Archive for August, 2012


August 19, 2012

Braves Could Do Fine Without Bourn

On Wednesday AJC beat writer David O’Brien asked if the Braves can afford to re-sign Michael Bourn?  And can they afford not to re-sign him?  On that first question, I’m not so sure.  Bourn could very well want a Carl …

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August 15, 2012

Kimbrel for Cy Young

In my mind, there’s no doubt he’s the number one closer in the National League. He trails only Hanrahan of Pittsburgh in saves, but his ERA and WHIP are each about half of the Pirate’s hurler. Kimbrel has twenty-three more …

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August 12, 2012

Show #196: A Week of Good Signs for the Braves

The pitching, offense and defense all start clicking.  Credit to Frank Wren and the six man rotation debate.



August 11, 2012

The Braves are a Balanced and Deep Team

According to Baseball Reference, the Braves’ run prevention has been better than their run production.  Their ERA+ (ERA adjusted to league and park where 100 is average) is 109, which means it’s 9 percent better than league average.  Their OPS+ …

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August 09, 2012

The One Game Playoff

The NL East title is out of reach by no means. In fact, with each passing week, my confidence in our team’s ability to track down the Nats and take over first place grows and grows.

However, there’s also a …

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