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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May 08, 2014

Still Too Soon To Worry About The Offense

The Braves are above .500 and are in a good spot through the first couple of months, but it’s thanks to their run prevention.  The offense has struggled, especially recently.  As I write this on Wednesday night, the Braves are …

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