1. Freddie Freeman: 10 Bold Predictions for Sophomore Season with Atlanta Braves

    Despite a slow start to his rookie season, Freddie Freeman managed to put together a strong enough season to prove that he was in fact worth the hype he received as a prospect. At age 21, Freeman more than held his own in the big leagues by hitting ...

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  2. Where Does the Atlanta Braves' Outfield Rank in the NL East?

    This season, Atlanta Braves fans were hoping to see some changes to the offense after the team's historic September collapse in 2011. The one area fans were hoping to see a change made was the outfield, or more specifically left field...

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  3. Atlanta Braves: 10 Bold Predictions for Dan Uggla's Bounce-Back Campaign

    Even though Dan Uggla set a new career high in home runs with 36 last season, his first season with the Braves was rocky, to say the least...

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  4. Atlanta Braves: 10 Reasons Craig Kimbrel Can Be a Big-Game Closer

    After blowing two saves in his final three games of the 2011 season, including the season ending loss to the Phillies that kept the Braves out of the playoffs, there are some fans that question Craig Kimbrel's ability to become a big-game closer...

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  5. Where Does the Atlanta Braves Starting Rotation Rank Within the NL East?

    With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in less than a month and the last big free agent (Prince Fielder) now off the market, it's a good time to start previewing the 2012 season...

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  6. Atlanta Braves: Why Their Bullpen Will Be MLB's Best in 2012

    The talented young Atlanta Braves bullpen, led by dominant closer Craig Kimbrel and unhittable setup men Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty, is considered to be one of the best bullpens in the major leagues...

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  7. A Look at the Braves' Inter-League Schedule

    While some people consider inter-league play to be interesting, and a way to check out different teams from another league, it's also extremely unfair...

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  8. Atlanta Braves: 10 Things We'd Love to See Chipper Jones Do Before He Retires

    It's obvious that Chipper Jones is nearing the end of a long and great career. The face of the Atlanta Braves will be turning 40 in late April this year...

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  9. Hall of Fame 2012: Does Dale Murphy Belong in Cooperstown?

    With this being a weak crop of first-ballot candidates, this year gives some guys who have already been on the ballot previously a little extra boost to their chances...

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  10. Grading the Offseasons of Every NL East Team

    It's been a crazy couple of months this offseason with some big-name free agents signing huge contracts with teams they weren't expected to...

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  11. 15 Most Clutch Players of the NL East

    When building a ball club, a front office looks to get a little of everything—from a top pitcher, to a strong bullpen, to good defense and of course some power in the middle of the order...

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  12. Chipper Jones and the 15 Biggest Icons in Atlanta Braves History

    The history of the Atlanta Braves has seen numerous Hall of Fame and soon-to-be Hall of Fame players come through town, especially within the last 20 years...

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  13. Atlanta Braves: 3 Prospects Who Will Make MLB Debut in 2012

    Recently, Braves general manager Frank Wren publicly stated that he would be fine not adding any major leaguers to the active roster for 2012 with the exception of a veteran middle infielder for a utility job...

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  14. Power Ranking the 25 Best Players in the NL East Entering 2012

    After the Miami Marlins went on a three-player spending spree, you can make a strong case for the NL East being the second best division in the game just behind the AL East...

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  15. Ryan Braun Tests Positive for PEDs: 10 Other Cheaters We Never Expected Exposed

    In a week of shocking moves, like Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle signing with the Marlins and Albert Pujols signing with the Angels out of nowhere, the biggest and most surprising news has just broken...

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  16. MLB Trade Talk: 10 Trades the Braves Would Accept for Jair Jurrjens

    For the last few weeks the rumors of the Atlanta Braves dealing away key contributors have been sweeping through the fan base...

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  17. Atlanta Braves: 3 Under-the-Radar Prospects

    The Atlanta Braves are known for having one of the best farm systems in the game year in and year out. They are also known for cranking out top-tier talent, especially pitchers...

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  18. 3 Prospects the Braves May Consider in Rule 5 Draft

    With the annual Rule 5 Draft just over a week away, now is a good time to take a look at what may happen. Unlike most years, the Braves could be active in this year's draft, as they have a hole at shortstop but don't want to spend money on a veteran...

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  19. Pittsburgh Panthers Football: Three Recruits Pitt Needs To Land

    With most of the team's open scholarships already spoken for by the verbal commitments, there are only a few more spots for the Class of 2012. The Pittsburgh Panthers and coach Todd Graham have some needs to fill for the team to take the next step...

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  20. The 12 MLB Teams with the Best Hitter and Pitcher Combos

    In MLB, having dynamic impact players is something you just cannot measure the value of. An ace pitcher can almost guarantee you a victory every fifth game, while a top hitter is a ...

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  21. Pittsburgh Football: Who Should Pitt Start at Quarterback in 2012?

    Ever since the graduation of Tyler Palko, the quarterback position at Pittsburgh has been a source of frustration for the fans, with the exception of one season where Bill Stull surprised everyone...

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  22. Where Craig Kimbrel Ranks Among the Top Closers in the Game

    After a spectacular rookie season that exceeded all realistic expectations by both fans and management, Craig Kimbrel has already put himself into the top tier of closers in all of baseball...

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  23. Was Not Offering Alex Gonzalez Arbitration the Right Move for Atlanta Braves?

    Yesterday was the deadline for Major League teams to offer their own free agents salary arbitration...

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  24. 3 Players Pitt Needs to Focus on to Beat West Virginia

    Playing in the Backyard Brawl on the road is always a tough test for Pitt, especially when West Virginia has a high-powered offense led by quarterback Geno Smith...

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  25. MLB Trade Rumors: Will Hanley Ramirez Leave If Jose Reyes Takes Shortstop?

    So far this offseason one team has been rumored to be chasing down free agent shortstop Jose Reyes, and surprisingly that team is the Miami Marlins ...

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