Jorge Soler, the 2021 World Series Most Valuable Player has elected to opt out of his current contract with the Miami Marlins. As we enter the off-season, could the Atlanta Braves pursue a reunion with their former slugger? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of signing Soler prior to the 2024 season.
2 reasons the Braves should reunite with Soler
1. He is not afraid of the big moment
Jorge Soler only played in 55 regular season games with the Atlanta Braves. He was acquired at the trade deadline of 2021 in an attempt to patch up the holes of the Braves outfield.
He helped lead the Braves to an incredible run to end the regular season and continued his high level of performance into October and early November.
Soler has two of the biggest home runs in Braves franchise history. The first one was in the first at-bat of the 2021 World Series to set the tone and the other being the one that sealed the championship in Game 6.
No matter the cost, we know that Soler can handle the pressure of being on baseball's biggest stage which is where the Atlanta Braves plan to be in 2024.
2. Replace Eddie Rosario and Kevin Pillar
All signs are pointing towards Eddie Rosario and Kevin Pillar both putting on a different uniform in the 2024 season. This will create a vacancy in left field.
Many will say that Soler's defense could become a liability but the truth be told, Eddie Rosario in left field was not the most comfortable thing for Braves fans to watch. Jorge Soler could be capable of filling a team need and his bat would fit in well with this already powerful offense.