How should the Atlanta Braves respond after the Acuna news?

Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna Jr.
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 14: Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Perhaps the most well-timed All-Star break ever for the Atlanta Braves is upon us.

No doubt that Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopolous’ phone is sending a ton of texts and outgoing phone calls to other GM’s across the game.

This past Saturday, the Braves were dealt an enormous blow. The worst possible scenario we could think of happened, with that of course being Ronald Acuna getting injured and as we all know by now will miss the rest of the 2021 season and most likely a small part of the 2022 season.

This of course leaves the Atlanta Braves with a current outfield of Arcia, Heredia, and Adrianza.

With all due respect to each of those players, because they all are capable and have provided the Braves with value this year, but they are a far cry from Ozuna, what we expected from Pache, and of course Acuna.

The first domino to help a little seems to be on the verge of happening as it seems the only thing left to do about acquiring Adam Eaton is officially announce the small trade.

That completes all the doom and gloom. The good news is the rest of the NL East is a complete mess and it seems like no one really wants to win the division and go play some October baseball.

Despite sitting 1 game under .500 the Atlanta Braves are only 4 games back of the Mets and right on the heels of the Phillies for second in the division.

As most probably know though, the Braves start to the second half of the season is absolutely loaded with tough opponents and it very likely could make or break the Atlanta Braves season. Opponents like the Rays, Padres, and Brewers all have series against the Braves before the end of July.