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Evaluating the Braves Offseason Thus Far

It’s almost Christmas, and so far, the moves made by the rebuilt Braves front office haven’t quite been the good tidings we all had hopes for. The biggest concern of most so far has been a seeming lack of direction

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Andrelton Simmons: The Hitter – A Rebuttal

This morning, friend of the site Ian Morris of Talking Chop posted a look at Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons’s production at the plate going forward. It’s a very good read and I highly suggest you go give it a read

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Braves History Lesson: The Story of Barry and the Braves

For any Braves fan old enough, the night of October 14, 1992 is one that will never be forgotten. The entire bottom of the ninth inning is steeped in baseball lore. Stan Belinda’s pitch. Francisco Cabrera’s base hit to left.

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The Forgotten Legacy of John Mullen

When the Braves fired Frank Wren as general manager three weeks ago, the past and present of the position sat at the table to make the announcement. With John Hart on one side and Bobby Cox on the other, team

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On Lineup Construction: Is Fredi Really to Blame?

There are few topics that come up on a yearly basis that garner as many hot takes from all sides as that of lineup construction. There has long existed a conventional wisdom when it comes to how a lineup should

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Turning The Page: An Early Look at the 2015 Braves

With the 2014 season wrapping up without a postseason appearance and with the dismissal of General Manager Frank Wren, the Braves are left in a very precarious position heading into the offseason. There is a lot of money currently tied

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The Legacy of Drew and Waino

There are few trades in the history of the Atlanta Braves organization as controversial as the deal which sent pitcher Adam Wainwright to St. Louis for outfielder J.D. Drew. While many feel the trade ended up being very uneven for

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The Ballad of Frank Wren

HOW THE ATLANTA GM TURNED THE BRAVES FROM A 90 LOSS TEAM TO THE DECADE’S WINNINGEST ORGANIZATION. Note: If this post seems familiar, it is because it comes to us from Brandon’s personal blog. In light of today’s firing of

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Living on the Fringe: Frank Wren’s Bench Composition

EDITOR’S NOTE: You may remember Brandon from works such as this Uggla/Upton/Johnson retrospective. After much bribery and hand-greasing we are proud to welcome Brandon to the BGS family. We hope you enjoy what he brings to the table, which is

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