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The Daily Chop: Arbitration decisions looming for Atlanta

Things are quiet for the Braves while the ALCS continues to roll along, but news promises to pick up early in the offseason.

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The Braves will be faced with a collection of difficult decisions in the coming weeks as they determine which arbitration-eligible players will be tendered contracts for the 2020 season. Our own Anthony Traurig covered this topic on Thursday, placing each candidate into tiers based on likelihood of being tendered.

Among the players who appear to be virtual locks, Dansby Swanson and Charlie Culberson stand out based on their projected arbitration figures. Probable tenders include Mike Foltynewicz, Johan Camargo, Luke Jackson, and Grant Dayton, each of whom have question marks related to performance following the 2019 season. Questionable tenders for Atlanta are Shane Greene and Adam Duvall, who project for sizable salary increases if tendered this offseason. The only projected non-tender at this time is John Ryan Murphy, who was acquired at the Trade Deadline for catching depth.

Anthony is projecting, but seems to make reasonable assumptions regarding the tiers in which to place each player. In reading through the list of arbitration-eligible players, the Braves will certainly face a number of key decisions that could have heavy implications on their 2020 success.

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