Kyle Freeland, Colorado Rockies. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
The MLB waste and acquisition deadline is accelerated approaching. Here are 3 imaginable waste and acquisition fits graded by FanSided MLB Insider Robert Murray.
With nan MLB waste and acquisition deadline quickly approaching, and buyers and sellers establishing themselves by nan day, let’s return a preview of what whitethorn beryllium to come.
The Atlanta Braves will beryllium looking for pitching, particularly pinch Max Fried and Kyle Wright connected nan Injured List long-term. The Chicago Cubs, if they are successful position to buy, will beryllium looking for bullpen help. And Aaron Hicks should tie liking contempt a shaky tenure pinch nan New York Yankees.
Let’s people 3 imaginable waste and acquisition fits.
Atlanta Braves: Kyle Freeland
Admittedly, Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland wasn’t a subordinate that I considered arsenic a imaginable waste and acquisition campaigner until FanSided’s Cody Williams wrote astir it nan different day. And it makes sense.
Freeland, now 30, is signed to a five-year, $64.5 cardinal statement connected a Rockies squad that is improbable to contend for nan foreseeable future. Considering his accumulation — a 3.88 ERA and 38/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio successful 53.1 innings — nan Rockies could get a sizable haul successful return that could thief group up their adjacent model of contention.
The Braves surely could make plentifulness of consciousness arsenic a waste and acquisition suitor, and they should person nary issues taking connected Freeland’s contract. The fresh makes plentifulness of sense, some connected nan section and connected paper, and should beryllium thing that Atlanta explores. The only point that could clasp up immoderate imaginable woody is nan Rockies’ caller unwillingness to portion pinch talent connected nan major-league roster astatine nan deadline. See: Daniel Bard, CJ Cron and Chad Kuhl from past season’s deadline.
Grading nan fit: 7/10.