But that negative public perception apparently didn’t bother the club, which was dead-set on vaulting itself into the playoff picture after winning 79 games the year before. Over the past several years, his pitchability has been improving significantly. We needed an additional piece to our rotation.

"Our ownership stepped up in allowing us to get Zack Greinke," Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said Wednesday. I think it was a great trade for both teams. He had a 24-start winless streak in 2015 but also posted career bests in innings pitched (205⅓) and strikeouts (171). And by speaking ill of Preller I have summoned his mother. He hit .293/.359/.439 for a 121 wRC+, and he combined that with excellent baserunning and his usual elite defense. Yeah both those guys really made themselves out to be boobs after that deal. The 24-year-old right-hander has produced a 3.36 ERA in 63 career starts for St. Louis. Heyward's year has gone well, too, and though Walden has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for much of the year, the trade appears to have benefited both parties -- even though it did come as a surprise for Wacha and Miller, who admitted that it was "a little bit shocking" at first.
Sure ATL got more out of this trade but not a fleece. Months before first pitch, there was the realization of an overpay, and I don’t think we fans would have forgotten that even with a playoff berth and a 45 save year from Diaz. But Teixera actually contributed to Atlanta. I agree with you completely, but your argument is going to fall on deaf ears around here. Further, he put up unimpressive peripheral stats in both High A and the Arizona Fall League after his return this past season. Team: Milwaukee Brewers (majors, restricted list) Born: October 10, 1990 in Round Rock, TX us Draft: Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (19th) of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Brownwood HS (Brownwood, TX).. High School: Brownwood HS (Brownwood, TX) Revisiting The Braves’ Fleecing Of The D-Backs In The Shelby Miller Trade. Yes, it was a horrible trade on the D-Backs end, a definite fleecing by the Braves, no spin doctor can save this one. He absolutely could have been used to acquire many different players potentially at the time Arizona dealt him, but as it turns out Arizona’s biggest mistake related to this trade was perhaps choosing Swanson in the first place. Miller lasted just three years in Arizona, appearing in only 29 games and pitching 139 innings for the team. The Braves traded him to the Rangers at the end of the year, who then designated him for assignment. "For sure. Of course, as we know now, the team would have to wait a year—and install a new front office regime—before they broke into the 2017 postseason as a Wild Card team. Having to read the references by a couple knobs makes the original dialogue less funny. Ostensibly healthy in 2012, he hit .269/.335/.479 with 27 home runs and 21 steals at the still-tender age of 22, but in '13 he lost three weeks to appendicitis and nearly had his season ended by a pitch to the face in late August. Inciarte, meanwhile, wound up being a surprisingly important piece of the deal for the Braves. No, they didn’t. He is perhaps ranking around 25-30 among shortstops across MLB for past few years I would suggest. In fact, if this trade tells us anything about the 2015 Braves, it may be that their biggest gain here is team-controlled seasons. Atlanta got the best of the deal, but it wasn’t even close to a “fleecing”!