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In discussing the impact that the Braves acquisition of Justin Upton will have on the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes:
“It makes for a particularly tricky situation in Flushing, where the Mets are concentrating on a long-term plan built around Wheeler, Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of their vastly improved farm system. Tricky because the Nationals and Braves, perhaps already the two best teams in the division, are also built to last.”
DiComo hits on the very first thing I wrote on Twitter immediately after the deal went down:
“The Braves just got significantly stronger and younger, not with minor league talent, but at the major league level.”
The Braves are building for the short and long term. They always have. They don’t always rely on their prospects to win, they often use them to get the players they need to win.
As I wrote in a post last week, the Nationals and Braves are set up for a decade long run of dominance with more elite prospects still on the way. They ar...
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Tweet The Arizona Diamondbacks had seemingly pondered the idea of trading young, talented outfielder Justin Upton forever. Last week it finally happened. Arizona shipped Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a trade that included the super versatile Martin Prado heading the opposite direction. The Braves now boast one of MLB’s best outfields with Jason [...]
Team USA planned on featuring more Atlanta flavor on its roster in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but the list has been whittled down to one: Craig Kimbrel.
After initially accepting an invite to the club, starter Kris Medlen, whose historic run last season catapulted him into the upper echelon of National League pitchers, informed Team USA manager Joe Torre that he will not...
Michael Bourn remains unsigned as the start of spring training gets closer and closer. He is the top position player that has not found a home. As the list of possible teams that will make a run for him gets smaller I will try and tell you who will finally give this speedy centerfielder the … Continue reading »
ATLANTA The belt hangs in Tim Hudsons locker in the Braves clubhouse, black leather with silver adornments, a WWE-style trophy proclaiming its owner the A.B.F.L. (Atlanta Braves Football League) Heavyweight Champion.
Its a title Hudson has held onto the last two years as the winner of teams fantasy football league, but his streak and his season ended with a loss to closer Craig...
dancing in BP, generally being awesome
It's comforting to know Prado's former teammates love him as much as the fans do.
Sad to see everyone's fav teammate go, but all smiles as a pitcher looking over my shoulder! Can't wait. #Braves
— Brandon Beachy (@Brandon_Beachy) January 24, 2013
.@jasonheyward on Martin Prado: “He’s a great teammate, great person on-...
The debate rages on whether or not the Mets should forfeit their first-round pick, the #11 selection overall, in order to sign free agent Michael Bourn. Those in favor of the move point out that Bourn would address a major need for the Mets while those opposed think the club is unlikely to contend while Bourn would be good and that the club would be better off continuing its youth...
The last remaining right handed outfielder has signed with the Rangers, it's been reported that Jeff Baker has agreed to a minor league deal with Texas. Now I'm not saying Baker would be an improvement over who the Mets have but like I've been saying all along if you can't make a significant upgrade then bring in multiple candidates to compete for the positions...
Chad Durbin to return
Pending a physical Chad Durbin will return to the Phillies bullpen for the 2013 season. Durbin who was a huge part of the Phillies in 2008 had a solid season last year with the Atlanta Braves. With the Braves Durbin posted a career high in appearances posting an ERA in the 3′s. Durbin is getting a one-year deal with the Phillies.
Great move for a bullpen that...
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As reported yesterday, the Phillies have announced this morning that they have signed reliever Chad Durbin. The former "Bridge to Lidge" has signed a one year deal, with an option for 2014.
The 35 year old is coming off an impressive year with Atlanta Braves. He held a 4-1 record, with a 3.10 ERA. Chad pitched for the Phillies from 2008-2010.