Braves can win World Series IF they get a closer

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
June 17, 2019 - 8:31 am

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Luke Jackson cost the Braves a weekend sweep of the Phillies when he blew a save in the 9th inning of Saturday's game and fans around Atlanta are pretty tired of the Braves' closer situation.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas discuss the ninth-inning plans and why the Braves haven't been more active to improve the teams biggest weakness. Hugh opens up the conversation by explaining how to think big picture about the future of the franchise.

"They know the situation they're in, but they're not going to compromise the future," said Hugh. "They'll make moves that are beneificial in the short term, but this rebuild is a long-term thing.There's going to be some opportunities to get closers down the line when teams fall off."

John Fricke thinks the Braves need to focus on what the team can achieve this year and how good they can be.

"Braves have blown 13 saves," said Fricke. "If you cut that in half, close to the norm in MLB, you'd be 7.5 or 8 games up. There's no solution on the team. You gotta do something. It's not a panic move, but if you have to overpay a little bit to get a closer right now, how much longer can you wait. Because with a closer the Braves can win a World Series. 

 

 

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