The Atlanta Braves continue to chip away at the offseason although it is fair to say that they haven’t exactly gone wild with the notable exception of trading for Sean Murphy in the wake of the Winter Meetings.
The Braves have a bit of an issue in left field especially if you are not a believer in the Eddie Rosario/Marcell Ozuna tandem. The Braves already added Sam Hilliard earlier this offseason as some low cost depth and yesterday, they signed Jordan Luplow to a one year deal to give them another option at little cost.
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Elsewhere on the site, we broke down the future of the shortstop position for the Braves in 2023. With the free agent market lacking in shortstops now and the trade market seemingly having no clear answers there at the moment, they will have to give their internal options a hard look going into 2023.
Finally, our Braves prospect list rollout continued on with prospects 16-20. This section of our prospect list was weirdly position player heavy and includes a player that fans of Georgia Tech baseball may be familiar with.
We start with some sad news from elsewhere in the league as Tom Browning who was a long-time pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and won a World Series ring with the club passed away at the age of 62. Browning remains the only Reds’ pitcher in franchise history to throw a perfect game. We are thinking of our Reds friends right now.
Free agency continued to roll on with the San Diego Padres continuing to be significant players. Seth Lugo and his curveball will be playing for the Padres next season as he inked a two year deal with an opt-out after the first year. Not all of their moves have worked out, but the Padres sure are fun to watch go to work building a roster.