Will Smith signing gives Braves options

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
November 15, 2019 - 1:36 pm

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The Atlanta Braves made their first move of MLB free agency by signing All-Star closer Will Smith to a three-year deal.

Smith was a guy both Andy and Randy of the Midday Show wanted before the trade deadline last season. .

Braves manager also said Mark Melancon would continue to be the team's closer but the move gives the Braves plenty of options at that spot.

"You have so many options, and that's the thing I like most about this," Randy McMichael said. "And you've got guys that know how to perform in that back end."

"We're talking about competition between legitimate, actual bullpen arms in Major League Baseball versus guys who maybe got moved there because they couldn't start," Andy Bunker added.