I trust your objectivity more than most, so I'm gonna take your word on this, but really every hit is clutch when your offense is as bad as ours was
And that still doesn't change the outcomes. We've always been good against the Braves anyway, but now we're better on the whole. I would have no problem saying the Braves had more talent than us in previous years, but going into this season I just can't agree with that anymore.
I agree with your post about clutch. I think we're definitely a better team this year than we were last year and at some point this season we'll be even better with the addition of Harper. I just know that if we plan on driving in more runs, we'll need LaRoche to put up numbers equal to Nix. Hell, even if Werth plays just a bit better than he did (I hope he plays MUCH better) last year, we'll see more production than we ever saw last year.
I don't know where these projections are coming from. Then again, Heyward could come back at some point and put up the numbers he's supposed to. I also recall Chipper and McCann being down at some points so that may help them.
IMO, the Braves have to rely on things going right much more than we do: They need Heyward to play to his potential, Freeman to put up similar numbers in his sophmore season, Kimbrel to do the same, Uggla to find that hot streak of hitting again, Chipper to not show age, McCann to not go down again, etc.
I also don't see where the Marlins are going to get 16 wins with that rotation. I can see Reyes, Hanley, and Stanton do damage though.