Why your team won't win it all (NL)

Explaining why each NL playoff team won't win the World Series

Updated: October 1, 2013, 10:47 AM ET
By Mike Petriello | ESPN Insider

B.J. UptonKevin Liles/Getty ImagesB.J. Upton is a big reason why the Braves' lineup has no depth.

As we head into the playoffs, you'll surely hear a lot about why each team has what it takes to go all the way and win the World Series. Today, we're taking the opposite approach. Here's a look at why each of the five National League playoff teams will not win it all.

Atlanta Braves: Lack of an "ace" and a top-heavy offense

Led by the underrated Mike Minor and boosted by rookie Julio Teheran, Atlanta's deep rotation gave the club a chance to win every day, not only weathering a lost season from Brandon Beachy and a season-ending injury to Tim Hudson, but improving down the stretch thanks to 11 solid starts from rookie Alex Wood.


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