With the trades of nearly every high-profile player after the 2014 season, the Atlanta Braves made it pretty clear that they were going to enter a rebuilding period in preparation for the opening of their new stadium in 2017. With that rebuild one year further along, the Braves go into this offseason with a more clear direction and a list of things to do to continue in the right direction.
The Braves obviously aren’t making the playoffs in 2016 but they are well on their way to rebuilding their roster for 2017 and beyond. What follows is the Atlanta Braves 2016 wish list. If the Braves can accomplish all five things on the list, playoff baseball will return to Atlanta sooner rather than later.