MLB Rumors: Alex Anthopoulos won the Raisel Iglesias trade
Atlanta still features Raisel Iglesias at closer, and frankly that would have been enough to win their 2022 trade with the Los Angeles Angels. Yet, it gets far worse for Perry Minasian.
Iglesias ended up being a bargain for Anthopoulos and Co. The complete trade, as illustrated below, didn’t end up costing the Braves all that much at the time.
Now, on the surface this wouldn’t have been such a noticeably bad trade had these same players not returned to Atlanta.
Chavez owns a career-low 1.51 ERA this season after he was released by the Angels. Tucker Davidson may soon deal with the same date, as he posted a 6.72 ERA with the Angels and was thus DFA’d. If Atlanta were to re-sign and thus rebuild Davidson, this may be the best trade deadline robbery of all time.
Yes, Iglesias is not the best player ever dealt come late July, but hear me out. Consider the fact that Atlanta traded two player to Los Angeles who were DFA’d shortly thereafter. What makes matters even better is that those same players could return to the Braves and resurrect their careers.
Consider the Iglesias trade a Alex Anthopoulos master class. We are all witnesses.