Tag: Decision

ATL News / Sports

It’s early, but the Braves are regretting their decision not to re-sign Joc Pederson

Coming off a World Series, the Braves had a plethora of free agents they had to make decisions on, and not all of them could be retained. One of the more polarizing figures was Joc Pederson, who was largely responsible for changing the vibes in the clubhouse after he was acquired via trade, but he also had quite the impact on the field, particularly in the playoffs.

However, it always seemed like the Braves’ relationship with Joctober would be short-lived. He’s made it overwhelmingly clear over the last couple of years that he wants to be an everyday player, which was always going to be unlikely in Atlanta, where he served in a platoon role. Because of that, Pederson took even less money to sign a one-year deal with the Giants, while the Braves hung onto NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario on a two-year pact — a decision that could be one Alex Anthopoulos regrets for quite a while.

Before I continue, I want to make it known this isn’t a hit piece on Rosario. He’s started off the season about as terribly as anyone I can remember, hitting just .068 with an OPS+ of -21 (which is 121% below league average); however, there looks to be a reason for that. It was announced late last night that Rosario will be undergoing laser eye surgery and will miss the next two months of the season. That’s unfortunate, but it’s also something that nobody could have seen coming, so I’m not blaming Rosario or Anthopoulos. Still, regardless of whether the Braves brought back Rosario or not, it’s become apparent over the first three weeks of the season that a higher priority should have been placed on Pederson.

In 14 games with the Giants, Pederson leads all players in slugging with a .784 mark. He’s also hitting .362 with six homers and a 1.179 OPS — a key reason why San Francisco is 12-5 and keeping pace with the Dodgers in the NL West.

Pederson will eventually slow down and regress closer to his career numbers, but even just 17 games into the season, it already feels like something is missing from this Braves team. And it’s not talent… It’s energy. Pederson’s vibes should be transported to Cooperstown once he finally decides to hang it up. You can’t put a price tag or describe it with a stat line, but it couldn’t be more noticeable when watching the teams he plays on. The numbers he puts up are just icing on the cake, and when we’re talking about a measly one-year, $6 million contract, It’s evident the Braves should have made bringing him back more of a priority.



Source link

Hip-Hop Now

Kyrie Irving Still Says He Made The “Right Decision” To Not Get Vaccinated

Kyrie Irving is still adamant about having made the right choice on not getting vaccinated. Kyrie Irving still believes that not getting the COVID-19 vaccine was the “right decision,” despite...

ATL News / Sports

Report: Falcons adjust Matt Ryan’s contract as Deshaun Watson decision looms

All the teams interested in Deshaun Watson completed their presentations Wednesday, and many expect he will decide in 48-72 hours following the last meeting. For the Falcons, they needed the decision by...

ATL News / Sports

Braves: Freddie Freeman expected to make decision within the next 24 hours

It’s the moment of truth. According to Jon Morosi, Freddie Freeman is expected to make his decision within the next 24 hours. Sources: Freddie Freeman negotiations expected to reach a conclusion in next...


‘My Pack Life’ Star Lee Asher Says Leaving Corporate Job to Start Animal Rescue Best Decision

Play video content TMZ.com Lee Asher is deep in the dog house, AKA “The Asher House” … but wouldn’t have it any other way, after quitting a 6-figure corporate gig to start his own...


Tom Brady Says He’s Made No Decision On NFL Retirement

Not so fast … Tom Brady says he has NOT made the decision to retire from the NFL after 22 seasons, despite an ESPN report to the contrary. “I’m just still going through the process I...

Other News

New Jersey’s Latino lawmakers say decision reallocating excluded worker funds ‘beyond comprehension’

Gothamist reported last week that nearly all of the $40 million fund established for excluded workers, many of them undocumented immigrants, was being returned to the state. Only about $6 million had been...

Other News

Supreme Court COVID decision upends workplace safety; McCarthy hides Jan. 6 evidence

McCarthy spoke with Trump during the Jan. 6 violence—a conversation that is thought to be key in determining whether Trump was using the violence as part of his own plans to nullify the election. Now...

Other News

‘There is a Misplaced Perception About People’s Individual Right to Make a Decision that Supersedes the Societal Safety’ (VIDEO)

Dr. Fauci on Sunday told CBS “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel that there’s a “misplaced perception” about people’s rights superseding “societal safety.” “One of the things...