3 moves the Braves need to make after Mets land Carlos Correa

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The New York Mets just got way more competitive in the division, and the Atlanta Braves stand less of a chance this season without some big moves.

The New York Mets aren’t messing around this off-season. They’ve been extremely proactive in improving their weaknesses and bouncing back from big losses, and they most recently managed to snatch star shortstop Carlos Correa from the San Francisco Giants after he failed his physical.

With the Philadelphia Phillies also splashing big in the market, the Atlanta Braves are looking to be more and more in trouble heading into the 2023 season and must make some big moves if they want to have a shot at clinching the division for a sixth-consecutive season.

The NL East is only getting more competitive, and the Braves don’t seem to be keeping up with the rapid development of their competitors. They need to splash big.

3. Braves should add more depth to the outfield

While the Braves have some good outfielders, such as Ronald Acuña Jr. and Michael Harris II, their depth isn’t great and they should aim to add a few more.

They waited a bit too long to snatch any stars off the market, but they could still trade for some outfielders in the meantime. Bryan Reynolds, for example, could be a good trade target. While Reynolds is expected to be a difficult trade to the caliber of Juan Soto, the Pittsburgh Pirates have shared that they’re willing to entertain offers.

The Braves have some pretty talented young stars, which could be enticing to the Pirates as they were recently a championship-caliber team. They may or may not land Reynolds, but they should aim to sign a talented outfielder regardless.