9 potential Atlanta Braves reunions to look for in 2024

As we look forward to 2024, there are nine former Braves on the free agent market who can fill needs on the team.

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3. Alex Wood

Alex Wood
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It's been nine years since the Braves traded Alex Wood to the Dodgers in one of the dumbest trades in franchise history and it may be time to get him back now after his prime has already passed.

Wood is now a fairly mediocre pitcher, but he is left-handed and has worked out of both the bullpen and the rotation in recent years.

Wood could provide the Braves with length out of the pen or give the Braves a back-of-the-rotation veteran arm out of the roation, instead of relying on Jared Shuster or Dylan Dodd.

Unlike Smith, it's hard to tell if Wood would come on the cheaper end. The 32-year-old made $12 million with the Giants this season.

4. Shelby Miller

Shelby Miller
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After a phenomenal 2015, the Braves flipped Shelby Miller to the Diamondbacks in one of the most lopsided trades in the 21st century, where he immediately turned into a pumpkin.

From 2016 until 2022, Miller put up a 7.02 ERA across 202.2 innings for five different franchises. Each team looked to recapture Miller's magical 2015 All-Star season, where he put up a 3.02 ERA in 205.1 innings.

It's surprising the righty got as many chances as he did, but this might be the year he finally got back to being a productive pitcher. With the Dodgers, the former Brave had a 1.71 ERA in 42 innings. There was a big gap between his ERA and FIP (which was 3.68), but this was still well above the league average reliever FIP of 4.21.

With the Braves losing Joe Jimenez to free agency, Miller could fill a middle relief role for the Braves in 2024.