Early in the offseason is the time where Atlanta Braves fans love to dream on what could be. Sure, there are reasonable concerns like the luxury tax, payroll flexibility, and planning for future seasons, but those are boring. In this moment, we can still wonder what this already stellar Braves roster would look like with the top free agents on it.
Is that likely to happen? No. The Braves have some financial wiggle room this offseason especially if they decline Charlie Morton's 2024 option, but the reality is that they only have so much room on their payroll in respect to the luxury tax given all the extensions they have signed. However, it is still nice to dream.
Here are 6 dream Braves free agent targets this offseason that would drive fans wild
Just to be clear, most of these signings are HIGHLY unlikely to happen even if the Braves don't care at all about the luxury tax penalties. Competition for these guys is going to be fierce this offseason and it is not in Alex Anthopoulos' DNA to give out the contracts ($) that most of these guys are going to command. However, there are a couple that could happen and who knows, maybe AA will have a surprise in store yet again going into 2024.
Let's take a look at some of the dream free agent signings fans wish the Braves could pull off this offseason.