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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

01-16

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Overthinking It: How the Braves Can Keep a Good Thing Going
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Ben Lindbergh

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign Relievers
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and

11-14

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One Move: National League East
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Craig Goldstein

11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 327: Neil DeMause on the Braves' New Ballpark and Public Financing for Stadiums
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 303: Picking Playoff Narratives
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Dodgers 4, Braves 3
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Preview: Braves at Dodgers
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Mike Gianella

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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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November 11, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL East are broken down

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Strength at the top, but a thin system overal with a chance to get better depending on development of players at the back of the list.

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement

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Jeff Long

Which managers stood out for their ability to get their best pitchers in the biggest situations this year?

Remember that time when Buck Showalter was being lauded as an on-field tactician far superious to his opponents in the ALDS and ALCS? I do. Much of that praise was heaped on Showalter for his deft use of his bullpen, putting guys like Andrew Miller, Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day, and Zach Britton in high-leverage spots. Before we go anointing Buck the bullpen whisperer, we should take a look at this:

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The Braves hire a new GM, in what has been an unusually busy offseason for front-office types.

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The staff relives some of the most impressive Web Gems of the year.

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September 23, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Wren's End

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R.J. Anderson

The Braves fire a GM, the Angels add a 39th man to their active roster, and the Rockies recall a top prospect.



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August 15, 2014 6:00 am

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

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Daron Sutton

For every elite draft prospect, there's a coach.

Seeing the best amateurs in the nation play in the Perfect Game All American Classic last weekend in San Diego proved to be quite the preview for the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. Nine prep pitchers touched 95 mph or higher, including San Clemente (CA) senior Kolby Allard, who put his name in neon lights high above the amateur landscape, partly because of a velocity bump to the mid-90s. That’s just one example of what occurred while the players were centered up in the MLB Network lenses. But in spending time up close with the prospects at the workouts, the meals, the awards banquet and the Rady Children’s Hospital visit, it was easy to see there were many who had solid and diverse foundations provided by families and coaches at home.

And if you coaches wonder how quickly the seeds you have planted, nurtured with baseball wisdom and guidance, might blossom, then many of these athletes were an indication that there are plenty of coachable, skilled players in the next generation. The instant coaching impact had me wondering about the lasting stories that might be told about player/mentor connections decades from now.

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