​To say the Atlanta Braves have had good fortune this year would be a grotesque understatement. 


After locking up both ​Ronald Acuña Jr. and ​Ozzie Albies to extremely team-friendly contract extensions, the Braves will have two of the best young stars in the game for an extensive period of time. And the absurd amount of money they've saved now leaves them with no excuse to not make a major move and bolster their ranks for a big run.

​​If not in the middle of the season, the Braves absolutely have to haul in one of the game's superstars. They're set to have plenty of money to spend on the likes of J.D. Martinez and Aroldis Chapman should they choose not to exercise their options heading into next year.


The Braves already have a well-rounded team, but they could use some upgrades on the pitching staff. The starting rotation is dominated by young-but-unproven talent and could use a veteran presence like Cole Hamels or Hyun-Jin Ryu, to say nothing of the still-unsigned Craig Kimbrel, who put himself on the map years ago as an Atlanta stud.

The Braves have been gifted a prime opportunity to build a dynasty. Very rarely is a team able to lock up two of it's best stars for close to a decade.


They need to make a move, and it needs to be massive. If they don't, it'll be an absolute shame.