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    How do the Braves find bats for 2017 and beyond?

    I will start:

    RHP Shelby Miller, CF Cam Maybin to Colorado for OF David Dahl, 3B Ryan McMahon, C Tom Murphy

    The Braves then sign a FA analog pitcher to replace Miller and play Bourn in CF until/if Dahl and/or Smith can take over.
    2017 sees McMahon as the 3B and Olivera at 2B.

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    Since they need so many they should see about acquiring them wholesale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin View Post
    Since they need so many they should see about acquiring them wholesale.
    We just did a 2 for 1 to get Swisher and Bourn.

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    Trading proven players like Maybin, Shelby for prospects is dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    Trading proven players like Maybin, Shelby for prospects is dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    Trading proven players like Maybin, Shelby for prospects is dumb.
    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post
    If you wanna use this re Wood, i dont think he's more of 3-4 long-term.

    So cut that out.

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    Can't see any scenario where trading Miller makes sense, especially if they're not going after one of the "Aces" available this winter.


    2017 Potential Free-Agent Targets

    OF- Jose Bautista
    OF- Carlos Gomez
    C- Jonathon Lucroy


    In a sense, trading for Bourn and Swisher puts you in a position to go after one of the "Aces" this winter (payroll sitting at less than $80 million in commitments before arbitration and renewals), then do whatever it takes to land Bautista or Gomez as you move into the new park.
    Waters is intersting too. Would prefer a guy that projects to more power though. (2017 Draft Thread)

    If they don't make additions they can expect the same 3-5 win improvement they saw last year. That makes the Braves a 75-78 win team. (What's the best we could hope for in 2018?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    If you wanna use this re Wood, i dont think he's more of 3-4 long-term.

    So cut that out.
    And Maybin is an MVP candidate?

    Shelby might get hurt, so you have to account for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post
    And Maybin is an MVP candidate?

    Shelby might get hurt, so you have to account for that.
    So could Freeman, lets trade him too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clvclv View Post
    Can't see any scenario where trading Miller makes sense, especially if they're not going after one of the "Aces" available this winter.


    2017 Potential Free-Agent Targets

    OF- Jose Bautista
    OF- Carlos Gomez
    C- Jonathon Lucroy


    In a sense, trading for Bourn and Swisher puts you in a position to go after one of the "Aces" this winter (payroll sitting at less than $80 million in commitments before arbitration and renewals), then do whatever it takes to land Bautista or Gomez as you move into the new park.
    Lucroy has two more years on his deal after this year.

    Dont see Joey Bats leaving Tor especially if they keep Price.

    Gomez is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    So could Freeman, lets trade him too.
    I'm just using one of the many excuses you guys gave for shipping off Wood.

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    What ace wants to pitch for a team that isn't planning on trying to win next year?

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    Miller will not be traded for prospects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post
    I'm just using one of the many excuses you guys gave for shipping off Wood.
    There's plenty of reasons they traded him but i do wish we traded for someone younger, even though Olivera has a team-friendly deal.

    Him being 30 is a concern and has been beating too much.

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    Certainly a fair question though.

    If they dont get in on the Heyward, JUp, Cespedes sweepstakes, im not sure what kinda impact bat they can look to add.

    I get the reasonsings for trading Gattis (AL player/DH), Heyward/JUp (contract years) but still need to add some players to replace them by 2017, if not in FA, im not sure who they trade for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post
    What ace wants to pitch for a team that isn't planning on trying to win next year?
    Your point is well taken. It is more difficult to attract players to a non-contending team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesnumberone View Post
    What ace wants to pitch for a team that isn't planning on trying to win next year?
    Actually a fair point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyward View Post
    If you wanna use this re Wood, i dont think he's more of 3-4 long-term.

    So cut that out.
    LOL classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    LOL classic
    thought u had me on ignore?

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