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March 21, 2014

Why Braves Pitchers Might Be More Prone to Tommy John Surgeries

In this SB Nation Beyond the Boxscore article from November 2012, we get that the Braves had more Tommy John surgeries, up to that point, than any franchise in the majors.  The data in the article accounts for the …

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March 12, 2014

Ervin Santana Worth the Potential Price

Dan Szymborski, the fine baseball analyst of ZiPS projection system fame, wrote a nice article for espn.com claiming that Ervin Santana’s one-year, $14.1 million signing could cost the Braves $33 million in value, when you consider what the Braves are …

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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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