***UPDATE: Lucas Sims said on Twitter that he is actually on vacation and not pitching in the Dominican Republic.
Atlanta Braves top prospect, Lucas Sims, has been a name brought up often this past week during the MLB Winter Meetings. Teams with top pitchers seem to want one guy if they are going to be trading with the Braves and that’s Sims.
But, many reports have said that the Braves won’t trade their most-prized young talent, but they might be able to put together a package good enough to land a David Price or Jeff Samardzija without depleting their minor league system.
“You always want to get things done as quickly as you possibly can, but I think it was a really productive meetings for us,” Frank Wren said. “We were able to sort through all the possibilities early in the week, then (Tuesday) get it a little closer to (finalizing). So I feel like we have a good chance to get some things that will be good for our team done over the next couple of weeks.”
So with that, a tweet pops up this morning from Lucas himself. It reads “Dominican Republic bound”
Is this a vacation for Sims or is he going down to the Dominican to get some last minute pitching in?
The Dominican Winter League’s regular season ends on December 22nd. The Venezuelan Winter League ends on December 29th and the Mexican Pacific League, Puerto Rican League both end on December 30th.
And if this is a destination for a baseball trip, could this be related to a possible request from a team?
All speculation of course right now but we will keep you updated.
Dominican Republic bound!!
— Lucas Sims (@LSims_) December 15, 2013