The 2020 MLB season is finally getting underway after months of back-and-forth arguing between the owners and the union, and the Atlanta Braves have to be one of the teams most relieved to finally hear that they can chase a title in this shortened season.
The Braves will report to Atlanta on July 1 in preparation for a July 23-24 start date. They will play 60 total games, 40 against the NL East and 20 against the NL East. And here's everything else fans need to know!
The Braves will only play NL teams in their division, which could be problematic considering how the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Mets could all make a run towards the NL East crown,
The extended trade deadline has to be good news for Braves fans, however, as they can still acquire impact talent to help them secure the franchise's first title since 1995 well into August.
While the season's length has been reduced by more than half, that doesn't change the fact that the Braves should once again be numbered among the favorites to take home the NL Pennant in 2020.