People (not here, at least not yet) are now running around saying that the Braves have to do something because the Marlins and Mets did. Get a grip, people. The Mets upgraded their starting pitching, sure, but the Mets’ starters have been pretty good. Their biggest problem has been middle relief, unaddressed by this, followed by an offense that can charitably be described as mediocre, also weakened.
Meanwhile, the Marlins traded away perhaps their most reliable starting pitcher, their starting first baseman, and a prospect, for two overrated players, one of whom has a .680 OPS after the break over the last three years and the other of whom just plain sucks, and a very good middle reliever. I don’t see how that adds up to an upgrade, I really don’t.