The holidays are essentially upon us and the Atlanta Braves still have some questions about their roster. Obviously shortstop is still, at minimum, a bit of an unknown in terms of how much production the team will get from the position.
It sure seems like Dansby made every reasonable effort possible to stay in Atlanta including leaving money on the table, but the gap was still too wide for him to ignore and now the Braves have to hope that the tandem of Vaughn Grissom and Orlando Arcia can get the job down (or the Braves can make a move out of nowhere and surprise us all).
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Another position that is somewhat a concern for Atlanta going into 2023 is left field given the struggles that we saw Eddie Rosario go through last season as the ever worsening contract that is Marcell Ozuna. Here is a nice deep dive into the most likely options the Braves have for left field going into 2023.
Coming off the news that Carlos Correa’s deal with the Giants fell through which led to the Mets signing him to a late night and MASSIVE deal despite some reported issues with his medicals, the rest of yesterday was relatively tame and quiet. However, we did still have some moves worth noting.
The Mets continued to stay busy in the wake of signing Correa by trading James McCann to the Baltimore Orioles. For the Orioles, this gives them a fine backup option behind Adley Rutschman at minimal cost. For the Mets, they clean up their roster a little bit and save around $5 million although we are pretty much past the point where any savings they make will make that much of a difference.
Finally, we have the Giants who have had a pretty brutal offseason after first missing out on Aaron Judge and then having a deal with Carlos Correa fall through due to a flagged (and still unknown) medical issue). All of the top free agents are basically off the market, but San Francisco does have some interest in Michael Conforto although he doesn’t exactly carry the same gravitas that guys like Judge and Correa do.