September 18, 2012 at 11:58 am by Ben Duronio under Atlanta Braves
Now that you’ve done that, let’s talk about what this means. The Braves will have to set their 25-man roster for the one game, which means carrying starting pitchers who wouldn’t enter the game anyway is unnecessary. The same is true for whomever they are playing.
As Dave pointed out, there are a lot of different strategies that could be employed. I like the one he mentions for the Braves the best, but I doubt that happens. Even if it doesn’t, I highly doubt the game will be managed like a normal game. The chances that one of the two teams, the Braves or their opposition, use a significantly different method to managing the game than a normal regular season game or playoff game seems really, really high.
This is putting a ton of pressure on Gonzalez and the Braves front office to develop a plan of attack, so to speak, for this game. I will be looking at different options over the next few weeks for how I would attack the game and how I think the Braves will attack the game, which will most likely be two different strategies. For now, it’s just interesting to note how important Fredi will be for that single game.