The San Diego Padres have been incredibly busy over the last two days and have made so many moves, it's a shock that Rajon Rondo wasn't among their new acquisitions.
The Atlanta Braves are reportedly putting the finishing touches on a deal that would send Justin Upton to an unknown American League West club. Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs tweeted early Friday morning that, according to a source, "a package headlined by young pitching" would be coming back to Atlanta.
With the addition of Matt Kemp, the San Diego Padres have made a statement that they're hoping to win games with their offense in 2015 and that they're no longer content to try and simply out-pitch their opponents.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez earlier this week and asked him what his defense might look like in 2015.
The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was forced to explain what went wrong.
The San Francisco Giants have emerged as a serious suitor for outfielder Justin Upton, but the Atlanta Braves are packaging third baseman Chris Johnson as part of any deal, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
It already has been a very busy offseason for the Atlanta Braves, who traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals in a deal for Shelby Miller and signed Nick Markakis and Jim Johnson via free agency.
When will Jon Lester make up his mind? That is the question the baseball world is asking, with bated breath, at the winter meetings in San Diego. According to ESPN Insider Buster Olney, “the Lester talks have entered the final turn, with an expectation that a choice will be made no earlier than Monday night and no later than Tuesday.
The Atlanta Braves have been busy this offseason making some changes to their outfield, having sent away Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals and signing free agent Nick Markakis to a four-year deal to replace him.
The Seattle Mariners don't want to be left on the sidelines this offseason, and have their sights set on adding a big-name player to their outfield before the start of 2015.
One player who was likely more than a bit interested in Monday’s spending spree by the Boston Red Sox is Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, who is scheduled to hit the free agent market next winter.
According to a New York Post story on Friday, the Atlanta Braves are shopping talented outfielder Justin Upton and are seeking a huge haul in return.Joel Sherman wrote, in fact, that the Braves are requesting a higher return than they received in exchange for Jason Heyward -- Shelby Miller and pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins.
On Monday, the Atlanta Braves traded away outfielder Jason Heyward as part of a four player deal that could well indicate the team is about to enter a sort of fire sale mode for 2015.
The Atlanta Braves are expected to move an outfielder this offseason, as the trio of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward is unlikely to return intact for 2015.
In 2014, the Atlanta Braves outfielders -- led primarily by the trio of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward -- ranked 17th in the league in total bases and just 25th in batting average.