The Atlanta Braves' 2023 season did not end the way fans would have preferred to be sure after another ugly playoff exit against the Phillies, but there was still a lot to like about this season overall. The Braves have one of the most exciting young cores in all of baseball and the offense seemed to be setting record on a nightly basis towards the end of the season. The future is bright in Atlanta even if that is hard to see right now.
However, for the Braves to come back and truly contend for another World Series title in 2024, they cannot afford to make the same mistakes that plagued them in 2023. For everything that went right for the team in 2023, they did have some bad luck as well as some self-inflicted wounds that proved to be very costly especially at the end of the season.
Here are 4 front office mistakes that cost the Atlanta Braves dearly in 2023
To be clear, the Braves' 2023 season was by and large a huge success even if there is a large chunk of the fanbase that are firmly in the "what have you done for me lately?" camp. After all, this is a team that won a 104 games this year and is likely to be among the best teams in the league yet again next season. There were some missteps, though, that made navigating the 2023 season all the more difficult and are fair to point out as a result.
Lets take a look at the mistakes that cost the Braves in 2023.