journalist Report: The Braves tried Dylan Cease………

The Braves trade for Dylan Cease

Alex Anthopoulos confirmed at FanFest that the price for Cease was was ok for the Atlanta Braves to pay.
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Sometimes the best trade is the one you make, and the Atlanta Braves might be glad they pull the trigger on this one.

One of the most in-demand starting pitchers on the trade market this season has been Dylan Cease of the Chicago White Sox, and Alex Anthopoulos confirmed that the Braves tried, and failed, to acquire the starter this offseason.

According to public comments Anthopoulos made at FanFest this weekend when talking to 680 The Fan, White Sox general manager Chris Getz just wanted too much prospect capital in return for the starter.

“We already tried! Too expensive!” Anthopoulos exclaimed to fans on the other side of glass separating the fan areas from the broadcast table inside the Chop House, emphasizing the point by making the “money” sign with his fingers.

Watch the interaction here: Cease, who was the runner-up for the 2022 Cy Young award in the American League, has two years of team control remaining prior to free agency.

A report from December, discussing a proposed trade between the White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, revealed that the ask of the Reds was four top prospects returning to the White Sox, including top pitching prospects Rhett Lowder and Chase Petty plus two additional top ten prospects, preferably position players.

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