Fair enough. Actually, that's probably wise. But that won't stop me or anybody else from guessing. I figure in the best-best-best-case scenario -- that's with starting pitching holding up and the 20-10 finish last season not being an aberration -- this is at best a .500 team. And, honestly, that's me being generous. (It happens.)
The wise guys aren't being so optimistic. The first set of sportsbook over/unders came out Friday and the Braves' projected win total has been pegged at 71.5. That is not much of a bump up from 68-93. A record of 71-91 or 72-90 places last among National League East teams, next-to-last in the National League and fourth from the bottom in the majors, ahead of only Minnesota (70.5), Oakland (66.5) and San Diego (64.5).