Atlanta Braves Trade Hunter Cervenka for Prospects

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The Atlanta Braves have traded left-handed reliever Hunter Cervenka to the Miami Marlins for two prospects. The two prospects coming to the Braves are infielder Anfernee Seymour and left-handed pitcher Michael Mader. The pair of prospects were ranked eleventh and twenty-fourth on the Marlins. Atlanta Braves Trade Hunter Cervenka for Prospects Hunter Cervenka Hunter Cervenka’s […] READ MORE






Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Scott Feldman

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In a deadline day filled with many moves, the Toronto Blue Jays made a big one in acquiring Scott Feldman from the Houston Astros. In return, they give up a minor league right hander, Guadalupe Chavez. For the Blue Jays, their deadline deals don’t quite match-up to the deals of last year, but Scott Feldman […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 17: Chris Sale Slicing Jerseys

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Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen feel the need to discuss Chris Sale slicing jerseys to pieces. Apparently upset with the way his throwback uniforms would affect his performance, Sale decided to go all slasher on everyone’s digs. He got himself suspended five games for his trouble. There had to have been a better method of […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves Catching Needs

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As the trade deadline approaches in the coming weeks, many players will be shipped off to join other organizations and teams in all different levels.  Teams will look to bolster their roster for a deep postseason run while others will seek prospects or seasoned big leaguers to set up their organization for success in the […] READ MORE


Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Melvin Upton Jr.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired Melvin Upton Jr from the San Diego Padres. As part of the trade, San Diego will be paying the majority of Upton’s remaining contract. For their part, the Blue Jays will be sending over an unidentified Class A player to the Padres as well. Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Melvin […] READ MORE