The Atlanta Braves need starting pitching help and they have a myriad of options including former National Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg could potentially be a perfect fit in Atlanta.
With Dallas Keuchel unlikely to re-sign with the Atlanta Braves the Braves will need to explore acquiring another top of the rotation arm. Former Washington National Stephen Strasburg would fit what the Braves need perfectly.
He has a career 3.17 ERA and will keep his team in games even on days when he isn’t at his best. He will bring successful postseason experience as well after the Nationals World Series run.
The only problem for Atlanta is that they will have to win a bidding war for one of the top free agents on the market. Assuming the market is busier than it has been the last two seasons Strasburg is going to demand a huge salary and a long-term deal.
For Atlanta, this is still an option when you consider that they have already locked up their young core. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies will be Atlanta Braves for years to come on team-friendly deals.
This gives Atlanta some financial flexibility that they are going to have to use at third base and at the top of their rotation if they hope to take that next step in the postseason.
Strasburg is going to be in high demand, however, and there seems to be little chatter surrounding him going to Atlanta. Though Atlanta’s moves are rarely known in advance with their front office preferring to keep a tight lid on any potential moves.
Strasburg would complete a Braves rotation with Mike Foltynewicz, Max Fried, Mike Soroka, and Sean Newcomb who will look to make a return to the starting lineup. He would certainly be a perfect fit for an Atlanta team that needs THAT guy at the top of their rotation. More to come as the Braves off-season continues.