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June 11, 2014

Braves 2014 Draft in Review

Here is a look at the Braves’ top 7 picks in this year’s first-year player draft.  They drafted a power-hitting outfielder/firstbaseman who can also hit for average with their first-round pick, followed by three giant right-handed pitchers.

Rd 1, 32nd:

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May 30, 2014

What’s Wrong with the Offense?

In his Thursday blog post, David O’Brien of the ajc.com writes the following:

No, I’m not saying you have to bunt a lot – it’s a bit late for the Braves to suddenly become a good bunting team – I’m

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May 22, 2014

Baseball Statistics Are Silly

Baseball statistics and the things we count that have been established by tradition and that many of us use are kind of silly.  And I’m not just talking things like pitcher wins, which are too dependent on teammates and run …

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May 18, 2014

Braves’ Wacky Batting Order Should Stay

Fredi Gonzalez and the Braves have been employing a non-traditional (some might say sabermetric) batting order as of late. When Gonzalez first moved Justin Upton into the #2 spot and started hitting the pitcher 8th, in a radio interview …

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May 08, 2014

Still Too Soon To Worry About The Offense

The Braves are above .500 and are in a good spot through the first couple of months, but it’s thanks to their run prevention.  The offense has struggled, especially recently.  As I write this on Wednesday night, the Braves are …

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