The Atlanta Braves plan to shop Matt Adams, who had a nice year but looks like a bench player for them as things stand now. Adams’ likely placement on the trade market could add a little extra spice to one of the most interesting markets, which features many fine free agents (including stars Eric Hosmer and Carlos Santana), a star who’s already on the trade block (Jose Abreu) and close to 10 teams with openings at first base. The Braves plan to keep franchise player Freddie Freeman at first base after trying him briefly at third last year, and with Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp currently on the corners and top prospect Ronald Acuña quite possibly ready to ascend to the majors if Markakis or Kemp could be traded, there may not be room for Adams in the outfield, even if the Braves believe they could live with Adams in left.
Braves shopping Matt Adams this winterJon Heyman
Fanrag Sports | Nov 30