3 Braves Opening Day starters who won’t be on the roster next season


Oct 10, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna (20) throughout a crew exercise for the NLDS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves Opening Day roster is just about set, however a lot of those self same gamers gained’t be on the 40-man to start out next season.

The Atlanta Braves have lots to look ahead to this season, as they’re amongst the World Series favorites in the National League. Despite shedding Dansby Swanson this offseason — and Freddie Freeman in 2022 — Alex Anthopoulos has survived the free company storm as solely he can.

This Braves crew is arguably deeper than ever earlier than, which means they will afford to lose a star or two, whether or not that be to damage, free company or a commerce. Atlanta’s farm system is barren, and that might use some enchancment by the MLB Draft and growth, however there isn’t a lot else to complain about.

Braves who gained’t be on the roster next season: Marcell Ozuna

Marcell Ozuna is a sophisticated determine in Braves nation.

While Ozuna performed well this spring training along with his bat, he’s additionally made some enemies amongst Atlanta baseball followers for the manner he carries himself. And for that, he doesn’t actually care if the house followers dislike him.

Ozuna struggled at the plate and in the discipline in 2022. He’s been arrested twice, together with as soon as on a home violence cost. He was suspended by the league. Basically, he’s carried out all the pieces he can to be launch and/or traded.

Yet, it’s not that easy.

Atlanta has shopped Ozuna, that a lot is evident. But they’ve struggled to seek out any takers, specifically as a result of his contract is an albatross, and the Braves don’t need to connect a prospect or ship that a lot money to a rival group.

So, right here we’re once more, arguing that Ozuna shouldn’t be on the crew. But he’ll be on the crew, and beginning in the outfield, till additional discover. His bat is that good when he’s on, and to this point this spring, that’s been the case. But don’t count on Anthopoulos to carry onto Ozuna any longer than he has to.