The Atlanta Braves' offseason got started earlier than hoped after the Braves got bounced in the NLDS by the Phillies once again. Philadelphia played their brains out and deserve credit for that, but it sure didn't help that the Braves' record-breaking offense failed to show up in the series and the pitching staff gave up some big swings and big innings in route to early playoff exit.
While you don't want to draw too many conclusions about the results of a short series because, well, it is just four games, what was laid bare was that the Braves had a real depth problem with their pitching staff heading into the playoffs. Max Fried's recovery from a blister went down to the wire, Charlie Morton and Kyle Wright were out due to injuries, and Atlanta simply didn't have a lot of arms in the bullpen that they could completely trust. In the postseason, that is a big problem and one that we could see them try to fix heading into 2024.
Here are 8 Atlanta Braves players that won't be coming back in 2024
For the most part, the Braves' offense is set. While they didn't have a good series against the Phillies, the lineup is Atlanta's strength right now. It is possible that we could see them address left field during the offseason, but exercising Eddie Rosario's relatively inexpensive option for 2024 seems more likely. The bulk of the roster turnover next season seems likely to come with the Braves' pitching staff which has several pending free agents and contract options that may necessitate some tough choices.
Lets take a look at the Braves players that may not be coming back next season.