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Old 05-31-2013, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SI1020 View Post
On a local (SC) jock talk show recently there was mention that some Braves fans were complaining of the high strikeout all or nothing approach of Braves hitters. Atlanta as a team has been very streaky, hot, then cold and then hot again. I think the all or nothing approach is a problem more widespread than just the Sox and the Braves. As for Walker, he had some success in Chicago, but the time for his departure was right. I'm actually happy for him. He's in his home state and on a contender.
Atlanta has essentially the White Sox offense just with some better players. They're low in OBP, #1 in the NL in strikeouts, and #2 in slugging percentage. It's the same "softball" approach that people here hate, it just works a lot better because you have more dynamic hitters.

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