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May 13, 2014

Keep Batting the Pitcher 8th

In seven games with the pitcher batting eighth, the Braves have a 4-3 record. Three of those wins came against the Cubs, a non-contender in 2014. We’ve scored a lousy 2.5 runs per game, even lower than our season average …

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April 29, 2014

Feel the Power

On Sunday, Buster Olney tweeted his weekly power rankings, and you’ll never guess who nabbed the top spot. Here’s his top ten:

1) Atlanta Braves

2) Milwaukee Brewers

3) Oakland Athletics

4) San Fransisco Giants

5) Texas Rangers

6) Los …

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April 23, 2014

Still Not Worried About Kimbrel

Monday night marked Craig Kimbrel’s first blown save of the year and his third poor outing of the 2014. He’s still 5 for 6 in save opportunities, but he’s posted some very un-Kimbrel-like numbers in April. In 7.1 innings pitched, …

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April 15, 2014

An Open Letter to Dan Uggla

Dear Dan,

Hey, slugger! How areĀ things? How are the peepers? Seeing the ball alright? I hope you had a nice, relaxing offseason.

Okay–Let’s cut to it. I’m going to level with you here. I haven’t always been your biggest …

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April 08, 2014

Are the Marlins a Real NL East Contender?

For the last couple years, the NL East has been a two-horse race between the Braves and the Nationals. Both Atlanta and Washington have been able to stake their claims at the top of the division through a combination of …

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