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  1. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. Confident Tanaka could stabilize Yankees

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka fell behind in the count to Justin Upton in the first inning Sunday, two balls and no strikes, and a lot of pitchers in this situation would see their options limited. But in the moments that followed, Tanaka demonst...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Implications of the Freeman contract

    Buster Olney

    There is snow and ice piling up outside again, so here are some quick observations about Freddie Freeman's $135 million deal. 1. Among the group of talented Braves youngsters -- Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel, Mike ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  7. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  8. MLB - The Atlanta Braves should explore trading Craig Kimbrel thi...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes that Craig Kimbrel's great performance in recent seasons means that it's time to sell him to the highest bidder this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  9. Second-half rankings reactions: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Oh, how things can change in only eight weeks. The last time the ESPN fantasy crew supplied its rest-of-season rankings in mid-May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was a consensus top-10 choice, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis wasn't ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  10. Bits: Making sense of the Braves' offense

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves head into the All-Star break with easily the largest division lead of any team in the game, up six games on the erratic Washington Nationals, but with serious issues offensively. Sunday's outfield starters were Jose Constanza, Reed...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. Josh Donaldson's, Matt Carpenter's decreased strikeout rates indi...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola examines the relationship between current strikeout rates and hitter projections, and how that pertains to such players as Joe Mauer, Justin Upton, Matt Carpenter and Jay Bruce.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  12. What's up with Justin Upton's RBIs?

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton is off to an MVP start to 2013, finishing April atop the ESPN Player Rater and leading the majors in home runs with 12, while nobody else is in double digits. Of course, Upton's excellence hasn't exact...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  13. Justin Upton's RBI numbers surprisingly low for his homers, thank...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the issue with Justin Upton's curiously low RBI totals in relation to his tremendous home run totals.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  14. Why Doug Fister has been so effective for the Detroit Tigers - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Doug Fister's athleticism has played a large role in his success with the Detroit Tigers. Olney also looks closer at Justin Upton's fast start.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  15. Justin Upton and Matt Kemp among players whose preseason projecti...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at a handful of players whose projections have already changed significantly since the preseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  16. Braves' Francisco, Johnson hitting well

    Eric Karabell

    The amazing Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways Tuesday night, pounding out five solo home runs in a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Although outfielder Justin Upton looks MVP-worthy, two of the blasts were courtesy of third baseman Juan...

    Blog | April 17, 2013