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Another extension coming Heyward's way?

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07:34 AM ET 02.20 | Over the past few weeks, Atlanta made a handful of proactive moves in signing four young talents: Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel and Jason Heyward. And it was made possible because of the expected revenue boost from the move to Cobb County. ...The Braves committed nearly $225 million for 20 years of service from Freeman (eight years, $135 million), Teheran (six years, $32.4 million), Kimbrel (four years, $42 million) and Heyward (two years, $13.3 million). The expectation is that after next season, the Heyward deal can be expanded so that he, too, will be locked up at least through the first year in the new ballpark. Heyward is considered a potential superstar, but the track record of his first four big league seasons has been more about promise.

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February 20, 2014  07:51 AM ET

Heyward does not impress me. This year will be a sign of whether he is ever going to turn the corner to become a very good player.

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February 20, 2014  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Heyward does not impress me. This year will be a sign of whether he is ever going to turn the corner to become a very good player.

Heyward has become a top player to be in the injury-prone player,a very good reason to not sign him to a long term deal,,unless the braves wanted another Uggla type player long term but unable to perform!!

February 20, 2014  11:21 AM ET
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He'd be an upgrade to Peter Bourjos, Best Policy. It must be confusing to be unimpressed with someone your team could use.

Heyward was by far the best OF back in his rookie days but had been in terrible decline as a player!!!

February 20, 2014  12:10 PM ET

Not sure how getting hit in the face with a fastball is "injury prone", not to mention the guy played 158 games in 2012... The issue is that he has been good not great with the tools to be great. He wants to get paid on his potential and Atlanta wants to pay him on what they have actually seen. That said, I think a deal gets done for him, they are pretty dead set on keeping the core of this team together.

February 20, 2014  12:16 PM ET
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I think a deal gets done for him, they are pretty dead set on keeping the core of this team together

i think at least one bad contract will by any means hit the braves from office face,because after all,the deals are a gamble thingy!!

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February 20, 2014  05:11 PM ET
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He'd be an upgrade to Peter Bourjos, Best Policy. It must be confusing to be unimpressed with someone your team could use.

What is your obsession with best policy?

 
February 20, 2014  07:25 PM ET
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He'd be an upgrade to Peter Bourjos, Best Policy. It must be confusing to be unimpressed with someone your team could use.

Except that Heyward is not really a centerfielder. I certainly wouldn't trade Heyward for Craig or Holliday. I would trade the highly touted Oscar Taveras for him though. Taveras projects to be a similar player, but Heyward has shown promise in the big leagues.

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