The Atlanta Braves had a solid season in 2010, making it to the postseason and losing to the eventual World Series Champion San Francisco Giants in the divisional round. It was also marked as the final season for the managerial tenure of Bobby Cox, one of the most successful managers in Major League Baseball history who won a World Series Title with the team in 1995.
In the 2009 offseason the Atlanta Braves made numerous moves to add a lot of veteran depth to the ball club. Among the moves included the signings of Troy Glaus and Eric Hinske as far as hitting, and Billy Wagner, Takashi Saito, and Scott Procter to shore up the bullpen going into the 2010 season.
The Atlanta Braves had a fairly successful start to the season but when the middle of the season came around the team made some great moves that helped push the team over the edge and into the playoffs. Two notable deals worth mentioning were the trade involving the Kansas City Royals, in which the team received veterans Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth, and the trade involving the Chicago Cubs where the Braves picked up first baseman Derrek Lee.
Even though the Atlanta Braves made many trades throughout the offseason as well as during the 2010 season, when it came down to crunch time in the postseason the offense for the ballclub just could not produce enough runs to get themselves by the San Francisco Giants in the Divisional Playoffs. Much credit can be given to the dynamic pitching rotation that the Giants had in Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez, and Bumgarner, but the veteran hitting of the Braves (notably Derrek Lee, Troy Glaus, Chipper Jones, and Alex Gonzalez) performed poorly throughout the series. The Braves lost in 4 games to the Giants, with every game decided by one run. In 2011 the Braves have retooled with more offensive power and look to make another run in the playoffs, so make sure to get your Atlanta Braves tickets before it is too late!