The Atlanta Braves are reportedly involved in one big trade already and are still listening to offers for other players. Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the Braves are negotiating a deal that would send Alex Wood and top prospect Jose Peraza to the Dodgers in exchange for a package centered around Cuban prospect Hector Olivera. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Atlanta is still taking calls and listening to offers for pitcher Julio Teheran.
Sources: Atlanta may not be done after dealing Alex Wood. Braves have listened on Julio Teheran as well. SP market still awfully crowded.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2015
Braves listening on Teheran for same reason Indians have continued to on Carlos Carrasco: Teams covet SP on long-term deals, might overpay.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2015
Given the reported parameters of the deal with the Dodgers, it would seem that it would take an overpay to pry away Teheran in a deal. MLB.com's Mark Bowman writes this morning that by trading Wood, the Braves would be signaling that they intend to keep Teheran.
Wood has posted a 3.10 ERA through his first 55 career starts. Though he struggled with his command during the early portion of this season, the highly competitive left-hander has impressed during his last two starts after the All-Star break. His exit would signal that the Braves are committed to keeping Julio Teheran for future seasons.
Worth mentioning that the deal with the Dodgers has not been finalized or announced by either of the teams involved. The Braves may be keeping their options open should they be forced to go in a different direction. Doesn't hurt to listen to offers, but it seems like it'd be highly unlikely that they could deal both Wood and Teheran before Friday's deadline. Of course, no one really thought Wood was an option to be moved at all in the first place.