Braves Thread

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Gentlemen,

I lived in Atlanta for several years in late 90's, so Braves are my favorite NL team.

Question - this trade seems like A LOT being given up for - a set up man? Is the idea that this is the missing piece to get over the top?

Gotta admit I saw the trade on Twitter this morning and immediately looked to see if it was a parody account.
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I think this is a salary dump to make a move for a big starting pitcher
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If they weren't going to tender contracts to Lopez and Soroka anyway then no loss. Keep in mind Soroka only has one year left. Shewmake hasn't hit well in the minors so at most was likely a utility guy. Shuster likely wasn't going to contribute anything that you can't replace with another min salary guy.

What this does do is clear out 40 man roster spots and get a guy back who had a bad looking ERA but a much better FIP.

If they were going to offer contracts to Lopez and Soroka then this saves money but if they weren't going to anyway then it didn't really save anything as Shewmake and Shuster are min guys.
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Yeah, they gave up a lot of names, but none of them really had a long term future in Atlanta. Lopez was the only guy who would have contributed in 2024, but his contribution should be easily replaceable. Schuster doesn't have good enough stuff to stick in the rotation and Shewmake is overmatched at the plate. Soroka was out of options and about to get released.

The guy they got from Chicago has incredible stuff and is almost unhittable, but his control isn't great. They saw the importance of big bullpen arms in the playoffs, and this is a guy who they're hoping can come in and pump gas in the late innings. He's basically a lottery ticket. Huge upside, very little downside to this trade.
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Nick Anderson traded to the Royals for cash. Guess they didn't like some underlying numbers because he wasn't going to cost much. There also wasn't many bullpen spots left. Another 40 man roster spot opens up.
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Kyle Wright traded to the Royals for Jackson Kowar. This one is a bit confusing. Wright wasn't going to pitch next year but was also still not expensive and was controlled beyond.
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Braves sign Reynaldo Lopez for 3 years 30 million.

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Braves swing a trade with the Mariners for Kelenic, Gonzalez, and White. Looks like a salary dump for the Mariners and maybe Kelenic can live up to his potential with the Braves. Gonzalez is back end starter material at most, but the Braves might have a spot there if Lopez doesn't work out as a starter. White hasn't played in the majors for awhile, maybe ok if healthy.

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Can a Braves fan from this thread head over to the Rangers off season thread and gives us a scouting report on Kirby Yates? Thanks.
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Gonzalez and White both traded now. Gonzalez to Pitt for PTNBL. White along with a minor league rule 5 draft pick for Fletcher and Stassi from the Angels. Stassi could be moved again.
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Braves add Chris Sale in exchange for Grissom. Sale still shows flashes when healthy, but hasn't showed he can stay healthy for long.
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Anyone ever gone to Braves Spring Training? Especially in the last few years since they moved to the new park.

Our family doesn't have Spring Break plans yet...putting this on the list of possibilities.

Thanks!
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Braves reach deals to avoid arbitration with Fried and Minter.
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Pleasant surprise!
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Braves traded Tyler Owens to the Rangers for JP Martinez. Owens was recently rated the Braves #26 prospect.
 
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