The Braves trade Sean Newcomb and reunite with an old friend in the process

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The Braves have traded Sean Newcomb to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash considerations and a member of the 2021 World Series squad — Jesse Chavez.

I still think Sean Newcomb has some upside; he has plenty of talent, but it was time for both sides to move on. Maybe a change of scenery would help — this is a solid deal for the Cubs. It’s a minimal gamble, but the Braves get a guy they are familiar with. Chavez made a couple of clutch spot starts when the Braves badly needed to stop the bleeding in 2021 and was a key piece to the bullpen in the playoffs. This is a great deal for both sides.

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