5. Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves are still a very young team. Adding Sandoval would help them quite a bit in their quest to win back-to-back National League East division titles.
Adding Sandoval would allow the Braves to give first baseman Freddie Freeman and third baseman Josh Donaldson some time off to keep them fresh without losing too much in the way of production. In a pinch, Sandoval could also give second baseman Ozzie Albies a day off if the need arose.
He would also add some balance to a right-handed heavy Braves lineup. He’s a switch-hitter and has historically been more productive from the left side.
Sandoval’s playoff experience would also go a long way on the field and in the clubhouse as a young Atlanta team looks to take the next step in October.
Meanwhile, the Braves have a lot of prospects that would help the Giants with a rapid rebuild.
Ray-Patrick Didder, ranked as the No. 27 prospect in the Atlanta farm system by MLB.com, would be a good addition because he can play shortstop, outfield, and second base. Another player to target would be outfielder Izzy Wilson, who is their No. 22 prospect and should be ready next year.