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Braves Trade Craig Kimbrel to Padres

The San Diego Padres continue to have the greatest offseason of all time, completing a complete roster overhaul in just a couple months. Just hours before the MLB sees its first pitch of the 2015 season, the Padres have acquired Craig Kimbrel and B.J. Upton (Melvin) from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, prospects and a draft pick.

Kimbrel's fantasy value just skyrocketed joining a Padres team expected to make a playoff run, that added an entirely new outfield this Winter, acquiring Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers.

The Braves continue to rebuild their franchise as they look towards the 2017 season, when the open up a new stadium.  Freddie Freeman is the only fantasy option the Braves offer offensively and without a sure thing at the closer position, Atlanta's starting rotation could see a bunch of blown saves.

With the Opening Day salary dump of All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel, the Braves will turn to one of their closer retread insurance policies: Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson. Grilli has the edge, if you want any piece of this action. - Closer Monkey

Matt Wisler was the Padres #1 prospect