If #Braves are to sign Fried to big extension -- he's 2 yrs from FA -- it makes sense that it happen later this year and begin in 2024. Cuz if did it now, with say $25M AAV in deal, it would be approx $12M above his projected 2023 sal, and additional 20% lux tax on the extra $12M https://t.co/0pIgjQsdLC

— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) January 13, 2023