The Braves are missing a huge piece of their outfield with Adam Duvall out for the season. Marcell Ozuna has been absolutely putrid against left-handed pitching in 2022, and the Braves could use another left-handed bat with Eddie Rosario struggling. Enter Charlie Blackmon:
Charlie Blackmon 2-run shot gets the Rockies on the board! pic.twitter.com/qzkLZ18sKd
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 23, 2022
Shoutout to my friend @BravesAshland for the idea. If you missed any previous editions of this series, they’re linked below:
- Braves: Who Says No — Andrew Benintendi Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Brandon Drury Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Ian Happ Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Josh Rojas Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Colorado Rockies Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Cavan Biggio Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Package
- Braves: Who Says No — Frankie Montas Trade Package
OF Charlie Blackmon (2022)
Slash Line: .275/.325/.437/.798
Home Runs: 15
Runs Batted In: 58
It may not be a stretch to call Charlie Blackmon the greatest player in Rockies history. He has been a staple of the franchise for years, but this isn’t the first time a trade to the Braves has been suggested. Blackmon is a natural fit in Atlanta — especially with their current needs. Blackmon has a player option that would pay him $18 million in 2023, so the Braves likely wouldn’t have to worry about him being a rental. He has been as consistent as they come in all of Major League Baseball, even at 36. Even as a lefty, Blackmon has a .775 OPS against left handed pitching — he’s really the perfect fit for this team.
#2 RHP Bryce Elder, #6 RHP Freddy Tarnok, #8 OF Jesse Franklin
This is a steep price, but when you’re trying to pry away the face of somebody’s franchise, you have to pay up. The Braves don’t have room in their outfield for Franklin as it stands, and they just reloaded on live arms in the 2022 MLB Draft. Elder and Tarnok are talented but may not have a place in Atlanta. Three top ten prospects, albeit in a thin system, isn’t a bad haul for Blackmon.
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