Category Archives: Braves Trades

Braves trade prospects! Oh my!

The Atlanta Braves spent the last two years stockpiling prospects, and now they’ve decided to start trading some of them away. The team swung two deals this week, each with a different purpose in mind. On Thursday Atlanta acquired left-handed … Continue reading

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Braves acquire Kemp from Padres for Olivera

The Atlanta Braves pulled off another unusual and possibly unbalanced trade in their favor on Saturday when they acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the San Diego Padres in exchange for disgraced outfielder Hector Olivera. The genesis of the trade is … Continue reading

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Braves trade for power-hitting prospect Demeritte

The Atlanta Braves made another seemingly unbalanced trade in their favor last week when they acquired power-hitting outfield prospect Travis Demeritte from the Texas Rangers in exchange for starting pitcher Lucas Harrell and lefty reliever Dario Alvarez. These two pitchers … Continue reading

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Braves trade for pick #76 in 2016 draft

I’m really glad that baseball began allowing the trading of some draft picks. And so are the Braves. Atlanta used the acquisition of additional draft picks to their advantage last year by trading for two additional selections, one as a … Continue reading

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The 2016 Atlanta Braves: A Team Built for the Trade Deadline

By now it should be no secret: the 2016 Atlanta Braves are not built to be a contending team. A team that expects to compete against the strong and deep rotations of the Mets and Nats doesn’t take a week … Continue reading

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Braves trade Christian Bethancourt to Padres

The Atlanta Braves rebuild continued last week as they shipped one-time-prospect catcher Christian Bethancourt to the Padres for one-time right-handed pitching prospect Casey Kelly and catching prospect Ricardo Rodriguez. It was rumored for a while that Atlanta wanted to move … Continue reading

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Braves acquire Swanson, Blair and Inciarte from Diamondbacks for Shelby Miller

The Atlanta Braves pulled off another blockbuster trade on day two of the Baseball Winter Meetings. They sent starting pitcher Shelby Miller and reliever Gabe Speier to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for shortstop prospect Dansby Swanson, right-handed pitching prospect … Continue reading

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Braves acquire Jose Ramirez from Mariners

The Atlanta Braves acquired what seems like a minor bullpen piece today when they received right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Atlanta was attracted by the power arm … Continue reading

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Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Tigers

The Atlanta Braves completed the required weekly offseason trade today, as they sent center fielder Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers for left-handed relievers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. It looks like the Braves will also send about $1.5 million … Continue reading

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Braves trade Andrelton Simmons to Angels

This one hurts. Damn the baseball analysis for a minute… Andrelton Simmons was easily my favorite Atlanta Braves player still left on the team. I first saw him in Danville, Virginia, a month after he was drafted. At the time … Continue reading

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