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Offseason Outlook: Atlanta Braves – MLB Trade Rumors

Offseason Outlook: Atlanta Braves - MLB Trade Rumors

The Braves’ efforts to repeat as World Series champions fell short with a four-game Division Series loss to the Phillies. While it was a disappointing finish, there’s plenty of reason for optimism carrying into next season. The Braves won 101 games and were scorching hot from June onwards to claim a fifth straight NL East title. Much of that roster will be back, although they are facing the potential departure of their All-Star shortstop.

Guaranteed Contracts

  • Austin Riley, 3B: $212MM through 2032 (deal also includes 2033 club option)
  • Matt Olson, 1B: $153MM through 2029 (deal also includes 2030 club option)
  • Ronald Acuña Jr., RF: $78MM through 2026 (including buyout of 2027 club option; deal also contains 2028 club option)
  • Spencer Strider, RHP: $75MM through 2028 (including buyout of 2029 club option)
  • Michael Harris II, CF: $72MM through 2030 (including buyout of 2031 club option; deal also contains 2032 club option)
  • Raisel Iglesias, RHP: $48MM through 2025
  • Marcell Ozuna, DH: $37MM through 2024 (including buyout of 2025 club option)
  • Ozzie Albies, 2B: $25MM through 2025 (including buyout of 2026 club option; deal also contains 2027 club option)
  • Charlie Morton: RHP: $20MM through 2023 (deal also includes 2024 club option)
  • Eddie Rosario, LF: $9MM through 2023 (deal also includes 2024 club option)
  • Travis d’Arnaud, C: $8MM through 2023 (deal also includes 2024 club option)
  • Kirby Yates, RHP: $7.25MM through 2023 (including buyout of 2024 club option)
  • Collin McHugh, RHP: $6MM through 2023 (including buyout of 2024 club option)
  • Manny Piña, C: $4.5MM through 2023 (deal also includes 2024 club option)
  • Orlando Arcia, 2B: $1.4MM through 2023 (deal also includes 2024 club option)
  • Nick Anderson, RHP: $875K through 2023 (arbitration-eligible through 2025)

Other financial commitments: Owe Rangers $10MM in 2023 as part of Jake Odorizzi trade

Total 2023 commitments: $164.675MM
Total future commitments: $767.025MM

Arbitration-Eligible Players (service time in parenthesis, projections via Matt Swartz)

Total arbitration projection: $22.9MM

Non-tender candidate: Matzek

Free Agents

The Braves stormed back from a deficit that had been as high as 10 1/2 games to claim another division title. One could argue their 2022 team was the best they’ve had in this past half-decade of immense success,…

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