Meet the 2016 Braves

August 7, 2015 // 5 Comments

We have a pretty good idea how the 2016 Braves will look, and that’s why I don’t like the trade with the Indians. Bourn, Peterson, Markakis, Freddie, Olivera, Maybin, Simmons, Catcher TBD Bourn and Swisher take up two roster spots. God forbid Jonny Gomes’s option vests because [...]

#Braves front office, Rowland thinking alike

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Column one features moves we proposed on July 17, two weeks before the trading deadline. Julio Teheran for Yasiel Puig/Braves reportedly offered Julio for another RH-hitting Cuban RF, Jorge Soler Cameron Maybin for Giants C Andrew Susac/We learned today Braves offered Maybin for another young [...]

I sort of like the #Braves trade

July 30, 2015 // 10 Comments

It seems like a lot to give up. Alex Wood has a career 3.10 ERA and won’t be eligible for free agency until 2020. Jose Peraza is, according to many evaluators, the Braves’ top prospect. Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan are solid bullpen arms. The return isn’t what you’d expect. [...]

Rumored #Braves deal called by the Office

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

UPDATE: Braves will be receiving young arms for Uribe and KJ, per Joel Sherman. It’d be nice to get some bats for a change, but I’ll reserve judgement until the deal is made official. Mets Nearing Deal For Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson By Jeff Todd [July 24, 2015 at 5:43pm CDT] The Mets may [...]

Trade talk: #Braves, Mets a good fit

July 21, 2015 // 5 Comments

The Mets, as you’ve probably heard, need offense. But getting the bat(s) they need won’t be easy because A.) The Mets are cheap an B.) they have no intention of dealing any of their prized young arms. The Braves have a number of players that could help contenders, but individually they [...]

Should the #Braves trade Jose Peraza? (Yes)

June 14, 2015 // 6 Comments

It appears we underrated Jace Peterson. He doesn’t have Peraza’s speed but is said to be superior defensively and is better at getting on base. Peraza is hitting .286 but has walked only 12 times, good for a .323 OBP, about .30 points below Jace. Peraza has been playing some CF, but [...]

John Hart may never make a better trade

April 5, 2015 // 15 Comments

I love Kimbrel. Who doesn’t? But there wasn’t going to be much to save for the Braves this year, or next. And he’s guaranteed $33 million over the next three years. Melvin Junior was due roughly $46 million. The Braves take on a couple of bad, but not crippling contracts, in [...]

#Braves should pass on Charlie Blackmon

January 17, 2015 // 6 Comments

The Rockies have made the All-Star outfielder available in their endless quest for pitching. But unless Colorado would accept a return of, say, Jason Hursh and David Hale, I’d pass on Charlie Blackmon. The North Gwinnett High School grad, who went on to play for Georgia Tech, hit .288 last [...]

Conjuring up a Gattis to Royals trade

November 19, 2014 // 9 Comments

Of all the Braves’ needs, a new center fielder is going to be the toughest to find. Even if they can’t trade B.J. an option is needed in center, where the elder Upton struggled defensively. The free agent market offers nothing, unless you consider Colby Rasmus an option (and you [...]

Trading B.J.: Seattle

October 12, 2014 // 8 Comments

There’s only a few scenarios where a trade of B.J. can happen. Either the Braves will have to take on a bad contract or they’ll have to part with an attractive piece in tandem with B.K. Regardless, they’re almost certainly going to have to pay a portion of the $46.5 million [...]

Seth Smith’s available, and FW needs to pounce

June 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

After watching Jordan Schafer and B.J. go a combined 0-for-11 tonight, with 6 strikeouts, I noticed that Seth Smith was trending on Twitter — partly for the 2 homers he’s hit tonight, partly because the Padres have put him on the market. Smith is having a sensational year, with 8 [...]

The first of many Uggla trade proposals

October 13, 2013 // 17 Comments

To trade Dan Uggla, the Braves will either have to eat most of his remaining contract ($18 to $20 million of the $26 mil he’s still owed) or package him with affordable, attractive talent. Bad options, but retaining Uggla is a worse one. PROPOSAL Uggla, Kris Medlen and David Hale  to Toronto [...]

Nate McLouth may not be through haunting us

September 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

If the Braves draw the Pirates in the NLDS, Charlie Morton would likely get the start in a Game 4, behind some combination of Liriano, Burnett and Gerrit Cole. While Morton had done little to impress before this year, the former Braves farmhand — traded along with All-Star Jeff Locke for [...]
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