The Atlanta Braves‘ sweep over the Washington Nationals over the weekend announced to the rest of baseball that the Braves are for real.

The series featured a thrilling comeback victory, a close, grind-it-out win and a dominating start that concluded in a blowout.

The starting rotation, bullpen and offense all had signature moments to signal that this is an all-around very good team.

It’s early in the season, but the Braves have positioned themselves in a nice position out of the gates.

In fact, coming out of this series the Braves should now be considered the favorites in the National League East.

Here’s a few signs that point to the Braves winning the division in 2013.

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