Outfielders Abraham Almonte #34, Guillermo Heredia #38, and Joc Pederson #22 of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
If the Atlanta Braves are looking for another bat at a value, they should ask Detroit about Robbie Grossman.
The Atlanta Braves have made indications that they want to add to this team at the deadline. However, they might be looking more at under-the-radar moves. One name that fits this description could be Robbie Grossman.
Look at the Joc Pederson and Stephen Vogt moves. The Braves will probably make moves similar to these rather than a blockbuster move at this year’s deadline.
The Braves could use another bat in the lineup, but they may not be willing to put together a big enough package to get a Joey Gallo or Bryan Reynolds. We also have yet to see Alex Anthopoulos make a big trade involving some of the Braves’ top prospects so far in his tenure with the Braves.
Remember, the Braves farm system is not as deep as it once was, so the Braves might be hesitant to get into a bidding war for some of the bigger names on the market.
However, if the Braves are serious about making a run at the division this year, then the Braves will need to upgrade this lineup (and bullpen) at the deadline. Running out Abraham Almonte, Orlando Arcia, and Guillermo Heredia might not get the Braves a division title.
While these guys have given the Braves some solid time over the course of the year, they are arguably AAAA players or depth pieces at this point in their careers.
Robbie Grossman could benefit the Braves’ offensive lineup. He is not a rental either, he is under contract through the 2022 season.