With the Atlanta Braves’ fairly certain to not make any more big moves this offseason especially given that they are already over the luxury tax, it is hardly surprising that we again had another quiet day yesterday in Braves country.
In that spirit, we thought we would look at part of general manager Alex Anthopoulos’ track record thus far. To be clear, AA’s work overall as the head of the Braves’ front office has been exemplary and no GM gets every move right. However, as good as he is, he has certainly had some moves that didn’t work out the way he wanted.
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Elsewhere on the site, we reflected on Max Fried’s time at the plate. While this author is absolutely fine that we don’t have to see a pitcher flailing around in the batter’s box anymore, Fried was one of the better hitting pitchers when they were allowed to hit. Here is a look at how close he got to actually hitting a home run.
The Carlos Correa saga has taken some real twists and turns this offseason. After his medicals led to a long-term deal with the Giants falling through, those same medical concerns threatened to torpedo a similar deal with the New York Mets. It now appears that Correa will still sign with the Mets, but that the terms will look quite different than the original 12 years, $315 million guaranteed he originally got. According to the report, it seems like we could see what that deal looks like later this week.
We had some other moves as well. Rafael Devers avoided arbitration with the Red Sox after the sides agreed on a deal for the 2023 season worth $17.5 million. It looks like Eric Hosmer could be a Cub soon as he is “close to a deal” to join Dansby there according to the rumor mill.
Finally, Dom Smith is staying in the National League East as the Washington Nationals brought him into the fold on a one year, $2 million deal.