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Braves can't keep Heyward from free agency

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07:31 AM ET 01.13 | If the Braves were to stack up their future priorities, where would signing Jason Heyward fit? [They'd] like to sign long-term but I get the impression that the Braves believe there's not been willingness for compromise from both sides in informal discussions they've had in past. And now with Heyward only two years from free agency, might be especially tough to get him to take anything less -- in exchange for security -- than the amount he believes he'll get as a free agent. Because now the security doesn't mean as much, with only two years till free agency, as it would've meant a year or two ago, which is the point where teams generally sign their young stars to long-terms deals that buy out some free agency.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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January 13, 2014  08:21 AM ET

I think it's scary how much this guy has been hurt already, and he's only 24. He could still develop into a fine player if he can stay on the field.

January 13, 2014  09:09 AM ET
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I think it's scary how much this guy has been hurt already, and he's only 24. He could still develop into a fine player if he can stay on the field.

You just sense though that his breakout season could be just around the corner.

January 13, 2014  09:48 AM ET
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I think it's scary how much this guy has been hurt already, and he's only 24. He could still develop into a fine player if he can stay on the field.

I agree. He needs to show hr can stay healthy and hit more that .260-ish before I'd risk anything on him.

January 13, 2014  09:49 AM ET
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You just sense though that his breakout season could be just around the corner.

... or breakout as in a bursting balloon.

January 13, 2014  12:25 PM ET
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Heyward and other young guys often like to be courted. Send the guy flowers, balloons, and a new contract, and tell him to sign the damn thing.

Heyward has turnout for the worse and now he is a full time injury-prone player if you know what i mean!!!

January 13, 2014  12:27 PM ET
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Heyward has turnout for the worse and now he is a full time injury-prone player if you know what i mean!!!

The thumb thing certainly lingered, but I don't think that he has any extra propensity for taking a fastball to the face than anyone else does.

January 13, 2014  07:35 PM ET

Is this guy fragile?

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January 13, 2014  08:49 PM ET
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You just sense though that his breakout season could be just around the corner.

Maybe he's the next Alex Gordon and his breakout season is within the next several years.

January 13, 2014  08:51 PM ET
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Is this guy fragile?

As fragile as the leg lamp in A Christmas Story.

 
January 14, 2014  12:01 AM ET
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You just sense though that his breakout season could be just around the corner.

It's possible, but I'm very doubtful. He's a career .259 hitter at this point and without a lot power. He should have shown more by now. IMHO, I think what we've seen is what he will be and if I were the Braves, I wouldn't get stupid in trying to sign him.

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