Atlanta Braves Need to Address Pitching
There's a chance Charlie Morton won't return. Max Fried will be entering the final season of his contract. Kyle Wright has battled shoulder injuries all season. There are plenty of long-term questions the Braves need to begin finding answers to. The offense is locked down.
With Rosario in left field, it's one of the greatest offenses in the history of the game. If you plug anyone else into left field, it's still one of the greatest offenses around. It doesn't necessarily have to be an upgrade.
However, with Rosario's extremely reasonable option in 2024, the only alternative is an upgrade.
Adding a peak Bellinger to the lineup would certainly add to the firepower and would be very impressive on paper, but it may not be the smartest allocation of resources, considering the challenges ahead.
Whether the Braves keep Rosario or not, they would be better served planning for the future of their rotation. With names like Blake Snell, Lucas Giolito, Sonny Gray, Jordan Montgomery, Alex Cobb, and others scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in 2024, it doesn't seem like a huge contract on a streaky hitter would be prudent.