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Making the CASE for a Mets trade

My boss recently introduced me to the acronym CASE, which stands for Copy And Steal Everything. It’s not meant to be taken literally; it’s a reminder not to reinvent the wheel when you don’t have to and instead use your time better. If you owned the Mets and instructed your GM to copy and steal everything in terms of building a consistent winner, you might point him towards...
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Atlanta Braves are building for 2017 – and that’s OK

The Atlanta Braves weren’t going to compete for a World Series next season, and barring any substantial financial repositioning, they weren’t going to be able to offer reigning National League Overall Defensive Player of the Year Jason Heyward a competitive contract either. With those realities in mind, and some unfortunate contracts still on the books (former second baseman...
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Can The Braves Fix Shelby Miller?

The title of this post presupposes a few things — that new Brave Shelby Miller is broken; that Shelby Miller can be fixed; that Shelby Miller has not yet been fixed; that some teams are more likely than others to fix certain problems. We’re not going to leave those presuppositions aside, though. Let’s instead tackle […]
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Miller excited to join Braves' young, talented rotation

ATLANTA -- Shelby Miller never saw this coming. Drafted by the Cardinals in 2009, he'd spent his entire career with the one organization, but he's excited about what lies ahead after Monday's trade to the Braves. "You never really expect the unexpected," Miller said during a conference call Tuesday. "There is always a possibility for it to happen, but you...
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Jason Heyward trade helps the St. Louis Cardinals

The last three seasons have ended in disappointment for the St. Louis Cardinals, even though the team has reached the NLCS at a minimum. In one of the first major moves of the offseason, the Atlanta Braves dealt Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. A big trade with the Atlanta Braves on Monday could be a splash in helping this team capture its 12th World Series title...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Jason Heyward, Shelby Miller trade

In the first big blockbuster of the offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden from the Atlanta Braves for starting pitcher Shelby Miller and minor leaguer Tyrell Jenkins. Heyward, who is still just 25, boasts a career slash line of .262/.429/.781 in five seasons in the Majors.  He just simply hasn’t panned out in Atlanta after...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Cards hook up to swap Jason Heyward and Shelby Miller

Over the last week, there was a burgeoning debate about which of the Atlanta Braves outfielders might get traded. That debate is over before it ever really began because the Braves just traded Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins: The #Braves have acquired RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins from...
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Braves land Miller, ship Heyward, Walden in major trade with Cards

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves pulled off a blockbuster trade on Monday, sending outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for starting pitcher Shelby Miller and pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins. The deal, from a Braves' perspective, isn't a complete shocker, since Heyward -- the reigning Defensive Player of the Year among outfielders -- was slated...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Cardinals swap Jason Heyward, Shelby Miller

We’ll get a full write-up on this deal up soon, but the Cardinals and Braves just made a fun trade, with the Braves shipping Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to St. Louis for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. A quick look at the particulars: Hewyard: $8.8M salary, final year of contract, Steamer projects for +4.8 […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: will the Pirates catch them?

With only 10 games remaining in the season for the St. Louis Cardinals, they hold a 2.5 game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Is that a substantial enough lead, or will the Pirates catch the Redbirds? The Cardinals have split the first 2 games with the Brewers, and have Shelby Miller opposing Kyle Lohse tonight. Both teams are playing with a sense of urgency right now, and the Cardinals...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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