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  1. Braves ready to deal Upton?

    AJ Mass

    With a contract that promises payouts of close to $47 million over the next three seasons, the Atlanta Braves are likely very anxious to let some other team be responsible for paying B.J. Upton to hit .195 -- which is all the outfielder has managed ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Why Justin and B.J. Upton have struggled - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens looks closer at the struggles this season from B.J. and Justin Upton in Atlanta. He sees their declining production against pitches up in the zone a concern for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  3. Fewer at-bats for B.J. Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    B.J. Upton is in the midst of a second straight lost season in Atlanta. The center fielder leads the major leagues with 153 strikeouts and his .207 batting average is the lowest among any National League qualifier. With the Braves fighting for th...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. Talk of Bethancourt may be premature

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, ESPN.com's Buster Olney wrote about the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup and tried to come up with a more efficient batting order than the one the team is currently utilizing. "There are no perfect choices, for sure," Olney pointed out. "At...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. Remaking the Atlanta lineup

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman is now 24 years old and like Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates, he is learning that opposing pitchers have decided they simply have no reason to give him anything to hit. Going into Sunday's game, Freeman had seen the thir...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. Lack of patience hurting Braves offense

    Buster Olney

    From the time the Braves added brothers Justin and B.J. Upton to a lineup that already included Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, they seemed like a science experiment built for this question: How many strikeouts can one lineup generate w...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. Atlanta Braves are being saved by their defense - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes why the Braves' defense deserves credit for saving its pitching staff thus far in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  8. Overvalued and undervalued hitters for 2014 - Fantasy Baseball

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to determine which hitters at each position are currently being rated too high (and low) in fantasy baseball.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  9. Players, teams in need of strong springs

    Buster Olney

    Eduardo Perez spoke on the podcast Thursday about how his perspective on spring training changed after Tino Martinez joined the Cardinals in 2002. The numbers don't count, the wins and losses evaporate once the regular-season starts, but what Perez t...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  10. 10 undervalued fantasy targets

    Jim Bowden

    Most fantasy baseball players are going to have the usual suspects atop their draft boards: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen. However, to "win" drafts, the key is to find the undervalued players. Perhaps a player is coming off of an ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  11. How the Atlanta Braves can salvage the winter - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello says the Braves can still salvage what has been an awful offseason for them. One option is to start signing talented young players -- for instance, Freddie Freeman -- to long-term deals.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  12. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  13. Rays face grim reality of trading Price

    Jim Bowden

    The Tampa Bay Rays have won at least 90 games five out of the past six seasons despite constant roster turnover because of financial constraints. Offseason after offseason they've watched players such as Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton depart as free ag...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  14. Atlanta's offseason checklist

    Jim Bowden

    The Atlanta Braves ran away with the National League East by winning 96 games and finishing 10 games ahead of the preseason favorite Washington Nationals, only to get eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in four games in the NLDS. One thing we kn...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  15. James Loney among potential bargain free agents - MLB

    Ben Jedlovec

    James Loney is one of a few slick fielders who will be free-agent bargains this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  16. Seven players poised to rebound in '14

    Jim Bowden

    Teams can rely on offseason trades and free agency to supplement their teams for the next season. But one of the easiest and most gratifying methods is simply having an important player return to form. In 2013, baseball has witnessed the comebacks...

    Blog | September 18, 2013