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This is my all time Braves team since the move to Atlanta.

 

If they have spent less than 4 full seasons in Atlanta, then I will not use them.

 

Please comment your changes so we can discuss them and get this group active again.

 

C- Javy Lopez

 

Joe Torre and Del Crandall where in Milwaukee, so they can't be used.  Javy was the Braves catcher for most of the 14 year division run, and set the single season record for most home runs in a season for a catcher.  

 

1B- Fred McGriff

 

 In my opinion, Fred was the piece that the Braves needed to win the World Series.  He played his best years in Atlanta.

 

2B- Marcus Giles

 

The pickings are pretty slim.  Giles had an All Star season with the Braves and hit over .300 a couple times.

 

3B- Chipper Jones

 

 In my opinion, the greatest third baseman of all time.

 

SS- Jeff Blauser

 

Again, not much to choose from.  Furcal is close, but he really didn't have the average I would want for a leadoff hitter while in Atlanta.  Blauser actually had several decent seasons for the Braves.

 

LF- Ryan Klesko

 

I probablt had a big player slip my min, but he was the best I could think of off the top of my head.

 

CF- Dale Murphy

 

2x MVP, over 300 homers and great with the Glove.

 

RF- Hank Aaron

 

He played his best years in Milwaukee, but his 162 game average during his 8 year stretch in Atlanta was still pretty impressive.

 

 

SP- Greg Maddux

 

One of the best pitchers of all time

 

SP- Tom Glavine

 

2x Cy Young winner, 300 game winner

 

SP- Phil Niekro

 

HOFer, king of the knuckle ball, 300 game winner, 3000 strikeouts

 

SP- John Smoltz

 

3000K's, 200 wins, 150 saves, Cy Young Winner.

 

SP- Tim Hudson

 

Braves ace over the past few years.  Good numbers with the Braves.

 

 

CL- Mark Wholers

 

I wanted to use Smoltz, but decided on using him only once.

 

Future names on the list....

 

Brian McCann, Yunel Escobar, Jason Heyward, Tommy Hanson

 

HM- Bob Horner, David Justice, Andruw Jones, Kevin Millwood, John Rocker(personal favorite).

 

 

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