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Braves News: late offseason doldrums, minor trades, more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies v. Atlanta Braves Photo by Curtis Compton/MLB Photos via Getty Images

We are officially in the doldrums of the MLB offseason as we wait for more depth pieces and low-ceiling options to sign, along with the one remaining whale, Carlos Correa. The Mets have reportedly considered walking away from negotiations with the Correa camp, which would obviously be good for the Braves, but who knows what that situation holds at this point, after two teams have clearly had significant concerns with his medicals. This could present an opportunity for the Braves to swoop in with a shorter term deal for the star shortstop if they have the money to make it work within their budget, but a veteran stopgap option like Elvis Andrus seems more likely.

The “big” news of the day was the Phillies trading three peripheral pieces for essentially two peripheral pieces from the Tigers in a utilityman and a mid-level reliever. People have made more of this trade than it is worth in my view, but it was the biggest move of the day.

Braves News

The anniversary of the Braves’ re-signing Eric Hinske passed on Saturday.

MLB News

The Phillies swapped peripheral pieces with the Tigers in a trade that had a “headliner” of a mediocre reliever.

The Mariners and Brewers swapped pitchers.

AJ Pollock signed a $7 million deal with the Mariners.

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