Ten MLB Trade Deadline Ideas

Braves Trade Julio Teheran to the Red Sox

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Red Sox Receive:

RHP Julio Teheran

Braves Receive:

IF Rafael Devers

IF Sam Travis

LHP Brian Johnson

Why it’s good for Boston:

The Red Sox are giving up two of their top hitting prospects in Devers and Travis, but they avoid giving up Yoan Moncada, which would entice them to pull the trigger. The Red Sox currently sit in first place in the AL East, but the rotation – behind David Price – has struggled, and Teheran, 25, would give Boston one of the best one-two rotation punches in baseball. He’s already cruising in 2016 with a 2.57 ERA, and is under club control until 2019.

Why it’s good for Atlanta:

The Braves are rebuilding as they look towards their new ballpark in 2017, and it’s no secret that Teheran has been on the trade block. The Braves may ask for a lot, but will settle for a little less than they got for Shelby Miller, although this package for Teheran is very good. Devers is ranked Boston’s number-two prospect by MLB.com and could be the young, power-hitting prospect the Braves are seeking. Travis is also a slugging first baseman, and Johnson is an MLB-ready lefty with loads of potential.

3 Responses

  1. JJ Watt

    Rangers wish they could get Lucroy for that little. No way Milwaukee accepts that deal. All these deals are gross underpayments except for a select few. That Sonny Gray package is laughable aside from JDL. Please don’t do another article like this until you can get a grasp on the trade market.

  2. fred

    Won’t happen.
    Why its a dumb idea (besides them saying it won’t happen) – They don’t need any prospects as they have a great farm system. What they need is major league stars and ready players and Teharan is one already with a long contract.

  3. fred

    Lucroy won’ happen
    Rangers have 2 backup catchers that are currently hitting better than Lucroy, doing a fine job. And Chirinos who is recovering will be ready shortly.


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