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Thursday's 4 p.m. ET Trading deadline watch

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Posted: 7/11/2014 7:22 AM

Thursday's 4 p.m. ET Trading deadline watch 


Getting very close to the deadline I brought this thread back rather than start a new one about the deadline

This is being reported this morning, four days before there deadline Thursday:
The Dodgers are looking for another starting pitcher and may also have some interest in Burnett, but could go real big and bid on Price, Jon Lester, or deal for someone such as Colorado lefthander Jorge De La Rosa.

Frank Wren was telling the beat writers he is comfortable with the Braves starting rotation. He must have missed Minors starts.
Professional Baseball People will tell you "Offense wins games, Pitching and Defense wins Championships."

Last edited 7/28/2014 8:34 AM by WilliamJames

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Posted: 7/11/2014 8:07 AM

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Couple questions:  No disrespect but what are Bowmans journalistic credentials if anyone knows?  Does he have the inside knowledge to comment on budgetary issues.

Second, does anyone know how the Braves insure their player's injuries.  Seems to me with the injuries this year that insurance would cover a bunch of roster needs.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 11:26 AM

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Wren said the only day on the radio that the salary is an issue.

They get some insured but they are not all insured and its not like the braves have 20 million sitting on the DL. Medlen is really the only one who makes real money.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 9:50 AM

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I think Boston is going to be sellers. They might not trade Lester but I could see Lackey going and all their relievers.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 2:02 PM

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Miller, Perez, Sipp, Wright, Russell - The Braves will get one of those lefty relievers.

They need more, however, if they are to do anything special.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 6:42 PM

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Ken Rosenthal @ Ken_Rosenthal 4m

Also on # RedSox: Team had top scout at # Braves’ Triple A game today. Braves seeking LH reliever, known interest in Miller.

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Posted: 7/27/2014 6:58 PM

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skidlee21 wrote: Ken Rosenthal @ Ken_Rosenthal 4m

Also on # RedSox: Team had top scout at # Braves’ Triple A game today. Braves seeking LH reliever, known interest in Miller.

 Sounds like things are getting serious with the Sox, but if its someone down at AAA, they're giving up it's encouraging because there is really is nothing special down there as far as top prospects.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 9:46 PM

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tvsportscaster wrote:
skidlee21 wrote: Ken Rosenthal @ Ken_Rosenthal 4m

Also on # RedSox: Team had top scout at # Braves’ Triple A game today. Braves seeking LH reliever, known interest in Miller.

 Sounds like things are getting serious with the Sox, but if its someone down at AAA, they're giving up it's encouraging because there is really is nothing special down there as far as top prospects.
Yeah I would not be mad if we really traded anyone from that team. Just thinking of what the Red Sox might need and Terdo comes to mind. Mike Carp has asked to be traded and Terdo could come in and be a good bench bat for them IMO. I could also see them looking at Elmer Reyes and Pastor as bench guys. Northcraft, Hoyt, and Avilan pitched today so also maybe one of those guys. Trading Avilan would be surprising because Miller is not signed for next year.

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Posted: 7/28/2014 5:57 PM

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Joel Sherman     @ Joelsherman1                       47m               

# Mariners and # Braves are teams talking most to # Padres about adding Denorfia for their bench

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Posted: Yesterday 11:24 AM

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Sources this morning say Braves in on Lester. and I assume they still have interest in Miller.  What would you put up to make this happen?

Peraza:  BoSox have more and better middle infield prospects than we do.
MiL Pitching:  Same as above
JUpton:  Sox have been in search of LH Opers
Gattis:  Think Sox would fall all over them selves but dont think this would be on the table
Heyward:  Possibly of interest to Sox but dont know how he would play at Fenway.
Bethancout:  He would only be a start to some package.

I cant think of anything else.
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Posted: Yesterday 12:31 PM

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Don't believe the Braves would give up anyone significant for 2 months of Lester.

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Posted: Yesterday 1:21 PM

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Even if the Braves trade for players that put the team into the World Series it will be hard to watch prospects go on to star for other teams for the next 6 years. Two months rental for top prospects would be tough to take unless those prospects are blocked and won't ever wear a Braves uniform anyway.
Professional Baseball People will tell you "Offense wins games, Pitching and Defense wins Championships."
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Posted: Yesterday 1:45 PM

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Sox are asking (I know they will come down before Thurs) for a top prospect and a lesser prospect just for Lester.

My point is that we really have nothing to offer in the way of prospects.

We really dont seem to have money to pick up the balance of Lester's contract.

There are ways I think it could work with Upton or Heyward but dont see how we can live without even one of those 2 for the balance of the season.

BTW  According to Smoltz, Lester lives on the north side of Atlanta,   Really, really close to the new stadium site.
Would that entice him to sign with us over some other teams?  And i dont mean at a discount.

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Posted: Yesterday 2:49 PM

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I was listening to Jim Bowden radio show and he said there were 7 seven teams that are in on Lester. He named all seven and the Braves were not named. He was very adamant that his sources were correct.

@JimBowdenESPNxm: According to a source here are the teams that are “in” on Jon Lester at this hour: Tor, Sea, Milw, StL, LAD, Balt & Miami #ESPN #SiriusXM

Every baseball talking head has agreed that the Braves are only going for a lefthanded reliever and a bench bat. The overall consensus is Wren will not trade away any prospects.

I won't be surprised if Shreve ends up the lefthanded reliever and Gosselin ends up as the bench bat

I actually think the Braves have very attractive prospects. The Braves have the youngest team in baseball because the system is so strong with prospects. Simmons, Freeman, Heyward, Gattis, LaStella, Minor, Wood, Kimbrel, Teheran, Shreve were all prospects.

The next wave of prospects that are very close are Bethancourt, Peraza, Gosselin, Wren, Kubitza, Sims, Hursh, Graham, Caratini, Martin, Northcraft and Jaime if he can get his command under control. Each of those players are showing their value at different levels. If fans want an all star at every position in the next two years than none of those names will seem valuable.

Teams cannot field a roster that are full of home grown players and I would like to see what teams have more home grown players than the Braves?

mlb.mlb.com/mlb/news/prospects/index.jsp?c_id=atl
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Posted: Yesterday 3:09 PM

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@Braves: The Braves today placed RHP Shae Simmons on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain. RHP Juan Jaime has been recalled from Gwinnett (AAA)
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Posted: Yesterday 4:50 PM

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Former GM and Insider Jim Bowden with ESPN says Braves want a bat off the bench & left handed reliever. Hoping to get 1 by Thursday & the other during waiver deadline. Braves are not going to get an ace. They are not in on Price, not in on Lester & not in on Hamels InsidePitch
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Posted: Yesterday 5:41 PM

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Jayson Stark says otherwise on Lester.

Thoughts:  Do you think we could get the same type deal for Santana?  Would even out the money issue and give a chance to sign Lester.  He lives in Sharpsburg BTW

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Posted: Yesterday 6:02 PM

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I'm sure the braves inquired on Lester. Wren said they are content with the current rotation and don't have any wiggle room in the budget. Floyd's contract was for $4M and he could get another $4M if he met the required innings to trigger the money. The injury caused Floyd to come up short so I'm guessing that money is out there.
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Posted: Yesterday 6:10 PM

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Jayson Stark says otherwise on Lester.

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Bowden was referring to teams that were actively negotiating with Red Sox in regards to Lester. Braves probably checked in to see what it would take. Miller is on Braves radar and they are "in on Miller."
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Posted: Yesterday 10:36 PM

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@JimBowdenESPNxm: #RedSox announce Lester scratched tomorrow or in other words.....he gone.....now just a matter of where.

That would be so cool if Wren fooled the baseball world and traded for Lester and Miller

Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have told teams that it will require "at least two elite-level prospects" to acquire Jon Lester.

It's a hefty price to pay for a two-month rental, but you can't blame the Red Sox for asking for that haul, especially when it looks like David Price might not be dealt. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has listed the Dodgers and the Cardinals as the favorites for Lester, and Lauber has been told by industry insiders that the Dodgers are the "front-runner." The Pirates and A's are lurking in the background.

If the Dodgers get Lester than the Braves just need to go through the motions to finish the season and prepare for 2015.

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