Will Braves Find Trade Partner?
- Updated: May 16, 2014
Watching the Atlanta Braves this season is like seeing a good movie for the umpteenth time that you know has a bad ending. The Braves once again have excellent pitching, but the poor offense gives them little chance to win a playoff series, let alone a World Series.
If the offense gets any worse, the Braves won’t make the playoffs this season and may be lucky to finish second in the National League East. This season isn’t a fluke, either. The same players struggled to score runs last year.
It is amazing that the same organization that year in and year out has great pitching, can’t figure out the formula to consistently score runs.
Frank Wren may want to sit around and wait until July before he decides if he needs to add “pieces” to this team, but there’s no need to wait any longer. You don’t have to be a baseball expert to know that this Braves team needs serious help offensively. No more power is needed, get contact hitters and guys with high on-base-percentage.
So what players should the Braves make available for trade?
Starting with the pitching staff, the Braves should make everybody available for trade except Julio Teheran and Craig Kimbrel. The only position players that should be untouchable are Andrelton Simmons, Freddie Freeman and maybe Evan Gattis.
Now go out and find a trade partner, Frank.