Premature Adjudication

We're a bunch of law students who all live together and want to write a blog. Well, only three of us want to write, but the others may pop in occasionally. We have no true purpose, but I bet you'll see a lot about sports, current events, and general randomness. Don't worry bar admissions people we are both of high moral character and physically fit.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Atlanta Braves Preview

Today the Atlanta Braves begin their quest for a 15th straight division title (at 3pm central against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine). Every year Bobby Cox (or Cobby Box as T. House Cat calls him) finds a way to win with the team that genius GM Schuerholz provides him. This year shall be no different. Here is LH's official Braves preview:

Pitching: The starting rotation will be solid. Hudson will win 20 games and contend for the Cy Young, Smoltz will pitch 200+ innings, Jorge Sosa will have a break-out year, and Kyle Davies will cement himself as the future of the Braves staff.

Defense: A young defense will have some questions to answer. It starts behind the plate with one of last year's Baby Braves, Brian McCann. Schuerholz has so much confidence in him that he dealt Jonny Estrada (who was acquired for Kevin Millwood from the Phillies 2 years ago) to Arizona (I think) in order to make the position McCann's for as long as he wants it. Chipper is back at home at 3d while Edgar Renteria replaces Rafey Furcal at short. LaRoche will play every day at 1B (so sad that Julio Franco's right hand bat at first will be gone). The outfield will be solid--anchored by A Jones in center, Franceur in right and the platoon of Johnson/Langerhans in left.

Hitting: The two questions are Giles at lead-off and LaRoche hitting behind Jones. If those two are successful, run production will not be a problem. The Jones Boys will both have good years and look for Franceur to really heat up the stats and be an All-Star in July.

There you have it folks, that's what I see. I will constantly update you throughout the season.

And someone go get Skip Caray a bourbon--he goes on the air in like 5 hours!

2 Comments:

  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger T. House Cat said…

    It's Boxy Cobb and Jeff Francoeur. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

     
  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger the dominator said…

    Braves will win the East; then be terrible in the playoffs. That's the preview.

    That said, there's one possibility that could throw that universal truth into doubt. Forever, Braves fans have been wondering what the crucial element was in the Brave's continual dominance of the East. Before this year, the only possible considerations were Scheurholz (sp?), Bobby Cox, Leo Mazzone and (sort of) Terry Pendleton (b/c he came back).

    Now that T. House Cat has stolen Mazzone for his worthless Orioles, we have yet another opportunity to either 1) prove it was Mazzone all along or 2) narrow the field to Shuerholdz (sp) and Smoltz.

     

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