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The Atlanta Braves have youth, power and pitching, but they don’t come without their obvious questions.

The 2014 season will largely answer if the youth movement in Atlanta can actually take hold and yield the kind of success many fans believe it can.

Join MLB Contributor Gabe Zaldivar as he discusses a team that lost two big names in the form of Brian McCann and Tim Hudson.

Of course, they have the horses to make up for the loss of talent. Evan Gattis is more than capable of providing the production on offense and defense at catcher and the pitching staff houses some of the more electric young arms in the senior circuit. Really, the various batteries should hold up to scrutiny. Still, there are a great deal of questions as it pertains to the staff ace, someone who can get the win when needed, garner innings and deal with the pressure that comes with the role.

Lastly, there are some issues on offense, one that boasted two players (B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla) who failed to break the .200 mark last season.

There is a wealth of talent in Atlanta but no shortage of uncertainty.

 

Follow Gabe on Twitter: @gabezal

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