3 Reasons the Braves are still better than the Dodgers despite the Ohtani signing

Here are three reasons that the Atlanta Braves are better off than the Los Angeles Dodgers going into the 2024 season.

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Spencer Strider
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Pitching, pitching, and more pitching

Pitching has been a point of emphasis for the Braves this off-season and so far their acquistions to meet this need has been of the relief variety. In the coming weeks, be ready for the Braves to stay in the market for starting pitching.

Let's just say Atlanta and the Dodgers roll with what they currently have to fill their rotations. The Braves starting staff would have the edge. While LAD has Clayton Kershaw, one of the best to ever do it, he is really about the only consistent spot. Walker Buehler is still plenty talented, but we don't know how he will look coming off his surgery.

The last two spots in the rotation for Atlanta may be in question but with the reliable arms of Spencer Strider, Max Fried and Charlie Morton, the Braves have the edge in this department. And that's before we even get to one of the deepest bullpens in all of baseball.