The Atlanta Braves are at it again, trading away another fan favorite and star on the club. Over the last two years they Braves have really gone into full rebuild mode. They have traded away brothers Justin and BJ Upton, Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis and Craig Kimbrel just to name a few. Next on the list is shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
Braves acquire IF Erick Aybar, LHP Sean Newcomb & RHP Chris Ellis & cash from Angels for SS Andrelton Simmons and C Jose Briceno
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 13, 2015
Simmons is an elite defensive shortstop with an amazing arm. The team has questioned his offensive abilities as his numbers continue to drop. Rumor has it, the club isn’t expected to turn things around until 2017 when they move into their new stadium, SunTrust Park.