This Halloween is especially terrifying, as the other Boston team won another World Series. So, in the spirit of the season, here’s what I’m especially afraid of in 2014:
• Over the course of the offseason, Frank Wren is unable to find a taker for Dan Uggla, so he decides to keep Uggla on the 25-man roster and fills second base with a rotation of Elliot Johnson, Paul Janish, and Tommy La Stella. (This would be the second base equivalent of our 2009-2010 left field arrangement.)
• Despite announcing that the Braves have payroll flexibility, Wren limits his offseason acquisitions to a 34-year old right-handed reliever, a 36-year old utility outfielder, and a 25-year old backup infielder from the Padres organization. The team insists to DOB that they were “in on” Robinson Cano, but that talks broke down when they demanded he give them a hometown discount.