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Big move today to give us another young strong hitter in the line up.
Prado was a very good player and hope him all the best but I think this was a great move for the long run.
awesome, can they hit against our starting pitching or bull pen???
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I like the move...Hate losing Prado, and Delgado could end up being a pretty good one as well. However, i don't think we gave away too much and our outfield between speed, power and defense could be pretty exciting.
They can have the uptons, very me players, especially BJ. Overpaid
Yeah definitely hate losing Prado but he's a free agent after the season and will be demanding a pretty big paycheck. J-Up is under team control for 3 more years. My understanding is this also played a role in being willing to include Prado.
I was just happy we were able to keep Teheren and Gilmartin.
Totally agree, both had everything handed to them on a silver platter and it shows in their play. Neither BJ or Justin ever show any effort. They are some of the faster players in the league, yet you never catch them trying to beat out a groundball or stretch a single to a double.
Nats will win 100+ games this year and run away with the division.
This post was edited by 806 Progress 15 months ago
And now the Braves have to deal with their soft feelings and huge egos at the same time, heaven help them if they have to sit one of them...Don't get me wrong, these kids have HUGE talent, but from a very young age they have been coddled and it shows now. BJ insisted that he was a Shortstop growing up, but he was clearly horrible at SS, but they (he and his dad) would never even consider playing on any team where he was not guaranteed to be the SS. Justin is the better of the 2 on the field and mentally and has a better attitude, but I would not want both on my team under any situation. I'd take Justin but I'd rather not deal with BJ, even on his own
Teams don't just let players with their talent go...unless there is a reason. Good luck catching lightening in a bottle Braves.
Yes I am a Nats fan, but I know that ^^^^^^
Love this picture though.....baseball and warm weather cannot get here soon enough
Not worried about any past history with either player or the Nats.
Change of team, change of divisions/leagues, playing with your brother is going to give both players new energy and new life. Freddie wont put with any crap because Bobby is his mentor and Freddie learned from the best. With Beachy coming back healthy to our pitching staff I like our chance alot.
I like the trade...bring a little new life to the club. May work or may not...but it appeared they couldn't work out a deal with Prado long term so they needed to work something out. I played legion ball a couple of summer with kids that made it into the minors....and most of them were coddled. It is just the nature of the beast. Especially when parents are heavily evolved.
By the way I like Nats fans telling me about Baseball! I kid!!!
This post was edited by Root4tech 15 months ago
The Braves did give up three of their top 10 prospects in this trade with Delgado, Ahmed and Drury (although Drury had a down year and would have fallen out of that top-10 range). Ahmed was here in Lynchburg this year and was tremendous and won the MVP of the Championship series. I watched him take ground balls alongside Simmons when Simmons came back this year on rehab and they are comparable defensively (even though I give Simmons the nod). Great move by the Braves, though, because Ahmed was great trade bait with Simmons already young and proven.
Lost in this trade is the pickup of Chris Johnson to take over at 3rd base for Chipper. Very solid major leaguer.
Justin and bj dont have the same makeup issues. Justin plays the game properly.
This post was edited by qs210 15 months ago
BJ could definitely stand to play a little harder at times. Justin is a completely different person than BJ and they are both good guys. I don't know how well you know Manny there dad but he is one of the nicest people you can meet. As far as BJ playing shortstop every stud high school player plays shortstop. Cuddyer played shortstop too and set a record for errors his first year in the minors. You don't get coddled into being 1st round picks without putting in some work. They work a lot harder than you think.
I am a Nats fan also but BJ and Justin aren't as bad as some in the 757 will tell you. A lot of people in this area love to hate these guys even Cuddyer who has never given anyone a reason to dislike him.
Please don't think what I said means I think they are bad guys.
I have never heard anything but good things about Justin, that doesn't mean those things are not the same about BJ but he has had issues with playing hard and giving it everything...maybe playing with Justin will kick him into gear, as I said, they have huge talent.
I didn't I guess after years of hearing the same things I get a little defensive. Trust me BJ frustrates everyone including the guys who play in the MLB with how he coasts sometimes. But I believe the light is going to come on 1 year and BJ is going to put up stupid numbers. He could be a 30/30 guy every year he needs to shorten his swing and use right field more. BJ has stupid power to right field and he needs to utilize that more and he knows it.
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