New Braves aren't necessarily improved

The biggest surprise so far? Try Atlanta, not Kansas City. But don't give the Braves another NL East title just yet.

Originally Published: May 13, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

So Rob, are you ready to admit how terribly wrong you were about the Atlanta Braves yet???? About a month or so ago, just as they were starting to turn the corner you had crowned the Phils as the NL East champs. Boy were you wrong! By the way, obviously the Braves are going to score more runs then they did last year. Four everyday players can do nothing but improve (Furcal, Giles, Lopez, and Castilla), not to mention that Fick is a vast improvement over the Franco/Franco platoon. So, I hate to ...

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