Braves Considering Trading matt olson after…

With a new collective bargaining agreement now approved, many expect the MLB offseason to quickly shift back into gear. Oakland Athletics star Matt Olson is among those who could be on the move.

According to SNY’s Andy Martino, however, the A’s and New York Yankees “were not close” to a deal prior to the lockout because the Yankees didn’t want to give up 20-year-old shortstop Anthony Volpe. ranks Volpe as the No. 1 prospect in New York’s system.

Even though Luke Voit is still under team control for the upcoming season, the Bronx Bombers appear determined to land a first baseman. The midseason acquisition of Anthony Rizzo, who’s now a free agent, seemed to send a message about the organization’s outlook on Voit.

Per multiple reports, five-time All-Star Freddie Freeman could be on New York’s radar:

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