@JonM: There's no salary cap in baseball. Braves' budget, whatever it is, is self-imposed.
@Dustin: Nobody is going to give up anything on a player when they know a team is looking to dump him -- especially when that player makes a lot of money.
@BatMasterson: Totally agree.
@Les: They're not alone. Giants were in Candlestick forever.
@Robert: Did Strauss tell you to write that? (Kidding. He's a friend of mine.)
@Jeff: He's a voice in room at organizational meetings. That's about it. Like Schuerholz.
@MarkWright: It's close to the Big Chicken. That's the only one that I see.
@BooBooBear: Close? No. Largely because of lack of great options.
@cap: Uggla zero trade value.
@MurphtoHallofFame: Yes. And yes.
@JonM: Overswingers and lack of getting on base.
@JDawgSicEm: Heyward is absolutely the catalyst for the lineup. We saw that last year.
@cap: Probably not great value today because of his BA.
@JDawgSicEm: Not this year. Let's wait to see how he plays this season.
@BryanA: Great point and I'm in agreement -- major failures have been free agency signings. That's on the GM, not the coaches or manager.
@Larry: Yes. That was in Houston, land of misery. I want to see it in Atlanta.
@TylerSmith: There will still be three years and $45 million left on contract. So probably yes.
@RVABravesFan: I like Pastronicky. Just not sure he's an every day player.
@BatMasterson: I'm not sure if it's that simple. But "casual fans" in general aren't really statistics/numbers driven.
@mikec: Fredi and hitting coaches are trying to work with what they have. I can't guarantee they were ever overly confident privately. That's my personal opinion.