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**2015 MLB Season Thread: This is how the chapter ends

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April 5 -- Opening Night: Cardinals-Cubs

April 6 -- Opening Day

April 15 -- Jackie Robinson Day

June 8-10 -- MLB First-Year Player Draft

July 2 -- International free agent signing begins

July 14 -- All-Star Game, Cincinnati

July 17 -- Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign

July 31 -- Last day to trade a player without securing waivers

Sept. 1 -- Active rosters expand to 40 players

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April 5 -- Opening Night: Cardinals-Cubs

April 6 -- Opening Day

April 15 -- Jackie Robinson Day

June 8-10 -- MLB First-Year Player Draft

July 2 -- International free agent signing begins

July 14 -- All-Star Game, Cincinnati

July 17 -- Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign

July 31 -- Last day to trade a player without securing waivers

Sept. 1 -- Active rosters expand to 40 players

May 12th -- Phils mathematically eliminated

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Braves are the new Marlins

Easy now. This was a great move by the Braves. The more important part of this deal is that they shipped BJ's worthless ### out of town.

Losing Kimbrel is a big price to pay to do it, but likely worth it for one of the worst teams in baseball.

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Braves are the new Marlins

Easy now. This was a great move by the Braves.

Not really.

Mark Bowman βœ” @mlbbowman Follow

The #Braves do not have any desire to trade Kimbrel. They remain optimistic about the upcoming season.

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Braves are the new Marlins

Easy now. This was a great move by the Braves.

Not really.

Mark Bowman βœ” @mlbbowman Follow

The #Braves do not have any desire to trade Kimbrel. They remain optimistic about the upcoming season.

Not sure what that completely predictable and useless tweet has to do with analyzing the trade.

BTW, I assume some Padre fan photoshoppers already have this taken care of.

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Braves are the new Marlins

Easy now. This was a great move by the Braves.

Not really.

Mark Bowman βœ” @mlbbowman Follow

The #Braves do not have any desire to trade Kimbrel. They remain optimistic about the upcoming season.

Not sure what that completely predictable and useless tweet has to do with analyzing the trade.

BTW, I assume some Padre fan photoshoppers already have this taken care of.

Getting Wisler and a pile of crap back for the best closer in baseball seems like a trade that makes little sense. At least they could have got Rymer Liriano back.

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It's freaking gorgeous today in Chicago....there are going to be thousands of wasted Cubs fans tonight. <more than usual>

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Braves are the new Marlins

Easy now. This was a great move by the Braves.

Not really.

Mark Bowman βœ” @mlbbowman Follow

The #Braves do not have any desire to trade Kimbrel. They remain optimistic about the upcoming season.

Not sure what that completely predictable and useless tweet has to do with analyzing the trade.

BTW, I assume some Padre fan photoshoppers already have this taken care of.

Getting Wisler and a pile of crap back for the best closer in baseball seems like a trade that makes little sense. At least they could have got Rymer Liriano back.

Just pointing out that a Braves mouthpiece saying the Braves are optimistic in January doesn't mean much for this trade.

I don't know enough about the Padres prospects to have an opinion there (though Fangraphs has Wisler as SD's 2nd best prospect), but I like the idea behind the trade. Braves aren't a rich team. BJ's contract was a big problem. They weren't going anywhere this year, and the downgrade from Kimbrel to Grilli doesn't alter their season projection enough to matter.

Dumping Upton and getting any decent prospect is probably worth dealing Kimbrel for. If they get anything out of Quentin or Maybin, even better.

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I understand dumping Upton contract but isn't Quentin contract a boat anchor too? Especially since they are DFAing him with no DH?

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I understand dumping Upton contract but isn't Quentin contract a boat anchor too? Especially since they are DFAing him with no DH?

Quentin is up after this year, I believe. Upton runs through 2017.

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Anybody play fanduel? Any advice? Basically just play pitching matchups and try and look at lefty/righty splits? I just put a team in for Opening Day and jeez it was hard to fill a team. Basically I picked all value plays with only two stud hitters and I could barely fit it under the cap. i chose Henderson Alvarez vs ATL and loaded up on Brewers vs Kendrick.

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Jon Kruk has really become a grumpy dude over the years. Didn't he used to be a "fun" guy at some point?

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Jon Kruk has really become a grumpy dude over the years. Didn't he used to be a "fun" guy at some point?

Maybe he's losing weight and is no longer a jolly fat guy

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They can remove that K-zone box from the screen anytime now.

HOW DID WE EVER LIVE WITHOUT THIS FOR 70 YEARS???

Fu-k ESPN, seriously. I'm going to watch golf.

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They can remove that K-zone box from the screen anytime now.

THE MORE GRAPHICS THE BETTER

If you're on Twitter, go to the search box and enter "ESPN K zone".... the opinions are roughly 99 people are homicidal for every one person who likes it. I'm sure ESPN will listen to the public.

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Melvin? Nah just call me B.J. :confused:

Father's name is Melvin but nicknamed bossman. Bj = bossman junior

Of course it does! :lol: Was wondering who this Melvin Upton guy was that the Braves traded, did he decide to go with Melvin now or is this just media being media? Took me scrolling through a hundred tweets before someone actually mentioned it was BJ, but used it as BJ/Melvin... so strange.

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They can remove that K-zone box from the screen anytime now.

It really is horrible. I like when they have it up for an AB recap, but constantly is way too distracting.

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K Zone isn't that terrible if they would stop talking about it after every pitch. I don't need to know the pitch f/x result of all 260 pitches, thx.

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It's freaking gorgeous today in Chicago....there are going to be thousands of wasted Cubs fans tonight. <more than usual>

LET'S GET BOMBED!!

(and shut out)

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