3 Reasons why the Dodgers breaking the bank does not matter to the Braves

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed both free agents Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto to deals that adds up to over $1 billion dollars. People are expecting the Atlanta Braves to make counter moves. Here is why the Braves will not let others dictate their plans.

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All of the Dodger's signings were out of Atlanta's price range

The biggest contract currently on the Atlanta Braves roster is Austin Riley's 10 year/$212 million dollar deal. This deal is for one of the most conistent players Atlanta has seen in a long time and has finished top 10 in MVP voting three of his first five seasons.

Matt Olson's $168 million deal is not too too far behind Riley and was for 8 years. However, the third highest contract on the team is Ronald Acuna Jr.'s insanely cheap $100 million for arguably the best all around player in baseball.

This is to put into persepctive that Alex Anthopoulos has a formula that works well. He gets good players to sign as cheap of deals as possible to save room to build the team as a whole without an individual having to deffer the majority of their salary.

In addition, the Braves are built to win for a very long time still. Anthopoulos continues to plan for the future rather than set up potential failure following 2024 due to poor finincal decisions. Shoehei Ohtani, Yamamoto and Glasnow were never going to be Atlanta Braves players because Atlanta wouldn't pay the asking price.