Three players from every NL West team the Atlanta Braves could acquire
By James Kunkle
Continuing on with our recent pieces examining three players from every team for the Atlanta Braves to trade for. Today we look at the NL West teams.
With all due respects to the three other organizations, all signs point to the NL West race in 2021 to being a two team race between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
Still, every team in the division has multiple pieces that could help the Atlanta Braves for the 2021 season and beyond.
As we have indicated many times in the previous posts, the Atlanta Braves are in a good spot for all intents and purposes. We have talented players in the fold already, we have young upcoming good players, and I still presume we have a good amount of money to spend over the next two to three months.
Let’s keep in mind that last note about possibly having a fair amount of money to spend on the major league organization this off season. That could play a huge factor in talks with a couple of these NL West teams as reports have indicated a couple of them are looking to shed a good amount of money while another may be looking to spend but avoid being extremely high over the luxury tax threshold.
As we just saw in 2020, most pundits would argue, and I would agree, that the two best teams going into the season would be the Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. That only makes these trade scenarios that much more complicated and fun at the same time. A deal between the two teams seem slim and none with that being the case but yet, we are going to start right there…with the defending Major League champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers