The Braves make the most sense. They currently stand atop the National League East, though it won’t be easy keeping the Philadelphia Phillies and surging Washington Nationals in the rear view mirror. Atlanta expects to make the postseason, but are they solid enough as is to make it to the World Series? Or win it?
The addition of Mike Minor could certainly help their chances.
Also, the Braves have the second best farm system in all of baseball. Their system includes three prospects in the top 25 of MLB.com’s top 100 prospects. All together, they have seven players on that list. Atlanta has the talent in stock to pursue a premier pitcher like Minor.
Who knows what the Texas Rangers and Braves can agree on in terms of an exchange? I bet Jon Daniels doesn’t even know yet. But what we all know is that Minor would be a great fit for a team that has its eyes on the ultimate prize. We also know that the Braves have the talent to make a deal happen.