The rival Atlanta Braves have seized control of the NL East (again). They have repeatedly overcome injuries, disappointments and other misfortune to contend year after year. Ely Sussman breaks down how they do it and what the Marlins must change to have comparable success.
Enjoy Episode 132!
Since 2018, the Braves own a 44-20 head-to-head record against the Marlins (and swept them 3-0 in the 2020 National League Division Series). They enter Monday with a five-game lead in the NL East and a run differential that’s 114 runs better than the next-closest team, and that’s despite spending significantly less on major league payroll than the Phillies, Nationals or Mets.
On Friday, the Braves announced a two-year contract extension with catcher Travis d’Arnaud, taking an ideal Marlins free agent target off the market.
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