What is the Atlanta Braves Biggest Challenge in 2020 Season?

Dukes & Bell
July 01, 2020 - 5:31 pm
Mar 9, 2020; North Port, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at CoolToday Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Atlanta Braves beat writer Dave O’Brien joined Dukes & Bell to talk about the restart of baseball, if any Braves will opt out of the season, plus what’s the Braves biggest weakness?

When asked about the Braves biggest challenge.

“Starting rotation, you could be good, you could be very good, but you’re not going to be great, but you could also be below average. If Hamels isn’t back from injury, if Fried has any kind of problems, Folty you don’t know what you’re getting from start to start, you’ve got Soroka he’s your ace and he’s a stud there’s no doubt, as long as he’s healthy he can go toe to toe with anybody as he showed in the playoffs.” O’Brien said “But in a compressed season the teams like the Nationals with their three headed monster at the top of the rotation, and the Mets you’re going to go into some series where it might be hard to match up with those guys going all out you’ve got to get the game to your bullpen. So I would say the starting rotation, you’ve got to have Hamels healthy, you gotta have Folty step up his game and you’ve got to have Fried healthy.”