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Alex Anthopoulos Drops Hints About Potential Big Trade

Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos, known for his secretive approach, recently provided a tantalizing hint to Braves fans in an interview.

Anthopoulos is renowned for his skill at speaking without revealing much, often evading speculative questions with a mix of non-committal responses and clever wordplay. This strategy has allowed the Braves to successfully negotiate trades for players like Chris Sale, Matt Olson, and Sean Murphy largely under the radar, avoiding public pressure and facilitating deals that might not have been possible otherwise.

In a recent interview on 680 The Fan, Anthopoulos displayed a bit of playful mischief. He mentioned that the Braves had inquired about the availability of a “good player,” much to the excitement of his son.

Which “good player” could Anthopoulos be targeting?

Anthopoulos was careful not to provide further details about the player’s identity, the likelihood of a trade, or even the player’s position. His comment succeeded in stirring fan excitement and likely prompted a flurry of questions directed at his son from curious friends.

Despite the lack of specifics, some clues can be inferred. The player has sufficient name recognition for Anthopoulos’ 11-year-old son to be excited. It’s likely not a catcher or infielder, leaving an outfielder or pitcher as the probable target.

Given the timing of the conversation, it might involve a team already considering their options ahead of the trade deadline. One possibility is a trade with former Braves executive Perry Minasian of the Angels for Taylor Ward. Alternatively, a deal with the Athletics for Brent Rooker or Mason Miller could be in the works. Rooker is known for his power hitting, and Miller is a strikeout pitcher with an impressive fastball—both players that could easily capture the interest of Anthopoulos’ son.

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