FG won't go anywhere, I am starting to think he just can't lose his position period. I would say it would have to be VERY drastic for him to lose his job, like win only 10 more games rest of the season drastic.
Do not see us trading Justin unless we get an offer we can not refuse, but I don't see us shopping him. BJ will have to improve his play for us to not trade him and get the derek lowe treatment.
Santana has been 2nd/3rd best pitcher for us so I see know way he gets traded unless we end up 10+ games behind division and WC.
Beachy and Meds should be an afterthought to everyone until they can show signs of health.
With the recent skid questions have to answered. Plans must be put into place. So I ask you Braves Country, what is the way ahead?
Does Freddy get fired? This will be the second collapse he has been the skipper for.
Do the Upton brothers or just BJ get traded in August? This would free up cash to improve the team.
Does Santana get traded in August to reap some type of compensation for not resigning?
Do Beachey and/or Medlen get non-tendered in the off season?
Just food for thought.
Fredi will be on the hot seat in my opinion, BJ will get traded and Jupton is a possibility but not likely, Santana won't get traded he give us a better chance to compete and we will get a compensatory pick in the draft when he is offered a qualification deal in the offseason (if he chooses to accept it then i'ts also okay), Beachy will be tendered a contract since he isn't winning big money, Medlen will be non-tendered I wish we can bring him back for a lower salary but it will be tough since there will be plenty of teams interested in his service.
I would rather pay a mid-20's player that amount than a 30+ player who will never have a chance at being worth the value of the contract. (Not that this makes it a good signing, just comparatively better)
I am more concerned with our situation at the 5 spot and 3B.
I hope C Johnson just had an off year. We knew he was going to strike out a lot but not in such key moments.
I really think we need to beef up behind our 3/4 hitters. Man I can't believe we signed Johnson for 3 more years.
I am not sure how much you can shake thing up without a major rebuild. Trading Gattis and Jhey or Jup would be a major rebuild because no team is going to trade you players ready right now that are good. your most likely going to get prospects. The farm system is also toilet paper thin on talent so outside of peraza your not going to get much help from the farm.