The Atlanta Braves still have a lot of work left to do for the 2023 season. While the Braves have long since clinched a playoff spot and already locked up the NL East race two weeks ago, they still haven't quite locked up home field advantage in the postseason and then there is the actual playoffs to sort out and see if Atlanta can make another deep October run.
However, this is also the time of the year to look ahead to the offseason a bit and see who on the free agent market could help the Braves and whether or not the team is likely to target them. Even if the Braves exercise Charlie Morton's 2024 option despite Morton's finger injury, they should still have some money to play with if they choose to.
Here are 4 free agents the Braves need to try and sign and 2 they need to avoid
Right now, the easiest positions to consider this offseason for the Braves are starting pitcher and potentially left field. Alex Anthopoulos is all but a mortal lock to add a reliever or two as well, but that is a huge pool of free agent options that will deserve its own article at a later date. While this free agent class isn't overly exciting outside of the fate of Shohei Ohtani, there are still a lot of options that could be very interesting for Atlanta especially if they are more aggressive than we have seen the last couple of years.
Let's take a look at some free agents the Braves need to consider this offseason and a couple they need to avoid.