Vaughn Grissom in left field?
While most of the Braves' lineup is pretty much locked in for the next few years, they do have an opening in left field after the team declined Eddie Rosario's option for 2024. The Braves could very well circle back to Eddie later on in the offseason if need be, but it sure seems like we will see a new face in left in 2024.
However, that new face may not as new as you would think. Alex Anthopoulos recently spoke to the media and was really selling Vaughn Grissom hard. He talked about how much the Braves' valued his talent and wanted to figure out how to get him in the lineup with left field being floated as a possibility.
Aside from the fact that it does seem like there are more exciting free agent corner outfield bats out there (although not many), moving Grissom to left and giving him an every day spot comes with some concern. While his .920 OPS in Triple-A this season was fantastic to see, there is a real concern that Vaughn isn't an impact bat with his bottom of the scale average exit velocity and iffy batted ball profile being the most concerning.
Relying on a guy that struggles to hit the ball hard and who hasn't played a single game in left in the minors would be a pretty big risk, but it is important to remember that rumors like these are out there for a reason. Grissom has been a popular trade rumor over the past year and it is entirely possible that AA is talking him up to help him in any future trade talks where Vaughn could be included.