The pieces are in place for them to make a deep run.
The rotation has depth, the lineup features some young studs, and there is just enough of a veteran presence in the locker room.
That, along with some key offseason additions, gives the Braves a realistic shot at having a special year in 2013.
For that to happen, the Braves will need to see improvement from a significant portion of their roster.
Here's a look at some of the players who have to improve this year for the Braves to take that next step.