November 18, 2014

Show #284: The Braves Trade Jason Heyward

Heyward and Walden to the Cardinals. Was it a good trade? The La Stella trade. Thoughts on rebuilding mode.



31 Responses to “Show #284: The Braves Trade Jason Heyward”

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    Shaun Says:

  2. 27
    Shaun Says:

    Former GM Jim Bowden of ESPN expects the Braves to be 10 on his 1-to-10 aggressiveness scale. Not surprising. He mentions extending Justin Upton, but I don’t know about that.

    Here’s his write-up of the Braves in his Winter Meetings preview:

    Atlanta Braves

    Biggest team needs: Center field, second base, relief pitching, top-of-rotation starter, bench, extending Justin Upton’s contract

    Free agents they could be interested in: Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek, David Ross, Mark Ellis, Jonny Gomes

    Trade options: Any number of options from Seattle, Kansas City, Texas, Cleveland, San Francisco, Baltimore and the White Sox

    Players on the block: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis

    Aggressiveness scale: 10

  3. 28
    Walker Says:

    I actually think there is a good chance Heyward would have taken 17 or 18 mil for next 5 years. That sets him up age 29\30 to get the 8 year 20 mil + AAV contract.

  4. 29
    Shaun Says:

    Walker @28 – I’m not so sure. He’s going to get $20 million a year so I doubt he would have settled for $17-$18 million a year in hopes that he would get the $20 million a year later. I’m sure he’s hope for that $20 million (or more) AAV for as many years as he can get, and he’s not pushing it off until later.

  5. 30
    Shaun Says:

    There’s some good Braves stuff in the middle of this podcast episode. The hosts ponder what direction the Braves are taking.

  6. 31
    Walker Says:

    No show tonight after the Markakis signing?

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