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Braves’ potential rotation:
Seeing Mike Soroka throwing again makes me very happy.
A little over three months after suffering a season-ending injury, #Braves righty Mike Soroka is throwing off flat ground. This is exactly the kind of content I needed, @FOXSportsBraves
Braves' 2021 rotation:
1. Max Fried
2. Mike Soroka
3. Charlie Morton
4. Drew Smyly
5. Ian Anderson
Depth: Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson. Atlanta will be in a formidable position, in defending its NL East titles.
Adding Morton, after signing Drew Smyly to one-year, $11M deal last week, gives aggressive #Braves an impressive rotation with Max Fried, Ian Anderson and Mike Soroka expected back by first month of season and perhaps Opening Day. Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson are other options.
2021 #Braves' projected rotation:
This is exactly the kind of arm the #Braves needed to strengthen the rotation. With Morton joining Max Fried and Mike Soroka, and with Drew Smyly on board to go along with Ian Anderson, Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson, Atlanta has talent, depth and experience in the starting five. https://t.co/w8PDxVSpAG
Braves Projected 2021 Pitching Rotation:
• Mike Soroka
• Max Fried
• Charlie Morton
• Drew Smyly
• Ian Anderson
• Kyle Wright
• Bryse Wilson
Atlanta’s loading up for another World Series run 🔥🔥 https://t.co/j8NpD4fUzm
The fanbase wont be thrilled unless Ozuna & at LEAST one of Greene or Melancon is back, but it’s encouraging to see Atlanta spending to improve early in what is sure to be a slow offseason. I love the additions of Smyly & Morton, especially since Soroka doesn’t have to rush back.
The @braves add 37 yr old Charlie Morton to starting rotation. Reported 1 yr $15M deal. Liberty Media continues to make Alex Anthopoulos ball on a budget. At least we'll have vets to eat innings & compliment Fried, Soroka, Anderson and the other youngins.
The #Braves signing of Charlie Morton to 1yr $15m contract significant. Rotation now of Soroka, Fried, Anderson, Morton, Smyly, Wright potentially as good as any in NL. Next for #Braves a bat whether it’s Ozuna will depend on implementation of Universal DH. #NLEast
Charlie Morton llegó a un acuerdo de $15 millones por un año con los Bravos de Atlanta.
Esta rotación luce bastante bien con Soroka, Fried, Anderson y ahora Morton. https://t.co/a2DIm0AQKc
Of the five members of the #Braves 2021 rotation, Mike Soroka had the highest FIP (3.78) in 2020. He also had the highest walk rate and lowest strikeout rate.
When your rotation has MIKE SOROKA as its worst performer, you might be in good shape
Yeah yeah sample sizes whatever https://t.co/LnmVAUNcd5
Luego de quedarse a un solo triunfo de volver a la Serie Mundial, los Bravos siguen armándose para dar el siguiente paso. Hace unos días firmaron al zurdo Drew Smyly y ahora al derecho Charlie Morton. Ellos se unirán a Mike Soroka, Max Fried e Ian Anderson en una sólida rotación.
Soroka, Freid, Morton, Anderson
Great signing for the @Braves
. They get a vet while Soroka goes through recovery.
They made it to G7 of the NLCS, and I think this isn’t it, they’re making a strong push for the Fall Classic. https://t.co/AuIiqewTh8
Can't really make that comparison yet knowing what we know about 3 HOF pitchers, comparing with three guys at the beginning of their careers.
Fried/Soroka/Anderson are tracking quite well so far, we'll see.
I completely agree that it’s not what he needs. Aside from a hybrid role(that Tomlin occupies) I’m not sure what his options are. He’ll likely be in rotation some until soroka returns. I could see Wilson in the bullpen. IMO Wright needs to be in the majors all year in some sort
In fairness, it's likely Morton/Smyly AND Soroka added to their rotation. But yeah if they lose Ozuna they will need to replace him. Hopefully, not Nelson Cruz as 1) I don't want to root about him 2. He'd likely be a Met killer.