Atlanta Braves: Ranking the National League East's front offices by competence

The Braves' front office has gotten plenty of praise in recent years. How do they stack up against the rest of the division?

Nov 9, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos answers questions
Nov 9, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos answers questions / Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports
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Everything seems to be going the Atlanta Braves' way at the moment. The Braves are coming off a very convincing victory over the Dodgers last night led by Max Fried and Ronald Acuna Jr. that puts them one win away from securing the season series tiebreaker against LA. They have won five straight and nine of their last 10 which has stretched their lead in in the National League East to 15 games. Most of the credit deserves to go to the players and coaches, but the Braves' front office led by Alex Anthopoulos has played a huge part in putting the team in a position to succeed.

From timely trades that helped vault the team to a World Series title in 2021 to big offseason moves to hitting on seemingly minor trades and signings, Anthopoulos and co. have done an exemplary job at insuring that the Braves remain at or near the top of the National League each and every year. To gain an appreciation for what the organization has accomplished, one need only take a look at how the Braves' front office stacks up against the rest of the National League East.

Here are the totally scientific rankings of the front offices in the National League East

If you are looking for a quantitative, data-driven approach to ranking front offices here, then you are going to be disappointed. Such a thing sounds awesome and is worth investigating, but there is so much that goes into front office decision-making that is extremely subjective and the publicly available information is often frustratingly incomplete. So instead, this is going being more of an eye test that could be easily debated. Also, the National League East is actually pretty stacked with experienced front offices, so the difference between teams isn't as big as you might think based on where they rank.

Let's take a look at how the National League East front office stack up against each other and where the Braves fit in.