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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
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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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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7

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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14

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
by
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
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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4

Transaction Analysis: Catching Up with NL Contenders
by
Ben Lindbergh

03-31

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42

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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8

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

09-24

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23

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
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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
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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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In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.

In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.

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Chris Carpenter might be about to make one of the latest season debuts by a player who'll appear on a playoff roster, but he has nothing on Steve Torrealba.

Chris Carpenter will make his 2012 debut for the Cardinals tomorrow afternoon at Wrigley Field, which means he’ll have time for only two starts before the playoffs. Carpenter last pitched in the seventh game of the 2011 World Series, so he’s essentially skipped the low-stakes section of the season and skipped straight to the exciting parts. (Thanks, thoracic outlet syndrome!)

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Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

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 and Sam question the conclusions of an article in The Atlantic about racial bias in baseball broadcasting, then talk about whether Brian McCann's best is behind him and whether his down year is the result of bad hitting hitting or bad luck.

Ben and Sam question the conclusions of an article in ​The Atlantic ​about racial bias in baseball broadcasting, then talk about whether Brian McCann's best is behind him and whether his down year is the result of bad hitting hitting or bad luck.

Effectively Wild Episode 30: "Is There Racial Bias in Baseball Broadcasting?/What to Make of Brian McCann"

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Ben Sheets comes up with a new way to describe routine soreness.

Every pitcher goes through the occasional "dead arm" period, most often early in the season. But when you've spent 345 career days (and two entire seasons) on the disabled list, the way Ben Sheets has, you need a stronger way to describe it:

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Ben and Sam talk about the presents, futures, and contracts of two starters having interesting seasons: Cliff Lee and Ben Sheets.

Effectively Wild Episode 15: "Cat Fight"

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July 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading

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Kevin Goldstein

Some teams that could be buyers could have a harder time landing certain targets because of problems on the farm.

I was talking to a front office executive last week who was lamenting the disappointing season of a certain highly regarded prospect in the system. He's the kind of prospect who could have helped his team put together an attractive trade package, but not anymore. It's important to keep in mind that prospects serve two purposes for an organization. The first, obviously, is to produce at the big-league level for the parent team. The second, and equally important purpose at this time of year is to acquire big-league talent for a playoff run. With that in mind, here are some players whom their parent clubs wish were in a different place as they try to get deals done.

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Brian McCann's hot streak has the Braves on a roll heading into the break

The Weekend Takeaway
On Thursday, Ben Lindbergh picked three players to rise and three to fall during the second half of the schedule, based on BABIPs, past performances, and expectations. One of his three risers was Brian McCann—and, right on cue, the Braves catcher has hit a home run in each of the team’s last four games.

Thanks in part to McCann’s efforts, the Braves enter this week on a four-game winning streak with things looking up for the second half. Fredi Gonzalez’s team is 46-39 at the break, four games behind the division-leading Nationals, and currently penciled in as the second Wild Card. That puts the Braves on an 88-win pace, but a hot summer from McCann would help them exceed it.


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July 3, 2012 10:15 am

Overthinking It: Does Arbitration Drive Players Away?

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Ben Lindbergh

Is a team that takes a player to arbitration really running the risk of driving him toward another team down the road?

​"Why did they trade for me if that's what they think?"Yankees left-hander Jim Abbott, after losing a 1993 arbitration case in which the team used a "very negative" presentation

Imagine, for a moment, that you’ve just accepted a job that requires you to join a union. This union is pretty powerful, but there are limits to its power. The main downside of your new deal is that you can’t control your own fate: for your first several years, you won’t get to choose which company you work for or where you spend most of your time.

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July 3, 2012 5:00 am

What the Contenders Need

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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

What do the Nationals, Braves, and Mets need heading into the deadline, and where might they find it?

With a little less than a month to go until the non-waiver trading deadline, talks between teams are heating up. In a seven-part series, several BP authors will be covering the needs, potential fits, and more for the contenders in each division, as well as a rundown of the top 10 player trade targets. Today, we take a look at the NL East.

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Brandon Beachy's impending Tommy John surgery is the latest reminder that a team can never have enough pitching.

The Wednesday Takeaway
In the latest reminder that you can never have too much pitching depth, the Braves have lost Brandon Beachy for the rest of the 2012 season, after a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews revealed that the righty will need Tommy John surgery.

Fredi Gonzalez began the year with a strong group of starters—even with Tim Hudson on the disabled list—and plenty of possible reinforcements. When Jair Jurrjens coughed up five home runs and 10 walks in his first four starts, Atlanta had the luxury of sending him down, because Hudson was finally healthy and Randall Delgado was emerging as a reliable rotation piece.


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Every bloop, bleeder, and swinging bunt that has contributed toward the Braves setup man's .458 BABIP in 2012.

A few days ago, I got an email from someone who wanted to know why Jonny Venters isn’t dominating people like he did last year. He speculated that there’s something wrong with his stuff, or that his mechanics might be off.

I started formulating an answer even before I looked at the numbers. Well, it’s too small a sample to draw conclusions. Well, Venters was so good in 2011 that it’s unfair to expect a repeat performance. Well, he led the league in appearances last year, so maybe he’s feeling some fatigue.

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