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March 26, 2018

Is Johan Camargo a Candidate to Continue to Exceed Expectations?

Johan Camargo is penciled in as the Braves’ starting thirdbaseman in 2018, at least to start the season.  But most evaluators view his ultimate role as that of a utility infielder.  He’s played all over the infield and even got …

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December 09, 2017

Ohtani Deserves the #1 Prospect Ranking and Stanton to the Yankees Wasn’t a Jeter Conspiracy

There have been a couple of reactions on the baseball internet, to the top baseball stories of the day, that are frankly just incorrect, surprisingly enough.  In response to the Angels signing of Shohei Ohtani, some are upset that MLB.com …

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November 28, 2017

Braves Scandal: Neither MLB Nor Braves Come Out Looking Good

On Tuesday, MLB finally announced the Braves’ punishments for breaking rules regarding signing amateur players, mostly related to the signing of international players.  In his latest chat, Fangraphs’ Dave Cameron sums up the rule-breaking succinctly:

They signed an older

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November 19, 2017

Braves Finally Move on From Trying to Relive Glory Days

The Braves turn their organization over to a new general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, and finally turn from their past.  During Anthopoulos’ introductory press conference Monday afternoon at SunTrust Park, the only two Braves employees who spoke were Anthopoulos and CEO …

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October 08, 2017

Coppolella and the Dubious Tradition of “The Braves Way”

In 2010, a couple of weeks after Jason Heyward made his Major League debut, Sports Illustrated published a Tom Verducci article about Jason Heyward’s rise to the big leagues.  In it Verducci describes what he calls a “subterfuge campaign” by …

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