MLB National Writer Makes a Bold Claim About the Atlanta Braves Offense

The Atlanta Braves have hit the ground running in 2024.
Apr 1, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) grounds into
Apr 1, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) grounds into / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves are keeping the runs coming to start the 2024 MLB season.

After a 2023 campaign that featured one of the best offenses in MLB history, the Atlanta Braves don't appear to be slowing down as the 2024 season begins to take off. In 2023, the Atlanta Braves hit a historic 307 home runs. This year's team, after adding Jarred Kelenic and some other pieces to the lineup this offseason, could be even better.

The staff at put together an article highlighting one takeaway from every team after the first week of the season. The takeaway for the Atlanta Braves was: Record-setting offense could be even better. That's saying something.

"When the Braves compensated for Max Fried’s ugly season debut by regularly frustrating Aaron Nola on Saturday, they strengthened the belief that their offense could be even better than the one that matched an MLB record with 307 home runs and became the first AL/NL team to slug .500 or better," Mark Bowman of wrote. "Jarred Kelenic is the lineup’s only newcomer. His early success has highlighted the length of a lineup that includes three top MVP candidates in Ronald Acuña Jr., Matt Olson and Austin Riley."

The Braves lead the NL East with a 3-2 mark on the young season and currently carry a +21 run differential. After some weather concerns that resulted in a postponed game against the Chicago White Sox, the Braves will get ready for a big series this weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Zac Blackerby


Zac Blackerby is the publisher of Auburn Daily and Braves Today. He is also the host of Locked On Auburn and the College Channel Manager for the Locked On Podcast Network. Blackerby was previously the program director of the Auburn Network and hosted shows on ESPN 106.7 and WANI. He also used to be the editor for Auburn Wire and Fly War Eagle.