This past weekend will truly go down as been an historic 24 to 48 period in baseball history, from the hilarious hijinks of inaccurate reports on Friday to the history 10-year, $700M dollar deal Shohei Ohtani agreed to sign with the Dodgers on Saturday. Regardless how anyone chooses to view this weekend, the hope is that it could help move the market for the rest of baseball in terms of actual activity.
While the Braves have been among the most active teams, they still have their big need to address when it comes to a significant addition to the starting rotation. They are one of the many teams interested to see what signings or trades could occur in the near future, as many significant names can still be add following either avenue of acquisition. There are still plenty of major and exciting moves to happen in the coming days and weeks.
- Vaughn Grissom has certainly been discussed quite a bit in terms of his future with the Braves, and a big reason why is because how well he did offensively in 2023.
- Jr Ritchie had his season cut short due to injury but could return as one of the Braves most intriguing young arms.
- The Yankees and star Japanese pitcher Yashinobu Yamamoto will meet later this week as the best starter on the market could make a decision in the near future.
- The Dodgers remain interested in many of the biggest free agent and trade targets, especially when it comes to pitching, even with the addition of Ohtani.
- While the Toronto Blue Jays were in the news for much of the day on Friday, Ohtani eventually decided to stay in LA with the Dodgers. However, the Blue Jays offer for Ohtani was competitive compared to what he signed for with the Dodgers.
- Josh Naylor of the Guardians is drawing trade interest.
- The Marlins acquired veteran catcher Christian Bethancourt from the Guardians.
- Veteran reliever Will Smith signed a one year deal with the Royals.
- Veteran reliever Andrew Chafin signed a one year deal with the Tigers.