Braves decline Darren O’Day’s option

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Well, if you were hoping the Braves were going to go all-in and spend a lot this offseason, be prepared to be disappointed. Today, they decided to decline Darren O’Day’s club option that was for only $3.5 million next season.

As Heyman said, this move is pretty shocking, considering O’Day is coming off a season in which he had a 1.10 ERA and ridiculous 12.1 K/9 ratio in 19 appearances for the Braves. However, this appears to be the landscape of the MLB following a year in which they lost a lot of revenue because of the coronavirus.

I think most of us thought bringing back O’Day was a no-brainer. Unfortunately, it looks like the Braves are going to be pinching pennies this offseason, and Anthopoulos is trying to save as much as he can so they can re-sign more crucial pieces.


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