Free Agent Outfielder Adam Duvall is in agreement with the Boston Red Sox. The deal is 1 year $7 million Dollars. Performance bonuses could get the deal up to $10 million dollars per source.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 18, 2023
Duvy was one of the last remaining free agent outfielders that interested me for the Braves, and I’m still confused why Atlanta didn’t have any interest in the former World Champion. The Braves spent less than $7 million on all of their free agents, so it’s possible that payroll restrictions prevented Alex Anthopoulos from pursuing Duval.
He can provide plus defense, 30+ home runs, and an excellent locker room presence. There’s really no reason he shouldn’t be an Atlanta Brave right now, but we don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors.
With Boston, Adam Duvall will have a chance to play every day, which wouldn’t be the case in Atlanta. With Michael Harris and Ronald Acuna playing every day, Duvall would’ve platooned in left field with Eddie Rosario and Marcell Ozuna.
Braves Country has a ton of fond memories of Duvall. He was a part of the Trade Deadline haul that propelled the club to their first World Series since 1995 in 2021 in a season in which Duvall won Gold Glove honors, hit nearly 40 long balls, and drove in 113 runs. Even before then, Duvall’s next best years came in Atlanta in 2019 and 2020.
We wish Adam Duvall the best of luck with the Red Sox unless, of course, it’s against the Braves.
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