So Now What?
The combination of potential sellers becoming buyers and the deals that have already been made makes things a little more interesting for the Braves as Tuesday approaches. If there is anyone who will know what to do in this situation, it's Alex Anthopoulos.
We all know that AA is not the GM that typically makes trades days before the deadline, nor does he panic and start making moves when everyone else does.
A lot of times the moves he makes are not for big-name players or even prospects but for guys, he knows complete the team already established in Atlanta. Need context? Go look at the 2021 World Series roster before and after the trade deadline that season.
Here are three options the Braves could have left to make sure that the team is ready to compete for a World Series in 2023.
1. Option 1: Nothing
As people say in the South, "If it ain't broke don't fix it." In case you haven't heard, the Braves are the best team in baseball. Yes, at times the rotation has had some bad outings, the bullpen has struggled, and even the offense has had nights where they score less than 5 runs.
It is a 162-game season and human beings are playing a really hard game. It very well could be that this team feels so complete that AA decides not to make any trades and give away prospects/money when he does not have to.
Max Fried, Kyle Wright, AJ Minter, Nick Anderson, and Jesse Chavez coming back from injury at some point may serve as effective trade acquisitions anyway. It may not be the most exciting to fans, but the truth of the matter is: this team can win it all the way it is.