The Atlanta Braves have been very active as of late, signing several of their young stars to club-friendly contract extensions in order to keep their core intact.
On Monday, the team acquired catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics in a three-team deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Braves sent two pitching prospects back to Oakland and catcher William Contreras to Milwaukee.
On Twitter, ESPN analyst Paul Hembekides posted a list of Opening Day ages for the Braves core of young stars.
The maximum age on that list is 29.
Opening day age:
Michael Harris II (22)
Vaughn Grissom (22)
Spencer Strider (24)
Ronald Acuña Jr. (25)
Austin Riley (25)
Mike Soroka (25)
Ozzie Albies (26)
Kyle Wright (27)
Sean Murphy (28)
Matt Olson (29)
Max Fried (29)
— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) December 12, 2022
A Homegrown Team
The Braves have won five consecutive National League East titles thanks in large part to their core of young stars.
With almost all of them signed long-term, the Braves are set to enjoy several years of sustained success.
The team won 101 games in 2022 on the heels of their improbable run to a World Series title the previous year.
Much of their success had to do with the emergence of more young stars.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited if you’re a Braves fan.
The team has drafted and developed several players who have become stars and will help guide the franchise for years to come.