In losing 95 games last year, the Atlanta Braves posted their worst record since 1990. Coming off a campaign filled with roster upheaval and under performance, the Braves head into 2016 with more questions than certainties. Season two of the rebuild likely will look awfully similar to last year as the Braves bid farewell to Turner Field, their home for the past nineteen years.
This offseason, the Braves named John Coppolella to the General Manager post, and he wasted no time making his mark on the organization with two major trades. “Coppy” immediately shuttled two of the Braves most established players in Andrelton Simmons and Shelby Miller for a hefty haul of prospects, and likely stop gap players in Ender Inciarte and Erick Aybar. While the wins and losses may not be pleasing to loyal Braves fans, there will be no shortage of intrigue as the Braves wind through the 162-game schedule.