The trade market for Andrelton Simmons is awash with activity at the moment with more and more teams at least checking the asking price on Andrelton Simmons. We have no reason to think that the Braves will accept less than top dollar for the young defensive whiz and that was never more apparent than when the Mets called to check in.
Braves seek to have one of mets big 4 starters included in a simmons deal. They have asked about matz in past. #simmons— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 12, 2015
#Mets inquired on Simmons this morn and told ask price is Harvey or deGrom, so no way. Also shows how #Braves initially valuing Simmons— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 12, 2015
In many ways, its heartening to see that the Braves seem to be standing firm on their previous stances that everyone has a price, but the price on Andrelton is going to be high. This is going to be especially true when we are talking about a division rival like the Mets...they will inevitably have to pay a premium. Its not just the Mets checking in on Andrelton, though.
The #Braves have now fielded calls from nearly half the teams in baseball since making Andrelton Simmons available in trade talks.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2015
Again, not really that surprising. With the shortstop free agent market being very thing and Andrelton reputation as a guy who plays hard and is a once-in-a-generation defensive talent, teams are at least going to kick the tires. No deal seems imminent, but rumors and scenarios are being thrown around left and right. Whether a deal actually happens when the dust settles remains to be seen.