Did ANYONE expect this level of success by the 2023 Braves?


When Spring Training 2023 got underway, there were a lot of questions surrounding the Atlanta Braves. Dansby Swanson had moved on to Chicago; would Orlando Arcia be able to answer the call? Who was going to play left field? Who would claim the fifth starter spot? For all of the questions that we had, Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos seemed to have an answer mapped out. But he didn't anticipate this.

Ronald Acuña Jr is challenging for a 40-70 season, something that has never happened before in the history of MLB. Matt Olson is on the precipice of breaking Andruw Jones' franchise record for homeruns (51). The 2023 Braves are going to set the MLB record for homeruns, and have clinched the NL East with sixteen games still to play (wire to wire champs). Steak Shapiro and Sandra Golden spoke with Alex Anthopoulos about the 2023 season and the team that he assembled, and even he did not expect THIS.

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