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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5. Tim Anderson

Yes, the Braves made the right decision to part ways with Dansby Swanson when you weigh price versus production. Arcia was great early on for the Braves, but his offense faded and his postseason was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

The Bryce Harper comment was never meant to leak out of the clubhouse, but the way Arcia responded was frustrating. The shortstop didn't have an answer at the plate and ignored Harper staring him down. However, in the safety of his own dugout, he responded to the fans. It was a bad look for Arcia and perhaps a sign Atlanta needs to look at the position this offseason.

Anderson is coming off a down season and perfectly fits the type of player this front office loves to target. Let the Braves buy low on him and see if the shortstop can rebound in a stacked lineup. Arcia is on a reasonable deal and is a great utility option or could be turned to if Anderson fails.

The point here being this is a position that cost the Braves in the series against Philly. Either it must be improved or Arcia must find a way to deliver when it matters most.

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