Not what most were expecting (with exception of my co-host on the podcast, Brent Blackwell), but we have a Braves trade, as they have landed LH Starting Pitcher Tommy Milone in a deal for 2 PTBNLs, which are said to be players not in the player pool. To make room for Tommy, Matt Adams has been DFA’d, which was expected.

While Milone isn’t anything to wow fans, he’s striking out 9.5/9 and only walking 1.2. That will play…if he can keep the ball in the park vs. right handed hitters (.849 OPS against).

Braves Trade? A Heavy Hitter is Available

With the deletion of Matt Adams, the Braves are in need of another LH bat, preferably one that could platoon in a DH/OF role with Adam Duvall, who is still struggling to hit RHP. One of the best just came available:

Gallo has a TON of swing and miss potential but comes with light tower power and game changing potential. His walk rate continues to be elite and his K% is down a bit in 2020, and so is his BABIP (a career low .231). He’d cost a ton as he’s controlled through 2022, but it would definitely make the Braves offense elite for the foreseeable future.

In addition to Gallo still left on this list, Kyle Seager, Shin-Soo Choo, and Colin Moran are all thought to be available, but Tommy La Stella and Mitch Moreland have already been dealt.

Braves Trade? Cleveland Talking Clevinger

Would the Braves? Should the Braves? It would cost Waters+ several other players.

Tonight’s Lineup

Braves try not to get broomed tonight and freshly acquired Tommy Milone takes the bump.