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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25
    Exactly, but when Krivsky did it he was lauded as an idiot by most on this forum. Schuerholz does it and he's just genius.
    Wickman isn't any better than what the Braves already have, IMO. He comes with almost as many question marks as Guardado did, but they got him for a lot less than Travis Chick.
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Wickman's better than Guardado, Majewski, and for the time being Bray.

    Who cares what he does next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Wickman's better than Guardado, Majewski, and for the time being Bray.

    Who cares what he does next season?
    Exactly...Kriv could have traded a few lower level guys for a few arms and then rebuilt the pen next year. Still would have had AK and FeLo. If he had to trade them, fine, but it could have waited till the offseason and could have gotten more.

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    I feel like a genius for trading for Fausto Carmona.

    Just sayin'.
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44
    Exactly...Kriv could have traded a few lower level guys for a few arms and then rebuilt the pen next year. Still would have had AK and FeLo. If he had to trade them, fine, but it could have waited till the offseason and could have gotten more.
    How could Wayne have gotten more for Kearns and Lopez in the off season? These two underacheivers were due big raises thus lowering thier value even more IMO.
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Cleveland should have checked with the Reds , they probably could have pried away Dunn for some relief pitching.

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    I wonder if Wickman woudl have waived his no trade to come to cincinnati?
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    I wonder if Wickman woudl have waived his no trade to come to cincinnati?
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Wickman's better than Guardado, Majewski, and for the time being Bray.

    Who cares what he does next season?
    I wouldn't place Wickman as better than Guardado. In fact, I don't think I'd place him as much better than any of the other three, not any more.

    Although the price for him was still fairly low, no matter how you slice it. Atlanta was dealing from a position of strength, so it makes Ramirez look not as good when you see him behind Brian McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the depth chart. But I bet you he's as good a catching prospect as anyone the Reds have (talk about damning with faint praise).

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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Wickman's better than Guardado, Majewski, and for the time being Bray.

    Who cares what he does next season?
    Great summary. Why sell Kearns and Lopez low for the purpose of winning NOW, when there's plenty of vet bullpen arms for short term help that could be gotten cheaply? The market for relievers has never been as high as Wayne would have us to believe.

    And from what I've seen of Majewski, he's not exactly a stud that you build your pen around. He's adequate, but not spectacular. Certainly not worth Kearns.
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    At this moment in time a good hitting catcher is probably just as good as or even better than a mediocre pticher.

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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25
    Exactly, but when Krivsky did it he was lauded as an idiot by most on this forum. Schuerholz does it and he's just genius.
    So true...
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Wickman, with a 5 Mil/yr salary, would be a rent-a-player.

    The younger arms we got are not.

    Cleveland has been trying to unload him for some time.

    Krivksy knew he was out there, and said pass. I don't blame him one bit either. It was not a cheap price.
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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    Wickman, with a 5 Mil/yr salary, would be a rent-a-player.

    The younger arms we got are not.

    Cleveland has been trying to unload him for some time.

    Krivksy knew he was out there, and said pass. I don't blame him one bit either. It was not a cheap price.
    I wonder if Wickman will bring a draft pick when he leaves the Braves in the off-season.

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    Re: Wickman To The Braves

    If he gets his save total up he will.
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