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Braves News: Dylan Cease rumors, bullpen turnover, more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Wednesday

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The Braves are reportedly among the major suitors for Dylan Cease, who reportedly could be traded as soon as this week. Cease is a Georgia native but is represented by Scott Boras, so it’s unclear what the probability of working out an Anthopoulous Special (TM) Extension would be if the Braves were to trade for the pitcher, but he does have two years of arbitration left regardless. The prospect cost wouldn’t be cheap, but the Braves do have some options like Vaughn Grissom without an obvious spot at the major league level. Cease has been quite durable, making 32+ starts over the last three seasons and anywhere from good to great in those three seasons. He would be a potent addition to the Braves’ rotation for at least two years. I would definitely want to know what the odds would be for signing Cease to an extension, but he is definitely a player that would make the Braves significantly better, based on his last three seasons.

Braves News

The Braves are reportedly finalists to trade for Dylan Cease, a move that could come soon.

Atlanta lost another coach to a promotion on another team.

The Braves brought back two familiar faces as bullpen depth in Penn Murfee and Jackson Stephens.

Devin looked at promising young arm Tyler Owens’ breakout 2023 season.

Luke Williams was a depth option at the major league level for much of the season for Atlanta.

MLB News

Luis Severino signed a one year $13 million deal with the Mets.

The Mets signed Joey Wendle to a $2 million major league deal.

The Royals signed utilityman Garrett Hampson to a one year $2 million deal.

Ryan Flaherty will reportedly be the Cubs’ new bench coach.

Reliever Emilio Pagan signed a $16 million two year deal with the Reds.

Nelson Cruz is joining the Dodgers in an off-field advisory role.

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