3. Atlanta’s bullpen will get healthier and help ease the rotation concerns
Atlanta’s bullpen has gone through its struggles as well as expected throughout the course of a long season. A large part of this is Atlanta adjusting to losing their closer yet again and re-assigning roles in the back end of the bullpen.
Add in a myriad of injuries and clearly, this team has needed more from their rotation based on the concerns. However, the bullpen got deeper at the trade deadline with two potentially impactful additions as well.
The Braves bullpen will get healthier by season’s end and be fresher from the time off and the consistent big leads the offense has given them. While there is still some cause for concern with this unit, everything is trending in the right direction setting the team up to be at full strength and take some pressure off the rotation come postseason time.
No question there is some reason for concern with the Atlanta rotation, but the Braves remain by far the deepest and most impressive team in the National League. Even with these concerns if healthy Atlanta remains the biggest threat in the league and should be clear World Series favorites.