We look at a rumor at the MLB Winter meetings about the Atlanta Braves possibly shopping Ender Inciarte and Mike Foltynewicz and if it makes sense.
The Atlanta Braves are looking at a lot of different options this offseason to improve their team. One of those options may have to include trading away major league talent.
A tweet from MLB.com writer Mark Bowman sent the Braves world in a frenzy yesterday.
It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a contending team to trade away players from the big league club — especially when it’s a team that just won the division with those players.
But this offseason is kind of weird with contenders looking to shed payroll, and a lot of teams in the middle hoping to have a quick rebuild.
The Atlanta Braves are looking for a starting pitcher and an outfielder, so I still don’t think it makes sense to trade either of these guys.
But, I certainly think it’s a possibility that Alex Anthopoulos is open to listening to any offer if he thinks it will make this team better.
I’ve always loved AA and I have complete confidence in him that he won’t make a move unless it improves this roster for 2019 and the future.
With the Braves budget being a little less than expected, AA may have to get creative to make a blockbuster move this offseason.
We’ll take a look at each player and see why or why not it makes sense to trade them.