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There are rumors that the Braves are looking to deal for a veteran such as Dexter Fowler or Emilio Bonifacio to put in left field, according to Dave O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (h/t MLB Trade Rumors). Adding to this is a tweet from Jon Heyman saying that the team prefers a "leadoff type," which Fowler and Bonifacio each could be.
Fowler would be a nice addition for the Braves, as he is from the Atlanta area and is a threat with the bat. He isn't much of a power guy, but the Braves could deal with that as long as he can get on base and play strong defense.
Bonifacio is a speedster who stole 30 bases in less than 300 at-bats last year and 40 bases the year before. He also offers a ton of positional versatility, playing everywhere other than catcher and first base during the last two seasons. Plus, with the crowded outfield situation in Toronto and the fact they have speedsters Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose already, Bonifacio may not be too expensive.
The Braves have been linked to Fowler for the past two offseasons, but a deal hasn't gotten done because the Rockies want a strong return for him. It doesn't appear that the Braves are willing to pay that type of price for Fowler, who is a good but not an All-Star caliber player. Bonifacio is a nice player, but he is more of a second division starter or utility man for a good team rather than a leadoff hitter for a true contender.
Buy or Sell? Sell.