3 Atlanta Braves the team must consider extending this offseason

The Atlanta Braves have done a great job locking up their core but three players remain as possible
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2. A. J. Minter needs to be extended by the Atlanta Braves

Max Fried is the only Atlanta Brave that fans should truly be afraid of losing in the next year. This speaks again to the job that this front office has done. After Fried everyone that is due to hit free agency this offseason and at the end of 2024 can be replaced.

This doesn't mean that Anthopoulos shouldn't attempt to work his magic and lock up key contributors. A.J. Minter has had his up-and-downs but should be offered an extension. Give Minter the option of job security and attempt to buy low on a player that has been a big part of the Atlanta bullpen.

While the frustration with Snitker's bullpen management has been understandable at times, one of the players that always comes through is Minter. Snitker continues to show faith in relievers until he has no other choice but to pivot and that has been the attitude he has taken with Minter more than once.

Minter has rewarded his manager's faith with two elite seasons and two productive ones. Minter is a good option for a cheap extension as one of the few consistent pieces of the bullpen over the last half-decade.