Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 9/30/13
While the Braves were unable to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Braves 96-66 record secured the NL East and second seed going into the postseason. The Braves will have home field advantage against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, the first game of which begins Thursday in Atlanta. Before the posteason gets underway, let’s look back at the 2013 season and just how the Braves were able to take back the NL East. The Surprises (Good and Bad) While Justin Upton largely lived up to expectations, it was a nightmarish 2013 campaign for big brother BJ. The brothers Upton were two of the most hyped players this past off season. The $75 million contract given to B.J. Upton was the biggest free agent signing in Atlanta Braves history and the trade for Justin Upton sent the beloved Martin Prado and key prospect Randall Delgado to the Diamondbacks. As it turned out, B.J. brought very little offense to the Braves, finishing the season with a horrible .184 average with...
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