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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.

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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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April 18, 2014

Heyward, B.J., Uggla: Which Slumping Player Causes Most and Least Concern?

Three Braves regulars haven’t done much to impress this season, at least from a result standpoint: Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla.  It’s still too early to judge.  Miguel Cabrera is slashing .250/.294/.396 so far, after all.  But let’s …

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