DANSBY SWANSON: [being forcibly dragged out of the Braves' clubhouse] I'm telling you, you've made a mistake! I'm not Charlie!
BRAVES SECURITY: Sure, pal.
CHARLIE CULBERSON: [wearing Swanson's jersey and also lowering his voice for some reason] We'll sure miss you, Charlie. https://t.co/mReAGJqIOU
It sounds like the Braves may non-tender Charlie Culberson before tonight's deadline. This would not be a popular decision. Culberson's value would seemingly be increased next year when the 26-man rosters are put in place.
If Culberson’s last game in a Braves uniform is getting hit in the face with a fastball I’m going to be pissed https://t.co/t5VX0o2fvH
Braves will non tender Charlie Culberson due to roster considerations. Great guy for a team and they aren’t completely closing the door. @mlbbowman
Charlie Culberson’s numbers last season:
Vs RHP: .220/.270/.378, 64 wRC+
Second half of 2019: .208/.230/.319, 38 wRC+
Unfounded conspiracy theory: AA floated the non-tender idea early in the day to try to get Charlie to take a lower $ figure before 8 PM.
I am seriously heartbroken that the @Braves
aren't bringing back Charlie Culberson. Might end up being one of my favorite Braves. Such heart and character. Don't love this move.
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If Culberson is being non-tendered you would have to think John Ryan Murphy and Ortega most likely will be as well
Don’t worry Brave country. Culberson is just the sacrifice for Donaldson. He’s that nice of a guy.
The @braves non-tendering Charlie Culberson is upsetting. He’ll be missed in Atlanta for sure.
braves letting Culberson go and Reds sign Moose. ATL better re-sign Josh
This is speaking to the fringes. I have no issues if folks like Culberson and wish is was still a Brave. I do have issues with those that are calling for the front office's head because he is being nontendered. This applies equally to those saying "it's about time he's gone", etc
I love Culberson just as much as the next Braves fan, but sheesh some of y’all are going even beyond overreacting
So, getting off of work and Culberson is non-tendered and Moose got a big deal contract which will make signing Donaldson harder and I think I'm gonna need a stiff drink with dinner. https://t.co/pv5w8BMT86
Yes! You’re awesome! And your momma says we love you in California and the kiddos miss you at El Dorado school!
To bad your to cheap and let culberson go
Everyone dogging on Culberson's stats this year are forgetting that he was horribly mismanaged and did not get enough at bats to stay sharp. Meanwhile, several players could have benefitted from a rest but didn't get it. I like Snit, but he blew it with Charlie this year. #Braves
That’s because Culberson is best suited as a bench player. Not sure why they are doing this? It should be a no brainer to keep him. He’s a big key to the bench. This makes little sense.
I know I overreacted when we signed d’arnaud but some of the takes on non-tendering Culberson are a little over the top imho.
the braves better resign donaldson to make up for canning culberson
Gotcha. That’s fair. Part of the decision-making process in constructing the roster. I really like Culberson, but I like the thought of winning the World Series more. Just my personal feelings there.