Braves Sign David Carpenter v1.0

November 21, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/21/15 - Atlanta signed free agent RHP David Carpenter to a minor league contract for the 2016 season. All your David Carpenters are belong to us. Atlanta extended an invite to spring training to David Carpenter v1.0, the David Carpenter who was exceptionally useful for the Braves in 2013 and 2014 before being traded away…

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…

Andrelton Simmons and the Difficulty of Selling High

November 16, 2015 Brent Blackwell 3

11/12/15 - Atlanta traded SS Andrelton Simmons & C Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for SS Erick Aybar, SP Sean Newcomb, SP Chris Ellis, and $2,500,000. Buy low, sell high. We've heard it. We understand the logic behind it. It's obvious. Hell, it's math. It is a very easy concept. That's the rub,…

A Review of The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Chris Jervis 5

As you have probably heard, on Monday the Atlanta Braves traded RF Jason Heyward and RP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Shelby Miller and SP prospect Tyrell Jenkins.  The Jason Heyward trade was the first significant transaction of the 2014 off-season, and signaled the first major move in the Braves' 'minor…

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…

A Requiem for Cory Gearrin

November 13, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Earlier this week the Braves parted ways with reliever Cory Gearrin, dropping the occupied portion of the 40 man roster to 36. Gearrin was an effective closer at Mercer University here in Georgia, and was a fairly high draft pick, going 138th overall (4th round) in the 2007 draft. He signed quickly and played rookie…

Braves sign Zoilo Almonte

November 11, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

On Monday the Braves signed free agent OF Zoilo Almonte to a one year major league deal. Here's what you need to know. The Terms The terms are still mostly unknown aside from the length - 1 year. You have to imagine the money is on the low end, so I doubt the details matter…

The $148,300,000 Day

February 5, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

"Everyone else is extending their young players, why can't the Braves?  Thanks, Liberty Media!" It's a common refrain heard by Braves fans.  Many have resigned themselves to the notion that the young core of players are all bolting for greener pastures as soon as they get the chance, because Atlanta will never spend the money…

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