The Braves fired general manager Frank Wren in September after being eliminated from playoff contention. This must have made things awkward for Frank's son, Kyle, an outfielder in the Braves organization.
Well, on Friday, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Braves shipped Kyle to Milwaukee in exchange for pitcher Zach Quintana.
Usually when relatives of major league employees get drafted it's in the late rounds as a sort of courtesy. But Wren was an eighth-round pick by the Braves in 2013 and batted .283 in 56 games for AA Mississippi last season.
Quintana was a third-round pick by the Brewers in 2012. He's struggled a bit with his control (10 wild pitches in 85 innings this season) but he's only 20 years old.
Sure, the Braves traded away one of their better prospects, but everyone in the organization will be a little more comfortable now that they're out from under their old boss's shadow.
- Dan Gartland