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April 02, 2016

What do we know about Hector Olivera?

It seems a large swath of the Braves’ fan base are cautiously optimistic on Hector Olivera this spring, after being unimpressed with what they saw at the end of last season.  Olivera slashed .253/.310/.405 in 87 major league plate appearances …

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March 12, 2016

Is Freeman Trade Bait?

Based on a video published on, from Buster Olney, about the Braves, it seems there is industry buzz, from the scouts Olney talked to, that the Braves will shop or at least listen on Freddie Freeman at some …

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February 10, 2016

Baseball Teams Don’t Tank but Sometimes They Rebuild

There’s been a lot written lately about baseball teams tanking and what should be done about it.  What most people mean by tanking is teams losing on purpose so that they are better positioned to win in the future (or …

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December 13, 2015

Dansby Swanson: Essentially a No-Risk Prospect

The Braves fleeced the Diamondbacks, getting the first overall pick from this past year’s draft, SS Dansby Swanson, top pitching prospect Aaron Blair, and Major League CF Ender Inciarte for P Shelby Miller and pitching prospect Gabe Speier.

To play …

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November 28, 2015

Coppy Should Express Anger at Losing but Confidence in the Plan

It’s been quite an offseason so far for Braves public relations.  New Braves GM John Coppolella is pissed.  He’s tired of the criticism and the accusations the Braves are tanking.  The Braves have traded away a ton of present …

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