With the 2019 regular season more than three-quarters of the way in the books, now seems as good of a time as any to take stock of exactly where the Braves, as a team and a collection of individuals, as well as baseball, really stand. Sure, the remaining 24 percent of the season can definitely torque things, moving full-season performances up or down, but some things have moved from “speculative” to “likely,” while others have gone from “hahaha what” to “huh, I guess that happened.”
In any case, consider this a chance to absolve yourself of your past mistaken beliefs by airing them out in public. What better way to propel yourself into the home stretch than by unburdening yourself of those weighty, wrong opinions? Did you think Josh Donaldson was a waste of $23 million? Did you think Johan Camargo should maintain his starting role over Dansby Swanson? Did you think the Braves’ pitching staff would be good this year? Did you doubt Mike Soroka? (Never doubt Mike Soroka.)
So, let’s hear ‘em. Limit yourself to one, or don’t. Limit yourself to the Braves, or don’t. You should probably limit yourself to baseball, though — I don’t think anyone wants to hear about your office pool for yield curve inversion dates or anything.
And don’t worry, I’m going to be doing my own full accounting of personal failings... though I want the season to get more complete so they, in turn, are more crystallized by the time I publicly flog myself.
(Reminder: the point of Fanpost Friday is for people to make Fanposts, rather than posting comments. Hence, comments are disabled on this post — go make Fanposts about the stuff you were wrong about.)