April 23, 2014

Still Not Worried About Kimbrel

Monday night marked Craig Kimbrel’s first blown save of the year and his third poor outing of the 2014. He’s still 5 for 6 in save opportunities, but he’s posted some very un-Kimbrel-like numbers in April. In 7.1 innings pitched, …

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April 18, 2014

Heyward, B.J., Uggla: Which Slumping Player Causes Most and Least Concern?

Three Braves regulars haven’t done much to impress this season, at least from a result standpoint: Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla.  It’s still too early to judge.  Miguel Cabrera is slashing .250/.294/.396 so far, after all.  But let’s …

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April 15, 2014

An Open Letter to Dan Uggla

Dear Dan,

Hey, slugger! How are things? How are the peepers? Seeing the ball alright? I hope you had a nice, relaxing offseason.

Okay–Let’s cut to it. I’m going to level with you here. I haven’t always been your biggest …

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April 08, 2014

Are the Marlins a Real NL East Contender?

For the last couple years, the NL East has been a two-horse race between the Braves and the Nationals. Both Atlanta and Washington have been able to stake their claims at the top of the division through a combination of …

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April 06, 2014

Braves Still Wise to be Patient with B.J.

B.J. Upton, through Friday’s game, is 1-for-16 with no walks and 9 strikeouts.  This after a season in which he hit .184/.268/.289 in 446 plate appearances.  So Upton’s hit .179/.261/.280 in 462 plate appearances with the Braves.  With the Rays, …

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