“Growing belief” Marlins trade Jazz Chisholm Jr.; Braves potential suitors?

MLB: MAY 01 Rockies at Marlins

We know the Braves are going to buyers at the trade deadline. The question is who they will target.

As of right now, it seems Alex Anthopoulos will have four areas that can be obviously upgraded. The first is the pitching staff, both the rotation and the bullpen because you can never have enough pitching.

The other two are outfield and shortstop, the former of which will be much easier to fill because of the abundance of outfielders available at the trade deadline. One name that may become more frequently mentioned with the Braves is Jazz Chisholm, who Craig Mish of the Miami Herald reports there’s a “growing belief” will be traded.

Mish lists the Mariners as a “club to watch” if Chisholm is moved and also suggests the Pirates and Royals could be a landing spot. Though he didn’t mention Atlanta, that doesn’t mean it’s an impossibility.

The Braves have a need and have made deals with the Marlins in the past. If a trade is to be completed, Atlanta will seemingly pay some sort of premium because it’s within the division, but it could be worth it if you’re Alex Anthopoulos.

The 26-year-old is slashing.255/.326/.407 (105 wRC+) with ten home runs and 17 steals. He’s averaged 26 long balls and 32 steals per 162 games in his career but has struggled to stay healthy.

For the Braves, he’d be on a more than team-friendly deal and under team control for two more seasons past 2024. He’s played shortstop, second base, and centerfield over his career. Though not elite in any one area, he’s more than serviceable in all three.

I assume the price for Jazz Chisholm Jr. will be steep, and even more so for the Braves, but this is a Fish club that traded Adam Duvall to the Braves ahead of their World Series run and JT Realmuto to the Phillies before that.

To say a Braves trade is impossible would be overestimating the Marlins’ front office.

Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire
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