This Atlanta Braves front office isn't perfect, but has been as close to it as you can have in this league. Whether it is parting ways with a player at the perfect time or finding a bargain deal Alex Anthopoulos has done a great job building a roster that should have a window to contend for many years to come.
While there have been a few misses, they are far outweighed by the players the Atlanta Braves parted ways with due to contract differences.
The only big swing the Braves could be given heat for is parting ways with franchise icon Freddie Freeman. Freeman was supposed to be the face of the franchise after Chipper Jones. However, Anthopoulos has won that deal so far as well, signing the younger Matt Olson and being given elite production.
Freeman will be missed but, from a perspective free of emotion, it was the right timing for Atlanta and the perfect decision for what this team needed moving forward. Freeman will long be remembered in Braves country, but the choice to play hardball in free agency cost him and worked to Atlanta's benefit. That's something that would happen again with another franchise player the very next season in Atlanta.