The Braves just missed the playoffs last season, so we wanted to know from you the fans what it would take for them to reach the postseason this year. Here are 12 ways for the Braves to make the playoffs in 2012.
1. Stay healthy
This is the No. 1 key to the season, according to everyone from the front office, to manager Fredi Gonzalez to the players and the fans. Last year we lost too many crucial pitchers to injuries in extremely crucial parts of the season, Josh Praigg said on Facebook. Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens missed the final month of the season and Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and Martin Prado all played fewer than 130 games. Health! We have all the tools to do it! Shanna Beauchamp Rich said on Facebook.
2. Come through in the clutch
The Braves hit .249 with runners in scoring position last year, 18th out of 30 teams, but that number fell to .229 with runners in scoring position and two out, and then plummeted to .195 second to last in the majors with ...