May 27, 2014

The Most Important Position in Baseball

Teheran’s recent dominance has many Braves faithful breathing a sigh of relief, and for good reason. Atlanta’s lack of a true ace in the rotation has been clear for many years now, and it’s prevented them from making the leap …

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May 22, 2014

Baseball Statistics Are Silly

Baseball statistics and the things we count that have been established by tradition and that many of us use are kind of silly. ¬†And I’m not just talking things like pitcher wins, which are too dependent on teammates and run …

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May 20, 2014

Teheran Proving He’s a True #1

May 14th in San Francisco, Julio Teheran gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and 5 walks and completed just 3 1/3 innings. This wound up being a brutal loss in the middle of a brutal road trip. …

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May 18, 2014

Braves’ Wacky Batting Order Should Stay

Fredi Gonzalez and the Braves have been employing a non-traditional (some might say sabermetric) batting order as of late. When Gonzalez first moved Justin Upton into the #2 spot and started hitting the pitcher 8th, in a radio interview …

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May 13, 2014

Keep Batting the Pitcher 8th

In seven games with the pitcher batting eighth, the Braves have a 4-3 record. Three of those wins came against the Cubs, a non-contender in 2014. We’ve scored a lousy 2.5 runs per game, even lower than our season average …

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