3 reasons why the Atlanta Braves will not make trades anytime soon

Once Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. went down with injury, the majority of the fan base wemt calling for Alex Anthopoulos to work his magic. Here is why it won't happen soon.
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They have four very solid starting pitchers

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Last year, the Braves won their games almost exclusively by putting crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Even though it feels like Atlanta has struggled in 2024, they are still eight games over .500 and currently have the top Wild Card spot in the National League.

The reason the Braves have been able to win a fair share of games this season has been because of their starting pitching led by their two veteran lefties.

Chris Sale has been dominant since putting on a Braves uniform. He is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA and has struck out 78 batters in 63.2 innings of work. Max Fried is 5-2 and has lowered his ERA below three at 2.97.

The way these two are throwing the ball right now, it feels like Atlanta has a really good shot at winning at least two of every five games. The other three spots in the rotation have not been quite as dominant but have been more than respectable.

Atlanta's pitching staff as a whole (relief core included) currently ranks 7th in all of Major League Baseball at 3.41.

With pitching being able to lead the Braves to low scoring victories when needed should provide Alex Anthopoulos with some comfort. Seeing Atlanta can win games playing multiple styles of baseball it shows that trades are not required to be successful at the moment.

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