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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September 11, 2013

Rethink Your Approach to the Playoffs Before They Start

Over the past week or so we’ve seen a peek of what every Braves fan fears for the playoffs.  It’s not that the Braves’ offense has any more of a propensity to go cold than any other offense.  It’s that …

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September 05, 2013

A Case for Wood as Fourth Playoff Starter

Experience is vital in the playoffs, and it’s doubly important for starting pitchers. When a single run can make the difference between advancing to the next round and ending the season in disappointment, you don’t want your starter to feel …

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September 01, 2013

Braves Are Constructed Just Fine for Postseason

The Braves aren’t a team built for the postseason, right?  Their hitters strikeout too much; their homerun-reliant offense will not be able to manufacture runs and win those close, low-scoring games; their offense is feast or famine; they don’t have …

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