Atlanta Braves Offseason News, Rumors, 2023 payroll, and more

Eric Cole
Atlanta Braves chairman Terry McGuirk and general manager Alex Anthopoulos have hard work ahead this winter. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Braves chairman Terry McGuirk and general manager Alex Anthopoulos have hard work ahead this winter. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

We are officially in full baseball offseason mode as we await more news about what the 2023 Atlanta Braves are going to look like. The Braves are fortunate that they have been able to extend so many of their young stars like Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Michael Harris II, and Spencer Strider. However, there is still work to be done.

The biggest question of the offseason without question is shortstop with the fate of Dansby Swanson firmly at the top of everyone’s minds, but other questions remain. What are the Braves going to do about left field next year? Is there any way for the team to rid itself of Marcell Ozuna? What additions will the team make in terms of the pitching staff? How much will payroll go up with the Braves essentially printing money during the 2022 season?

We don’t have answers to these questions yet, but we are going to make it as easy as possible to be able to find and track that information over the course of the offseason. Below is our tracker for all things related to the Atlanta Braves offseason including payroll info, transactions, and rumors.

Atlanta Braves 2023 Payroll Information (updated regularly)

We did a more detailed breakdown of what the Braves’ payroll looks like at the beginning of the offseason and its potential impacts on the offseason which you can find here if you are wanting a deep dive that could be more instructive.

Atlanta Braves projected team payroll as of now (according to Spotrac): $192,475,312

Atlanta Braves projected luxury tax payroll (again, according to Spotrac): $225,016,978

Atlanta Braves 2022-2023 Offseason Transactions

Atlanta Braves Offseason Rumors

Atlanta Braves Arbitration Eligible Players with projected salaries (and actual salaries as they become available)

For a full breakdown on how arbitration is set to work for the Atlanta Braves going into the 2023 season, we have you covered right here. Below you will find the list of the arbitration eligible Braves players with arbitration estimates coming from MLB Trade Rumors.

  • Max Fried, LHP ($12.2 million arbitration estimate)
  • AJ Minter, LHP ($5 million arbitration estimate)
  • Mike Soroka, RHP ($2.8 million arbitration estimate) – Signed
  • Tyler Matzek, LHP ($1.8 million arbitration estimate) – Extended
  • Guillermo Heredia, OF ($1 million arbitration estimate) – DFAed
  • Silvino Bracho, RHP ($900K arbitration estimate) – DFAed

Atlanta Braves Free Agents (with 2023 teams as they sign)

The Atlanta Braves certainly have some important players hitting free agency this offseason. To see who we think is going to come back to Atlanta or head elsewhere, here is a breakdown. Below is a list of the Braves free agents this offseason.

  • Dansby Swanson
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Adam Duvall
  • Luke Jackson
  • Robbie Grossman
  • Jesse Chavez
  • Ehire Adrianza
  • Darren O’Day
  • Alex Dickerson
  • Ryan Goins
  • Jesus Cruz
  • Travis Demeritte

So that is the tracker for the Atlanta Braves 2022-2023 offseason. Make sure you keep this bookmarked so you can check back in and see where the Braves stand going into 2023. It looks like this offseason could be a fun one.

Next. So who are the free agents that the Braves could sign?. dark