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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3. Mike Soroka needs to be extended by the Atlanta Braves

The fact that Soroka makes such a list speaks to the level that the front office has done locking up key players. There was a time when Soroka was viewed as a future top-of-the-rotation arm and put together a great season to back that up. However, brutal injuries have made Soroka lose two seasons and last year his comeback didn't go as planned.

If you're the Braves, you take one of two approaches here — either give Soroka a fresh start or job security to figure it out. This doesn't mean Atlanta locks him into the rotation, but give him the long reliever role or let him work his way into a rotation spot.

An extension now could prove to be a great move if Soroka finds his form, and if not the deal should be cheap enough to escape. While trading Soroka and giving him a fresh start could be what wins out here, look for the Braves to make some type of definite decision on a player still working his way back from injury.