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1 Short Relief: The Freeze, The Emissaries, and a Fun Quiz by Emma Baccellieri, Kate Preusser and Matt Ellis
0 Short Relief: Unboxing the Braves, Planning Your Ballots, and the Three-Hour Itch by James Fegan, Jason Wojciechowski and Mary Craig
2 Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats by David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser
3 Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells by Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque
2 What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting by Daniel Rathman
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 214: B.J. Upton and Fixing Mechanical Flaws/Scouting and the International Draft by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 The Call-Up: Alex Wood by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre
0 Skewed Left: The Uptons in April by Zachary Levine
7 Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders by Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 143: 2013 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett
7 Arbitration Showdown: The Insider's Intro by John Coppolella
65 BP Unfiltered: Why Wahoo's Gotta Go by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 126: Justin Upton is Actually Traded by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
7 Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery by Ben Lindbergh
1 BP Unfiltered: The Best Comments About Mike Minor from May by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 91: What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
14 Overthinking It: What Chipper Jones' Retirement Gifts Were For: A Short Story (Updated) by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Unfiltered: Chris Carpenter's Comeback and the Unlikeliest Post-Season Player by Ben Lindbergh
2 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? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 30: Is There Racial Bias in Baseball Broadcasting?/What to Make of Brian McCann by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Unfiltered: Ben Sheets' Dead Body by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 15: Cat Fight by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading by Kevin Goldstein
1 What You Need to Know: Monday, July 9 by Daniel Rathman
7 Overthinking It: Does Arbitration Drive Players Away? by Ben Lindbergh
25 What the Contenders Need by Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein
0 What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 21 by Daniel Rathman
24 Overthinking It: Jonny Venters and What a High BABIP Looks Like by Ben Lindbergh
28 Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview by Derek Carty and Michael Jong
7 Divide and Conquer, NL East: Final Moments of a Brave 2011 Season by Michael Jong
16 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves by Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
4 Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Surprise Wild Card Race by Michael Jong
0 The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet Relief by Rany Jazayerli
4 Transaction Analysis: Catching Up with NL Contenders by Ben Lindbergh
42 Pre-Season Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
6 Expanded Horizons: Just Stick to the Plan by Tommy Bennett
16 World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories by Baseball Prospectus
15 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta Braves by Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
8 Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves by Tommy Bennett
23 Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision by Eric Seidman
7 On the Beat: Falling Out of First by John Perrotto
9 Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper? by Christina Kahrl
29 Pre-Season Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
84 Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World by Joe Sheehan
54 Prospectus Today: Dunn'd and Damned by Joe Sheehan
76 Prospectus Idol Entry: The 1991 World Series: An Adventure in Championship Expectancy by Matt Swartz
30 Transaction of the Day: The McLouth Trade by Christina Kahrl
5 You Could Look It Up: Reality Therapy by Steven Goldman
28 Preseason Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
18 Prospectus Today: Brave Opportunities Lost by Joe Sheehan
Emma writes some flash fiction, Kate tests you on your draft acumen, and Matt assigns representatives to all 30 teams.
James reacts to Braves players reacting to things, Jason has elections on his mind, and Mary tells teh story of a lady's first ballgame.
David congraulates Birthday Boy Bartolo Colon on a job reasonably well done, Rian breaks down the Bryzzo Souvenir commercials, and Zack... well, it says it right there in the title.
Four stories of how a baseball game started, and to stories about how they ended for Ryan Howard and Jeremy Guthrie.
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July 8, 2013 6:26 am
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
did not help. Neither did the apparent flop of Bryce Harper , in whom general manager Dan Haren invested $13 million to complete a dominant rotation. And the prolonged slump that befell fellow newcomer Mike Rizzo , who was supposed to be the sparkplug for a potent lineup, rippled through an offense that instead underwhelmed for weeks. Denard Span
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
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 and Eric O’Flaherty both lost for the season to Jonny Venters 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. Tommy John
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 . 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. ERA The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
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April 18, 2013 5:00 am
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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March 26, 2013 10:17 am
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. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
February 19, 2013 5:00 am
Ben and Sam preview the Braves' season with Zachary Levine, and Pete talks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist Mark Bradley (at 16:42).
Atlanta Braves Assistant General Manager John Coppolella kicks off our arbitration series with a look at typical team strategies and his own arbitration experience.
January 25, 2013 11:43 am
What a decades-old Mel Allen call says about the Indians' long-lived mascot.
Earlier this week, I came across a link from
at Craig Robinson 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. Read the full article...