After days of rumors that the Atlanta Braves were looking to make a deal, they finally struck. According to multiple reports, they traded Andrelton Simmons and minor leaguer Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar, pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, and $3 million cash.
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a ridiculous throw to get Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud out at first in Friday’s game, which is cool, because Simmons churns out gorgeous defensive highlights like it’s nothing, but what’s even cooler is that Simmons made almost the same exact throw on d’Arnaud last season.
Andrelton Simmons made an incredible defensive play last night, which isn't really news at this point, but this one in particular is notable because it just so happened to be a game-saving play.
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a habit of not just making spectacular defensive plays, but making spectacular defensive plays that you've never quite seen before. Last night against the Marlins, he did his thing again.
Andrelton Simmons's defense is one of the is one of the very best things baseball has going for it right now. Last night, the Atlanta Braves shortstop made a play that will break your brain.
Remember that old Nike commercial in which Tiger Woods did that awesome bouncing-ball trick? You know, the one that every kid within 15 miles of a driving range spent the next two years trying to duplicate. Well, a few Atlanta Braves players recently tried to execute a baseball-themed version of the same trick.…