For whatever reason, the Braves recently have had guys that have been much better on another, less-successful club; whether it be coming in or heading out. Nate McClouth evolved from an all-star 25 HR/100 RBI player, to a huge dud knocking only 21 dingers in 2.5 seasons with the Braves. Alex Gonzalez and Kelly Johnson switched places as power-hitting, feared sluggers and Francoeur & Escobar's numbers have consistently improved in almost every offensive category. Here are the recent stat lines of these 5 guys, highlights in green and lowlights in red:
Judging by the numbers, it appears life isn't always good in the ATL. These recent Atlanta Braves have unfortunately validated that the grass may truly be greener on the other side.