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Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:51 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 6:01 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Braves got the hot stove season started earlier this week by trading veteran starting pitcher Derek Lowe, and it appears they're not done dealing. They "might be willing" to trade infielder/outfielder Martin Prado and starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.

Dealing either one would give the Braves further salary relief (they removed $5 million from their 2012 payroll when they traded Lowe) and possibly help in the pursuit of free agents. If Prado and Jurrjens are traded, the Braves would have holes in left field and shortstop (assuming they don't bring back Alex Gonzalez) and more than $10 million less in payroll from last season due to the deals.

Hot Stove Season
If Jurrjens is removed from the rotation, the Braves still have enough depth to field a solid starting five. Tim Hudson, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor are easy choices, while youngsters Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran could compete for the fifth spot. Of course, Hanson's balky shoulder could be a concern, but trading Jurrjens still has merit. Bowman cites the Royals in his report as a possible fit, and Royals general manager Dayton Moore has been reportedly seeking rotation help.

Prado, 28, hit .260/.302/.385 with 13 home runs, 57 RBI and 66 runs in 129 games during a disappointing offensive season in 2011. He was an All-Star and finished ninth in NL MVP voting in 2010. That, teamed with his ability to play four to five positions could make him attractive.

Jurrjens, 25, was in the mix for All-Star starter this past season before his second half was decimated with a knee injury. He finished the season 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 152 innings. He was 12-3 with a 1.87 ERA and 1.07 WHIP at the All-Star break. 

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Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

You should get used to enjoying post-seasons that don't include the Atlanta Braves

You should get used to enjoying post seasons that include the Philadelphia Phillies choking.


da55bums
Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 2:19 am
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Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

You should get used to enjoying post-seasons that don't include the Atlanta Braves


lookbing
Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:52 pm
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Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

Yankees should/will make this deal in a heartbeat. Send Montero and another prospect in a package. Good young pitcher with good experience.



Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2011 8:37 am
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

The Royals need to lock up Jurrjens and C.J. Wilson and they will be an immediate contender.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2011 8:19 am
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

only Royals players Braves could be interested in: Myers / Colon 


da55bums
Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 2:26 am
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Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

Braves are scrambling as the reality sets in that it'll still be many many seasons before the beat the Phillies for the Division title
They're scrambling? You're totally clueless. Stick to the Phillies threads instead of trolling. Did you enjoy your October? I sure did. Watching that overrated team get knocked around, i could do nothing but giggle. With that albatross lineup and aging pitching staff, the door is slamming shut soon.



Since: May 18, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Report: Braves willing to deal Jurrjens, Prado

Every player is available for the right price. I will bet my right nut the stay where they are.


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