When Braves Fans were notified of the acquisition, some were perplexed but for the most part, most were indifferent. When Heyman asked for a reaction to the signing, supposed Braves fan, Jim Herlihy said "Derek Who? Do you mean Jeter? Oh, Lowe. Never heard of him. GO BRAVES!". One fan, who refused to give a name after being called an fucking idiot by Heyman, said "Wow, he's coming to Atlanta, he's going to look great backing up the rotation for Smoltz and Maddux. Leo Mazzone must be loving his job right now." After Heyman called the fan a fucking idiot for not knowing that Smoltz just signed with Boston, Maddux not only left the Braves a few years ago but is retired and Mazzone also left a few years ago for Baltimore, the fan said "Hey, we still have Andruw Jones blasting 40 homeruns a year though." Heyman then told Sports Illustrated that he's never going to Atlanta again.
According to a Braves representative, The Braves will make the announcement official at a local carnival "because it'll look better with a crowd present. Also it'll give Derek the perception that there are actually Braves fans out there that give a shit about the team"