Originally Posted by Salukifan2
I gotta agree about the braves. IMO BJ upton is a step down from Bourn, and Justin Upton is, well, justin upton. He's going to underachieve. Uggla is going to really start declining imo, and so is brian McCann. I just don't see Freddi Freeman, Jason Heyward, and the Upton Bros living up to the hype.
Also, Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy won't pitch like they did last year again.
Bourn completely disappeared in the 2nd half of the season last year. Assuming BJ can get his OBP back up to a reasonable level, he isn't much of a downgrade TBH. Prado and J. Upton we can, at the very least, call a wash. Uggla is not going to live up to his contract, but he hit 19 HRs and led the league in walks last season. Batting average? Forget about it!
McCann's best seasons are likely behind him, but his shoulder is healthy and he should post an OPS around the .800 mark.