LA, This Bud’s For You

July 1, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Trade Analysis: Atlanta sends RHP Bud Norris, OF Dian Toscano, a player to be named later, and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for LHP Philip Pfeifer and RHP Caleb Dirks (I wish I could blame that on a headline writer, but no, that's all me. Mea culpa.) On Thursday, Atlanta pulled the trigger on…

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Detroit

November 21, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/20/15: Atlanta trades OF Cameron Maybin and cash to Detroit for LHP Ian Krol and LHP Gabe Speier Atlanta picks up around $6.5M in salary relief in this deal, and considering Maybin was owed $8M with a $1M buyout for 2017, it seems reasonable to assume Atlanta is sending $2.5M to Detroit. I'm sure some…

Making Sense of the Atlanta Braves Trade Deadline Deals

July 30, 2015 Micah Smith 13

Braves Trade Young Talent for 30-year-old Hector Olivera, and It Makes Perfect Sense in Rebuilding Plan The world of Atlanta Braves fans is spinning backwards. Less than a week after trading beloved and productive veterans Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe for mid-level pitching prospects, the Braves were part of a blockbuster trade deadline deal that sent young…

The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It usually takes me a few days to really process trades and major organizational moves. With the requisite waiting period over, I think I'm finally ready to talk about the Jason Heyward trade. The team acquired Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins and gave up Jordan Walden in addition to Heyward. I'll take a look at…

Braves acquire James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio

August 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Just before Thursday's trade deadline, the Braves traded prospect Victor Caratini to the Chicago Cubs for lefty reliever James Russell, utility man Emilio Bonifacio, and $1,000,000.  Let's take a look at each piece involved: James Russell The 28 year old lefty was a 3rd round pick by the Cubs in 2007.  He came from a…

Falcons acquire QB TJ Yates

June 19, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

  Today the Falcons traded LB Akeem Dent to Houston for QB TJ Yates and waived backup QB Dominique Davis. So much for my favorite trivia question: What Falcons QB led Boston College to their most recent ACC Championship Game appearance?  The answer, of course, is Davis, who became starter midway through the 2008 season,…

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