Having been pretty swamped this weekend, I'm just getting caught up on the news of the Atlanta Braves being interested in Eduardo Nunez. Here's what they're apparently hoping for out of him if they could somehow complete a trade with New York.
"They need offense," said Harper's source. "They need a shortstop because they don’t want to bring [Alex] Gonzalez back, and they like Nunez a lot. They know the jury is out on him defensively, but they think his offense is strong enough that he could move to the outfield if he can’t be their long-term answer at short." Via MLBTR.
In 2,772 plate appearances in the minor leagues (2,557 ABs), Nunez has managed a sub-par .318 OBP and .369 SLG. If that's what the Braves are looking at as their long-term answer offensively, I can't help but shake my head.
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