The collapse the Atlanta Braves suffered in 2011 needs to be forgotten. Even though the players are the same, the team will not be the same. Jason Heyward is back and should return to his 2010 season form. Dan Uggla should not face the early-season problems he had in 2011.
Most importantly the Braves have their pitching staff back from injuries. Tim Hudson will be the last starter returning, but Randall Delgado will fill his spot in the rotation well until he returns. In Chipper Jones’ last season expect the Braves to be poised to make sure it is a season to remember for the future Hall of Famer.
Here are eight bold predictions for the 2012 season.