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Why are the Braves blowing things up? Heyward is gone and there's talk they're trying to trade both Uptons and Gattis. 

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Lost the effectiveness on his curveball, batters figured out his FB and were making contact.

he also had some injury issues, but he showed a lot of promise early on
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Not only does Russell Martin get PAID - he's Canadian...so he gets to go home
Ideally he benefits Stroman and Sanchez.
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I'd love Gattis on the Yankees in the DH spot
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Why are the Braves blowing things up? Heyward is gone and there's talk they're trying to trade both Uptons and Gattis. 
@trueprada, J. Up?! Please respond and address these rumors.
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he also had some injury issues, but he showed a lot of promise early on
Matheny lost faith in him. Didn't use him in last year's postseason, and Shelby struggled this season.
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Wow.  Crazy news today!

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im surprised as well about the Jup rumor cant be true

now gattis on the other hand im sure thats possible 

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im surprised as well about the Jup rumor cant be true
now gattis on the other hand im sure thats possible 
Gattis' defense is beyond horrid.
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I'd love Gattis on the Yankees in the DH spot

It's crazy how much you guys paid mccan. Braves came up with gattis. Don't know why they would blow the team up.
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@Proshares when's the fantasy draft nerd.gif
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Yankees wouldn’t give Martin even 1-yr offer after 2012 season. Now, he has gotten a 2-yr deal from Pirates and 5 yrs from Bluejays
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Sounds like the Braves are building for 2017 when the new ballpark opens. They want starting pitching but can't afford it so willing to trade Heyward and J. Upton. There was even talk about trying to package BJ Upton with Gattis in a trade because Gattis is cheap and under team control for a while.

 

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After speaking with president of baseball operations John Hart, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the team could be aiming for a brief rebuild with an eye on the 2017 campaign.

The Braves’ top priority is to add a couple of starting pitchers that could step into the rotation. However, they’re better positioned, financially, to do that on the trade market, which would likely require dealing some established players, as the team doesn’t have a particularly deep farm system in the way of MLB-ready talent. O’Brien writes that one plan could be to trade both Jason Heyward and Justin Upton, with Evan Gattis sliding into left field andChristian Bethancourt handling everyday catching duties. Hart’s preference is to retain Gattis due to the four years of team control he has remaining.

O’Brien also adds that the Braves appear willing to listen to offers for any reliever with the exception of Craig Kimbrel, specifically listing Jordan Walden and David Carpenter as potential candidates. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted earlier tonight that the Braves might have interest in moving a relief arm for a back-of-the-rotation starter. That would provide them with some much-needed innings next season, as the team is currently thin beyond Julio TeheranAlex Wood and Mike Minor. Swingman David Hale could move into the rotation again, and the Braves have Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy as options with little certainty.

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Originally Posted by trueprada View Post

im surprised as well about the Jup rumor cant be true
now gattis on the other hand im sure thats possible 
While watching MLB Network the other day I heard the Braves would rather move one of JUp or J-Hey and keep Gattis.
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It's crazy how much you guys paid mccan. Braves came up with gattis. Don't know why they would blow the team up.
His power has been sapped, even in a park conducive to his swing.
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While watching MLB Network the other day I heard the Braves would rather move one of JUp or J-Hey and keep Gattis.
What in the world. Not questioning your account, just appalling.
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I have a friend who is pretty well in the know with the Braves and he says the only safe players on the Braves in terms of not getting traded are Freeman, Simmons and Teheran
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I have a friend who is pretty well in the know with the Braves and he says the only safe players on the Braves in terms of not getting traded are Freeman, Simmons and Teheran
I'd personally add Alex Wood.
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I have a friend who is pretty well in the know with the Braves and he says the only safe players on the Braves in terms of not getting traded are Freeman, Simmons and Teheran


Kimbrel isn't safe? 

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they better trade gattis whille some teams still intrested 

no way they get rid of both j hey and j up

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Kimbrel isn't safe? 

of course

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Both Uptons are on the trading block

Were blowing up the team Heyward frown.gif
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It's crazy how much you guys paid mccan. Braves came up with gattis. Don't know why they would blow the team up.
His power has been sapped, even in a park conducive to his swing.
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While watching MLB Network the other day I heard the Braves would rather move one of JUp or J-Hey and keep Gattis.
What in the world. Not questioning your account, just appalling.

I'm ready for the draft. No pick after like the 18th round laugh.gifpimp.gif
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Originally Posted by mfreshm View Post

Both Uptons are on the trading block

LOL.  You mean Justin is on the trading block right?  I dont think teams would want BJ if he was free.

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JH traded to STL eek.gif
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if the mets overpay for melky I'm gonna be tight. i already think sandy is a bum gm if he overpays for milky I'm boycotting the season.
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LOL.  You mean Justin is on the trading block right?  I dont think teams would want BJ if he was free.

I heard they are trying to package bj with Justin or Gattis we need to do this now. I've wanted to release bj mid season the year we got him
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What in the world. Not questioning your account, just appalling.
If they want to get rid of Heyward and Upton, I'm cool with it laugh.gif

I think Shelby Miller is still gonna be a stud, so it sucks that he's now in the division.

So far the Braves have gotten rid of two of their three lefty bats in La Stella and Heyward. Not sure why they got rid of La Stella since they need more guys in their lineup who can make contact and aren't feast or famine.
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I dont know how/what to feel about that trade.

Both players in this deal have been inconsistent and havent lived up to their potential coming out of the minor leagues.

Cards had control of shelby for quite a few more years while JH can leave after next year.

The only silver lining in this is that JH will be trying his best to show up for the new team and also try and win a big contract after next season. Im also thinking that there will be more RF on the market OR Gritchuk will have progressed enough to take over the role entirely (He has flashed the leather a few times this past season).

I dont think there was a CLEAR winner in this trade. Both of them could turn it up with a change of scenery.........

But hey, now i dont have to hear all the bull crap from NON baseball fans around here that we dont have any black players on the team.....lol
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I dont know how/what to feel about that trade.

Both players in this deal have been inconsistent and havent lived up to their potential coming out of the minor leagues.

Cards had control of shelby for quite a few more years while JH can leave after next year.

The only silver lining in this is that JH will be trying his best to show up for the new team and also try and win a big contract after next season. Im also thinking that there will be more RF on the market OR Gritchuk will have progressed enough to take over the role entirely (He has flashed the leather a few times this past season).

I dont think there was a CLEAR winner in this trade. Both of them could turn it up with a change of scenery.........

But hey, now i dont have to hear all the bull crap from NON baseball fans around here that we dont have any black players on the team.....lol
Our resident Cards fan. You were missed, man. RIP again to Oscar Taveras. Too young, too soon.

You'd have to believe "Mo" would only pull the trigger on "J-Hey Kid" contingent on an extension.
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it has never worked in the favor of the team...EVER
Same way I feel about marriages.

Real ****
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Our resident Cards fan. You were missed, man. RIP again to Oscar Taveras. Too young, too soon.

You'd have to believe "Mo" would only pull the trigger on "J-Hey Kid" contingent on an extension.

yea man, one of the worst days for Cardinals fans that day. Even worse now knowing that his BAL was 4X the legal limit, smh.

My post that day on my FB page.






As far as resigning JH now...........Im not sure. .I`d like to see them get a hitter in right field. We need a bat, BAD and preferably a righty or one that can hit lefties....... JH can hit lefties to save his life.
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Peter Gammons tweeted Jays got Russell Martin for "McCann money"... I'm guessing 5 years, $80+ mil contract then

edited: Jon Heyman just tweeted Jays got Martin for 5 years.


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