5 free agent signings that put the Atlanta Braves back in the World Series

The Atlanta Braves have a myriad of moves that need to be made this offseason to truly believe they can get past the Philadelphia Phillies

Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Six
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1. Aaron Nola

The Phillies are set to return the majority of their roster with the only high-impact players in question being Aaron Nola and Craig Kimbrel. One way to put yourself ahead of a division rival is simply to steal one of the players who is beating you. Nola hasn't been perfect against Atlanta, but you can put him firmly in a list of reasons Philly has beaten Atlanta each of the past two seasons.

Give Atlanta a rotation of Max Fried, Spencer Strider, and Aaron Nola and this team's ceiling is anyone's guess. Atlanta badly needs a third starter with their depth now gone due to injuries, age, or simply poor performance.

There isn't one pitcher who Atlanta can rely on after their first two and that changes with Nola. Yes, he isn't going to blow many people away and will have his bad games. However, come postseason time, Atlanta is well aware of what he can do. Nola not only is a player Atlanta could steal from the Phillies, but among the current options is clearly the best third starter on the market and fits the rotation perfectly. If the Braves are going to swing big this offseason, Nola should be at the top of the list.