Atlanta Braves: 10 Ways They're Still Better Than Marlins, Nationals in 2012

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Atlanta Braves: 10 Ways They're Still Better Than Marlins, Nationals in 2012
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The Atlanta Braves have been stagnant for much of the offseason.

Meanwhile, the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals have made huge strides to improve their teams, making the National League East one of the strongest divisions in all of baseball.

The Marlins signed free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes, pitcher Mark Buerhle and closer Heath Bell, while the Nationals traded for Gio Gonzalez.

Reyes will join Hanley Ramirez on the infield, while Gonzalez will join a young rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman.

Although those are decent transactions for each team, here is my list of 10 reasons why the Braves are still better than the Marlins and Nationals.

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