February 22, 2014

No Big Free-Agent Signing, No Big Deal

Despite not signing or trading for a power-pitching ace, failing to dump Dan Uggla, and losing Tim Hudson and Brian McCann, the 2013/14 Braves offseason has been one of the best in years. It could hardly be more different than …

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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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September 24, 2013

Heyward’s Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Greatness

Freddie Freeman is getting a lot of buzz in the MVP race.  Andrelton Simmons has the sabermetric types behind him, and is right up there with Freeman in the minds of many, because of his off-the-charts defensive season, according to …

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