Braves Obtain Matt Olson from the A’s

The Braves traded for A’s all star 1B Matt Olson… and sent CF Christian Pache, C Shane Langeliers, and pitchers Ryan Cusick and Joey Estes. That is, the Braves are sending the A’s their 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 14th rated prospects. That’s a pretty steep price, but it’s not the elephant in the room. That of course would be the Braves have apparently given up on being able to re-sign 2020 MVP and face of the franchise Freddie Freeman. Olson is a very good player, but he’s not Freeman.

2 thoughts on “Braves Obtain Matt Olson from the A’s

  1. The A’s are definitely in a rebuild mode, because they just got 4 more prospects from my Jays for 3B Matt Chapman. Toronto is starting to look like a definite contender this year after coming so close to the postseason last year.

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    1. They certainly have the firepower, and there are pundits picking them for the WS.
      For my Rays’ rooting interest, Chapman was part of a trade rumor involving the Rays this AM—I am honestly happy that did not happen…although I reserve the right to change my mind if he ends up being a Rays-killer.

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