The two free agents I hoped the Braves would target are no longer options. Martin Prado re-signed with the Marlins and Wilson Ramos tore the ACL in his right knee for a second time, making him a risk not worth taking.
There were pretty much the only free agents options for improving the everyday line-up. Justin Turner would certainly be an improvement over Adonis at third base but he wants to re-sign with the Dodgers and they can afford to keep him.
Matt Wieters’ price tag will probably increase due to Ramos’ injury. He’s unlikely to be worth it. He has a .303 OBP with a .402 slugging percentage this year and will be 31 next May. Brian McCann has similar numbers and is two years older but won’t require the same commitment. They’d provide a minimal upgrade, which is likely all you’re going to get this offseason.
Prado and Ramos would’ve represented a greater potential payoff. Acquiring the likes of Ivan Nova or Luis Valbuena won’t be enough to vault the Braves into contention next year.