The Atlanta Braves have a stacked lineup; could Kyle Seager help supplement it?
The Braves have now won the NL East four seasons in a row, but they’re not going to stop until they win the World Series. While Austin Riley, the Braves’ third baseman, just had a huge season as arguably the best player on the team, there are question marks in the Braves’ outfield next year; if Marcell Ozuna moves to DH (assuming the National League implements the universal DH next year), Riley could transition to the outfield to make room for a power-hitting lefty.
As for Seager, Atlanta is almost a sure bet as his most ideal destination this offseason. Atlanta is a 3-4 hour drive from North Carolina (Seager’s home state), and it’s been oft speculated that Seager and his family would like to move closer to home. Also, veterans typically prefer to play for contending teams, so the Braves’ presence as the incumbent NL East champions would be an added bonus for him.
The Braves have a right-handed heavy lineup (besides switch-hitter Ozzie Albies and reigning MVP Freddie Freeman), so they could end up being seriously interested in adding a power lefty to supplement their lineup, especially if Seager is willing to take a discount to play closer to home.