Trade: Bomb Squad I Pine Mountain Podstars

Ozzie Albies | Atlanta braves baseball, Atlanta braves, Braves

Bomb Squad

gets Ozzie Albies $13

Pine Mountain

gets Sandy Alcantara $7
Levi Kelly

Hey look its a trade that i have no strong feelings over. Must mean its fairly even.

If I am choosing here I would personally rather have Albies as i feel like 2B is thin and he is a potential top 5 player at the position. Still only 23 years old he should just be starting his prime. You should be set at 2B for the next 5-7 years. In 2019 he had the 2nd most fantasy points among 2B in our league. 2020 he didn’t have as many at bats as others, but on a points/game basis was down around 12th among 2B. Its nice that both teams agreed he has a little more value than Alcantara and a prospect went along the other way

Alcantara only made 7 starts in 2020 and averaged just more then Carlos Carrasco and Tyler Glasnow in points/start. In 2019 he made 32 starts at 28ppg, which is a lot more average than you would want in giving up Albies. If he continues to take a step forward he could enter the upper echelon of pitchers. His FIP went down in 2020 from 4.55 to 3.71. Still only 25 there is reason for optimism here.  But personally i think the risk is higher that Alcantara ends up being average than Albies.


Levi Kelly was ranked 9th best prospect in AZ system has some nice numbers from the Midwest league his slider looks like a plus pitch, like a lot of young pitchers he seems to need to refine a 3rd pitch to take the next step. A nice second piece and something you don’t lose sleep on sending the other way to make the trade happen.

Overall Bomb Squad has a roster that looks to be taking shape, just needs a few more Innings somewhere having dealt Alcantara to shore up his infield.
Pine Mountain is putting some trust in Profar potentially with this deal, he adds another starter to an already solid rotation, and his lineup is looking solid. Will he roll with Profar or keep making moves?

A Bundle of Braves.

THE FOUNDATION trades:                                     

2B- Ozzie Albies                                      

RP- Justus Sheffield (AAA)                                           

2020 2nd round pick 

ORGANIZED CHAOS trades:

SP- Frankie Montas

LF- Kyle Schwarber

2020 4th round pick

Yesterday I commented on how diffiult it was to review my own trade. Today, I again tried to ask, “why would he do that,” and see both sides of the deal, but it was easier to form a solid opinion on this¬† deal.¬†

The Foundation – Jordan does this deal to get¬† Frankie Montas, who has been very productive this year averaging 33.2 points per game. He will step in as The Foundation’s best pitcher when Hyun-Jin Ryu finds his way back to the injured list.¬† I personally don’t think Montas has the talent to maintain this level of play, but Im wrong about players all the time. His numbers suggest there may be some regression coming, but nothing that Jordan will lose sleep over. Even with some regression, Montas should be an above average starting pitcher and a good acquistion to the¬† Foundation.¬†

The Foundation also adds Kyle Schwarber. The numbers on the back of Schwarber’s baseball card are kind of ugly. He also has a history of sitting against lefthanders. With all that said, a decent eye and the power he is known for has carried him to a 5.15ppg average making him a decent LF option for the Foundation, who just lost LF Andrew McCutchen for the year. His $36 price tag puts him on the cut bubble, but Jordan can worry about that later.¬†¬†

ORGANZIED CHAOS- Why would he do this? It’s either Ozzie Albies, or the desire to own the enitre Braves infield. Im not sure which Ozzie Albies Coach Swinson is actually getting here. Is it the man-child from the first half of last year, or the kid who is hitting .259/.318/.403 for the year?¬† Grinders member Keith Lott of We Talk Fantasy Sports has a pretty strong opinion of Albies¬† https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” data-wplink-url-error=”true”>here. Im not that quick to write off¬† a 22 year old with a once rated 70 hit tool but Im not sure he does enough other things to be the true fantasy star some people believe he still could be.¬†

Chaos gets Justus Sheffield in the deal. I truely ask “why did he do that?” Sheffield has a devestating slider, but not much after that.¬† He’s a top 100 prospect, in mulitlpe locations, but without significant improvement I cant see him having alot of¬† success unless it’s in relief. Im afraid this might be a case of Coach Swinson trusting the lists, without additional homework.¬†

Chaos got a 2nd rounder for a 4th rounder in this deal. It helps balance things a little. 

SO WHO WON THE DEAL? 

Jordan preaches winning now, and traded Albies’ potential (whatever it may be), for an above average starting pitcher and a useful LF. Coach gets a young 2B, and almost a monopoly of the Atlanta infield.¬† Anyway I fernslice it, I prefer The Foundation’s side by a good bit.