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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
by
David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

05-10

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

07-08

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What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting
by
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
by
Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

04-18

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Skewed Left: The Uptons in April
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-04

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Arbitration Showdown: The Insider's Intro
by
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
by
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
by
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
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
by
Daniel Rathman

07-03

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Overthinking It: Does Arbitration Drive Players Away?
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-03

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What the Contenders Need
by
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
by
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
by
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
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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Expanded Horizons: Just Stick to the Plan
by
Tommy Bennett

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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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
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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
by
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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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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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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