June 22, 2021

Atlanta Braves News: Liberty Media CEO sets bar high for Braves offseason (Talking Chop)

We will have to wait until the start of spring training to fully understand the Atlanta Braves’ offseason. However, team officials continue to raise expectations with their comments. Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei is the latest official to discuss the team’s offseason outlook saying that the club plans to “spend some money” this winter.

“We’re well set up…with young talent,” Maffei told Faber before referencing Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies as some of the club’s key young players. “But in addition, we just signed Will Smith–probably the best reliever in baseball. Yeah, we’re going to spend some money, and we have relative freedom under the cap and in our payroll compared to most people, including the Mets.”

Just last year we saw team chairman Terry McGuirk make some comments and then have to backtrack later. This time feels a bit different but most Braves fans will say that talk is cheap. For now we will have to reserve judgement until we see how the remainder of the offseason plays out.

If you want to watch the full interview with Maffei then you can find it here.

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