For an organization that has done a lot of talking about having money and being a top-five payroll in baseball, the Braves haven’t done much walking this offseason. In fact, they’ve done next to nothing when it comes to free agency, spending less than $1 million.
Spent on free agents this offseason (rounded million $)
~$3 BILLION TOTAL!
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) December 14, 2022
Yes, you read that right. Over $3 billion has been spent on free agents this offseason, and the Braves have spent a grand total of $1 million, which is actually rounding up. The only free agent they’ve signed thus far is Nick Anderson, who signed a partially guaranteed contract worth $875,000.
There is still plenty of time for the Braves to make moves. I’m not totally counting out Dansby Swanson re-signing. People also must consider that as currently constructed, the Braves will already enter 2023 with their highest payroll ever. It was always unlikely that they would be massive spenders this offseason. Still, for all the talk about being a top-five payroll, it’s understandable for fans to be frustrated with the organization’s lack of spending this winter. Hopefully, that will change over the coming months.
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