World Series 2020: Ultimate Los Angeles Dodgers-Tampa Bay Rays viewers guide. Latest on Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN ATH: Bold move for Braves to trade Simmons, Why Mendoza is picking the Dodgers in the World Series. ATH: Bold move for Braves to trade Simmons, Why Mendoza is picking the Dodgers in the World Series. Coppolella mentioned David Price when talking about Newcomb. Braves' Newcomb just scratching surface. He won the Gold Glove in 2013 and 2014, and was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday. Coming off a 97-loss season, the Braves got an offer they couldn't pass up, according to new general manager John Coppolella, who dealt away one of the team's most popular players in his first trade since his promotion. He has been dependable in the field and at the plate, although his offensive contributions slipped slightly last season to his lowest average (.270) and RBI total (44) in a half-decade. World Series 2020: Schedules, postseason bracket, analysis and updates. "This is one of those transactions where each organization will benefit in both the short and long term," Eppler said. "We need more talent," Coppolella said. On the other hand, Simmons batted .265 with four homers and 44 RBIs last season, showing little progress. "Andrelton provides us up-the-middle foundation at a premium position for years to come. 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Los Angeles broke up its long-standing double-play combination last season by trading second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers one year before his free agency. Simmons also is under contract through 2020, whereas Aybar could become a free agent next winter. "This wasn't a prospect trade. But Coppolella insisted this deal wasn't entirely geared to the future. Jessica Mendoza contends that the Dodgers' offense is what will carry them to winning the World Series over the Rays. Simmons is arguably the best defensive shortstop in baseball, offsetting his mediocre offensive skills. The Dodgers' former MVP got some advice from his father before hitting his huge Game 7 homer. about 303 days ago | ESPN; Angels put Simmons on IL; Ohtani OK after scare. Is there more where that came from? Ellis is a promising right-hander who also pitched at Arkansas last season. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield examines the Braves' trade of SS Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for SS Erick Aybar and two pitching prospects. The plays and decisions that got the Los Angeles Dodgers back to the World Series. Is there more where that came from? A Braves blunder, another Mookie circus catch, two home runs and a non-call to the bullpen combined to give L.A. another shot at a title. "But we think he can pitch at the very top of a rotation.". Players to watch, key matchups, strategic decisions and more -- here's your guide to a Fall Classic like no other. All the latest information about the expanded baseball postseason. Scott Van Pelt discusses the legendary career of Minnesota sportswriter Sid Hartman, who died Sunday at the age of 100. A Braves blunder, another Mookie circus catch, two home runs and a non-call to the bullpen combined to give L.A. another shot at a title. "We are extremely excited to acquire an impact shortstop and one that fits our championship standards," Angels general manager Billy Eppler said in a statement. Over the past year, the Braves have undergone a massive rebuilding job, loading up on pitching prospects and trying to set their team for a return to playoff contention when they move into a new suburban stadium in 2017. Simmons has a career .983 fielding percentage with outstanding range, leading all major leaguers since 2013 with 1,354 assists and leading all shortstops with 692 putouts. "You can make an argument that we'll win more games with Aybar," Coppolella said. SVP pays tribute to legendary sportswriter, Sid Hartman. World Series 2020: Schedules, postseason bracket, analysis and updates. This was a value-for-value trade with two really good prospects in it.". The Dodgers' former MVP got some advice from his father before hitting his huge Game 7 homer. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis on Thursday night. Scott Van Pelt discusses the legendary career of Minnesota sportswriter Sid Hartman, who died Sunday at the age of 100. "Obviously, there are areas in which he can improve," Coppolella said of Newcomb. Simmons opts out as Angels' season nears end, Angels put SS Simmons on IL with ankle sprain, MLB stars hit social media to share Floyd feelings, Angels P Pena (ACL) out for year; Simmons to IL, Angels' Pena sprains knee, carried off field in 2nd, Angels reinstate SS Simmons from injured list, Angels put Simmons on IL; Ohtani OK after scare, What's at stake on decade leaderboard in final season of 2010s, Red Sox, Braves lead with 3 Gold Glove winners, Real or not? Simmons is arguably the best defensive shortstop in baseball, offsetting his mediocre offensive skills. All the latest information about the expanded baseball postseason. "We think all three players in the trade will have an impact on our major league team for the 2016 season.". He is under the big-budget Angels' control for the next five seasons at a fairly hefty price, making $11 million in 2018, $13 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020. To know we have a player with Andrelton's talents, drive and competitiveness at such a young age signed through 2020 is a vital step in adding to our core group.". Aybar should be an upgrade offensively over Simmons, no small consideration, given Atlanta's feeble offense. With no clear heir to Aybar in the Angels' system beyond long-term Cuban prospect Roberto Baldoquin, Eppler gave up his two top pitching prospects to land a long-term replacement and another defensive star to play with Mike Trout and Gold Glove winner Kole Calhoun. World Series 2020: Cody Bellinger's October heroics started with a text from his dad. (2:19). He had 17 homers and 59 RBIs in 2013, his first full season in the major leagues. World Series 2020: Cody Bellinger's October heroics started with a text from his dad. Players to watch, key matchups, strategic decisions and more -- here's your guide to a Fall Classic like no other. Newcomb, the 15th overall pick in the 2014 draft, was considered the top prospect in the Angels' thin minor league system. The Braves had earlier been engaged with the Mets regarding a potential deal for Simmons, including as recently as Thursday morning at the GM meetings in Florida. SVP pays tribute to legendary sportswriter, Sid Hartman. A 6-foot-5 left-hander, he moved up to Double-A Arkansas last season and is expected to be in a big league rotation soon. Information from The Associated Press and ESPN's Adam Rubin was used in this report. 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