Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm openly flirted with the Atlanta Braves in a recent interview with Jomboy Media.
The Marlins and Braves have had an intense rivalry for a number of years, particularly due to Miami’s tendency to defeat Ronald Acuña Jr, a rising star for Atlanta. Coincidentally, Acuña also suffered a season-ending injury last season against the Marlins. While that wasn’t Miami’s fault, it shouldn’t come as a surprise given the history of the two teams.
Chisholm has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons, with some in the Miami clubhouse mistaking him for the Marlins’ Dennis Rodman, and not in a good way. Team leaders emerged from the woodwork to defend Chisholm at the risk of alienating him.
Nonetheless, Chisholm trade rumors have surfaced, but their validity is unknown. Could the White Sox make sense? What about a possible change within the division?
According to Chisholm himself, the man enjoys playing at Truist Park, and his favorite player is literally Acuña Jr. The fit is perfect.
Could Jazz Chisholm join the Braves?
The bad news for Atlanta baseball dreamers is that Chisholm is under contract until 2026, if you count his years of arbitration. That means the Braves are unlikely to sign him anytime soon.
A trade also seems unlikely. Teams still rarely act in divisions, although this is becoming more common. While Miami tends to swap out the sum of its parts every half-decade or so, dealing with a rival it sees regularly doesn’t make much sense given the revenge factor.
Trading small rentals is different than trading Chisholm, who is an All-Star-level second baseman in his prime.
Not to mention the Braves already have Ozzie Albies at second base. Chisholm would have to play shortstop or Atlanta would have to get creative.
This trading scenario has my head spinning. As much as some Braves fans want to dream, it seems unlikely at the moment, despite Chisholm’s flirtatious nature.
https://fansided.com/2022/06/22/marlins-jazz-chisholm-atlanta-braves/ Marlins star Jazz Chisholm is openly flirting with Atlanta Braves