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Braves to Astros: You want Gattis? Then also take Upton and his big contract

The Astros first began targeting Evan Gattis last summer. And when they asked about Gattis again early in the offseason, the Braves came back with an interesting response, according to major-league sources: Maybe, if you take B.J. Upton, too. The talks were wide-ranging, but the Braves asked for center fielder Dexter Fowler and a pitching prospect at one point and also inquired about...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics talking with Braves on Gattis, Upton

After pulling off a blockbuster deal that sent All-Star third basemen Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie and three other prospects, the Oakland Athletics have hopped right back into trade rumors, talking with the Atlanta Braves about outfielder Justin Upton and catcher Evan Gattis. The news was first reported by John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group. #Athletics...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A’s talking with Braves about Upton, Gattis trade

Fresh off making yet another big-time deal by sending Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a whole host of youngsters, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane doesn’t seem to be anywhere near done. Bay Area News Group insider John Hickey reported late Friday night that Oakland was discussing a potential deal that would send Justin Upton and Evan Gattis from the Atlanta...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: For Any American League Team, Evan Gattis Makes Sense

Ever since Evan Gattis has emerged onto the scene as a part time catcher for the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, we have viewed him as the National League equivalent of Mike Napoli, but with the Braves now entering a rebuilding mode, could Evan Gattis be on his way to the American League? It would be a move that would make too much sense not to happen if in fact he...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves intend to move current catcher Evan Gattis to left field

After shooting down rumors that the team was aggressively shopping Evan Gattis, Braves president John Hart said the team is making efforts to move him to left field. It looks like the only move they will be making with the 28-year-old is a position change.“We want to get Evan’s bat in the lineup, and if he catches, he would play just 100 games and we would not have a bat perhaps...
Via Baseball Essential
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Cubs pursue Evan Gattis?

The rumor around the water cooler is that the Braves are aggressively shopping Evan Gattis. The Cubs are in the market for an upgrade at catcher, kicking the tires on Russell Martin (who wants a 5/75 deal. move along, little doggie.). Martin is known for great pitch framing and plate discipline. Evan Gattis isn’t known for either, though he has some pop in his bat that Martin lacks...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves aggressively shopping Evan Gattis to AL teams

Another Atlanta Braves catcher could be headed to the American League this offseason. That catcher being Evan Gattis, according to Joel Sherman. Word is #Braves pushing Gattis hard. AL teams interested since he could DH and play the field more sparingly — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2014 Gattis blasted 22 homers and drove in 52 runs for the Braves last season, but...
Via Baseball Essential
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club? #493812085 / This is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Gattis will...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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