While some fans are still holding out hope for completing a trade that would bring David Price or Jeff Samardzija to Atlanta, Braves general manager Frank Wren seems more focused on making less-sexy acquisitions that could strengthen the depth of his roster.

"I don't see, necessarily, a front-line move," Wren said. "I see more support moves, where you are adding a bench bat that can give you power off the bench. Or adding to our bullpen or adding to the depth of our rotation. I see it more likely to make those moves than the big front-line moves."

While Wren might not make a big splash during this week's Winter Meetings, he and his staff members will still spend the next few days evaluating ways to improve a roster that will look quite similar to the one the Braves utilized while recording 96 wins and cruising toward a National League East title this past season.

As the Braves attempt to win a second consecutive division title, they will be challenged by the Nationals, who improved their strong starting rotation with last week's acquisition of Doug Fister. But instead of allowing himself to be unnerved by what the division rivals are doing, Wren has remained confident that he already has the pieces in place to build off of the team's success in 2013.

The only new regular in Atlanta's projected lineup will be Evan Gattis, who will replace Brian McCann as the starting catcher and benefit from the 89 starts he combined to make behind the plate and in the outfield last season.

Tim Hudson's decision to sign with the Giants left the Braves without a veteran presence in their starting rotation. But with Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Brandon Beachy and either Alex Wood or David Hale, Wren believes he has five capable starters.

When Wren looks at his projected relief corps, he finds essentially the same cast that produced a franchise-record bullpen ERA in 2013.

"We like our team," Wren said. "We're going to be young again. We like that mix. There are three or four areas we would like to fortify and improve and add depth. If Spring Training was starting tomorrow, we would like our team and feel that we would do well. But there is always room to improve."