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St Louis Cardinals rumors: Jon Lester edition

Soon after the St Louis Cardinals dealt Shelby Miller to the Braves for Jason Heyward, the team was linked to free agent ace Jon Lester. Despite not being the most likely move of the offseason, there is still a chance the Cardinals could sneak up and snag Lester off the market, rounding out their rotation and gaining yet another ace. The Cardinals’ loss of Shelby Miller certainly...
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5 hours 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
7 hours 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 Bloguin Best
7 hours 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
10 hours 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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heyward Stands To Revitalize Link Among African-American Cardinal Fans

It is far from a secret that the glory days of there being a deep African-American population on Major League Baseball rosters have passed. Whether a renaissance is possible in a game that hit its lowest percentage of African-American players since the integration of the game in the late ’40s last year is tied to a number of factors, but as the decline has regularly continued in...
Via i70baseball
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

It Ain’t Broke … Or Is It?

Even before John Mozeliak pulled off a four-player deal that brought the Braves’ leadoff hitter and superstar right fielder Jason Heyward to the Cardinals for 2015, there were rumblings that  Mike Matheny  was considering moving Matt Carpenter down a spot or two in the lineup . Such a move would be an attempt to jump start an offense that ranked 23rd in runs scored in Major League...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To The Cardinals

Jason Heyward quickly learned what it is to be a Cardinal. w/in hours of the deal, he had calls from Wainwright, Holliday, M. Carpenter… — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 18, 2014
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Analyzes All Atlanta Deals

Episode 505 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses mostly the recent baseball deals involving Jason Heyward, Russell Martin, and (vitally) Tommy La Stella. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves deal Jason Heyward to St. Louis

#456472058 / gettyimages.com The rich just became richer. According to multiple sources, the St. Louis Cardinals landed outfielder Jason Heyward in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. In exchange, the Braves will receive upstart pitcher Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. This deal may seem surprising at first, but it shouldn’t be. Heyward was once the Braves most prized prospect back...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Claybourn discusses the Jason Heyward trade with ESPN Evansville 105.3

As is often the case with any bit of Cardinals news, the guys at ESPN Evansville 105.3 had me on to discuss the Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller trade. Feel free to leave your thoughts on the trade in the comment section, or tweet at me @HighSock_Sunday .  
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Heyward-Miller trade affects the St Louis Cardinals

It didn’t take the Braves or Cardinals long to make a huge move and start their offseason with a bang. The teams swapped Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden. Though the move has been met with some adversity from both fan bases, it’s a deal that makes sense for both teams. For the Braves, it fills a much needed spot in a rotation with numerous...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward Trade, Giancarlo Stanton Contract Have Red Sox Implications

The Boston Red Sox’s world has been shaken up a bit. The Red Sox sat idly this week as the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million contract. Both moves have implications for Boston. From a Red Sox standpoint, the most obvious side effect of Stanton signing the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves Prove Both Sides Can Win a Trade

The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves provided some excitement for fans on a November Monday that had most of the nation trying to figure out how to stay warm. Most baseball fans don’t expect to be debating their team’s future while also seeing snow fall. Blockbuster trades have a way of changing fans’ focus quickly. The Cardinals announced on Monday that they sent prospect...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Isn’t Jason Heyward a Center Fielder?

Jason Heyward is one of the best outfielders in baseball. Why doesn't he play center field for his new team?
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 16-20

With all of the Jason Heyward excitement, I almost forgot that I am continuing my top 50 prospect countdown with prospects 16-20. With the loss of Tyrell Jenkins, this countdown will actually be 49 as Jenkins has yet to be revealed. I will tell you he would have been ranked #7. Today’s prospects have a good mix of young and less-young (I won’t use the O word). 20. Oscar Mercado...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: breaking down the Jason Heyward trade

The St. Louis Cardinals picked up right fielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden from the Atlanta Braves Monday morning. Unfortunately in the deal they had to give up some good talent to the Braves, and they lost pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. This deal comes just three weeks after the death of right fielder Oscar Taveras. Some might question if they should be...
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2 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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Estimating Jason Heyward’s Next Contract

In yesterday’s write-up of the Jason Heyward/Shelby Miller trade, I wrote this: Because of how quickly he got to the big leagues, Heyward is in line to hit free agency after his age-25 season, and he’s going to have roughly +25 career WAR when he reaches the open market. Barring a disastrous 2015 season, he’s […]
Via Fangraphs
2 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
2 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 Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which '14 Cards won't return? Picture clearer in wake of Heyward deal

ST. LOUIS -- As we learned so suddenly Monday, Shelby Miller won't be wearing the Birds on the Bat in 2015. But he won't be the only Cardinals player who will be moving on. No fewer than seven other players who finished 2014 in St. Louis are not expected to return, based on moves already made and what general manager John Mozeliak said Monday. At his season-ending presser last month...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward Pens Heartfelt Message To Atlanta, Braves

Jason Heyward penned a heartfelt message to the city of Atlanta and Braves organization after being traded.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward: 5 random thoughts on the Cardinals big trade

On Sunday afternoon, I wrote that I felt it would be a bad idea for the St. Louis Cardinals and John Mozeliak to trade for and acquire Jason Heyward. I laid out my case there and felt like if the Cardinals were going to make a splash, that they needed to make a big splash and Carlos Gonzales or Jose Bautista both offered better options. Well, Heyward is now a Cardinal just one...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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