This article is part of our Mound Musings series.
We're closing in on Opening Day, and the excitement is building. Things will surely change as Spring Training progresses, but we handle those changes on the fly. This is the fifth of six columns briefly reviewing the pitching staffs of all 30 teams. Remember, the Musings are intended to be interactive. Ask questions and share your opinions. That's what we're here for. Let's get to it and look at the:
National League East
Atlanta Braves – Many of the team pitching staff evaluations will focus on the "haves" and "have nots" of MLB. No teams ever really has enough pitching, but the Braves do appear to fall on the positive side of the ledger. Mike Soroka's health has been of some concern following his surgery for a torn Achilles that cost him most of 2020, but everything seems to be going well. He may be eased back into a full workload, but he should be a solid fantasy asset. It's no secret I am a big Soroka fan, and the optimist in me actually expects even better days ahead. The Braves staff is very good, but very young, so adding Charlie Morton should be a big boost, and they'll benefit from the veteran presence of the newly acquired proven hurler who seems to get better as he gets older. Next in line is lefty, Max Fried. He enjoyed a stellar 2019 and 2020, but I still see some things that concern me a bit going forward, so he