Braves 2015 Season Officially Dead on Easter Sunday

The Braves dumped fan favorite Craig Kimbrel, traded him to the San Diego Padres, and to rub salt in the fans’ wounds they announced it on Easter Sunday, no less.  Ironic that on Easter Sunday Jesus rose from the dead, the Braves just officially killed their 2015 season with no ascension in sight.

Teams like to announce unpopular trades late Friday afternoon or on the weekend. The news cycle is slow during those days and won’t get as much fan and media backlash.  Sorry Braves, no way in hell you will be able to sneak this trade under the cover of darkness.  It will get the full backlash that it richly deserves.

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Craig Kimbrel was the Braves one superstar.  That guy is a stud, and every home game you knew that the bottom of the ninth with the Braves leading by three runs or less, the scoreboard would go dark and when Kimbrel commenced running in from the bullpen, the flames would erupt everywhere around the stadium and the fans would go crazy.

The Braves have built up a lot of good will over the years with Braves fans but I will tell you what, I’m damn mad about this and I don’t give a damn that there will be a new stadium in 2017 with a supposedly good team.  This year’s team will stink and what reason is there for the fans to go to the stadium and spend money?

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Anyone care about 2017 right now?  That new stadium that is still two years away keeping you warm at night?

For a lot of Braves fans this news is lousy enough but to announce it on Easter Sunday when many people are relaxing with their families is absolutely cruel.  I’m sorry, but that is how I feel.

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Gleas
Gleas

Good read! I’m mad myself! Went to church this morning, had a good Easter Sunday, then the Braves go and ruin it with this s**t! No one should show up opening day to show them they have made a mistake in selling out to play for two years away that are not even guaranteed! Ruined my dang Easter! Stupid John Hart!

Mike Crowe
Mike Crowe
Sorry, but John Hart is only cleaning up Wren’s “Stupid” moves. Now you are seeing the cost of having inept Wren as the GM. This was predictable. So you had rather pay 40 plus million dollars for a one inning pitcher (and closers often have short careers) and keep Melvin’s stupid contract rather than free up the money, get rid of deadwood Upton and get a bevy of young talent in return? That would be stupid. I’ll miss watchng Kimbrel, but if you’re going to rebuild then rebuild and don’t fool around about it. Everything Hart has done has been… Read more »
david
david

Pontius Pilate Hart

Mike Jayne
Mike Jayne

I know it sucks but it makes sense. It was unlikely that we would make the playoffs this year whether we had Kimbrel or not. If a team is going to suck, a great closer has no use. Sometimes you have to make moves that aren’t going to be popular, but they are the right moves in the long run. These are the kinds of moves that set you up for another 14 straight division titles. Even Chipper Jones supported this move. We also have no BJ and more money. You should never spend money on a BJ.

Paradox
Paradox

Wonder if Chipper would support the trade , if it had been his bro-crush, Freeman.
The Yankees never traded Rivera. Yes, it’s great to be rid of Bad Joke Upton. However, the wrong sacrifice was made.

Braves82
Braves82

It’s really not that bad. Our pitching staff is looking to be tops in the league for some time to come. Maybe not this year, but when our minors come up we’re looking at great talent.

I Have “some” optimism for this year. I’m interested in seeing the change from bash baseball to fundamental baseball. We’ll score more runs than last year, and our pitching is always stellar.

Just a thought.

I do hate to lose Kimbrel but at the cost of freeing up lots of $$$ to move Melvin Upton Jr. makes is sweet…

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