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April 09, 2015

Defending Frank Wren

In the aftermath of Frank Wren’s firing, there certainly was a lot of talk about his deficiencies and what he did wrong.  (Never mind that the head honchos of The Braves’ Way, John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox, were there throughout …

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March 13, 2015

Braves Could Strikeout Less, Run More but Still Not Score

The Braves struck out too much narrative will not die.  Unfortunately, chances are this coming season we’re likely to see that striking out less does not necessarily equal an improved offense.  I wish it were true that improving the Braves …

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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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