Braves & Athletics




Braves & Athletics

March 2, 2023


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Laureano 28 Majors OF Medium 3 30.8 21.3 9.5 7.6 9.5 11.4


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Schwellenbach Minors RHP 2.7 2.2 2.7 3.2
Smith-Shawver Minors RHP 5.1 4.1 5.1 6.1
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  1. Mac Daddy

    The Athletics have a slew of outfielders. I can easily believe that they would have already traded away Laureano if he hadn’t missed so much time. Why trade him now? What’s motivating the A’s? With the PED suspension, his service time didn’t accrue. Couple that with his poor 2022 performance and his salary’s really low and there’s another year for Arb-.. The A’s have control on a cheaper contract and he’s guy that can only have upside. If he’s healthy, there’s no reason why they won’t keep running him out there so that he has time time rebuild some value.

    If the Braves were able to acquire Laureano and interested in him, to begin with, why trade for him now? The Braves, like the A’s, have a bunch of outfielders in camp. I would certainly take Laureano over every single one of them, but I wouldn’t go and trade for him now. Let’s see how it works out for whatever group of outfielders the Braves break camp with. Maybe Laureano’s 2023 season looks like his 2022.

    I like this trade for the Braves only if Laureano’s able to surpass these 2 WAR projections and looks like that kind of guy right away. Otherwise, I’m not into adding to this muddled whatever that they have going on with LF.

    For the A’s, I only like it if they think Smith-Shawer or Schwellenbach are looking like they’ll be ready in 2024 and Laureano’s cooked. I believe the A’s are looking for something by next year that’ll look like what the O’s were able to do in 2023. Laureano, if he’s good, could be a part of that. So trade him only if he’s a stinker.

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