Archive for April, 2012


April 20, 2012

Signs Point to Improved Approach

Looking at FanGraphs’s plate discipline numbers, Braves’ hitters are swinging more often so far this season than they did in 2011.  They are swinging more at pitches inside the strikezone and outside the strikezone.  Braves’ hitters are also making contact …

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April 18, 2012

The NL East After Two Weeks

After twelve games, a rocky start, and a hot streak, the Bravos are tied for second place in their division (Which is like kissing your second cousin? No?) Here’s how I feel about each NL team, listed by division standings …

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April 16, 2012

Oh, What a Relief it Isn’t

I hate bad traffic. I hate not moving, not knowing why I’m not moving and not knowing WHEN I’ll get moving again. It’s the main reason I don’t go to sporting events, concerts or other activities more often. Being trapped

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April 16, 2012

Optimizing the Braves’ Lineup

The following are a couple of optimal lineups for the Braves, based on 2012 preseason projections from ZiPS (found here:

A nice summary of lineup optimization, from “The Book” by Tom Tango, Mitchell Lichtman and Andy Dolphin can …

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April 15, 2012

Show #179: The Braves Turn It All Around

The 5 game win streak.  Chipper’s impact. Heyward’s emergence and the 4th outfielder spot.