Braves News: Jason Heyward, Justin Upton Coming Up In Trade Talks

The Atlanta Braves are at an obvious crossroads this offseason, attempting to reconcile a disappointing 2014 campaign with a roster currently dotted with contracts that are causing some struggles when it comes to maneuverability.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Braves are currently receiving calls on three players that are likely to have significant trade value if Atlanta decides to go that route - Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward, and Justin Upton.

While Heyman indicates that the Braves aren't actively shopping any of those three players, he does believe that Atlanta at least has some thinking to do when it comes to the future construction of the team:

Atlanta has an interesting decision to make on some of its young stars, especially Heyward and Justin Upton, who are free-agent eligible after the 2015 season. Gattis is in a different spot, as a player under the Braves' control for several years, but Atlanta is expected to start young catcher Christian Bethancourt this year, so teams may see an opening.

The Braves' view on hanging on to one, two, or all three of those pieces will likely be influenced by whether or not they are really willing (or feel it necessary) to embark on a full rebuilding process.

If so, don't be surprised if at least one of the aforementioned trio are traded in an attempt to add a couple of talented pieces in their stead.

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