Baseball Digest recognizes Acuna as its NL Rookie at the Year, with the 20-year-old receiving unanimous support from those who make up the voting contingent for the publication. Now the BBWAA results are the only remaining hurdle for Acuna to pull a clean sweep of the three awards.
Braves beat writer Mark Bowman writes that Atlanta should make a strong offer for Marlins catcher JT Realmuto this offseason. Bowman has been adamant about the club’s interest for much of the second half of the season, which could be taken as a strong indicator of how the Braves plan to approach those negotiations.
Braxton Davidson struggled mightily to begin play in the Arizona Fall League, but has caught fire in the past two games, launching four home runs in those two contests.
Outfielder Michael Reed was claimed by the Twins on Wednesday, which means he will likely get a shot to stick in the big leagues next season. Reed has certainly earned that opportunity with his play in the minor leagues, and that chance would likely never have come to fruition in Atlanta.
The left-hander will have more time to work with the Dodgers on a deal.
Hall of Famer Willie McCovey passed away on Wednesday. Thoughts and prayers to his family and the Giants organization.
Former Brave Brian McCann is now a free agent after the Astros declined his option on Wednesday. The veteran backstop should have some interest, though he seems better suited for the AL given his age and injury history.