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Atlanta Braves at the Mock Winter Meetings day 3: Free agents and more

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The Atlanta Braves used day three of the mock GM Meetings to sign Gerardo Parra to a simulated contract (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The FanSided Mock Winter Meetings ended with a rush of final signings and trades. The Atlanta Braves day saw a setback or two but ended with success.

Today’s goal for the Atlanta Braves centered on finishing off the bench and the bullpen as part of our mock Winter Meetings; oh, I almost forgot… and getting a catcher.

Some of the more interesting mock trades made by others included the Giants somehow shoehorning Jeff Samardzija and Joe Panik into the Pirates budget.

The filled that gap with the Giants landing Greinke and $21M over three years from Arizona. Don’t cash the check boys, like everything here it’s fake.

The Nationals completed a simulated deal to acquire Jonathan Schoop from Milwaukee and in another mock move picked up a bunch of prospects from Texas for Tanner Roark and Michael Taylor. I’d go watch them play, but of course, it’s all a simulation.

The really interesting stuff for Atlanta Braves fans happened in the afternoon and early evening . . . and the very late evening.

The Atlanta Braves simulate adding Gerardo Parra

On Thursday the Atlanta Braves Sim-GM (yours truly) brought over a right-handed bench bat in Trey Mancini.  On Friday, we/I got his left-handed counterpart as Gerardo Parra signed a fake contract for two years and $15 million.  The contract immediately self-destructed because it never existed, but the simulation lives on.

Para adds left handed punch to the bench and while his .284/.342/.372/.714 overall line with isn’t impressive, against RHP he posted a more impressive .309/.369/.407/.776 line.  In elevated leverage it improved to .322/.383/.432/.814.

Parra made 27 appearances as a pinch hitter. His .417/.481/.583/1.065 line shows he did pretty well.  I don’t expect him to start many games:  he’s not a good defender these days, but as a bench weapon and DH, he projects as extremely useful.

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