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Any thoughts on just trying to get just Gattis from the Braves? Maybe offer one of our back end starters, plus Matusz (now that we signed Wright), and a B level prospect to get the talks started.

Wieters would automatically become the O's switch-hitting DH. Once Wieters can throw, Gattis either goes to a corner OF spot, or he is the power RH bat at DH - and can spell Wieters behind the dish.

Just throwing it out there.

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Any thoughts on just trying to get just Gattis from the Braves? Maybe offer one of our back end starters, plus Matusz (now that we signed Wright), and a B level prospect to get the talks started.

Wieters would automatically become the O's switch-hitting DH. Once Wieters can throw, Gattis either goes to a corner OF spot, or he is the power RH bat at DH - and can spell Wieters behind the dish.

Just throwing it out there.

Don't they want Gausman or Bundy?

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Brian Matusz has little or no trade value. We really need to get that through our thick heads. My guess is the Braves would want Chen for Gattis. They're not going to give him away cheap.

PS: If we were going to go the acquire a hitter who doesn't have a position route, we should have just signed Morse.

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Gattis is a DH. Poor defense. Atlanta would like to trade him based on him being valued as a power-hitting catcher, rather than valued as a DH. Atlanta has to put him at a corner outfield spot if they can't trade him, since there is no DH, but DH is far and away Gattis' best spot. Do you really think Buck has any interest in a poor defensive catcher?

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Brian Matusz has little or no trade value. We really need to get that through our thick heads. My guess is the Braves would want Chen for Gattis. They're not going to give him away cheap.

They ask the Royals for Yordano Ventura for Gattis. They don't want Chen.

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Brian Matusz has little or no trade value. We really need to get that through our thick heads. My guess is the Braves would want Chen for Gattis. They're not going to give him away cheap.

Chen is a free agent after this season. Not a very good value exchange for Atlanta.

But yeah, Matusz has very little value. It is funny how everyone puts him in these trade packages for meaningful pieces.

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