Braves News: Atlanta’s recent trades, pitchers in the outfield, more

Sep 6, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy (12) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy (12) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /
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Well hello there, Atlanta Braves fans. The weekend was a quiet one for the Braves, although this next week could be an interesting one as we have the arbitration figure filing deadline coming up on Friday followed up by the international signing period opening up on Sunday.

Those dates will give us a better sense of the Braves’ present and future, but in the meantime, we have been taking some time to look back a bit to see how we have gotten to this point. Matt put together a great look at the most recent trades the Braves have made with each team in the league. As a small spoiler, the team that the Braves have gone the longest without making a trade with is a familiar division foe.

More Braves News

In another look back in Braves history, we put together a look at the time that Bobby Cox played a pitcher in the outfield. While we have seen teams make that sort of move in recent years (although it was mostly NL teams when pitchers were still hitting), in the Braves’ case, it took a series of unfortunate events back in 2008 for Bobby to resort to putting a reliever in left field.

MLB News

Baseball fans got some sad news on Sunday as White Sox reliever Liam Hendriks announced that he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will undergo treatment immediately. Aside from the baseball impact on the field for the White Sox which will not be insignificant for a reliever of Hendriks’ caliber, this is just devastating news for a guy who seems like a good dude. Sending good vibes to him and his family during his fight with cancer.

One of these days, we will know where Carlos Correa will be playing in 2023 and we can all move on with our lives. For now, we have to live with the idea that despite the trials and tribulations his negotiations are going through, it does still seem like that the Mets are still the most likely team for Correa next season.