5. Marcell Ozuna
Ozuna really was the missing piece for this offense after a dismal start to the 2023 season. Snitker stuck with his veteran and the move paid off with Ozuna's numbers all rebounding and contributing to a historic offense. So why consider trading the veteran this offseason?
Looking at Ozuna's career, the one thing that stands out is the inconsistent numbers at the plate. The veteran can produce at an MVP level in some seasons and look pedestrian in others. Ozuna is in the final year of his deal with a club option for the 2025 season.
With the obvious inconsistent production in mind, if you're the Braves, why not at least explore the market for the veteran? This doesn't mean you move on without a clear upgrade, but at least get an idea of the potential return and look at who could give you equal or better production.
Ozuna is a big part of this team and moving on from the veteran can't be done lightly. However, at this stage of his career, it is wise to at least consider making the move with two years left of team control. Atlanta moving off of Ozuna could give them far more roster flexibility as well with the DH spot and big names they could look to bring in.