A lot can happen in 6 years and that's especially true when it comes to the Atlanta Braves organization. The Braves experienced a tough rebuild and even had to replace their general manager just a year prior to the 2018 season. There were a lot of unknowns heading into this journey but the ride has been well worth it.
It seemed like they would never get back to their winning ways after some rough seasons but they acquired an incredible pool of talent during that time. It was only a matter of time before this team found themselves in the form of the juggernaut that is the 2023 Atlanta Braves.
From 2018-2023, the Braves have taken the NL East crown. As soon as Brian Snitker took over for Fredi Gonzalez in 2016, this team changed for the better. They played with a lot of purpose and you can tell they had a great clubhouse culture growing. Credit also belongs to AA as he found a way to build talent and make the right moves so that Snit had a good foundation to build on.
The fact that the Braves were at the top of the division after just a year and a half with Snit at the helm showed exactly what was brewing in Atlanta. It felt so similar to what Bobby Cox helped build in the 90s with this organization. Players who loved where they played and a manager who supported them 100%.
It goes without saying, but this 2023 team may be better than any Braves team we've ever seen. They are shattering records left and right and are assumed to be favorites to win the World Series. Buckle up as we head down memory lane and revisit some of the best moments from their dominant 6-year reign as NL East Champions.