For those of you that have been despondent about the Braves pivoting to Nick Markakis to fill their corner outfield vacancy, we understand. Markakis’ second half last year was pretty rough and his production overall in his time in Atlanta has been fairly meh. However, as several of us have stated publicly before, there are plenty of fruitful paths this offseason that signing Markakisto such a cheap deal allows for.
We don’t know for sure what the Braves will ultimately do. If the team signs Markakis and adds no other significant pieces, those pessimists amongst you will be absolutely right in seeing this offseason as a missed opportunity to improve the team’s roster coming off a year which saw the Braves win the division.
However, the offseason is far from over and there are some interesting tidbits floating around on the internet.