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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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May 01, 2014

La Stella Time is Fast Approaching

Dan Uggla’s slash line through Wednesday night is .202/.258/.303.  Of his 18 hits (in 89 at-bats), two have been homeruns and three have been doubles.  He’s only walked five times while striking out 28 times.

Before we read too much …

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April 25, 2014

Chris Johnson Won’t Repeat 2013 But He’s Better Than This

Last week I wrote about three players–Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla–and which of those players we should and should not worry about, and to what degree.  One player I left out of the mix was Chris Johnson.

Johnson …

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