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September 15, 2014

Braves Shouldn’t Try to Change Who Simmons Is Offensively

Andrelton Simmons is having an offensive season on par with B.J. Upton’s awful season.  Through Friday, Simmons has a 73 OPS+ while B.J. has a 72 OPS+.  Of course Simmons is an elite defender at shortstop, so his value is …

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September 08, 2014

B.J. Upton Signing Made Sense

Clearly B.J. Upton’s time in Atlanta has been an unmitigated disaster.  He’s slashed .197/.277/.311 during his time with the Braves, with an OPS+ of 64.  According to Baseball-Reference’s methodology, he’s been a -2.5 WAR player.  There is no doubt in …

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August 29, 2014

Reasons to Explore a Gattis Trade

There have been whispers that the Braves might explore an Evan Gattis trade.  At first glance, this seems unusual. Gattis is a power hitter in an age when power is viewed as a rare commodity.  He’s also cheap, under team …

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August 15, 2014

Braves Issues Related to On-Base and Slugging, Not Strikeouts or Productive Outs

The Braves’ propensity to strikeout is something that has been discussed over and over since the preseason of 2013. We knew then the Braves would strikeout a lot but we also thought they would get on base, slug, play good …

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August 11, 2014

Who’s To Blame for Braves’ Flaws?

With the Braves’ playoff chances seeming to slip away, as things stand now, there seems to be an un-Atlanta-like finger-pointing among the fan base and the local media.  Frankly, it’s kind of refreshing to see some negative passion and a …

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