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    Braves Turned down Simmons for Olt Swap

    I thought this was news worthy enough to make a thread about....

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...tings/1695585/


    It was an attempt from the Rangers to get Simmons so they could flip him to the D'Backs for Upton.


    Braves said 'no'
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    I am SOOOOO Glad we didn't do this. Not that olt isn't good, but Simmons will be the best defensive SS in baseball for years to come and his bat is coming along 10X faster than anyone expected. That being said having Olt on this team would be awesome if we could get him some other way lol.

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    I personally prefer Olt, but this make it clear the Braves don't think much of Pastornicky.

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    Pastornicky is god awful and his only chance of being in the bigs is as a utility player or maybe 2B/OF if he can get a solid bat. Plus we have a proven player in prado for 3B, so why trade simmons and make a hole at a key position instead of easier to fill spots (LF and CF).

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    I think Simmons has the lower floor and higher ceiling.


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    that would of been an interesting trade. regardless, glad upton hasnt gotten traded to Texas(yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderKid318 View Post
    I am SOOOOO Glad we didn't do this. Not that olt isn't good, but Simmons will be the best defensive SS in baseball for years to come and his bat is coming along 10X faster than anyone expected. That being said having Olt on this team would be awesome if we could get him some other way lol.
    Adeiny Hechavarria says hello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    Adeiny Hechavarria says hello.
    And simmons says goodbye. Scouting reports were saying he was the best SS in baseball while he was in AA.

    Itís hard to believe Simmons might have generated 54 defensive runs saved over a full season, as Baseball Info Solutions suggests. Thatís one less than what full-season leaders Brendan Ryan of the Mariners (28) and Darwin Barney of the Cubs (27) cranked out combined, so itís sort of hard to take seriously. But it does suggest Simmons is going to be one of the biggest impact players on defense for years to come. Add in a much better bat than expected, and heís somebody you wonít forget.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    Adeiny Hechavarria says hello.
    Jose Iglesias says 'sup'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    Adeiny Hechavarria says hello.
    Simmons is already an 80 in both arm and range for the position.

    No other shortstop in baseball is currently an 80 at both.

    Simmons is Ozzie Smith defensively right now, and as an Ozzie fan, I don't say that lightly.


    He is ridiculous defensively.

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    Brandon Crawford walks in with his World Series ring...

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    ^And here it starts


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    And simmons says goodbye. Scouting reports were saying he was the best SS in baseball while he was in AA.
    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Jose Iglesias says 'sup'
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Simmons is already an 80 in both arm and range for the position.

    No other shortstop in baseball is currently an 80 at both.

    Simmons is Ozzie Smith defensively right now, and as an Ozzie fan, I don't say that lightly.


    He is ridiculous defensively.
    Well I guess we'll have to wait and see won't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Simmons is already an 80 in both arm and range for the position.

    No other shortstop in baseball is currently an 80 at both.

    Simmons is Ozzie Smith defensively right now, and as an Ozzie fan, I don't say that lightly.


    He is ridiculous defensively.
    When a cards fan openly says this about a braves player and all the scouts say Simmons is the top dog defensively it's safe to say he is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    ^And here it starts
    I'm only joking. I haven't seen Simmons' work. Looking forward to though. I love watching defensive wizards.

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