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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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April 06, 2014

Braves Still Wise to be Patient with B.J.

B.J. Upton, through Friday’s game, is 1-for-16 with no walks and 9 strikeouts.  This after a season in which he hit .184/.268/.289 in 446 plate appearances.  So Upton’s hit .179/.261/.280 in 462 plate appearances with the Braves.  With the Rays, …

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March 26, 2014

2014 Braves’ Batting Order by “The Book”

This is my annual post on how the Braves should arrange their batting order, based on research from “The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball.”  The basics of a batting order by “The Book” can be found here.  I …

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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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