5 Burning Questions to be Resolved

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Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) hits an RBI single off of Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Q3:  So We’re Really Playing Gattis in LF

Granted, this is a statement, not a question, but that’s kinda what it looks like.  The question, then, is maybe along the lines of ‘how long will we have to endure this?’

John Hart insisted – despite reports to the contrary – that he wasn’t making calls to shop Evan Gattis, but that he’d listen on almost anybody.  Even at this date, that’s clearly still true, though it would take a really big offer to pry the Bear loose.

At this point, my own guess on The Way Things Will Work is something like this:

Given all of the moving parts above, there is one name that seemingly has the power to change the equation:  Dian Toscano.  He won’t be a power hitter, but if he can start hitting and generally getting on base at high rates, then Fredi might have to re-allocate the playing time accordingly.  That said, I’d hold back on the enthusiasm, for it’s still way too early to go there.

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