Merry belated Christmas, Atlanta Braves fans! We took yesterday off to spend time with our friends and families and we hope you all got the chance to do the same. With Christmas in our rearview mirror, it is time to get back to the grind and start looking forward to the 2023 season.
More Braves News
Over the last week or so, we have been pivoting a bit to look at the Braves’ farm system. While both the top end and the depth of the minor leagues have taken a hit in recent years, there are still plenty of interesting prospects. Our preseason top 30 Braves prospect rankings concluded with the top five getting announced on Christmas Eve and featuring multiple members of the Braves’ most recent draft class. Don’t worry if you need to catch up, there are links in the article to help you out.
We also started a bit of a prospect retrospective series as we began to look at the Braves’ top prospects from back in 2012. JR Graham was the #10 prospect in the Braves’ system back in those days and unfortunately, he never really lived up to his perceived talent.
The Carlos Correa saga continues. The Giants were getting made fun of at first for letting their massive deal to sign Correa fall through over a medical concern with an old injury that hadn’t impacted him since 2014. Mets seemingly swooped in to sign Correa to another massive deal, but now they, too, have some concerns with his medicals that are keeping the deal from becoming official. It does seem like the two sides are working through the issues, but we are going further and further down the rabbit hole with Correa this offseason.
While the Red Sox seem like they are trying to position themselves to compete in the near term despite letting Xander Bogaerts walk, they are at least listening to offers for some of their starting pitchers. Chris Sale is the most recent name to come up in trade rumors as multiple teams have been checking in on his availability.