UPDATED to include the Livan Hernandez signing.
Once the Atlanta Braves' front office felt they had exhausted all trade possibilities for Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado, they made a decision shortly after the winter meetings to keep last year’s core roster intact.
With Opening Day quickly approaching, many teams have difficult decisions still left on the table.
Although the Braves have a couple unresolved positional choices to make, they are mostly complimentary roster decisions rather than vital ones.
Who will get the nod at shortstop?
Will Chipper Jones’ DL stint open a roster spot for another infielder or with Martin Prado moving to third base will the Braves need that extra outfielder?
Does either Randall Delgado or Julio Teheran break camp as a big leaguer?
With the season-ending injury to Arodys Vizcaino, who fills that open vacancy in the bullpen?
For the answers to those questions and others, check back on Opening Day.
Until then, this column will attempt to project what the most likely resolutions to those questions will be.