I might be looking at the glass half empty, but do any of you really believe the Braves are true WS contenders ?
Their lack of playoff success and inability to perform in the clutch is completely frustrating. But will it get better any time soon ? Teheran might be an ACE but I can still think of 9-10 other pitchers around the league that I'd rather have throwing game 1 of a series. You can't blame their lack of success on being cheap because it's clear they are willing to dish out a decent amount of money on F/A's.
So what gives ? What is preventing this team from getting over the hump and why does it seem they've been stuck in purgatory for the last 10-15 years ?
Front office ? Scouting ? Training Staff ?
Is it time to pull back the reigns and rebuild the farm system ? Or is it a more simple solution in trying to unload some questionable contracts and hope to hit on some safer free agents.
For the record, I love the core with Heyward, Freeman, Simmons, and Teheran. But none of those guys are transcendent players who can carry a team on their back. Freeman is the closest thing and he doesn't exactly strike fear into the opposing pitcher.
Just wondering if I'm alone in this thinking or if others feel the same way. And for the record, please don't point to their recent success in the regular season because that is even more frustrating.
What does the future hold ?