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TalkingChop Jun 19, 2018
On the Braves’ inability to spend this year while looking to the future

On the Braves’ inability to spend this year while looking to the future

Don’t expect the Braves to acquire an expensive star at the trade deadline. Six months ago the Braves made a decision that would heavily restrict their ability to do much else financially over the next year. And now it might come back to bite them in the ass. We all know the deal that went down in December, which was universally praised at the time. Matt Kemp went to the Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Charlie Culberson. It was an even money swap. The Braves would clear all four contracts in time for the gaudy 2018-2019 free agent class, and the Dodgers...

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