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A Braves win Sunday night would trigger the clock toward free agency and also get teams talking about trades in earnest.
Thanks to Dansby Swanson, Jorge Soler and Will Smith, the baseball world is on the brink of the start of free agency.
The Atlanta Braves are also on the brink of their first World Series title since 1995, holding a 3-1 lead over the Houston Astros in the best-of-7 series, and that won’t upset too many Texas Rangers fans.
The final out of the World Series winds the offseason clock. All players become free agents the next day, and five days after the World Series they can begin negotiating with all 30 teams.
Trades will also be discussed in more earnest once the Fall Classic ends.
That final out could come Sunday night at Truist Park, where the Braves are 7-0 this postseason. The World Series will go no later than Wednesday.
The Rangers should be all ready to go.