The Atlanta Braves may not be headed for postseason but there are still plenty of reasons to watch.
The Atlanta Braves had a busy off-season that may not have them ready for postseason play just yet but this season will be one of the most watchable in recent memory. After two seasons of watching struggling rookies and veterans on their way out the Braves have invested in putting a product on the field worth the time to watch.
While it may sound contradictory to say that the Braves are a not a postseason team but worth the time to watch it is not. The Braves have added a lot of young talent like shortstop Dansby Swanson while bringing in fan favorites’ from other franchises like Bartolo Colon.
The combination of youth and veterans will make the Braves an interesting team to watch not to mention the new stadium opening this season. Brandon Phillips, R.A. Dickey, and Jaime Garcia are some of the more recognizable names that the Braves have added to an improved roster.
Rebuilding is always a painful process but the lucky for Braves’ fans Atlanta seems to be headed in the right direction with a top ranked farm system and a team that should improve on last season. Improved pitching and a lineup that will benefit from a full season of Matt Kemp and the addition of Brandon Phillips.
The longest tenured Braves Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran look to both be entering their primes as well as the only standing Braves after the major rebuild. Teheran will be the Braves opening day starter while Freeman is expected to anchor the Braves lineup.
The Braves mass youth movement may not be ready to go quite yet this season but it should begin to take effect for the first time as the Braves continue to head back in the right direction. Whether the new veteran additions, rookie players, or the new stadium here are plenty of reasons to be excited for Braves’ baseball this season even if they are not ready to return to postseason play just yet.