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  1. Assessing Braves bats for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves continued their September swoon with a 1-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, thanks to an Andrew McCutchen home run, pretty much ensuring more losses than wins for the season. The organization parted ways with general ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. The biggest defensive liabilities on top contenders -- MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at the biggest defensive liabilities on potential playoff teams. He leads with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has cost the Nationals 11 runs since Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  3. Bounce back coming for low-OPS players?

    Eric Karabell

    None of the 152 hitters qualified for the batting title have a lower OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging) than Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, but he wasn't really expected to aid a fantasy team this season. However, several others near the ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Braves done with Upton?

    AJ Mass

    It speaks volumes that Emilio Bonifacio has started the last three games in center field for the Atlanta Braves. If a hitter who has managed to go just 1-for-16 in September continues to start instead of B.J. Upton going forward, one can easily expec...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Sizing up offseason salary-dump market

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- August may be over but these are the dog days of player evaluations, the time of year when teams are ready to turn the page, ready to say something hasn't worked and isn't going to work. They're looking for something different. ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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