Braves Working To Acquire Shortstop

The Braves are working to acquire a veteran stopgap-type shortstop to fill in while Andrelton Simmons is on the disabled list, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio reports (on Twitter). The Braves are hoping to complete a deal in the next 72 hours, Bowden writes.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said yesterday that the Braves were considering internal options (presumably Tyler Pastornicky and Josh Wilson) as well as trade options, according to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Backup shortstop Jack Wilson figures to get extra playing time with Simmons injured. The list of potentially available shortstops includes some veteran options that could interest GM Frank Wren.


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TheReturnOfMrBlanks
3 years 15 days ago

Jason Bartlett for 1 Chipper autographed game used bat. Done Deal!

roberty
3 years 15 days ago

Throw in one 1990 Donruss Dave Justice rookie card and you’ve got yourself a deal.

3 years 15 days ago

Who are some of the potential trade targets that they are interested in?

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 15 days ago

 No one out there would possibly fit Wren’s criteria…

tomymogo
3 years 15 days ago

Marco Scutaro, Willie Bloomquist seem to make the most sense to me

BLB25
3 years 15 days ago

Scutaro seems like he’d cost an awful lot in trade for a team thats only gonna use him full time for a month.  Don’t the Braves want to save their trade assets for a piece like Greinke?  

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 15 days ago

There’s absolutely zero available that is going to meet Wren’s criteria.  He wants an upgrade from what they have available in-house, with a team-friendly contract, but doesn’t want to give up anything to acquire it.  Gee…who wouldn’t want that? 

3 years 15 days ago

Yeah that pretty much leaves no one

Brv Rocks
3 years 15 days ago

That sounds like Brendan Ryan.  He certainly fits both criteria…..not that it’s hard to be an upgrade over the Wilson twins and Pastornicky.  Personally, I hope they get Scutaro….except he makes a lot of money this year.

leachim2
3 years 15 days ago

Bartlett for Teheran and Heyward.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 15 days ago

lol

3 years 15 days ago

Man that is completely unfair. Can’t believe you would even think a trade like that could happen. Obviously Hanson has to be in or no deal.

AaronAngst
3 years 15 days ago

Will give you Cesar Izturis, Cody Ransom, and a case of Miller 64 in exchange for the elimination of the “tomahawk chop.”

Brv Rocks
3 years 15 days ago

 No, prefer the tomahawk chop.

3 years 15 days ago

I guess Scutaro would be my first choice, but I loathe the idea of trading any decent prospects for a guy we’ll only need for six weeks.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 15 days ago

My first choice would be to persuade Miami to give Infante back to us…

3 years 15 days ago

I was going by the list of the site’s “potentially available SS” but I like your idea more.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 15 days ago

 You may be right with Scutaro.  Something stirring in Colorado right now…I have kind of a hunch it may be him.  He would answer a lot of questions…

abravesfan
3 years 15 days ago

I would like to see someone like Brendon Ryan for a low level RP prospect.

bighiggy
3 years 15 days ago

how about the cards trade you tyler greene for a prospect in your top 40? would you do it?

Vogelscheuche
3 years 15 days ago

I hear the Blue Jays have a pretty decent shortstop on a team friendly deal…

Colin Christopher
3 years 15 days ago

Yeah, I heard that too. I also heard that, despite having all the talent in the world, he’s putting up mediocre stats and is wearing thin the patience of team management. Gee, that sounds familiar…

3 years 15 days ago

bet the braves wish they would have traded for nunez now.

yeah i know nunez has had some issues with the errors, but i blame that on him being moved around all over the field every game. he never gets a concistent start at just one position. Nunez and phelps for Minor. lol * sarcasticly speaking of course*

3 years 15 days ago

in all honesty that would not be such a bad deal. braves give nunez the starting job every game and he would improve defensively. Phelps really has not been bad what so ever for the yankees whether its coming out of the pen or even starting. he is 1-3 with a 3.05 ERA and in 41 IP he has 42 K’s and 17 walks. so it would give the braves a every day SS and a decent starting pitcher for minor

3 years 15 days ago

 “in all honesty that would not be such a bad deal”

You’re right, it would be an incredibly horrible deal. 

3 years 15 days ago

I wouldn’t even put Minor’s name in a Greinke deal. I still believe he will be a great pitcher for years to come.

erm016
3 years 14 days ago

No, he won’t. At least, he won’t do what Greinke will/can do in Atlanta.

paulyicecubes
3 years 15 days ago

Is there really a better 1 month rental out there than Jack Wilson?  He won’t hit much of course, but they weren’t expecting much offense from Simmons either.  Wilson can still pick it at short.

Colin Christopher
3 years 15 days ago

Wilson’s defense has seriously declined over the last two years. If they’re going to go with a shortstop who can’t hit, they might as well trade for Brendan Ryan, because at least he saves the runs he can’t produce.

BLB25
3 years 15 days ago

It doesn’t seem like it to me.  The team friendly contract and not costing much in trade kinda narrows it down to Cody Ransom types and I don’t really see how theyre better than what the Braves already have.  

3 years 15 days ago

Well Braves fans you better hope you dont get Yuni Betencourt from the Royals with the way that the two teams like to swap players.

RiverKKiller999
3 years 15 days ago

Heh, yeah…I think Wren is shooting for a better defensive replacement than an offensive replacement right now as a stopgap till Simmons gets back.

3 years 15 days ago

Brendan Ryan. When Simmons got hurt, his name instantly popped in my head.

3 years 15 days ago

please be Clint Barmes lol

Harrison
3 years 15 days ago

I’d trade you mike aviles….

3 years 15 days ago

would take him in a min

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 15 days ago

Some confusion going on in the Rockies clubhouse right now with Rutledge being called to Denver and no roster moves being announced…hmmm.

bbxxj
3 years 15 days ago

I’m hoping it’s one of those small under the radar deals that make a big difference in the end like Ryan and League for a few decent but not top prospects.

Paul Baum
3 years 15 days ago

Yuni NOW!

3 years 15 days ago

no way

corey23
3 years 15 days ago

escobar or gonzales…. oh wait nm

3 years 15 days ago

Escobar.   Wait, nvm.  uh…  Alex Gonzo?  Wait, NVM.  Eh, we’ll just settle with Wilson Betemit.  Wait, nvm…

ByeByeREX
3 years 15 days ago

How about M. Izturis from LAA? Team friendly, better depth and the angels really have no need for him any more.  

cookmeister
3 years 15 days ago

 was going to say the same thing. pretty solid player when he gets regular time.  Angels wouldn’t ask for much in return i would imagine

BLB25
3 years 15 days ago

he is playing basically every other day