The Atlanta Braves have acquired Adam Duvall from the Miami Marlins.
This time, they had to go through the division rival Miami Marlins to do so, but in turn have hopefully solidified the outfield problem that has plagued them since the injury to Ronald Acuna, and all the events surrounding Marcell Ozuna.
The cost to bring back the powerful outfielder was catching prospect Alex Jackson. Jackson, who once was heralded as one of the best prospects in the game has seen his star fade somewhat over the past couple of years and found himself behind numerous other catching options in the Atlanta Braves system after not making much noise in his brief stints with the big club.
Rumors had surfaced over the past couple of days that the Atlanta Braves might be trying to bring back Duvall to Atlanta, but it was starting to look like more of a longshot. Obviously, things changed and the clubs were able to make a deal here in the final hours before the deadline.
One would figure that Duvall will take over the left field duties immediately and most likely be inserted into the five spot of the Atlanta Braves lineup where he will definitely lengthen the Braves lineup and make it a more balanced and complete squad.
One could only hope that along with acquiring Duvall, the Braves could acquire a couple wins as well because Duvall has absolutely owned the Braves pitching staff this year and has tormented his former-current again employer.
After the 2020 season, the Atlanta Braves decided to let Duvall become a free agent despite the club retaining his rights. It will certainly be interesting to see if they choose to do the same this upcoming off-season because Duvall has a mutual option for the 2022 season.
Only time will tell if this move (along with any other move coming today) will be enough for the Braves to come back and get back to the postseason. However, after this move and the Rosario move, they certainly still seem to be trying.