clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Daily Chop: Braves considered a potential suitor for Betts

Another major outlet mentions the Braves as a potential match in a Mookie Betts trade.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Braves will almost certainly be in the market for upgrades around the diamond this offseason, with a Josh Donaldson reunion also a possibility. In addition to a potential vacancy at third base, Atlanta has a host of options to fill their outfield alongside Ronald Acuña, Jr. The most intriguing among those, assuming he is actually on the market, is Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who is rumored to be available due to his expected salary for the 2020 season.

The Braves could benefit greatly from adding Betts to an already potent lineup, and writer Mike Petriello ranks Atlanta second among potential suitors for the star right fielder. With a deep farm system, needs in the outfield, and a manageable payroll situation, the Braves certainly make sense and would likely be a desirable location for Betts should he be traded.

It remains to be seen how the Braves will approach the offseason, and whether Betts will indeed be available, but Atlanta appears well-equipped to add the young star if his availability is genuine. Rumors like this one are likely to persist throughout the offseason, but players of Betts’ caliber are rarely available, so anything connecting the Braves to his services is notable.

Braves News

Braves’ Harris among AFL breakout prospects

The Braves are well-stocked in their farm system, and appear to have yet another breakout star on the way in outfielder Trey Harris. The 23-year-old has impressed scouts throughout his time in the Arizona Fall League and could be knocking on the door for a major league promotion in 2021.

2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Luiz Gohara

2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Wes Parsons

Two departed arms who once appeared destined for productive careers in Atlanta, Luiz Gohara and Wes Parsons now will be forced to find their way in different organizations. Neither player had a good showing in 2019, with Gohara never throwing a single inning for the Braves.

MLB News

This outfielder could transform trade market

Another trade target for teams hunting in the outfield market, Starling Marte could be a major addition to any club given his talent and team control.

Will Dodgers pursue Lindor? Sources say yes

The Dodgers were already scary, and now they are mad after being eliminated in the NLDS. Adding Lindor to that roster would make them an even greater threat to the rest of the National League.

Yankees dismiss pitching coach Rothschild

The Yankees are in the market for a new pitching coach after dismissing Larry Rothschild.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Battery Power Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Atlanta Braves news from Battery Power