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06-13

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Short Relief: The Freeze, The Emissaries, and a Fun Quiz
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Emma Baccellieri, Kate Preusser and Matt Ellis

06-07

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Short Relief: Unboxing the Braves, Planning Your Ballots, and the Three-Hour Itch
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James Fegan, Jason Wojciechowski and Mary Craig

05-25

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Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats
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David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

05-10

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Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells
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Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque

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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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
by
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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Arbitration Showdown: The Insider's Intro
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John Coppolella

01-25

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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
by
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
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading
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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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Overthinking It: Does Arbitration Drive Players Away?
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Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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

02-22

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

10-06

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

09-29

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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
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Michael Jong

09-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet Relief
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Rany Jazayerli

08-16

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Transaction Analysis: Catching Up with NL Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-23

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Expanded Horizons: Just Stick to the Plan
by
Tommy Bennett

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
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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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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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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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Prospectus Today: Dunn'd and Damned
by
Joe Sheehan

06-21

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

06-04

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Transaction of the Day: The McLouth Trade
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Christina Kahrl

04-22

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You Could Look It Up: Reality Therapy
by
Steven Goldman

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-20

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Prospectus Today: Brave Opportunities Lost
by
Joe Sheehan

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Emma writes some flash fiction, Kate tests you on your draft acumen, and Matt assigns representatives to all 30 teams.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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