The Braves have shown interest in a hometown kid who plays for a division rival:
Phillies, Braves, Brewers and Yankees are among teams to have shown the most interest in Zack Wheeler. 2 division rivals, the ny rival and milw. In any case, no one has met the asking price. If nothing changes, may well stay in queens.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2018
Heyman’s tweet should come as no surprise. The Braves have made it clear that they want another starter but giving up long-term assets for Wheeler is not a smart move. Injuries have derailed Wheeler’s fast-track to becoming a star in this league, and while he is worth a flier, the Braves simply have a plethora of arms that are close to the big leagues with similar and higher upside and Wheeler is a free agent in 2020.
It is nice to see the Braves doing their due diligence here, but a deal definitely does not seem imminent for Wheeler.