In the last two offseasons, the Atlanta Braves have traded for Oakland Athletics’ stars.
The Braves are a winning, contending franchise that always looks for potential upgrades at various positions.
They have a rich, deep farm system and are not afraid of dealing some prospects for the right player.
The A’s, on the other hand, are a rebuilding team in need of impact prospects, and they traded most of their stars in the last two seasons.
Obviously, there were several matches to be made between these two squads.
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Twitter users have hilariously identified the Braves’ big league team as an extension of the A’s, and Oakland as a Triple-A affiliate of Atlanta because of the large amount of former Braves prospects in their organization.
The A’s And Braves Have Completed A Couple Of Impactful Trades
That’s a lot of young players right there!
Olson came over to replace the departing Freddie Freeman before the 2022 season, and had a great performance with his hometown Braves.
The Braves are hoping that Murphy, who hit 18 home runs with a 122 wRC+ (.759 OPS) and excellent defense with the A’s this past season, can also be a star.
He is expected to share catching duties with Travis d’Arnaud.
He has the goods to deliver an excellent performance and is three years away from reaching free agency, making him a worthwhile investment for Atlanta.