The Atlanta Braves have been an intriguing topic of discussion since the team was officially announced on June 29.
With only one playoff berth and a playoff spot in 2020, the Braves have a lot of work to do if they want to win the NL East.
But there are a few things to consider when looking at the Braves future, and the most important is that they’re going to be worth it in 2020.
For the Braves to have a chance at the World Series, they’ll have to have the right deal.
The team is set to make $50 million in 2019, with $33 million coming from the new stadium deal, and $17 million from a $50-million buyout clause that the team can’t be traded.
The remaining $10 million is set aside for payroll and other expenses.
The Braves are going to have to spend it all on the players they want, and that means a top of the rotation pitcher and an ace in the bullpen.
They’re going need a top-of-the-rotation starter and a top bullpen pitcher, and a left-handed-hitting outfielder and a right-handed hitting outfielder.
The Braves are looking for one of those outfielders.
The right-hander will be the biggest addition the Braves will need, and he’ll be the only one of the outfielders to be guaranteed $10-million per season.
The starting pitching is set at four-time All-Star Zack Greinke, but it’s a position of need for the Braves.
They have two quality pitchers on the team in Josh Johnson and Aaron Harang, but Greinkel is one of their top prospects.
The left-hander could be the best option on the Braves roster for 2020.
The other outfielders are also on the market, with two players already being linked to the Braves as possible candidates.
One of those is Michael Bourn, who is coming off a breakout season in which he struck out 121 batters in just 117 innings pitched.
The other is the recently signed J.D. Martinez, who could also be the team’s best option in 2020 if he proves to be a good fit in left field.
Both of these outfielders could be key to the team having success in 2020: Greink, who had a breakout year in 2019 and is an excellent defender and an excellent runner, and Martinez, the lefty-hitting infielder who has hit well in the past.
Martinez hit .283 with six homers and 33 RBIs in the 2019 season, and his power could be a key factor in the Braves winning the division.
If Greinkes production drops, he could struggle to stay in the lineup for long periods of time, and if he struggles, he might struggle to stick in the rotation for long stretches.
But if Greinks production rises, he can be a useful player for the team and the fans, and having him in the outfield is the perfect position for him to be.
The right-handers are going be a big question mark for the organization.
While the Braves could still get a top starter and an elite reliever, they have to hope that one of them isn’t going to fall out of the lineup and become a free agent.
That’s why the right-hitter is a big issue for the franchise.
Greinckets potential free agent could be an impact player, but the Braves don’t have a big need for him in 2019.
Martellas potential free agency could also have a huge impact on the organization, as the righty could be part of the Braves’ rotation in 2020 or 2021.
It’s hard to imagine Greinaks future with the team if he falls out of a rotation role.
Greino will still be a valuable player for years to come, and adding a good right-Hitter in 2020 could be even more important.
The top prospect is going to go to the Padres.
They already have a solid starting rotation in the form of the top two pitchers, Hector Neris and J.P. Crawford, and they could use a second starter to pair with one of that duo in 2019 or 2020.
But the team has also made a few trades in the offseason, and it’s going to take a lot for the Padres to make another trade before 2019.
If the Padres can’t get a deal done in 2019 because of some unforeseen circumstances, it’s hard for them to get a better deal for the right side of the infield.
They’ll have two outfielders that are good enough to start for them, but if the right outfielders aren’t good enough, they won’t be able to contribute.
It could be that the Padres are trying to move Crawford to the outfield for one reason or another, but Crawford is a very good player and has a lot left in the tank.
The Padres could trade Crawford and make a good return in 2020 as a free-agent acquisition, but there’s