Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos acknowledges the team's subpar performance, holding a media session due to their recent struggles, including a five-game losing streak and trailing by 10 games in the NL East. Despite being fourth-best in the NL, the team is not meeting their own standards, with only three NL teams leading by significant margins.

By the Numbers
  • The Braves have a 35-30 record, with a recent five-game losing streak.
  • Atlanta is 10 games behind the NL East-leading Philadelphia team.
Yes, But

Other NL teams are also underperforming, with Anthopoulos highlighting widespread offensive issues across the league.

State of Play
  • The Phillies, Brewers, and Dodgers hold significant division leads in the NL.
  • Atlanta has won the NL East for six consecutive seasons but has a tougher road this year due to injuries and strong competition.
  • Reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. is out for the season with a knee injury.
What's Next

Anthopoulos is actively exploring trades to address the team's offensive struggles, but no imminent deals are in place.

Bottom Line

Despite their history of success, the Braves are facing a challenging season, aiming to secure a playoff spot amidst tough competition and internal setbacks like Acuna's injury.