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March 07, 2014

Braves Top Prospects For 2014

Below is the ranking of Braves’ prospects based on the average rankings from the following sites/publications:  Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, ESPN/Keith Law, SB Nation Minor League Ball, FanGraphs and MLB.com.  Although some of these sites ranked more than 10 prospects, …

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February 18, 2014

Braves Paid For More Than Saves From Kimbrel

After the news of the Craig Kimbrel deal came down, Jeff Schultz of the AJC Tweeted the following:

Attn. Sabermetricians: Teams need a great closer and #Braves needed Kimbrel. He gets $42 million-plus.

Braves’ AJC beat writer David O’Brien Tweeted …

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February 08, 2014

Did the Braves Choose Freeman over Heyward?

In a recent online chat, a fan asked ESPN’s Keith Law the following question and he gave the following answer:

Andy (Madison, WI): The Braves essentially chose Freeman over Heyward. Assuming that Heyward would have cost a bit more,

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October 16, 2013

Big-Picture View of the Braves’ 2013 Season

So the Braves were knocked out of the playoffs and we are hearing narratives about the lack of an ace and, to a surprisingly lesser degree, the strikeout-prone offense.  What some may forget is that the Braves lost some key …

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September 24, 2013

Heyward’s Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Greatness

Freddie Freeman is getting a lot of buzz in the MVP race.  Andrelton Simmons has the sabermetric types behind him, and is right up there with Freeman in the minds of many, because of his off-the-charts defensive season, according to …

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