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Viva El Birdos Dec 2, 2014

Jason Heyward's loss of power and his approach at the plate

Jason Heyward's power has gone down as he has spent more time in the leadoff spot. A change in approach might have caused the power drop, and a return to an aggressive approach could cause the power to return in 2015. Jason Heyward comes to St. Louis with a lot of positives. His defense is likely best in the league in right field. He gets on base, reaching more than 35% of the time. He is young, just 25 years old on a team with core players in their 30s. He is fast, twice stealing at least 20 bases. All of those attributes make Jason Heyward one of the best young players in best baseball,...
Viva El Birdos Nov 24, 2014

Randal Grichuk's role in 2015 after the Jason Heyward trade

Randal Grichuk ended 2015 as the starting rightfielder for the Cardinals. He showed solid outfield defense and pop with his bat, but is not yet a complete player. The Jason Heyward trade puts him on the bench in the majors, but his development might be better served in the minors. Randal Grichuk has taken no at bats since singling in the top of the ninth in Game of the National League Championship Series against the Giants yet his potential role keeps changing. At the start of the offseason he was set to fight for a starting role in right field. After the tragic death of Oscar Taveras,...
Bird Bytes: The Cards' shopping list

Bird Bytes: The Cards' shopping list

After landing OF Jason Heyward, GM John Mozeliak will turn his attention to filling other roster needs for 2015.
Bernie: Cards can afford Jason Heyward

Bernie: Cards can afford Jason Heyward

The team's new outfielder can become a free agent after the 2015 season. How far will Cardinals' management go in the effort to keep him?
Braves Journal Nov 18, 2014

Shelby Miller

So, there was a blockbuster trade, where the Braves and Cardinals swapped one year of a talented but fragile left-handed right-fielder for a young Southern fireballing right-handed pitching prospect. If you started thinking that the Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller trade is slightly reminscent of the J.D. Drew/Adam Wainwright trade, you’re not wrong. One main difference is […]
Washington Post Nov 18, 2014

Nats Journal: Does Jason Heyward’s trade weaken the Braves, help the Nationals?

On Monday, the Braves shipped away one of their most productive hitters, Jason Heyward, and a flame-throwing reliever, Jordan Walden, for two young arms. The Braves need to bolster the roster in many areas, including starting pitching. Trading one year of control of Heyward, who didn’t appear likely to be given a contract extension, and two years of Walden for four years of starter Shelby Miller and six years of pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins makes sense for the Braves. Read full article >>

Does Jason Heyward’s trade weaken the Braves, help the Nationals?

On Monday, the Braves shipped away one of their most productive hitters, Jason Heyward, and a flame-throwing reliever, Jordan Walden, for two young arms. The Braves need to bolster the roster in many areas, including starting pitching. Trading one year of control of Heyward, who didn’t appear likely to be given a contract extension, and […]

Now that Heyward is a Card, where will he hit in lineup?

Jason Heyward is only 25 years old and he could be in line for the best seasons of his career.
Viva El Birdos Nov 18, 2014

What is the impact of trading Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to the Atlanta Braves for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden on the St. Louis Cardinals roster and payroll?

The Cardinals' win-now trade increases payroll in 2015. The St. Louis Cardinals traded starting pitcher Shelby Miller and pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins to the Atlanta Braves on Monday in exchange for right fielder Jason Heyward and righthanded reliever Jordan Walden. Adding Heyward to the roster solidifies right field for the Cardinals in 2015, a position that was turned into a question mark after the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras, and acquiring Walden gives St. Louis a righthanded setup man to replace departing free agent Pat Neshek. Trading Miller away creates an...
Viva El Birdos Nov 17, 2014

Is Jason Heyward a steal for the Cardinals?

The Cardinals traded for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden, giving up Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The Cardinals transformed their roster this morning, trading away former top prospect and two-year starter Shelby Miller along with prospect Tyrell Jenkins for Jason Heyward and bullpen arm Jordan Walden. Aaron Finkel wrote the initial analysis for the site. Aaron summed it up thusly: The downside here is that Heyward walks and Jenkins or Miller become a star. The upside is that the Cardinals likely just made a marked improvement to their 2015 squad by dealing from depth while getting a...
Fenway Nation Nov 17, 2014
Red Sox Were Never In On Jason Heyward

Red Sox Were Never In On Jason Heyward

(USAToday Photo)OF Jason Heyward was traded by the Braves to the Cardinals today for—frankly—not all that much. St. Louis sent Shelby Miller (a marginal starter at best) and another prospect to Atlanta for Heyward and a decent pitching prospect. Despite the relatively low price for Heyward, the Red Sox—according to WEEI.com—were never in on the talks. Heyward is a left-handed bat (a Boston need), a good right-field defender and can steal bases. But, apparently, the glut of outfielders on the current Boston roster and the reluctance to part with any prospects kept the Red Sox on the...
Los Angeles Times Nov 17, 2014

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin; Cardinals get Jason Heyward from Braves

Russell Martin won't be coming back to the Dodgers.
Baltimore Sun Nov 17, 2014

Braves send Jason Heyward to Cardinals for Shelby Miller

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and relief pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.
Full Count | WEEI Nov 17, 2014

Source: Red Sox never engaged on Jason Heyward

In some respects, it made some sense. Even with a glut of outfielders, the Red Sox‘ rumored interest in Braves outfielder Jason Heyward seemed plausible. If there was some juggling to the roster, a case to trade for the lefty hitter could be made. Heyward will be eligible for free agency following the 2015 season, […]

Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

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