Submitted by: jack12
March 12, 2023
Hi Jack! By looking at your past trade proposals I can see that you’re focused on the Yankees. I like the Yankees too, but the Atlanta Braves are my team. I’m curious to know more about the Yankees though and maybe you can help me out by explaining your thought process in putting this trade proposal together.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is an interesting ballplayer. He didn’t have a bad season in 2022 and it was in-line with realistic expectations. I wouldn’t say it was a good year for him though. I thought he’d be better with the glove and that was a lot of errors. I can see why the Yankees would be interested in trading him as he’s squeezed out at SS and coming off the bench as well. He’s making $6MM this year and that’s too much $ for a bench guy. I also belief that IKF is too good of a defender and not good enough at the plate to be a bench guy.
The Braves are going with Vaughn Grissom and Orlando Arcia for SS and I wouldn’t want IKF over either of those two right now. Would you? Why? The report that Kiner-Falefa’s looking like he can hit with more power is nice but it isn’t changing my mind.
You’ve got Gleyber getting traded too. I like him over IKF but the Yankees won’t trade both away. That’s not making much sense unless you’re thinking that he’s of much higher value to teams other than the Yankees and that team has a need. Sorry, but it’s not the Braves that fit the bill there.
Why trade Brandon Mayea? The Yankees just signed him in January and they paid a lot to get him. Why would the Braves prefer value in him over what they have? The kid’s 17.
The Braves don’t have a whole lot of depth with starting pitching. Anderson and maybe even McHugh are that depth. The Braves have relied on spot starters over the past few years and Anderson’s been no small part of that. McHugh had a really good season in ’22 and the Braves have what’s looking like one of the best bullpens in the Majors. Why take a big piece away from that with this trade?
This trade is overcomplicated. 6 guys is a lot. None of them coming to the Braves helps the team win now in any way that’s better than what they have. This trade is very one-sided and doesn’t make sense on many levels.