Seth Smith’s available, and FW needs to pounce

After watching Jordan Schafer and B.J. go a combined 0-for-11 tonight, with 6 strikeouts, I noticed that Seth Smith was trending on Twitter — partly for the 2 homers he’s hit tonight, partly because the Padres have put him on the market. Smith is having a sensational year, with 8 homers, a .291 BA, .396 OBP and .527 slugging percentage. He probably won’t sustain those numbers, but he’s better than you think: a career .804 OPS. Smith checks about every box the Braves need: bats left, gets on base and is owed about $3 million on a contract that expires after the season. I wouldn’t trade a Bethancourt or Peraza to get him, but it probably wouldn’t require that much.

 

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