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September 26, 2018

Rebuild Mindset May Have Kept Talent in Braves’ Org

The Braves’ rebuild has been one of the most fascinating of all the recent rebuilds (Cubs, Astros).  For one thing, the Braves famously focused on pitching while the Cubs and the Astros focused on hitting.  For another, the Braves haven’t …

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September 10, 2018

Is Dansby Swanson a Clutch Player?

Over the course of his career, Dansby Swanson is a .247/.316/.376 hitter but is .341/.391/.508 in late and close situations (7th inning or later and the Braves are leading by a run, tied, or the tying run is at bat, …

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August 01, 2018

Be Optimistic About Kevin Gausman

When you first look at new Brave Kevin Gausman’s stats, the thing that stands out is only 2.32 BB/9 in 2018 and a 2.71 BB/9 for his career.  Aside from that and the impressive innings totals since the 2016 season, …

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July 24, 2018

Bullpen Options Should Come From Within

It’s no secret the Braves would like to add a reliever before the trade deadline.  They have the prospects to trade for any available reliever, most likely.  But, even if they trade for relief help, they should also consider taking …

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June 10, 2018

Braves’ Refreshing Embrace of Analytics

On a per plate appearance basis, Nick Markakis is having the best offensive season of his career in the early going of the 2018 season.  His high in homeruns in a season with the Braves is 13 in 158 games …

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