park with their names on it. They got a duplicate as well. So we'll want to see this but then it's back to TV for me.
__________________
AKA oldandtreacherous
"Good things come to those who wade." John 6:37

Last edited by terry creech; 03-01-17 at 09:33 PM.
terry creech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
Copyright 2010 - North Georgia Trout Online - All Rights Reserved