The Atlanta Braves were being pretty satisfied at the close of the 2018 time. They went from 72 to 90 wins and received a division title. They watched Ronald Acuña Jr. burst onto the scene and mash some very long dongs. They experienced, and still have, just one of the finest farm systems in the match, in particular in the pitching section.
Then the Mets made a decision to go out and acquire a bunch of assets. And the Phillies made a decision to do the similar. The Nats will probably get rid of Bryce Harper, but could undoubtedly bounce back following an uncharacteristic time.
Can Atlanta go from initial to worst in this loaded NL East?
- History: 90-72 (+18.5 units), 82-80 ATS (-5.4 units)
- More than/Less than History: 78-79-5
- Preseason World Series Odds: 175-1
- Get Full: 75
- Most Successful Starter: Julio Teheran (18-13, +4.9 units)
The 2018 Braves were being between a handful of groups that far exceeded their get total and received bettors fistfuls of units through the time. Right after a third consecutive time with 72 wins or fewer, Atlanta eventually acquired back to its successful approaches.
A new era of younger Braves all chipped in: Acuña, Ozzie Albies, Johan Camargo, Dansby Swanson and so on. Mike Foltynewicz went from mediocre to incredibly very good. Freddie Freeman Freddie Freemanned.
There are a great deal of promising points establishing in Atlanta and they show up to be perfectly-positioned to get even improved.
- World Series Odds: +1800
- Division Odds: +300
- Get Full O/U: 86
- Playoff Odds: Make +175, Skip -210
The Braves entered the offseason with 12-1 World Series odds, but have dropped back to 18-1 thanks to the offseason exercise of their division foes.
Current Bryce Harper rumors have induced the Phillies’ get whole to go from 86.5 to 88.5, which has also induced the rest of the NL East groups to all drop back by just one-50 % get.
The NL East division odds are incredibly intriguing to me. Not automatically the Braves’, but these odds are heading to differ really a little bit around the industry. I approach on fading the Phillies even if they do indicator Harper, and may close up having any of the other 3 if the value is right.
I’ll probably hold out until the Harper madness ends and Dallas Keuchel indicators somewhere, while.
- Additions: Josh Donaldson, Brian McCann, Raffy Lopez, Ryan LaMarre (minors), Andres Blanco (minors)
- Subtractions: Brandon McCarthy, Anibal Sanchez, Brad Brach, Darren O’Day, Ryan Flaherty, Rene Rivera, Kurt Suzuki, Lucas Duda, Peter Moylan, Adam McCreery
- Possible Lineup
- Ronald Acuña Jr. – LF
- Ozzie Albies – 2B
- Freddie Freeman – 1B
- Josh Donaldson – 3B
- Nick Markakis – RF
- Brian McCann – C
- Ender Inciarte – CF
- Dansby Swanson – SS
- Projected Rotation
- Mike Foltynewicz
- Kevin Gausman
- Sean Newcomb
- Julio Teheran
- Touki Toussaint
- Prospect Enjoy: Mike Soroka (No. 24, RHP), Kyle Wright (No. 30, RHP), Austin Riley (No. 38, 3B), Touki Toussaint (No. 50, RHP), Bryse Wilson (No. 82, RHP), Kolby Allard (Unranked, LHP), Luiz Gohara (Unranked, LHP)
- Key Accidents: Dansby Swanson (Wrist, early 2019), Mike Soroka (Shoulder, return TBD)
- MVP Candidates: Coming quickly!
- Cy Young Candidates: Coming quickly!
Participant to Enjoy: Ronald Acuña Jr.
Ronald Acuña Jr. — the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of 2018.
Acuña was termed up to the exhibit early very last calendar year at the spry age of 20. While the Braves weren’t envisioned him to do substantially, Acuña was just one of the significant reasons why they received 90 video games and the NL East.