Tell me why the Braves don’t like Mondays

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Braves writers have been tracking this all season. I hadn’t realized it had gotten this bad:

 

I never read into that stuff because it’s obviously not predictive or explanatory of anything terribly important (my one theory: they stay up talking about the previous night’s “Mad Men” was blown out of the water a couple of weeks ago), but that is quite an accomplishment on the Braves’ part.

Daddy doesn’t understand it.

Marlins intend to keep Christian Yelich

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With Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna gone, the next logical step for the Marlins would be to trade away Christian Yelich. He’s be an amazingly attractive trade candidate given that he is under team control through 2022, and is owed a very reasonable $58 million or so. He just turned 26 last week and has hit .290/.369/.432 in his five year career. That’s the kind of player and contract that could bring back a mess of prospects.

Except the Marlins, it seems, don’t want to do that. Multiple reports have come out in the last hour saying that the Marlins intend to hold on to Yelich and to build around him.

That could be a negotiating ploy, of course. They’ll no doubt listen to offers and, if the right one comes along, they’d certainly give strong consideration to trading him. A good deal is a good deal.

The only question, in light of the events of the last week, is whether the Marlins would know a good deal if they saw one.