Despite a myriad of moves from their division opponents the Atlanta Braves have remained silent during spring training. With plenty of quality free agents left on the market, it is time for Atlanta to make a move.
The Atlanta Braves have a good roster one with a brighter future than many of their division rivals. Yet on paper, both the Washington Nationals and the Phillies have the better teams. Though division isn’t won on paper it would seem this should demand a move from the Braves.
Looking at the Braves roster it is obvious there is so much upside to a young group who has the potential to be one of the best rosters in the League. But with young and injury prone players they also have the chance to be the most disappointing.
Signing at least one veteran to solidify the bench or the bullpen would be a move that would make the Braves roster much better and give the team a better chance to recapture the division.
They have a need for a power bat off the bench as well as a back end of the bullpen arm. A closer who can help shift the bullpen to a deeper and better unit.
This isn’t to say the Braves aren’t capable of winning the division with their current roster. Only that they wouldn’t be my pick and seem to have a much harder road ahead of them than they did last season.
Last season they had zero expectations and little competition towards the end of the season as the Phillies collapsed. This season that won’t be the case for a team who needs everything to go perfectly to win their division.
Things rarely go perfectly in any sport and signing a free agent that would give the Braves more leeway seems like a no brainer of a move. More to come as the Braves quiet off-season continues.