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  1. Braves looking for LF?

    The Atlanta Braves have been busy dismantling their outfield this offseason, having traded away Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis. While they did add Nick Markakis to play right field, the question of who plays every day in left field still...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. Five hidden gems in offseason trades

    Jim Bowden

    This has been one of the most exciting, whirlwind offseasons in recent memory, loaded with major trades. High-profile players such as Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Jason Heyward, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes and Jeff Sama...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  3. Why the Atlanta Braves' offseason moves don't make sense - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes that based on the Braves' offseason moves thus far, it's not clear whether Atlanta's front office is in rebuilding mode or looking to compete in 2015.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  4. What is Evan Gattis worth?

    Doug Mittler

    The re-branding of the Atlanta Braves already has seen Jason Heyward traded to St. Louis and Justin Upton shipped to San Diego. A valuable trade chip remains in Evan Gattis, who remains a defensive liability but has back to back seasons of at least ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  5. Padres' new star-studded lineup ill-fitting

    Buster Olney

    The whole baseball world is talking about the San Diego Padres today, in the dead of winter, probably for the first time since Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter were traded for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez a quarter-century ago. The Padres' spring tra...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  6. Friday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    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. Not all the deals are official, but assuming there aren't any last-minute wrinkl...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  7. Justin Upton a smart bet for Padres

    Keith law

    The Padres just keep making transactions -- I feel like they're about to get in a waiver-wire war over Tim Pugh -- to the point where they seem to have too many cooks in their lineup, but acquiring Justin Upton is a smart bet on a great athlete who h...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  8. Upton heading west?

    AJ Mass

    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...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  9. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  10. Padres a match for Upton?

    AJ Mass

    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. However, Kemp won't be able to do i...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  11. Will Braves make a deal?

    AJ Mass

    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. "Evan Gattis would catch, right now as we stand. Justin Upton in left field,...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  12. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    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...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  13. Package deal with Justin Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    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. The Giants aggressively pursued Jon ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. And the next dominoes to fall will be ...

    Jim Bowden

    Now that Jon Lester has decided to call Chicago home, agreeing to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs, it's time for the next dominoes to fall. What's next on the agenda? The players below have been waiting patiently for one of the "big fi...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  15. The market for Justin Upton

    Doug Mittler

    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. Those deals will merely be warm-up acts if the Braves de...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  16. Rumors Roundup for Monday

    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 expec...

    Blog | December 08, 2014