The trade deadline is getting closer, and suggestions across social media platforms of who the Atlanta Braves should pursue in a trade are starting to ramp up.
There have been a wide range of suggestions of who the Atlanta Braves should pursue as the trade deadline approaches. It is part of what makes this time of the year so fun. Bouncing trade proposals off of other people and getting their opinion, and vice versa.
There have been names floated around that absolutely make sense for the Atlanta Braves, but there are also quite a few names that have floated around social media that fans should just simply not get their hopes up about.
Trades typically work a certain way, and that will play a part in any move the Atlanta Braves will make
First, both teams need to agree to the trade, which means the Atlanta Braves can’t just throw away contracts of players they no longer want and acquire a player they do want. They are not going to trade away Ender Inciarte, Johan Camargo, and Josh Tomlin and get Kris Bryant. Sure, anything is possible, and salary dumps happen, but we have to be realistic here.
Also, typically a team in contention for a playoff spot is not going to trade away a player that can help them this year. It does happen sometimes, but it is extremely rare. So, the odds are that the Atlanta Braves will line up with a team that is out of playoff contention this year.
There some outliers, like salary dumps, or change of scenery type moves, but these are not the type of big-name moves that you see floating around social media leading up to the trade deadline.
Don’t get your hopes up for these players
With Alex Anthopoulos at the helm, anything can happen, although we have yet to see a big blockbuster trade during his time in Atlanta. Even if Anthopoulos was prone to making big moves, there are a few names that have been floating around that we should just forget about happening.
Let’s take a look… but sorry to burst the bubbles.