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August 10, 2017

The Braves Should Consider Cashing in Inciarte

Ender Inciarte is the Braves’ second-best player after Freddie Freeman.  He won’t be 27 until October.  He’s under contract through 2021 with a team option for 2022, and he’s not due to make over $9 million in any of his …

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November 30, 2016

Braves Take Advantage of Mariners’ Prospect Fatigue

On Monday, the Braves traded pitching prospects Robert Whalen and Max Provse for Mariners outfield prospect Alex Jackson.  Whalen and Provse project as below-average starting pitchers while Jackson has offensive potential but has disappointed so far in his pro career.  …

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September 04, 2016

The Change that Sparked the Braves’ Offense: Inciarte Leading Off

On July 30th the Braves rid themselves of Hector Olivera and acquired Matt Kemp.  Kemp’s 2015 and 2016 seasons have been bad.  He’s been about a league-average hitter and a poor defender, and he looks out of shape.  But the …

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July 30, 2016

Trading or Holding on to Teheran is Risky

John Coppolella says the Braves aren’t trading Julio Teheran at the deadline.  It seems like the Braves could get a lot for Teheran. The Braves are loaded with young pitching.  Teheran’s ERA is as low as it’s ever been and …

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June 13, 2016

2016 Draft: Braves Opt for Pitching Early Over Risky and Limited-Upside Position Players

John Coppolella and the Braves’ front office sent signals leading up to the first-year player draft that they preferred to take a college bat with the #3 pick.  The organization has stockpiled arms throughout the rebuild and it seemed they …

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