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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves

Bobby Cox's last season includes the parts to finish with a NL pennant

Originally Published: October 4, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Atlanta Braves, who have one more season to get Bobby Cox that elusive second ring. To see an archive of Kiss 'Em Goodbye, please go here.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 87-75, second place
Current record: 86-73, second place

The Braves look ready to make another run.

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