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Adam Jones and Tillman for Bedard, Asdrubal Cabrera for Eduardo Perez, and Choo for Broussard, the Mariners beginning of the end.

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Simply imagine what the Mariners could have looked like with Adam Jones, Ichiro, and Choo in their outfield, with Asdrubal and Co. manning the infield spots. These three trades set the tone for the Mariners next eight seasons of disappointment. I'm not sure if any GM has made a worse three trades in a matter of a calender year then the former Mariners GM did. This is a prime example of why we, as fans, should NOT be upset whenever particular trades ar e not made that causes our beloved Braves to ship out their farm system piece by piece. Given, not nearly every trade will backfire like these three did, but I would say if we had traded Sims, Wood, Bethancourt, and one of Peraza, La Stella, Graham, or M. Cabrera for David Price our beloved Braves' future would have been completely disrupted and most likely it would have left this franchises farm system in disarray!! Fans should always be weary of what you ask for, because each decision a GM makes very well could impact the team, as a whole, for many years to come. This is the reason why, I have grown fond of Frank Wren. Not so much because of his FA signings, but moreso because he holds onto his top-premier prospects. He isn't a GM that takes unnecessary risks, and in the process he has helped build a franchise that can see success for many years to come. With Wood, Sims, Hursh, Cabrera, Graham, and even Cody Martin and David Hale the Braves have it spaced out where there should be a stud rookie ready to join the rotation just as one pitcher has to exit. This is how teams can maintain success while being able to afford only bringing up a stud positional player every other year. The last positional player to make an impact was Evan Gattis last year. Then the previous year they had Simba come up and set the league on notice. Now, the Braves have given themselves some affordable time to bring up their next impact player. Which really, I think the next players in line should be Tommy La Stella this year, and then Christian Bethancourt should be ready at some point this season or next. They will be two more impact guysbrought up through the system, and I cannot wait to see how each of the two will perform when called upon!!

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