av jackky 09 nov 2018, 10:40
Braves general manager John Coppolella is fed up with accusations that the team is tanking, and he wants everyone to know star first baseman Freddie Freeman is not on the trading block.I cannot make it any more clear, Coppolella said,via USA Today.We are not trading Freddie Freeman. We Roberto Clemente Cool Base Gold Jersey are not. Id give my right arm before we trade Freddie Freeman. It is not happening.MORE: MLB trade rumors | Banister wins AL Manager of the Year | Maddon wins NL Manager of the YearWe'd believe Coppolella a little more if Atlanta hadn't conducted a ma s sell-offof talent last offseason,headlined by the tradesof outfielder Justin Upton andcloser Gerrit Cole Jersey Craig Kimbrel to the Padres.In fact, the Braves last weektraded shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for shortstop Erick Aybar,two pitching prospects and cash.I know its hard for our fans, but Im not running for office," Coppolella told USA Today."We are doing what I believe is whats best in for the long-term interest of Pittsburgh Pirates Custom White Jersey the Braves. Ill trust our scouts and analytics.Im getting so tired of this,"he continued.If guys want to take shots, or (degrade) us, fine. But lets let it play out for a few years before we start branding our pitchforks and torches.I feel in my heart this is the best for the Braves.Many fans disagree, and the standings don't lie.The Braves went Chad Kuhl Jersey 67-95 last season, thethird-worst record in the majors behind the Phillies and Reds. Players like Upton, Kimbrel, Simmons andJason Heyward are gone and not much has been bought back in return (Shelby Miller being the best acquisition thus far). Promising good seasons down the road Francisco Cervelli Jersey is all wellandgood, but fans want to see something positive in the present to maintain interest.And the Braves organization just isn't doing that right now.