Braves Seeking Reunion With Key Outfielder: Are They WS Favorites Regardless??

As the August 1st MLB trade deadline edges closer, rumors are swirling around veteran outfielder Adam Duvall, who could find himself back in a familiar uniform.

The Atlanta Braves have expressed interest in reacquiring Duvall for the third time in his career, as reported by MassLive.com’s Sean McAdam.

If the deal goes through, it would mark Duvall’s return to the team he won a World Series ring with in 2021, further strengthening the dangerous Braves roster.

Duvall, who is currently playing for the Boston Red Sox, could be on the move again after just one season with the team. If the potential trade fails to materialize, the Red Sox might explore trading him for pitching or other positional needs before the deadline.

The 34-year-old outfielder has been through trade rumors several times in his career and is no stranger to the uncertainty that comes with the approaching deadline.

“It’s one of those things,” Duvall remarked to McAdam. “I’ve never signed a multi-year deal, so I’m not ignorant to it. I know there’s always talk. But I really try and stay focused on what I’m trying to do here, and that’s helping this ball club win.”

Throughout his decade-long MLB career, Duvall has played for five different teams, with the Giants, Reds, and Marlins all trading him prior to the deadline between 2015 and 2021.

His most recent trade deadline acquisition worked wonders for him when he earned a World Series ring with the Braves in 2021, showcasing his value to potential trade suitors.

With one year remaining on his $7 million contract, Duvall becomes an attractive target for teams seeking a power-hitting outfielder without breaking the bank.

He has shown his worth during the current season with the Red Sox, hitting .257 with 27 RBIs and seven home runs in 136 at-bats.

However, despite the Braves’ strong interest in bringing him back, Duvall seems content with his current situation, expressing fondness for the young Red Sox team’s camaraderie and potential.

“I enjoy showing up with this group of guys every day and I feel like we’e playing really good baseball right now. I don’t have any control over (what happens), but like I said, I enjoy showing up with this group every single day. It’s been fun to watch guys get better, watch guys get acclimated. We’re really trending in the right direction,” Duvall said.

As the trade deadline draws near, the fate of Duvall will be interesting to follow, especially if he ends up back with the Braves.

Atlanta is having a great season and they have very little holes from top-to-bottom.

Are they the World Series favorites whether they do anything at the trade deadline or not?

 

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