ATLANTA -- OK, I'll confess: I'm the world's biggest Andrelton Simmons fan. He's peerless at shortstop with his glove and his arm, and he's wonderful around the clubhouse and everywhere else. Simmons' offense needs work, but when you've spent the past three years with 94 defensive runs saved and the next-closest guys at your position are at 30, who cares about your bat?
If I'm the Braves, I would've kept Simmons forever.
Terence Moore is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.