HAWKINS: Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Blue Jays, Devil Rays
WALKER: Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Blue Jays, Devil Rays
SHANKS: Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, Devil Rays
HAWKINS: Twins, Royals, Indians, White Sox, Tigers
WALKER: Royals, Twins, White Sox, Indians, Tigers
SHANKS: Royals, Twins, White Sox, Tigers, Indians
HAWKINS: Angels, A's, Mariners, Rangers
WALKER: A's, Mariners, Angels, Rangers
SHANKS: Angels, A's, Mariners, Rangers
AL Wild Card
HAWKINS: Red Sox
WALKER: Red Sox
SHANKS: Red Sox
HAWKINS: Braves, Phillies, Mets, Marlins, Expos
WALKER: Braves, Marlins, Phillies, Expos, Mets
SHANKS: Braves, Phillies, Marlins, Expos, Mets
HAWKINS: Astros, Cubs, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds, Brewers
WALKER: Cubs, Astros, Cardinals, Reds, Pirates, Brewers
SHANKS: Cubs, Astros, Cardinals, Pirates, Brewers, Reds
HAWKINS: Padres, Dodgers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Giants
WALKER: Dodgers, Giants, Diamondbacks, Padres, Rockies
SHANKS: Padres, Giants, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Rockies
NL Wild Card
SHANKS: Red Sox
World Series Champs
NL Batting Champion
HAWKINS: Albert Pujols
WALKER: Todd Helton
SHANKS: Jeff Bagwell
AL Batting Champion
HAWKINS: Garret Anderson
WALKER: Ichiro Suzuki
SHANKS: Vladimir Guerrero
HAWKINS: Albert Pujols
WALKER: Barry Bonds
SHANKS: Sammy Sosa
HAWKINS: Vladimir Guerrero
WALKER: Alex Rodriguez
SHANKS: Alex Rodriguez
NL CY Young Award
HAWKINS: Roy Oswalt
WALKER: John Smoltz
SHANKS: Kerry Wood
AL CY Young Award
HAWKINS: Curt Schilling
WALKER: Tim Hudson
SHANKS: Javier Vazquez
NL Rookie of the Year
HAWKINS: Adam LaRoche
WALKER: Adam LaRoche
SHANKS: Adam LaRoche
AL Rookie of the Year
HAWKINS: Joe Mauer
WALKER: Bobby Crosby
SHANKS: Bobby Crosby
First Manager Fired:
HAWKINS: Buck Showalter
WALKER: Larry Bowa
SHANKS: Bob Brenly
What will the Braves record be this season?
HAWKINS: 90-72 1st in the East.
WALKER: 94-68, 1st in the East.
SHANKS: 92-70, 1st in the East.
Which Braves minor leaguer is most likely to come up and have an impact this year?
HAWKINS: Going to go with Dave Nilsson. The Aussie still has game.
WALKER: Trey Hodges. He's been there, done that. Ole #6 usually doesn't shake the lineup enough to warrant a position player making a midseason impact, so Hodges might be needed if a couple of the bullpen arms go down.
SHANKS: Brian Moehler will win four games after August 1st.
Which Brave is most likely to surprise?
HAWKINS: Johnny Estrada. He's going to tame the pitching staff with ease.
WALKER: John Thomson. His numbers were overblown in hitter's parks and he'll be surprisingly solid in the middle of the rotation.
SHANKS: Adam LaRoche will show everyone why we've been talking about him for two years.
Most Valuable Brave?
HAWKINS: Andruw Jones.
WALKER: John Smoltz. Without Smoltzy, the patched together pen becomes a concern again.
SHANKS: Chipper Jones. Maddux and Glavine are gone so he needs to become the leader we all expect him to be.
Who will John Schuerholz acquire before the trading deadline?
HAWKINS: Jeff Nelson
WALKER: Eric Young
SHANKS: Brian Fuentes
What is the thing to watch for the Braves?
HAWKINS: JD Drew's right knee.
WALKER: The OBP's of Rafael Furcal and Marcus Giles.
SHANKS: What will happen when Paul Byrd comes back?
What is the most overrated concern for the Braves?
HAWKINS: The bullpen. With Reitsma and Cruz aboard, there's no need to harp over Alfonseca.
WALKER: The starting pitching, which is fairly strong and has Byrd coming back in May.
SHANKS: Mark DeRosa. He may not be a star, but he'll be fine as our third baseman until Marte is ready.
2004 Brave Predictions
Atlanta Dugout Top Stories
Dustin Peterson's improvement continuesWho has likely been the player of the year in the Braves' farm system? Most likely Dustin Peterson in Mississippi.
Adonis Garcia giving Atlanta options at 3BBill Shanks has some impressive numbers on Adonis Garcia, who is giving the Braves options for third base for the future.
Braves get two prospects for CervenkaThe Braves have added two more young players with the trade of reliever Hunter Cervenka to Miami.
Braves somehow steal Matt Kemp from PadresHow in the world did the Braves get Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera?