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2015 Atlanta Braves Regular Season Thread

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OPENING DAY ROSTER

RHP: Trevor Cahill, Jason Grilli, Juan Jaime, Jim Johnson, Craig Kimbrel, Cody Martin, Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran.

LHP: Luis Avilan, Andrew McKirahan, Josh Outman, Eric Stults, Alex Wood.

Catchers: Christian Bethancourt, A.J. Pierzynski

Infielders: Albert Callaspo, Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, Jace Peterson, Andrelton Simmons.

Outfielders: Jonny Gomes, Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis, Eric Young Jr.

DL: Mike Minor, Melvin Upton Jr., Joey Terdoslavich, Shae Simmons, Dan Winkler.

Restricted List: Arodys Vizcaino, Dian Toscano.

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DOB says Outman may be placed on the DL soon. He speculated the Braves are just using him as a placeholder while they try to add another bench guy. Most likely one that can play CF

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Yep P Matt Wisler and OF Jordan Palouchek also coming to the Braves. Nothing announced yet.

Wisler was rated the #44 prospect overall by Baseball America.

Still waiting for the final word, but if this is true it could be a great trade for Atlanta.

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Why do people say its a good trade? Was just looking at stats and neither look much better than BJ

Wisler and no bj

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The main gain is getting rid of Melvin. Just sucks we had to part with the best closer in baseball to do it. It's the right move though. We aren't in a position to seriously compete and by the time we are Kimbrel will likely have taken a step back, so why not sell while his stock is high, getting rid of Upton and bringing in a prospect and pick to boot.

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If wisler lives up to his potential this will be amazing for us.

#2 starter isn't a bad trade off for a closer IMO.

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Why do people say its a good trade? Was just looking at stats and neither look much better than BJ

They can get rid of both Maybin and Quentin after this season so taking on that sunk cost in a rebuild year to get rid of a longer term sunk cost is worth it. It's also nice that we have reportedly gotten two decent prospects and a draft pick out of this. It obviously sucks to lose Kimbrel but I am more than fine with the move.

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We traded the best closer to ever walk on the planet for a couple of scrub outfielder! Oh ******* joy! **** you Hart!

Don't be that guy. You're better than that.

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Don't be that guy. You're better than that.

I haven't been pleased with these trades, any of them. It seems to me that John Hart is making trades just for the he!l of it. Where's the elite super prospects the Braves should be getting back for the elite talent they've traded off? Nowhere to be found. All the prospects the Braves got back in these trades are good players at best and never going to make it at worse. None of them are locks to be superstars and it ******* sucks considering that Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel are 3 of the 15 or 20 best players in the NL.

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Love this trade. We went from winning 78 games to 74 games this season, but gained money, flexibility, and talent that could let us rebound as soon as next year. Braves fans should be jumping for joy.

BJ should have been given in the Justin trade. Instead we dump two great players at the expense of BJ

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I haven't been pleased with these trades, any of them. It seems to me that John Hart is making trades just for the he!l of it. Where's the elite super prospects the Braves should be getting back for the elite talent they've traded off? Nowhere to be found. All the prospects the Braves got back in these trades are good players at best and never going to make it at worse. None of them are locks to be superstars and it ******* sucks considering that Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel are 3 of the 15 or 20 best players in the NL.

That the Phillies can't unload a relatively cheap elite talent like Hamels for a couple of elite prospects should be more than enough to tell you how overrated the top ranked prospects have become. They did the smart thing by targeting a bunch of B level prospects and good upside starters instead of banging their head against the wall trying to get more blood from a rock like they have been in Philadelphia.

I also find it funny that people were gung ho about moving Gattis with BJ just to get rid of him but when they do just that but with Kimbrel they flip out. Quit your bitching and take a nap.

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None of them are locks to be superstars and it ******* sucks considering that Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel are 3 of the 15 or 20 best players in the NL.

You do realize that with the money we just freed up we can sign a "superstar"?

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