|I’ve decided to go forward with another player collection. This time, I’ve chosen the Braves young shortstop, and future superstar, Andrelton Simmons. I have to say, if the Braves trade him, and all indications are they won’t, but still, if they do, it would be inconvenient timing for me.
As a Braves fan, guys like Simmons, BJ Upton, Freddie Freeman and the great Jason Heyward will keep the Braves in contention for the foreseeable future. It’s doubtful the Braves can make the post-season year after year on their budget. Still, Braves get to be hopeful year after year after year. That’s nice.
Here’s a prediction: the Phillies will be a second division team for a decade starting in, at most, four years.