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07-08

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What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting
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Daniel Rathman

05-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 214: B.J. Upton and Fixing Mechanical Flaws/Scouting and the International Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-30

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The Call-Up: Alex Wood
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

04-18

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Skewed Left: The Uptons in April
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Zachary Levine

03-26

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7

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

02-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 143: 2013 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-04

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7

Arbitration Showdown: The Insider's Intro
by
John Coppolella

01-25

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65

BP Unfiltered: Why Wahoo's Gotta Go
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Ben Lindbergh

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 126: Justin Upton is Actually Traded
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-21

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Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery
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Ben Lindbergh

12-21

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Comments About Mike Minor from May
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Ben Lindbergh

11-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 91: What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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Overthinking It: What Chipper Jones' Retirement Gifts Were For: A Short Story (Updated)
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Ben Lindbergh

09-20

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Carpenter's Comeback and the Unlikeliest Post-Season Player
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Ben Lindbergh

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 30: Is There Racial Bias in Baseball Broadcasting?/What to Make of Brian McCann
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Unfiltered: Ben Sheets' Dead Body
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Ben Lindbergh

08-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 15: Cat Fight
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, July 9
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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7

Overthinking It: Does Arbitration Drive Players Away?
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Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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25

What the Contenders Need
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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 21
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Daniel Rathman

05-29

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24

Overthinking It: Jonny Venters and What a High BABIP Looks Like
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

10-06

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: Final Moments of a Brave 2011 Season
by
Michael Jong

09-29

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16

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-26

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Surprise Wild Card Race
by
Michael Jong

09-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet Relief
by
Rany Jazayerli

08-16

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Transaction Analysis: Catching Up with NL Contenders
by
Ben Lindbergh

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

12-23

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6

Expanded Horizons: Just Stick to the Plan
by
Tommy Bennett

10-27

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16

World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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15

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves
by
Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
by
Tommy Bennett

09-24

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Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision
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Eric Seidman

09-08

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7

On the Beat: Falling Out of First
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John Perrotto

08-18

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Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper?
by
Christina Kahrl

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-22

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Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World
by
Joe Sheehan

09-11

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54

Prospectus Today: Dunn'd and Damned
by
Joe Sheehan

06-21

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76

Prospectus Idol Entry: The 1991 World Series: An Adventure in Championship Expectancy
by
Matt Swartz

06-04

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30

Transaction of the Day: The McLouth Trade
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Christina Kahrl

04-22

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5

You Could Look It Up: Reality Therapy
by
Steven Goldman

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

02-20

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18

Prospectus Today: Brave Opportunities Lost
by
Joe Sheehan

11-07

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26

Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

09-09

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You Could Look It Up: Love in the Temperate Zone, Part One
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Steven Goldman

06-09

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Prospectus Today: Brave New Problems
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Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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July 8, 2013 6:26 am

What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting

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Daniel Rathman

The Nationals started slow, but the Braves should be looking over their shoulders.

The Weekend Takeaway
At the midway point of the regular season, the Nationals were 41-40, and their -19 run differential suggested that they were fortunate to have notched even that mediocre tally. A week earlier, they were a game under .500, at 37-38. And two weeks before that, they were a season-high eight games out of first place in the National League East, a division that, before Opening Day, they were widely expected to win.

Playing a month without Bryce Harper did not help. Neither did the apparent flop of Dan Haren, in whom general manager Mike Rizzo invested $13 million to complete a dominant rotation. And the prolonged slump that befell fellow newcomer Denard Span, who was supposed to be the sparkplug for a potent lineup, rippled through an offense that instead underwhelmed for weeks.


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Ben and Sam discuss B.J. Upton's slump and mechanical flaws, then talk about the impact an international draft would have on scouting.

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May 30, 2013 9:16 pm

The Call-Up: Alex Wood

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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

After making quick work of the minors, Wood could make a smooth transition to the Braves bullpen, but his fantasy value depends heavily on the type of league you play in.

The Situation: With lefty relievers Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty both lost for the season to Tommy John surgery, the Braves are in need of bullpen arms. They’ve purchased Wood’s contract from Double-A Mississippi, adding the 22-year-old southpaw to the big-league bullpen for Thursday night’s game against Toronto.

Background: Atlanta’s second-round pick in last year’s draft, Wood was selected following a three-year career at the University of Georgia. He underwent Tommy John surgery as a freshman in 2010, but hasn’t had an injury hiccup since. Entering pro ball last summer with a mature fastball-changeup combination, Wood cruised through 13 starts in the Low-A South Atlantic League, posting a 2.22 ERA. He impressed during five relief appearances in big-league camp this spring and earned an assignment to Double-A Mississippi. The prospect continued his dominance with the M-Braves, allowing only eight earned runs on 41 hits in 57 innings, walking 15 and fanning 57.

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April 18, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Uptons in April

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Zachary Levine

B.J. Upton is off to a slow start, while Justin Upton is on fire. But are they really that different from 2012?

If baseball players really are just like us—hint: they’re not; they’re way more amused by remote control cars than any of us over age seven are—then the Upton family is just like the Levine family.

Not in the sense of anything related to baseball ability or the older brother’s badass initials, but in the way time works and an age gap that tends to be neutralized.

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The second installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam preview the Braves' season with Zachary Levine, and Pete talks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist Mark Bradley (at 16:42).



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Atlanta Braves Assistant General Manager John Coppolella kicks off our arbitration series with a look at typical team strategies and his own arbitration experience.

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What a decades-old Mel Allen call says about the Indians' long-lived mascot.

Earlier this week, I came across a link from Craig Robinson at Flip Flop Fly Ballin’ to a cache of 14 radio broadcasts of baseball games from 1948-1967. If you like history or listening to baseball on the radio, this is a treasure trove, and you’ll want to spend a while absorbing the sounds of the game in the time of fast talk and high trousers: Boudreau, Berra, and Ballantine Beer.

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Ben and Sam analyze the Justin Upton trade and Arizona's offseason.



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December 21, 2012 5:00 am

Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery

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Ben Lindbergh

How can we tell whether a player's performance improved because he did something different or because he had better luck?

Through his first four starts and 26 1/3 innings of 2012, Braves starter Mike Minor allowed one home run, striking out 21 and walking five. He had a 3.42 ERA, and the Braves were 3-1 when he pitched.

Then came his next six starts. In those six starts (four of which Atlanta lost) and 31 2/3 innings, Minor still struck out 30, but he walked 16 and gave up 12 home runs—as many as Tim Hudson allowed all season. Minor’s outings got so ugly that on May 21st, after the fifth of those sixth starts, Fredi Gonzalez defended him—sort of—by saying, “he only gave up four solo home runs.”

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Things people said that look less smart in retrospect (and probably didn't sound that smart at the time).

Elsewhere on the site today, I have an article up about Braves starter Mike Minor, who was awful early in the season and excellent (at least in terms of preventing runs) after May. In that article, I referred to a May 22nd post by Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who cited Minor's respectable xFIP and dared to raise the idea—without ever officially endorsing it, mind you—that he might not continue to allow home runs quite as often as he had to that point. That post got 107 comments. These are the best 15.

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Ben and Sam break down the Braves' signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.

Ben and Sam break down the Braves' signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.

Episode 91: "What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?"

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