Braves Unlikely To Trade Chris Resop

The Braves aren't going to trade righty Chris Resop before his Tuesday opt-out date unless they get an "amazing return," tweets Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. They will instead call him up to work out of the bullpen, maintaining their depth.

Resop, 27, has been a revelation as a starter in Triple-A this year, posting a 1.84 ERA and 9.9 K/9 in 13 starts (73.1 innings). He spent last season pitching in Japan, and prior to that he was strictly a reliever in his pro career, which included stints with the Marlins, Angels, and Braves. Resop would have been able to opt out of his contract tomorrow if he had not been called up the bigs, and interest would have been plentiful if he hit the open market.


10 Responses to Braves Unlikely To Trade Chris Resop Leave a Reply

  1. lol I remember him.

  2. rayking 5 years ago

    They are smart not to trade him – you can never have enough pitching, you never know when a starter will go down to injury.

    Teams that are not prepared for such situations end up taking desperate measures such as signing Jeff Suppan.

  3. atlbr14 5 years ago

    Agree Resop holds more value to the Braves as a power arm out of the pen, possible starter in case of injury.

    Get JJ back for the rotation, Saito back in the pen Resop as a long man.

    Best 12 Man staff in the NL from top to bottom.

  4. NYBravosFan10 5 years ago

    Oh sweet Mary mother of my lord please tell me that this means Chavez is getting the heave-ho. Why do I get the feeling that this might send Kimbrel down to get regular work? Obviously he needs more development but come on, Jesse Chavez is lousier than lousy.

    • BravesRed 5 years ago

      About 75% of the people on twitter think that it will be Chavez, so you never know.

  5. JonATLBraves 5 years ago

    I for one believe that Martinez should be sent down with Resop coming up to the bullpen. I think Martinez isn’t that good as his outing in AZ last week looked good, but his control was very shaky. I think once JJ comes back, then we can look to move Kimbrel down to get consistent work and one of the “odd-man of the rotation” out and into the pen (could be Medlin or KK). For some reason we seem to be in a great position with a surplus of pitching with Dunn and Kimbrel right there waiting to take over along with all of our other top pitching prospects that may never pan out to be as good! These will be great trading pieces to hopefully bolster our line-up or deepen our pen as Bobby tends to call on the same relievers every night…

  6. MLB_in_the_Know 5 years ago

    Chris Resop, Cody Johnson + 1 C prospect for Corey Hart and $1 Mill

  7. MLB_in_the_Know 5 years ago

    Chris Resop, Cody Johnson + 1 C prospect for Corey Hart and $1 Mill

  8. bravobraves 5 years ago

    why do the braves need hart?

  9. bravobraves 5 years ago

    why do the braves need hart?

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