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Cornerstone Braves for the future

Okay, let me make this clear...I am NOT giving-up on this season!  I plan to see the Braves in the World Series this year.  But - I also enjoy looking at the future of the Braves.  I've been a fan for 40+ years, so watching the roster is a long-term thing for me.  Please forgive me if I accidentally refer to Derrek Lee as Fred McGriff (although it will make perfect sense to my fellow old-timers.)

Anyway, I would be interested in reading what my fellow fans have to say about future "cornerstone" players for the Braves.  I use that term to mean Braves whom I would expect to be line-up mainstays for the foreseeable future.  The team will make it a priority to sign them, they will continue producing, and they just don't seem the type to jump-ship for bigger bucks (like Andruw or Furcal.)  Chipper Jones is/was the consummate cornerstone.  

There are many ex-Braves who were/are good players, but I just don't see them as cornerstones,

Here is my list of current Braves cornerstone players (in no particular order):

Martin Prado
Omar Infante
Brian McCann
Jason Heyward
perhaps Fred Freeman (hey, I'm an optimist!)

I am not including pitchers - that's a whole 'nother issue!

So, what's your opinion, fellow fans.  Is my list complete?  Overreaching?  You tell me.,

By the way, I am encouraged by this list...four All-Stars, five of the eight position players.  Not many other teams could boast those "cornerstones."

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