Braves News: Odds of re-signing Dansby decreasing, Ronald Acuna Jr., more
Hello Atlanta Braves fans! Hopefully you all got back from your Thanksgiving travels without too many headaches. For the next week, we are likely to have plenty of rumors to parse in the lead up to the Winter Meetings. Alex Anthopoulos runs a very tight ship when it comes to information, but we should get at least SOME indications on Dansby’s current market and maybe even some whispers of players that the Braves could be interested in…at least we hope so.
There are some reasons for pessimism when it comes to Dansby Swanson returning to the Braves. Between the Braves’ reluctance to commit to long-term, high AAV contracts and just how robust Dansby’s market is shaping up to be, it sure does seem like the odds of him returning are getting lower.
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Elsewhere on the site, we gave an update on Ronald Acuna Jr.’s time down in the Venezuelan Winter League. There were some fair reasons to be concerned about Ronnie playing winter ball given his knee issues, but all seems to be going well for him down there…so much so that the Braves approved him playing in an additional five more games.
Our season review series continued on with Charlie Morton. Morton’s up and down season certainly tested the patience of Braves fans in 2022, but the Braves clearly saw enough out of him to run it back and extended him through the 2023 season for a not insubstantial amount of money.
Mike Clevinger was once one of the prizes that the San Diego Padres secured at the trade deadline back in 2020, but he was never really able to contribute in the way the Padres had hoped because of injuries. He missed the 2021 season after having Tommy John surgery and the 2022 season saw him with diminished stuff. This did not deter the White Sox, however, as they inked Clevinger to a one year deal. Clevinger certainly hasn’t looked dominant for a few years now, but his could end up being a bargain for Chicago if he can rebound.