Braves: Who Says No — Cavan Biggio Trade Package

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Chase posed this Braves trade idea first, and I thought it was a little weird to begin with. When you peel back the layers, it really starts to make sense for both sides. Biggio has all but been left out of Toronto’s plans as they fight for a playoff spot in a very competitive American League. He could use a fresh start, and the Braves have a need for a left-handed bat in the infield.

There’s still talent there, perhaps the Braves can turn something around with the 27-year-old. If you want to check out previous editions of this series, they’re linked below:

The Player

IF Cavan Biggio (2022)

Slash Line: .221/.350/.366/.717

Doubles: 11

Home Runs: 2

Runs Batted In: 12

fWAR: 1.0

Although he’s 27 years old, Biggio is under team control until 2026. The former top prospect has seen action in the majors since 2019, but he still hasn’t truly filled the void left by Marcus Semien. The control is costly, but the Braves would be buying low on a guy that simply doesn’t seem to be in Toronto’s plans going forward.

Biggio can play just about any position on the diamond, so he could be the Braves Orlando Arcia replacement or platoon partner going forward. The strange part of this trade is that the Blue Jays aren’t sellers; in fact, I’d call them contenders. The Braves need to offer someone that can contribute almost immediately. Toronto ranks 22nd in starting pitching ERA (as of July 14th), so the Braves could definitely make an appealing offer.

Braves Trade Package

RHP Huascar Ynoa

I haven’t given up on Ynoa yet, but these are two guys who could both use a change of scenery. Ynoa has been thrashed in AAA this season and has lost his prospect status after pitching 50 innings in the majors. With his struggles, he has likely fallen behind guys like Kyle Muller, Bryce Elder, Tucker Davidson, and maybe even Nolan Kingham in the pecking order. Freddy Tarnok isn’t far behind. A one-for-one swap involving a starting pitcher that has shown flashes in the majors could be enough to entice the Blue Jays.

So, who says no?

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