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August 20, 2015

Wren’s Braves Were More Enjoyable Than 2015 Braves

There’s chatter in the social media universe about whether the 2015 Braves are more enjoyable to watch than the 2014 Braves or perhaps even the 2013 Braves.  From what I can gather, the complaint is that the Braves got less …

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August 03, 2015

Braves Wise to Trade Wood, Peraza for Olivera (and others)

Just before last week’s non-waiver trade deadline, the Braves made a fairly big three-team move in an attempt to shore up their offense for at least the next 5-6 seasons.

The Braves acquired Hector Olivera, who is older and has …

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July 28, 2015

Andruw Jones Deserves Enshrinement in the Hall of Fame

The Big Three of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz are now in the Hall of Fame and Chipper Jones is headed for induction in 2018.  One more player from the Braves’ dynasty who deserves enshrinement with Chipper Jones …

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July 16, 2015

Without Offseason Rebuild, Braves not Relevant Beyond 2015

The Braves ended the 2014 season with plenty of talent on the major league roster, with Jason Heyward and Justin Upton headed towards free agency after the 2015 seaosn, and with a rather weak farm system. They had to make …

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June 15, 2015

Bethancourt’s Passed Balls Not Indicative of His Future Defensive Value

Joe Simpson was at it again Sunday.  After Christian Bethancourt allowed a run to score on a passed ball, his fifth of the season in 29 games, Simpson wondered if Bethancourt bought into the hype of himself, thought he was …

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