A splashy offseason has made this one of the most highly anticipated Braves seasons in recent memory. With Opening Day just hours away, here are the five biggest questions facing the team.
1. Could this be the most prolific offense in franchise history?
The 2003 Braves are the measuring stick for potency, holding 12 team records including most home runs (235), runs (907), hits (1,608) and RBI (872) and sharing another.
But that group, which was led by Javy Lopez (43 home runs, 109 RBI), Gary Sheffield (39 HRs, 132 RBI) and Andruw Jones (36 HRs, 116 RBI) could be challenged by this years Braves.
While the 03 lineup had six players with at least 21 home runs that season Chipper Jones hit 27, Vinny Castilla had 22 and Marcus Giles added 21 this years Braves are even deeper in that department. Atlanta has six regulars who have seasons of 23 or more in Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Brian McCann, Dan Uggla and newcomers B.J. Upton and Justin Upton.
This years edition of the Bra...