The Braves should target Zack Greinke in free agency

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Let me preface this by saying I have no business telling Alex Anthopoulos what to do, the man is an absolute wizard and one of the best GMs in all of sports, much less baseball. After guiding the Braves to a World Series title in what seemed like a lost season, Anthopoulos traded for Matt Olson and locked him up to an eight year deal worth only around $21 million AAV per season. Our friend Gary Sheffield Jr. said it best:

The Braves have found some excellent value, and according to David O’Brien of the Athletic, there’s still some money left to spend to improve the outfield and rotation:

I believe this number will be a bit higher. The outfield is a higher priority, but adding former CY Young Winner Zack Greinke would be an excellent addition to a rock-solid rotation. Greinke, like his former teammate Charlie Morton, is 38 years old and a very decorated player. While he’s no longer the ace he was, Greinke is still a rock solid rotation piece that can give you a lot of quality innings. With the aforementioned Morton and Mike Soroka still injured, the Braves could use his veteran presence. If they’re in the postseason, they’re getting a guy with 113 playoff innings under his belt. On a one year deal, Greinke makes a ton of sense to bring on while the Braves heal up and develop some of their younger arms.



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