August 11, 2014

Who’s To Blame for Braves’ Flaws?

With the Braves’ playoff chances seeming to slip away, as things stand now, there seems to be an un-Atlanta-like finger-pointing among the fan base and the local media.  Frankly, it’s kind of refreshing to see some negative passion and a …

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August 07, 2014

Hall of Fame Inductions Demonstrate Braves’ Greatness

On Sunday, July 27th I got a chance to attend the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, featuring Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.  I also visited the Hall of Fame museum the Friday before induction day.

When you …

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July 22, 2014

Can’t Take Plays Off

Few things separate successful baseball clubs from unsuccessful ones. Money is a big one. Good scouting helps. A knowledgeable front office is key. A tremendous amount of work goes into building a team, and all the players are asked to …

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July 21, 2014

Time for Schafer to go the way of Uggla

Jordan Schafer has a 35 Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+).  Basically that just means he’s 65 percent worse than the average National League batter.  Also, for all the credit he gets for playing solid defense, he’s actually accumulated -22 Defensive …

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July 12, 2014

Braves Need Bench Help

Before last season and early on last season whenever the Braves went into an offensive slump, much was made over the Braves propensity to strikeout often. The view was that they couldn’t manufacture runs, meaning they couldn’t score without the …

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