Atlanta Braves News
It seems that the theme of this offseason has been to have a trade rumor pop up but then have it refuted a few hours later. On Saturday the Braves were again linked to Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto and were called a “slight favorite” to land him by SiriusXM’s Craig Mish. However, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman later reported that Atlanta has not discussed Realmuto since this past Tuesday and have no further plans to speak again due to the Marlins insistence of including one high-value MLB-experienced asset in the deal such as Ozzie Albies.
As we all know, the book never really closes on anything and the two teams could eventually circle back but for now it doesn’t appear likely that Realmuto will end up in an Atlanta uniform.
The Washington Nationals reportedly have an agreement in place to bring back first baseman Matt Adams on a one-year, $4 million deal. Adams hit .257/.332/.510 with 18 home runs in 94 games with the Nationals before being claimed off waivers by the Cardinals in August.
The White Sox picked up Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso on Saturday in a trade also involving outfielder Alex Call. Alonso was made expendable after Cleveland acquired Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers in a 3-team trade earlier this week.