The free agent market is heating up again and the Atlanta Braves have jumped into the action.
This morning, Atlanta re-signed outfielder and 2021 NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario to a two-year, $18 million deal.
The contract also includes a club option for 2024.
So, the outfield market is up and running with several key free agents signing this morning and more moves certainly on the way, giving us the quick offseason period that we all expected would come when the MLB lockout finally was resolved, and transactions were permitted again.
The Braves announced signing Eddie Rosario to a 2-year, $18M contract with a club option in 2024. pic.twitter.com/iDoExAdw0H
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 16, 2022
A Hero Returns
It’s good to see the Braves bringing back one of their playoff heroes.
Rosario seems to enjoy playing in Atlanta.
And why wouldn’t he?
He just won a ring with them, and they still look like a dangerous team heading into the 2022 season.
In the span of just three days, the Braves have been busy, acquiring Matt Olson from the Oakland A’s and extending him for eight years, signing reliever Colin McHugh to a two-year deal, and re-signing their NLCS hero.
The Braves look like they want more and are stopping at nothing to ensure they have the pieces in place for a potential repeat.
And it has to make fans happy to see them do this, especially after it was confirmed that Freddie Freeman would not be coming back to Atlanta.
Rosario figures to likely be the starting left fielder for the Braves in 2022, with Marcell Ozuna, who is coming back from his domestic violence suspension, serving as the DH.
And the Braves may not be done just yet.
GM Alex Anthopoulos is known to make a ton of moves in a short period of time.