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March 11, 2015

Meet the Newcomers

The Braves acquired enough prospects to push their farm system from near the bottom to at least the middle of the pack in most media outlets’ rankings of systems. They also acquired plenty of cheap veterans and journeymen to create …

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December 04, 2014

Markakis Signing Signals Braves Looking for Depth Over Star Power

On Wednesday the Braves announced they signed former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis to a four-year deal.  Reports are the total value could be in the $45 million range, which would make the average annual value around $11.25 million.

When …

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November 17, 2014

Braves Come Out Well in Heyward Trade

The John Hart/John Coppolella front office made its first big move Monday, trading Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for young starter Shelby Miller and right-handed pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins.

This move indicates the Braves didn’t …

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September 30, 2014

Braves should be Cautious of a ‘Braves’ Way’

The more I hear about the Braves’ firing of Frank Wren, the more I get concerned about the Braves merely trying to recreate the John Schuerholz/Bobby Cox years instead of being open to anything and everything that would help the …

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September 15, 2014

Braves Shouldn’t Try to Change Who Simmons Is Offensively

Andrelton Simmons is having an offensive season on par with B.J. Upton’s awful season.  Through Friday, Simmons has a 73 OPS+ while B.J. has a 72 OPS+.  Of course Simmons is an elite defender at shortstop, so his value is …

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