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    Can we have Wren back please?

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    Well, damn. Kimbrel gone. Damn damn damn.

    Wish we got more prospects.
    AJ does all the other things just as well if not better than Mac - zbhargrove

    I don't think Nolan Ryan should be a poster child for mechanics - SAV

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    Braves appear to be saving a helluva lot of money here, too.

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    Don't know much about Paroubeck, but he was a second-round pick in 2013 and had a really nice debut season as a switch-hitting left field in rookie ball last year.

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    Wisler and Paroubeck look to be good-to-very good prospects. Not enamored with either Maybin or Quentin. Hope the draft pick is included.

    Sad to see Kimbrel gone. A ton of money is now off the books. Curious to see how (and if and when) it is used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Braves appear to be saving a helluva lot of money here, too.
    To bring Jason Heyward or Justin Upton back, but more likely to stash away. There's dick in FA. Aside from Price and Zimmerman there isn't even a really great FA pitcher unless Greinke opts out. So we'll have money to burn in a weak market, not a great scenario.
    AJ does all the other things just as well if not better than Mac - zbhargrove

    I don't think Nolan Ryan should be a poster child for mechanics - SAV

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    So much to compute, but my gut reaction seeing all the parts is that this is a great trade for us.

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    Love Kimbrel, but it didn't make sense wasting his arb years as a non-contender. And once he hits FA, I'm not sure it would make sense unless our budget changes significantly.

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    This is what we needed to do... Dump BJ and use Kimbrel to do it.. money saved is worth it.

    I guess the brothers will be reunited

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    In a Mukaki rebuild, you never know what direction it's coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dak View Post
    So much to compute, but my gut reaction seeing all the parts is that this is a great trade for us.
    Agreed. We get one stellar (top 50) prospect, one high-ceiling guy, a rebound candidate who had a great spring and is only 28 (and contract controlled for the next two years), a draft pick, and saved a boatload of cash.

    And Carlos Quentin.

    I hate to see Kimbrel go, but this was the way to do it.

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    Thats a big deal, umm interesting.

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    If you consider Melvin an utter non-entity (and he surely is), Quentin a one-year guy to soak up some ABs and even up the cash and Maybin a buy-low candidate, we basically traded Kimbrel for Wisler, Paroubeck and the 41st. That's not a sizzling return, but throw in the rest of Upton's contract and I think you have a pretty solid deal.

    I would probably have preferred getting another handful of prospects instead of Quentin and Maybin, but I would wager those two were non-negotiables on San Diego's end.

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    I'm utterly shocked! I did't see this coming from 2 feet away... I think I love this

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    So does Gomes get released as a result of the trade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitothebrave View Post
    To bring Jason Heyward or Justin Upton back, but more likely to stash away. There's dick in FA. Aside from Price and Zimmerman there isn't even a really great FA pitcher unless Greinke opts out. So we'll have money to burn in a weak market, not a great scenario.
    There's a TON of good SP's on the market next winter.

    Cueto as well as others.

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    What a great freakin trade. To unload BJ's and Kimbrel's money AND to get a top prospect and a player I like in Maybin is a great haul.

    Well done John Hart

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