The Atlanta Braves suffered a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.
After beating their division rivals in the regular season series, it must be very disappointing to fall to them in the playoffs.
Nonetheless, we will have a new champion this year in Major League Baseball as the Braves get set for a big offseason.
Atlanta needs to make smart moves in the offseason to get back into World Series contention in 2023.
Here are two moves they should make that will help their team.
Sign A Front-Line Starter
The Braves need to get another ace if they want to compete with the Phillies and other teams around the league.
One name that should interest Atlanta is Jacob deGrom.
Stealing deGrom away from the Mets would be a win-win for the Braves.
The righty is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, when healthy.
But, has not pitched 200 innings since 2019.
Any of those names can be an ace for the Braves.
Re-Sign Dansby Swanson
The Braves have done a great job locking up some of their younger players to long-term deals before they break out.
So now they have to lock up shortstop Dansby Swanson after this breakout in 2022.
The shortstop played all 162 games and hit .277 with 25 home runs and 96 RBIs.
He has developed into one of the best shortstops in the National League over the past two seasons.
Atlanta will struggle to replace his offensive production and defensive consistency if they can not get a deal done.
DANSBY SWANSON ARE YOU SERIOUS 🤯🤯 @BRWalkoff
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 13, 2022
Swanson is expected to command around $24 million on the open market.
The 28-year-old shortstop is still in the prime of his career and the Braves should pay up to keep him.