Atlanta Braves: 6 offseason mock trades from the fans
Mike Minor and Nomar Mazara
A name that was mentioned a lot around the trade deadline was former Brave first-round pick, Mike Minor.
The Texas Rangers decided to hold onto him, but they very well could look to trade him this offseason.
And Nomar Mazara is someone I thought the Atlanta Braves should have been interested in last offseason.
While this is a very good package from the Atlanta Braves, it really lacks the star potential.
Wright and Tucker Davidson have the potential to be middle of the rotation arms, maybe a little higher for Wright.
Trey Harris has quickly become one of my favorite Braves prospects and I hope they don’t trade him, but realistically, his future is a fourth outfielder with the Braves.
And Logan Brown is a back-up catcher at best.
I think the Braves would have to sweeten this deal a little more. Maybe swapping out Davidson for Kyle Muller.
Minor has just one year left on his contract at a very affordable price of $9.83 million.
He’s coming off his best season in the big leagues since his 2013 season with the Atlanta Braves. In 2019 he posted a 3.59 ERA in 208.1 innings with 200 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.238.
Mike has always been a very solid pitcher when healthy, but health has been a big issue as he missed all of 2015 and most of 2016.
Still, I think Mike would be a very nice addition to the middle of the Atlanta Braves starting rotation.
Mazara is just 24 years old and is under team control for two more seasons through arbitration.
He’s dealt with his own injury issues playing in just 128 and 116 respectively the past two seasons.
But when he’s in the lineup he’s a huge threat hitting 20, 20, 20, and 19 home runs in his first four seasons with a career average of .261.
The biggest issue with this deal is I’m not sure the Rangers will be willing to trade their best players the offseason before opening up a new park.
I think the Rangers want to at least go into this season giving the fans the sense they’re going to compete in the first season of their new ballpark.
Again, this may be one that we revisit during the season once the Rangers realize they don’t have a shot in that division.