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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 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  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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October 16, 2013

Big-Picture View of the Braves’ 2013 Season

So the Braves were knocked out of the playoffs and we are hearing narratives about the lack of an ace and, to a surprisingly lesser degree, the strikeout-prone offense.  What some may forget is that the Braves lost some key …

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