That being said, if anybody was gonna go back-to-back, I thought it was gonna be the Braves.
The 2021 team was a feel good come to prominence that no one expected, and it was a season I knew they'd be able to build on. Sure enough, the Braves outdo the Mets in the 11th hour for the division, make smarter decisions, call up killer pieces like Spencer Strider and Michael Harris, and look like a more confident, more pronounced team.
...and then they got trounced in the playoffs by the Phillies of all people. I sure do know how to call 'em.
The Braves have a lot to be proud of, though, and still probably have the strongest team in the NL East [sorry, Mets]. As much as some pieces are leaving in free agency, the big guns that make this team can't-miss baseball are tied up for most of the decade.
Tomorrow, a few members of a Brewers team that were so close to a playoff run.