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Bryd: Cardinals gave away something special in trading Miller to Braves

Braves analyst Paul Byrd gives his thoughts on the four-player deal that brought Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to Atlanta in exchange for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden Q: FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Paul, given the questions marks surrounding the Braves rotation outside of Julio Teheran, Alex Wood and Mike Minor, what was your immediate reaction to landing Shelby Miller? PAUL BYRD:...
Via Fox Sports South
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Short Hops: Braves shortstop 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the shortstop position: STATS THAT MATTER 2: There isn't anyone that regularly watches Major League Baseball that hasn't been amazed by something Andrelton Simmons has done with his...
Via Fox Sports South
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: For Any American League Team, Evan Gattis Makes Sense

Ever since Evan Gattis has emerged onto the scene as a part time catcher for the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, we have viewed him as the National League equivalent of Mike Napoli, but with the Braves now entering a rebuilding mode, could Evan Gattis be on his way to the American League? It would be a move that would make too much sense not to happen if in fact he...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller plus right-handed pitching prospect...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves shopping outfielder Justin Upton

The rumors about the Atlanta Braves trading outfielder Justin Upton have began to charge up. The Braves are shopping Upton at a steep price according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman reported: “However, the interest in Upton is described by a person familiar with the talks as significant — the Astros, Rangers and others have inquired and an executive from another...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves President Of Baseball Ops: Signing Jon Lester Is ‘Long Shot’

The Atlanta Braves, if nothing else, are being realistic about their pursuit of Jon Lester. The Braves, who reportedly were scheduled to meet with Lester on Thursday, clearly entered into the situation with the understanding they face some stiff competition in their quest to land the free-agent pitcher. Braves president of baseball operations John Hart even noted that signing...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton Shouldn’t Cost More Than Jason Heyward

Justin Upton is probably going to get traded. If you believe Joel Sherman’s source, there’s no probably about it; Upton is the next Brave out of town. And it makes sense; the team is clearly taking retooling for the future, while Upton is entering the final year of his contract. If the Braves don’t think […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Braves trying to trade Upton brothers together?

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

The Atlanta Braves have jumped into the mix for 24-year-old Cuban free agent Yasmani Tomas, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He is scheduled to hold a private workout for Braves scouts and officials in the coming days Heyman says that the Braves could qualify as a surprise team and that they recently made room in the outfield by trading Jason Heyward. New Braves president...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Yasmany Tomas on the Atlanta radar?

The Atlanta Braves made news earlier in the week when they traded outfielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals. The news continued for the Braves as they have been speculated to be interested in moving outfielder Justin Upton as well. The departure of Heyward, and the possible departure of Upton, has began speculation that the Braves might sneak into the race to sign cuban...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Is it time to rebuild?

This offseason, the Atlanta Braves look to analyze their roster, and acknowledge what needs fixing. The Braves had a rather poor season, placing second in the National League East, with a 79-83 record. This type of performance isn’t like the Braves, therefore, this offseason they look to revamp their current roster. They recently traded both OF Jason Heyward and RP Jordan Walden...
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves meeting with Jon Lester on Thursday

            The Atlanta Braves are looking to make a big pitching splash in free agency, and are having a meeting with ace Jon Lester today. He would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Braves’ rotation and would help take their pitching to a completely new level. It isn’t necessarily likely that he will wind up with Atlanta, as both the Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Don’t Rebuild, They Pivot

After the initial shock of the Jason Heyward trade flickered out and your nerves gave way to your brain, you probably had the time to realize the Braves were only trading one year of Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals, since he’s a free agent after the season. But even after the inevitable, and sometimes boring, repose of logic settles in, the question remains: What in the hell...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward posts classy thank you to Braves fans on Twitter following trade

When Jason Heyward was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the St. Louis Cardinals, it was arguably a somewhat heartbreaing moment for the 25-year-old outfielder. Heyward was a big Braves fan as a kid in McDonough, Ga., something he mentioned in a classy thank you message he posted to fans on Twitter Monday, issuing a...Read More The post Jason Heyward posts classy thank you to Braves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Is Meeting With Braves This Week

Jon Lester lives in the Atlanta area, so it makes sense that he'd want to at least 'check-in' with the Braves during his free agency tour. He'll be doing just that this week—but we'd be surprised if the big lefty is "Gone With The Wind" to Georgia (see what we did there?). First of all, the Braves seem to be in full "tank" mode for 2015—trading...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Jason Heyward needs to be the first step for the Braves

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves set Twitter abuzz by trading Gold Glove right fielder Jason Heyward to the Cardinals. And while the move makes sense from an objective perspective (heading into his walk year, in line for a massive payday, Braves needed young pitching), it hurts from an emotional perspective. This is a guy who grew up in Georgia and seemed destined to take the crown...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves send Jason Heyward to Cardinals

Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart has been hinting during the winter meetings that the team is gearing up for a rebuild, but while the words of a man with as much carry as he has are significant, it was the actions of Hart on Monday that made it clear that several roster changes are inevitable. The Braves made a move on Monday that grabbed the attention of...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward Traded To Cardinals, Shelby Miller To Braves In Big Deal

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals executed a four-player trade. The Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and right-hander Jordan Walden to the Cardinals in exchange for right-handers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, both clubs announced Monday. Heyward hit .271 with 11 homers, 58 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and a .351 on-base percentage in 2014. The 25-year-old is one of baseball’s...
Via NESN.com
6 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 […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta to start brief rebuild and set sights on 2017

It appears to the Atlanta Braves will be looking into a mini rebuild in attempt to be ready for their move to the new SunTrust Park in 2017. Although by all appearances they will look to remain competitive within the National League East in the interim. #453109631 / gettyimages.comAccording to an article by Dave O'Brien in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the Braves'...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Hart turns down Braves GM offer

John Hart will not become the full-time general manager of the Atlanta Braves reports Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Hart took over as the Braves interim GM last month when the team fired Frank Wren. The Braves apparently wanted Hart to take over and set up John Coppolella to eventually take over the role. Sources: John Hart has turned down the Braves' offer to be GM. For now...
Via Tireball.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Where did it go wrong for the Braves?

Hey baseball fans, we’re nearing the end of September, which means it’s fairly likely the team you love dearly and support wholeheartedly has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok. Mine has been as well. When a season ends, what comes next? If a particular team was destined to struggle, like the Houston Astros for instance...
Via The Sports Post
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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