2. Shane Greene
The Detroit Tigers closer is going to be a hot commodity as the trade deadline looms. His value, as a trade asset, may never be any higher than it is right now with some many teams in need of a good bullpen arm. A closer for some teams, like the Braves, is just the piece that could take them over the hump. With the Tigers looking as if they won’t be contending for a playoff spot anytime soon, it would be wise to flip Green for some prospects while they can.
Shane Greene has been good this season. Greene has converted 22 of his 24 save opportunities this season. His ERA is great, 1.09, and his strikeout to walk ratio is good too, 34-10. This is coming off last season when he had 32 saves but an ERA over 5. Historically, Greene has been a better first half pitcher than second, but that is something the Braves can worry about when he’s on the roster.