The Braves are confident that these moves have positioned them to be a legitimate World Series contender each of the next few seasons.
"We're not done," [Braves CEO Terry] McGuirk said. "We're all about improving this team every step of the way and every chance that we can. We intend to be at this level for a long time.
"Money is not going to stand between us and getting it done at this point because we are that close. I'm talking about [the] long term and short term. I'm talking about talent that is here and talent that isn't here. When we are this close, we are going to try to push it over the top. But there is a lot of talent here."