Can't imagine there'd be many takers for Bourn's salary. Maybin will draw some trade interest. But his numbers aren't quite where they were a couple of months ago.
I wouldn't get too concerned with the age of this current roster. This is a temporary thing. The part about the lack of hitters in the minors is a concern, though. That's why they traded for Hector Olivera.
I questioned whether a complete makeover was necessary. But once the new front office got started, there was no sense in engaging in half-measures. And they haven't. They've gone the full Monty.
That was another reason for the Olivera trade. There aren't many big-name bats apt to be available as free agents.
These guys are pretty creative. So I'm thinking they just might have. Good question.
I'm not sure either is here through the end of next season.
Yes. They love draft picks.
No. Even the Braves didn't. I'm not sure Pierzynski did.
I've never seen him play. The people I know who have seen him play -- they work for the Braves -- insist he's the kind of disciplined hitter they want and is a very good guy.
I really think the only way to judge a trade is what the guys you get do for you. It's irresistible to compare that with what the traded guys are doing, but they're really not your concern anymore.
Another good question. He appeared to be having a career year at 28. Know who else had a career year at 28? Chris Johnson.
If they play the Marlins every day, they'd win the division. They don't, though.
I'm not the world's biggest fan of "chemistry." If B.J. Upton had hit 25 homers and stolen 25 bases, would his demeanor have been an issue? Nobody griped about Chris Johnson when he nearly won a batting title in 2013. It doesn't hurt if a guy is a good guy. It's even better if he's a good player.
I'm not a doctor or a trainer, but I know the Braves were very concerned about Wood's mechanics. And his drop in velocity.
Pretty sure the Dodgers promoted Peraza because Howie Kendrick got hurt. As for the Braves: They liked Peraza. They just didn't consider him indispensable.
The Braves are committed to young pitching at affordable costs. They're not going to pursue David Price.
I think they'd love to be in any race any year. I still think 2017 is the target, though.
I haven't heard. I'd imagine he'd be a September call-up.