Atlanta Braves 2016 Wish List

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3. Find Another Big Bat

Despite still being at least a year away from a real perceived shot at playoff contention, the Braves would be wise to add another big bat to the lineup this offseason to take some of the pressure off of franchise player Freddie Freeman. There is no shortage of franchise-altering offensive players on the free-agent market, and the Braves should at least entertain their options this offseason.

One such player that would make a lot of sense for the Braves is Matt Wieters. Wieters is a great bounce-back candidate after a mediocre 2015 season, and could go a long way in not only boosting the Braves offense but also boosting the Braves young pitching staff. Due to his poor performance last season, Wieters also could likely be had for cheap, which makes him a great buy-low candidate this offseason. Another interesting possibility is Colby Rasmus, a player who can play all three outfield positions and also hits for power. It is likely that the Astros will try to bring Rasmus back in 2016, but the Braves could be willing to sign him to a multi-year contract if they can unload one or several of their other outfielders currently on the roster.

2 Responses

  1. Dominic

    Trade Nick Markakis? Do you want the Braves to lose the little fanbase they have left?

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