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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves

Heyward could blossom into Pujols-esque productivity as early as next year. Getty Images

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward a potential 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the Atlanta Braves -- the third playoff team to exit -- goodbye.