Simmons deal a steal for Atlanta 

February, 20, 2014
Feb 20
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The Atlanta Braves recently locked up Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran and Craig Kimbrel with long-term deals, and by adding Andrelton Simmons to that group with a seven-year, $58 million extension, they have identified what they believe is their long-term core.

As for the Simmons deal itself, there is no other way to put this: It is a fantastic bargain for the club.

The reason why this is such good value for the Braves is that they are signing Simmons for his spectacular defense, which typically costs less than offense, but I think he is going to develop into a much better hitter in time.

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