2018 was a fantastic 12 months for the Atlanta Braves. In spite of remaining envisioned to remain a base-feeder in the ever-tricky National Leauge East, they shot their way straight to the prime of the division for their very first East title because 2013.
Nevertheless, Braves state may perhaps have jumped the gun a minor on who would get there at their 2019 camp to assist leap-get started their upcoming campaign.
Atlanta, who signed Josh Donaldson for a person 12 months at $23 million and prodigal son Brian McCann for a 12 months at $2 million earlier in the offseason, could have gotten greedy and coughed up major property for Mitch Haniger.
They reportedly did not arrive very near to featuring what Seattle demanded for the slugging outfielder.
For the Braves followers tweeting to me about a Haniger trade, Atlanta termed the M’s on Haniger in the offseason. But the Mariners’ inquiring price was really significant and further than what Atlanta would even consider. Can’t consider that it really is been decreased this spring.
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 3, 2019
Offered that the Mariners price Haniger highly, it was unrealistic that he would be traded without major concessions. Haniger,
Ronald Acuña Jr, Nick Markakis, and Edner Inciarte are in stable place to get started for Atlanta at the outfield positions, leaving minor rationale for the Braves to indication Haniger except he was offered for an exceptional price. He was not, so it speedily became time to move on.