Braves rumors: d’Arnaud trade ‘unlikely’, Duvall still loves ATL, Ohtani floated

Travis d'Arnaud, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Travis d'Arnaud, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Travis d'Arnaud, Atlanta Braves
Travis d’Arnaud, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images) /

Atlanta Braves rumors: Let’s just stop with the Travis d’Arnaud trade talk!

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. This isn’t happening. I could be proven wrong in the weeks to come, but I think Alex Anthopoulos is better at his job than we are at ours. So why would the Braves trade backup backstop Travis d’Arnaud? They won’t because they are not stupid! With Sean Murphy just now getting back into the lineup after a hamstring injury, let’s not jinx this thing, y’all!

Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. Even if Murphy is better defensively behind the plate than d’Arnaud, so what? He is a tremendous leader in the clubhouse, calls great games and has been an exceptional hitter since coming over to Atlanta in 2020. Although his days with the Braves seem to be numbered for Murphy reasons, why screw up something that is clearly working well right now?

Like, I don’t care if another team really needs another catcher. That’s their problem, and good luck with that. For a team that has serious World Series aspirations, you don’t want to mess up the plan in place just because you are experiencing FOMO at the trade deadline. I trust Anthopoulos to make the right decisions for the ball club in the next month and change, but don’t trade d’Arnaud…

To be honest, the only way I would be okay with trading d’Arnaud is if it landed us Shohei Ohtani.

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