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12-15

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Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
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Nick Shlain

12-10

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Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?
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Daniel Rathman

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cubs Get Montero, Braves Add Callaspo
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R.J. Anderson

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' Defense
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Sam Miller and Nick Shlain

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser
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R.J. Anderson

12-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Hey, So What Happened to Mike Minor Last Year?
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Wilson Karaman

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
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Sam Miller

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-14

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Pitching Backward: Designing A Bullpen Usage Critique
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Jeff Long

11-13

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Before They Were Prospects
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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-07

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2015 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement
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Jeff Long

10-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Matter of the Hart
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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The Lineup Card: Eight of the Best Defensive Plays of 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

09-23

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Transaction Analysis: Wren's End
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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The View from the Loge Level: The Mentors Behind the Managers
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Daron Sutton

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Not Just A Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Ethan Purser

07-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne
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Sam Miller

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: Angels are in for a Street
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R.J. Anderson, Chris Rodriguez and Mauricio Rubio

07-18

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The View from the Loge Level: From the Home of the Braves
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Daron Sutton

06-25

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Top GM Candidates
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BP Staff

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Exception to the Raul
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R.J. Anderson

06-03

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Transaction Analysis: Single's Going Steady
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R.J. Anderson

05-29

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The Call-Up: Tommy La Stella
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

05-28

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This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day One: Lynchburg
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-05

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Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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R.J. Anderson

04-24

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Overthinking It: The Obligatory Article About Aaron Harang
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Ben Lindbergh

04-10

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Skewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin Upton
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Zachary Levine

04-10

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Painting the Black: (B.J.) Upton No Good
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-24

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Sam Miller and Will Woods

03-13

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Transaction Analysis: Santana Settles, Atlanta Settles
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

03-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 404: 2014 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: A New Challenger
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Daniel Rathman

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-04

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Rumor Roundup: A Trio of Infield Updates
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Daniel Rathman

02-25

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-25

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Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
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Paul Sporer

02-21

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Prospectus Q&A: John Hart on Atlanta's Extension Spree and the Future of Club-Friendly Contracts
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Ben Lindbergh

02-21

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Transaction Analysis: Simmons' Rights
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Sam Miller

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life
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R.J. Anderson

02-07

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Painting the Black: Slow Jams
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R.J. Anderson

02-07

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Rumor Roundup: Atlanta's Extension Spree
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Daniel Rathman

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: The New Adventures of Freeman
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R.J. Anderson

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December 15, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Atlanta Braves

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Nick Shlain

Jason Heyward is gone and Justin Upton might follow, but there are still a few studs on Fredi Gonzalez' roster.

The Braves appear to be a team in flux after failing to win at least 80 games for the first time since 2008. Atlanta isn’t necessarily full-on rebuilding, but with turnover in the front office as well as on the field—the Braves said goodbye to Jason Heyward, Ervin Santana, and Jordan Walden this offseason—they aren’t so far away from that. Still, the National League East isn’t the strongest division and a run at the second wild card isn’t out of the question. Now that I’ve sufficiently angered optimistic Braves fans, let’s take a look at the fantasy relevant players in Atlanta.

A note for our readers. While informative, since we are still months away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, these previews are far from definitive or complete. Free agent signings, trades, and other offseason news will change the landscape for most if not all teams. For any moves that take place after a team preview is written, please look to our Transaction Analysis coverage for instant reactions, and then check back on the Team Previews for more detailed updates (including lineups, rotations, bullpens, etc.) as we get closer to Opening Day.

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December 10, 2014 5:59 am

Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?

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Daniel Rathman

The Royals might be going after Upton, the A's might be going after somebody, and the Nationals are holding out for Odor.

Royals involved in various trade discussions
In the wake of his club’s march to the American League pennant, general manager Dayton Moore has been quiet in the first few weeks of the offseason. If reports from San Diego are any indication, however, that might soon change.


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December 10, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Cubs Get Montero, Braves Add Callaspo

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R.J. Anderson

A couple of the mid-afternoon moves from Tuesday's winter meetings.

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December 5, 2014 12:26 am

Transaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' Defense

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Sam Miller and Nick Shlain

Why would the Braves make such a big commitment to a player who total-value metrics say hasn't been any even average?

