Braves Better Than Last Year, But So Are Nats

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Frank Wren believes that this is the best team he has had as general manager of the Atlanta Braves.


When you consider that the 2012 Atlanta team won 94 games and qualified for the postseason, that is a substantial endorsement. Wren, who earlier served the Braves as assistant general manager to John Schuerholz, has been the Braves GM since October 2007.


Much of the news regarding the Braves in this Spring Training has focused on the outfield acquisitions of the Upton Brothers, B.J. and Justin. And these two have added considerably to the Braves' talent base and provided a reader-friendly family angle. But an argument could be made that, like the best Braves teams of the past quarter century, this one will include pitching...

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