The Houston Astros are acquiring LHP Will Smith from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for SP Jake Odorizzi, per @MarkBermanFox26..
Alex Anthopoulos ended the Canó experiment, upgraded his rotation (Odorizzi) by trading an expendable piece (Will Smith), added a platoon partner (Grossman) for Rosario and signed Austin Riley for the next decade. What did you do today?.
This is crazy that they’re letting Odorizzi continue when he’s grabbing at his hammy and trying to stretch out in between pitches..
Odorizzi’s day comes to a close after walking Vogelbach w/2outs in the 5th. Prior to that, there was a mound meeting where he grabbed at his upper right hammy/glute area. He continued to stretch that in the dugout as Matzek finished the frame. #Braves down 3, T6.
I don’t think this is being noted enough when talking about the Odorizzi deal. Something for nothing, just like Newcomb for Chavez..
I think the hold up in the official announcement of the smith-Odorizzi trade is that the Braves front office is still laughing at the Astros for actually agreeing to take Will Smith.
@AverageChatting If Jake Odorizzi can show up and just *not shit the bed* then this Will Smith trade could go down as one of AA’s greatest hits.
Some people will try and tell you that it was Odorizzi who lost this game. It was the sleepwalking offense. #Braves #ForTheA.
Jake Odorizzi left the game a few pitches after this happened in the fifth inning. Stay tuned for any updates..
Odorizzi in his #Braves debut: , 3runs on 6hits, 4Ks, 3BB, 96pitches Will certainly pass along any health updates after speaking to him post game. With 1out, #Braves now face Seth Lugo in the 6th. d’Arnaud at the plate..
We upgrade defensive versatility on the bench in the IF and OF with Adrianza, we get a platoon option in LF in Grossman who has a .999 OPS against LHP, and we trade Will Smith for a SP with a ERA ( FIP) in Odorizzi. AA improved the team for virtually nothing. #ForTheA.
A nice breakdown on Odorizzi and what is likely the holdup to the trade at the moment. They’re probably working out the financials. #Braves.
What a weird day. Christian Vázquez was on the field and continued to take batting practice when reports of his trade leaked, and Jake Odorizzi remained in the Astros dugout when news of his traded was reported.
Astros trade starter Jake Odorizzi to Braves for reliever Will Smith: Reports via @TheAthletic.
Jake Odorizzi against the Mariners last night 👀 IP 0 ER 2 H 2 BB 8 K FIP xFIP MPH avg exit velo Hard Hit Barrel Whiff rate (i know the trade isn’t official yet).
Contreras set up away, Odorizzi gets the call on a fastball that ran back over the inside corner.
The #Mets have gotten to the Braves bullpen early here in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Jake Odorizzi is done after innings. He allowed three runs and is responsible for a runner on base..
The Astros have traded starter Jake Odorizzi to the Braves in return for reliever Will Smith, according to multiple reports. More on the deal ⤵️.
Want me to answer your question Braves fans? Why did we only get Adrianza? Why did we only get Grossman? Why did we only get Odorizzi? AA does a thorough job of checking on every available player. The cost and not jeopardizing the Braves future is why you have these players..
@MaxFriedstash We have McCullers returning so a rotation of Verlander, McCullers, Valdez, Javier, Garcia, Urquidy and Hunter Brown ready to be called up. Not enough innings to go around and Odorizzi is the worst of the bunch..
Braves News: Braves extend Austin Riley, acquire Odorizzi, Grossman, and Adrianza, more.
I know better than to go to sleep at 9pm the night before the trade deadline. Nanny would’ve been thrilled by this news! She didn’t like Odorizzi like at alllllll 😂.
I love this trade, Odorizzi could be key down the stretch in right spots for this.
Odorizzi walks Vogelbach and that is going to be it. Tyler Matzek coming in to face McNeil.
#Braves starters Last 2 series against the Mets: Morton(5IP, 5ER, 3BB, 6K, 106P) Wright(6IP, 6ER, 2BB, 4K, 97P) Fried (5IP, 2ER, 5BB, 5K, 99P) Strider (, 1ER, 3BB, 8K, 103P) Anderson (, 4ER, 4BB, 3K, 95P) Odorizzi (, 3 Runs, 2ER, 4K 3BB 96P) This is a problem.
Game is almost 4 hours long because Jake Odorizzi took a month in between pitches this is why we need the 7 inning double headers back.
You kinda have to wonder why the Astros were ready to get rid of Odorizzi. They are fighting for the best record in the game and are pulling away. Why trade away a rotation piece for a lefty relief pitcher on a downward slope? 🤔.
Braves reportedly completing trade of Will Smith to Astros for Jake Odorizzi.
Keeping a clearly injured Odorizzi in against Vogelbach when left hander Tyler Matzek is ready in the bullpen is comically bad managing.