Atlanta Braves: Ranking John Hart’s Trades in 2015

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Aug 25, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of Atlanta Braves hat and glove in the dugout before a game against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves finished their worst season since 1990 a week ago, finishing with a record of 67-95.

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2015 was a tumultuous year for the Atlanta Braves, as President of Baseball of Operations John Hart‘s re-tooling of the team meant that the roster was constantly in flux. The Atlanta Braves had the most players play for the team in 2015 than any time in franchise history. A plethora of trades during the regular season and a revolving door with the minor league system ensured that the Atlanta Braves saw their fair share of players the entire year. 

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The Braves’ roster was constantly in flux this past season, as the front-office’s vision of acquiring young talent displaced many fan favorites throughout the year. Given how Frank Wren’s stewardship of the team is now maligned, John Hart and GM John Coppolella constantly moved pieces — including many fan favorites — to other teams.

Looking back at this season and the offseason that preceded it, many of the Atlanta Braves’ transactions benefitted the team in the short and long-term, while some just confounded fans and pundits alike. Some of these trades cannot be fully graded, given the amount of prospects the Atlanta Braves have acquired over the past year. Also, these rankings will only cover the major transactions over the past year, not minor acquisitions by the club. Hindsight is 20/20, and without further ado, here are the rankings (from best to worst) of the Atlanta Braves trades throughout the 2015 season.

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