The Atlanta Braves and others in the league are experiencing a repeat of last year’s offseason, which saw the prices for free agents skyrocket. This trend has impacted the Braves significantly, resulting in players like Dansby Swanson leaving for the Cubs and the team turning to the trade market for upgrades.
As the current offseason progresses, it seems to be following a similar pattern. Players like Sonny Gray and Aaron Nola have commanded high salaries, putting pressure on the Braves to address their rotation concerns. However, due to the lack of top-end talent in the Braves’ minor league ranks, the team may need to consider making significant moves, potentially sacrificing some key players.
One suggestion put forth is trading Raisel Iglesias and/or Marcell Ozuna, with the goal of freeing up payroll to make other moves and to strengthen their trade packages. While Ozuna’s market value has increased following a strong performance in 2023, Iglesias could be an easier player to move given the depth of the Braves’ bullpen.
However, whether these trades will actually happen is uncertain. While the Braves may need to make tough decisions to pursue bigger deals, it’s unlikely that they would want to part with key players like Ozzie Albies, Michael Harris II, or Max Fried, among others.
In the pursuit of winning, the Braves may need to make difficult choices, even if it means parting ways with star players. And just like the Braves, fans can make the commitment to winning at FanDuel Sportsbook by signing up and taking advantage of the available offers.
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