Friday Rant: There is no world where trading Ronald Acuña is a good idea

Ronald Acuña

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, we have two nitwits convincing themselves on MLB Network that trading Ronald Acuña could be the best course of action for the Braves this offseason. Take a listen.

I’m fully aware Ronald Acuña Jr. didn’t have the season everyone hoped for this year, but let’s be real about why that was the case. He was coming off a surgically repaired knee, missed an entire year, and had no offseason. That’s not an easy thing to do. I fully expect him to come back a different player in 2023 — the same guy that was the best player in the National League before his ACL injury.

There isn’t a world where you ever trade a player like that, especially when he’s on a TEAM FRIENDLY CONTRACT FOR SIX MORE SEASONS. Acuña’s deal is widely regarded as the best in baseball, yet these morons are projecting that because other Braves players are going to make more money than him that it’s going to get in his head… as if there won’t be other players on other teams making more money than him.

That’s just a wild accusation about a player they clearly know very little about. Acuña has $100 million and spends his offseason on dirt fields playing in his home country; I’m pretty sure he’s good financially. Not to mention, when his contract is up, he’ll be in his prime and set to make somewhere around $300-400 million.

If the Braves traded Acuña, it would go down in baseball history as one of the worst trades of all time. There’s no deal that would make sense. This Atlanta team doesn’t even really have any holes, so why in the hell would they trade their best player on arguably the most team-friendly contract in all of baseball? I know there are fans out there that just say nonsense, but I’m genuinely flabbergasted that two guys with a platform on MLB Network would make such a ridiculous proposition.

There is no world where trading Ronald Acuña is a good idea; find something else to talk about pigeons.

Photo: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

 

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