Yeah, it doesn't look too good right now. I figured we be about this good before the season started. I'm glad to see Glavine back for nostalgia sake (now if only we could get Maddux back, and have him, Smoltz and Glavine back in their prime...) but I think he may be a liability by the end of the season.
However, if memory serves correct, most of those pennant winning years always started slow. It seems the Braves made a habit of going 3rd or 4th in the division until about late May or June and then never looked back. Of course back then, the rest of the division wasn't very good. Now the Mets can contend and the Phillies look pretty scary. Who knows what Marlins team will show up. At least we still have the Expos, er, um Washington.
I'm not too worried, yet. They do have the highest runs scored and second lowest runs against in the East. If they could just win 1-run games, they'd be fine. I think they have already set a pre-Milwaukee team record for most one-run losses to start a season. The old record was five.
It's still pretty early. We've still got Bobby Cox who can still get thrown out of games like nobody else and can win with less talent and experience on his team than any other manager out there.