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August 27, 2017

Playing Veterans Is Part of the Rebuilding Plan

The Braves have been in a rebuild mode since after the 2014 season.  Yet, they haven’t gone with young players on the major league roster.  They’ve been losing on the cheap with rather old players.  Are they trying to be …

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August 20, 2017

Braves Front Office Wise To Remain Patient In Rebuild

Braves fans obviously hoped the rebuild would have turned a corner more so than it has and that the team would be very close to contention right now, at least on the outskirts of a wild card berth.  But it …

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August 13, 2017

Are the Braves Too Eager to Promote Prospects?

This season, the Braves have promoted second baseman Ozzie Albies (20) to the majors, outfielder Ronald Acuna (19) to Triple-A, third baseman Austin Riley (20) to Double-A, pitcher Mike Soroka (19) to Double-A and pitcher Kolby Allard (19) to Double-A.  …

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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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