Minnesota Twins: 4 potential trade fits for OF Max Kepler
By Nate Palmer
The Atlanta Braves have been linked to several outfielders throughout this offseason. Which makes all the sense in the world as they have watched Nick Markakis hit free agency after a great 2018 season where he hit .297/.366/.440, .806 OPS, 14 home runs and 43 doubles.
That leaves the Braves with rookie phenom Ronald Acuna and Ender Inciarte who is a solid center fielder in his own right as two of their starting outfielders. As the Braves look loaded up and ready to be serious contenders in the National League they could really solidify things with a third solid outfielder. Enter Max Kepler.
The Braves have a near embarrassment of riches when it comes to pitching talent which the Twins could be interested in as they try to fill some spots on their immediate and long term pitching staffs. As far as established major league arms the Braves could look to offer up the likes of Julio Teheran and Sean Newcomb.
The Braves also have guys waiting in the minors like Max Fried, Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard and Kyle Wright who could all be intriguing for the Twins and are knocking on the doors of the majors. I have continued to be a fan of the Twins pursuing Teheran, but Newcomb and Fried have also shown a pretty good track record of success in major league innings and would be the next two I would target.
The Twins-Braves fit has been something that has just made too much sense for a while. While the packages could take many different shapes it seems like a match made in heaven.