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Why would the Braves trade Jason Heyward?
Yes, he had a huge sophomore slump but he has incredible potential.
The deal would need to be huge for the Braves to give up their top young slugger but it would be worth it for the Yankees. Not only is he a power hitting lefty who could launch bomb after bomb over the right field wall but he would also be the long term answer in right field.
The Braves would first need an immediate replacement for Heyward, then they would want a young high-upside outfielder, a young infielder and a couple top arms.
Eduardo Nunez is a must in this trade ever since the Braves were reportedly interested in him, then the Yankees must give up one of the Killer B's and another pitcher to create the framework of the trade.
The Braves already have one of the best groups of young arms in the majors so why would they trade their big bat for more? Pitching prospects do not have the best hit rate, so the more the better and the worst case scenario is that they turn around and trade them.
The Mariners set the bar for what a big young bat would cost, so what would it take to get Heyward?
Yankees Get: Jason Heyward
Braves Get: Dellin Betances, Phil Hughes, Eduardo Nunez, Nick Swisher and Ravel Santana