Reportedly signed RF-L Nick Markakis for four years and $45 million. [12/3]

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December 4, 2014 6:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser

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R.J. Anderson

The Royals re-up Hochevar, the Braves non-tender the TJ survivors, Jim Johnson finds a home, and more.

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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Hey, So What Happened to Mike Minor Last Year?

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Wilson Karaman

A look at whether the Braves lefty is primed for a rebound.

I’ll admit up front that I have a huge soft spot for Mike Minor. I acquired him in my home league as a buy-low guy in late May of 2012, and he proceeded to return gobs and gobs of surplus value for me over the following season-and-a-half. I didn’t end up owning him in any leagues this past season, and I was pretty bummed out about that coming out of my assorted drafts. Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make, though, right? According to NFBC data Minor was taken as the 29th starting pitcher off the board last spring, yet Mike Gianella recently figured him as the fourth-biggest bust among NL starting pitchers after he returned exactly zero dollars-worth of production in a season plagued by injury and poor performance. So what happened here, and where should we be setting expectations for Minor in 2015 and beyond?

The injury issues probably deserve front and center attention as top billing in our story. Minor had what can be charitably described as… well, just a terrible-sounding operation to remove scar tissue from his urethra as the new year dawned. In addition to making men around the country wince and recoil, the procedure knocked him off his standard throwing schedule heading into spring training and led to some shoulder inflammation after he tried to ramp up too quickly. The shoulder issue turned out to be a nagging one, forcing a DL stint that cost him all of April and ending his season prematurely in September as the Braves fell out of contention. When he did toe the rubber in between those shutdowns the results were obviously quite poor relative to the pitcher we saw over the previous 18 months. And the first thing that jumps out in looking at his profile is that Minor’s release point for the vast majority of the season was significantly higher than it had been at any point since his first-half troubles in 2012.

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December 2, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home

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Daniel Rathman

The offers on the table for Jon Lester, the lefty who might be many teams' Plan B, and the Astros' ninth-inning options.

The latest on Jon Lester
The top left-hander on the free agent market will spend his offseason in the Atlanta area after buying a $3.4 million mansion there last April. He will not, however, spend the upcoming year with the Braves.


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November 21, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune

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Sam Miller

Hank Aaron would be worth a billion dollars if he were playing today. What would he actually get?

The other day, as in not today, but any other day from the storage of prior human existence, Jeff Sullivan did a simple thing that turned out interesting: He took a bunch of guys like Giancarlo Stanton to see how much they would have been worth in the 13 years following their age-24 season. This was interesting for reasons having to do with Giancarlo Stanton’s outlook, which is why Jeff wrote it that day, but it was also interesting for sweet, sweet Fun Fact reasons. At the very, very top of the list was this:

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The Blue Jays, not the Cubs, sign Russell Martin; The Cubs, not the Braves, now employ Tommy La Stella.

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November 18, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement

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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

The Cardinals get one of the best young stars in the game, while the Braves add club-controlled pitching.

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November 14, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Designing A Bullpen Usage Critique

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Jeff Long

Before we can criticize a manager for using one reliever instead of another, we have to know which reliever is better. How accurately can this be done in real time?

Last week here at Pitching Backward we took a look at two managers, one who excelled at managing his bullpen and one who really struggled. The data is indisputable, and the analysis sound. There’s certainly a subjective component to it, but comparing the RE24 and inLI ranks for a handful of relievers on any given team is a pretty simple exercise.

The problem with everything I wrote last week is that it’s almost entirely wrong. Not wrong in principle, but wrong in theory. It’s easy for us to sit here and say, in hindsight, that a manager didn’t deploy his bullpen resources effectively, but we're looking at averages, drastically oversimplifying the decisions that must be made against the unique battle terrain of each day. While we talk often about the relatively simple decision of when to pull a starting pitcher, we have far less certainty over the subsequent decision: Who should the manager go to?

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November 13, 2014 6:00 am

Before They Were Prospects

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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

A look back at some of the top prospects in the NL East, including J.P. Crawford, Steven Matz, and Michael Taylor.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their own series.

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