Prado returns to NL East

Martin’s now a Marlin, acquired along with David Phelps from the Yankees for Nate Eovaldi and Garrett Jones. I still miss Martin, and seeing him 20-plus times a year in a Marlins uniform is going to smart. The Fish may still end up signing James Shields, and if they do they will give the Nats […]

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Hank on Prado

(via DOB) “You hate to lose Prado. He was one of my (favorites). I mean, to me, I think you’ve got to go a long ways in order to beat him, to find somebody who can play all the positions as well as he plays them. To bring what he brings to the clubhouse, and […]

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KMed just said on 680 about how trade was bittersweet because they lost Prado “Everybody has a man crush on that guy.” — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) January 25, 2013

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The new face of the Braves

Nothing against Brian McCann, whose time in Atlanta is probably nearing an end, but the new face of the Braves is Martin Prado. Few people seem to realize that, but fortunately Frank Wren does. #Braves Wren on Prado: “He’s a Brave. He cares about the organization. He cares about the team.” Wren thinks his ideal […]

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The captain

I don’t think there’s any doubt Martin Prado cares. He always plays hard, never complains and, when healthy, is consistently clutch. I hope he remains a Brave for years to come. Obviously his teammates agree. Martin Prado enters #Bravesclubhouse and is hugged and/or handshaked (sic?) by EVERYONE from minor leaguers to elder veterans. #popular — […]

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Dan Duquette must be drunk

From MLB Trade Rumors: The Braves and Orioles discussed a possible Adam Jones trade recently, but talks didn’t progress far,’s Jerry Crasnick reports (Twitter links). The Orioles wanted at least two of Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino and Randall Delgado and the Braves weren’t interested, Crasnick writes. I don’t think I’d […]

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Braves, O’s working on a deal?

According to Ken Rosenthal, “the Orioles and Braves have discussed a deal that included both Jurrjens and Prado.” I wouldn’t mind having Adam Jones, 26, but he’s not as good as you think — last year’s .466 slugging percentage was a career-high while his .319 OBP matched his average over parts of six seasons. Advanced […]

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Trade proposal du jour

I’m against trading Martin Prado for the hell of it but not against listening. Same with JJ. This proposed swap would bring cheap talent and would answer the Braves’ lingering questions. Braves trade Jurrjens to Reds and Prado to Rockies; Reds send Chris Heisey, Todd Frazier and Yonder Alonso to Braves; Rockies deal Seth Smith […]

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Don’t trade Martin

On second thought, the Braves should hold onto Martin, unless someone is willing to overpay. Consider: More teams than not need a third baseman. Aramis Ramirez will be dramatically overpaid by one of those teams. The Braves will likely need a full-time replacement for Chipper in 2013. Why trade Prado now when you’ll have to […]

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Why I’ll never boo Martin

The dude cares. Too much, perhaps, but how many professional athletes can you say that about? The Braves left fielder is struggling mightily, and he doesn’t hide the fact  it’s eating at him. He’s hit .220 with one homer and a .273 on-base percentage in 150 at-bats during his past 36 games. “People think that […]

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