Braves should bring back a long lost fan favorite

The Atlanta Braves could use some help in the field now or in the near future. Could Jason Heyward be made available?

Heyward is not playing a good season offensively. Damn, he didn’t have a good half decade in Chicago.

Nonetheless, he remains an important, influential member of the Cubs’ clubhouse and well-liked within the organization. Jed Hoyer has stated that the two sides will separate after the year, but does not want to stop at the beginning of August.

Per Jesse Rogersa return to the organization could be in play in a few years when Heyward retires:

“Hoyer didn’t rule out a role for Heyward in the organization after his retirement, but did say the veteran had told him he wanted to continue playing. It just won’t be with the Cubs.

“We felt like it was the right thing to do given where we are as an organization,” Hoyer said. “He doesn’t like it, but he understands where we are. I think it’s been a bit frustrating for the last year and a half.”

Could Jason Heyward return to the Braves?

But until then, Heyward still want to play. He understands that this will be on a part-time basis.

Could the former Brave reinvent himself with a familiar organization? Why not return to where it all began?

For that to happen during the season, Heyward would have to be fired by the Cubs as renunciations are a thing of the past. The more likely scenario is that Heyward gets axed as planned this offseason and Atlanta takes a flyer on him. Given Marcell Ozuna’s struggles, it would make sense to add a player to boost clubhouse morale in comparison.

Heyward is a former top prospect for the Braves. in the five seasons with Atlanta, he formed an all-star team (his only as a pro) and won two Gold Glove Awards. He remains a great defender but needs to reinvent himself at the plate to become an everyday player again. Braves should bring back a long lost fan favorite

John Verrall

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