Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 2/7/12
By Jim Pratt Major League Baseball is in that early-February lull that comes each offseason between the whirlwind of trade activity, but prior to pitchers/catchers reporting. With the current roster basically set heading into Spring Training, this would be a good time to fill that seasonal void by discussing what the future holds for the Atlanta Braves. The front office has made it clear they have a specific direction for the organization moving forward and they have no intention of altering that plan for a quick fix solution. Building depth and talent through player development in the farm system is priority number one. That doesn’t mean they won’t make a deadline deal, as they did last season for centerfielder Michael Bourn, if it means improving the team without sacrificing the future. For this particular discussion we will explore what the roster could look like two years from Opening Day, the 2014 season. Remember that this is a completely speculative exercise and for entertain...
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