MCSJR2 i think your the only one here that would have resigned prado to a 15mil a year contract and if dont think he would have got that look at the insane deals signed this year like the shane victorino contract
I have 2 non-j up related, is that allowed here?
Just FYI according to DOB Prado was asking for 12M a year in an extension. This is why we let him walk. Still think there is a chance we sign Prado next offseason.
Over all in a business perspective this is a win trade for the braves. At first I was pissed about losing Prado but looking back it's a good deal.
Simmons over Harper!!!
2014 - Simmons 0.7 vs Harper -0.2
2013 - Simmons 4.7 vs Harper 3.8
Career - Simmons 7.6 vs Harper 8.1
162 game average - Simmons 5.0 vs Harper 4.7
Love Prado, probably one of my all time favorite Braves and it sucks to see him go, but we just acquired a 25 year old MVP caliber player and didn't give up our best prospect which is shocking! May have a little hole at leadoff now but we have the best friggin outfield in the majors!
Love the trade
Calling a player who will be here for the next 3 years ( unless injury or the Braves decide to move him) a rental is stretching it. But to subtract even more from your argument you are also stating thet we could have re-signed Prado and that is not a fact. None of us truely know what Prado wanted. And as stated you don't go to ARB over a player you plan to keep over 400,000.00 dollars. In any trade you are going to have those that don't like it and in that I can respect that you don't want Prado in this deal. I'm just saying the argument you are using to support why you don't want him in the deal is far from factual.
Also just a side note the three players the Braves shopped last off season and during the season are all gone now. JJ, Prado, and Delgado. I don't think FW had long term plans for any of them......
Janish with Pastor or Pena if need be.
I would think the bench is something like C. Johnson, Janish, Laird, Mejia, R. Johnson.
What happens if JT pans out when Beachy gets back?
Die hard Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys and New York Knicks fan.
does Maholm go into the bullpen?
Braves, quick and get the next play off before the D-Backs throw the red review flag! This is a great deal for the Braves. Prado is good and I loved him, but he's a one year rental. So we gave up one year of Prado, Delgado (whom we were willing to give up for a half a year of Dempster), Ahmed who is blocked by Simmons and Spruil.
We should be celebrating guys. This is a great deal! No Teheran, No Graham, No Minor. This is a dream!
El Oso Blanco