The Cardinals acquire OF Jason Heyward, and RHP Jordan Walden from the Braves for RHPs Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.
Well now this is quite the deal as we gear up for the impending GM winter meetings. The Cardinals are obviously still reeling from the loss of Oscar Taveras and Heyward, who is only 25-years old, has always been a solid power/speed combo. He even enjoyed his first 20-20 season back in 2012. But injuries have long been a problem for the outfielder and there's definitely some risk involved here for the Red Birds. The give up Miller, a 24-year old righthander, who stumbled a bit last year and failed to build off his 2013 season in which he won 15 games and posted a 3.06 ERA with a 2.96 K/BB. The Cardinals were concerned with his drop in strikeouts, though there is obviously plenty of value to be had. Both have incredible potential to be fantasy stars in the coming years, so consider them both when setting up your draft plans this year. Walden and Jenkins are simply throw-ins, though if you're in a league that counts holds, Walden could have some value.
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