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  1. Ben Sheets Is Back: Why Atlanta Braves Ace Is the Real Deal

    When the Atlanta Braves signed Ben Sheets earlier this season, I didn't think much of it. In truth, I saw Sheets as a once-dominant but injury-prone 34-year-old pitcher, four years removed from being his vintage self...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 1,013 reads 11 comments

  2. Why 2012 Is Atlanta Braves' Best Chance for a Playoff Run

    I've written extensively on the misfortunes that have befallen the 2012 Braves . Injuries to Brandon Beachy and Andrelton Simmons, poor seasons from Brian McCann and Dan Uggla, ...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 82 reads 23 comments

  3. Atlanta Braves 2012: Power Ranking Braves Starting Pitchers Post Trade Deadline

    Coming into the 2012 season, chatter surrounding the Braves mostly dealt with the strong group of pitchers Atlanta had assembled. They talked about Tim Hudson , the grizzled veteran who would anchor the group...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 287 reads 7 comments

  4. MLB Trade Deadline 2012: Grading Atlanta Braves' Deal for Maholm

    While you were sleeping (and at 1:25 AM I hope you were sleeping), the Braves and Cubs celebrated the 2012 MLB Trade Deadline by pulling off a trade involving a Braves prospect for a Cubs starting pitcher...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 8,704 reads 16 comments

  5. Atlanta Braves "Moving On": Why Not Getting Ryan Dempster Was Good for Braves

    The Ryan Dempster saga is officially over. Like the rest of the fine citizens of Braves Country, I was dragged through an exhausting and maddening series of events beginning with ...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 2,913 reads 9 comments

  6. Atlanta Braves Injuries: Who the Braves Need to Return to Form the Fastest

    I'm not entirely sure how much I believe in bad omens, but in retrospect, it definitely seems like Tommy Hanson's preseason car accident ranks up there with black cats and broken mirrors...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 1,709 reads 0 comments

  7. Atlanta Braves 2012: Why Martin Prado Is the Most Underrated Player in Baseball

    Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado is the most underrated player in Major League Baseball. Read that sentence again. Good. Now let it sink in...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 2,016 reads 1 comments

  8. MLB Trade Deadline 2012: 12 Reasons Why the Atlanta Braves Should Go All-in

    All-in. It's quite the gutsy move—shoving all your chips into the center of the table, flipping over your cards, and selling out to aggression. The move says "all or nothing," and "victory or bust," and is what sets apart the men from the boys...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 2 years ago 7,398 reads 29 comments

  9. Atlanta Braves 2012: 5 Players That Need a Big Second Half

    Almost half the 2012 season has come and gone, and it's brought a mixed bag of feelings for the Atlanta Braves ...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 2 years ago 2,671 reads 6 comments

  10. Atlanta Braves: Can the Braves Still Win the East Without Brandon Beachy?

    Coming into the 2012 season, the Atlanta Braves had high hopes for playing deep into October. Finally healthy, Jason Heyward was looking to recapture the magic of his rookie season and take a couple steps forward...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 2 years ago 729 reads 8 comments

  11. Atlanta Braves 2012: 5 Moves That Must Be Considered to Contend in Tough NL East

    It's Chipper's final go-around. After two decades of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career, Chipper has but one last shot at a second World Series ring. Before the season began, things looked promising for Atlanta going deep into October...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 2 years ago 1,553 reads 0 comments

  12. Altanta Braves Trade Rumors: Maybe Braves Should Hold Tight

    I'll admit it. I was one of the many Braves fans to post an article on which players Atlanta should target at the trade deadline. The more I think about it, the more I think I may be wrong...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 3 years ago 512 reads 21 comments

  13. Atlanta Braves: Top Ten Trade Targets

    As of this very moment on July 15th, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place in the National League Central. This has absolutely nothing to do with the following slideshow, but I was not alive the last time Pittsburgh was in first place...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 3 years ago 693 reads 22 comments

  14. 2011 NBA Draft Review: Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo and the Charlotte Bobcats

    At first I was angry. Then I was skeptical. Finally, I accepted it, and am cautiously optimistic for the 2011 draft class of the Charlotte Bobcats ...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 3 years ago 1,250 reads 0 comments

  15. 2011 NBA Mock Draft: How the Charlotte Bobcats Should Draft

    Now that the book is officially closed on the 2010-2011 NBA season and the Dallas Mavericks have emerged as champions, the NBA moves to draft mode...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 3 years ago 971 reads 9 comments

  16. MLB: Jose Reyes, Realignment, and Other Sunday Morning Musings 6/12

    Hola amigos! I'm going to try something new here, and post with some semblance of regularity. I have never really gotten publicity from my baseball articles, but because it is my passion, I am going to write more on baseball...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 3 years ago 574 reads 16 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs: Forecasting the NBA Conference Semifinals

    With the Spurs recently eliminated by the Rudy Gay-less Grizzlies, the first heavyweight of the NBA playoffs has been knocked out, signaling, perhaps, the end of an era...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 3 years ago 2,013 reads 9 comments

  18. New Orleans Hornets: Post Trade Effects and Power Rankings

    When ESPN reported that the New Orleans Hornets had traded Darren Collison to the Indiana Pacers in a four-team, five-player deal, I started smiling from ear to ear. Why is this? Because I totally called it...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 4 years ago 1,311 reads 21 comments

  19. Keep Chris Paul, Trade Darren Collison? Alternatives for New Orleans

    After Chris Paul released a statement declaring the teams he would like to be traded to, the basketball world continued onward in chaos, proposing scenarios where Paul would land in New York, Orlando, or Dallas...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 4 years ago 2,155 reads 54 comments

  20. NBA Rumors: How Chris Paul To Charlotte Bobcats Would Work

    Maybe it's a fantasy, but the sheer possibility of Chris Paul, my favorite basketball player of all time, getting traded to Charlotte, my hometown team, gets me extremely excited and in the mood to share my theory with anyone who is willing to hear it...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about almost 4 years ago 48 reads 31 comments

  21. My 2010 All-Star Game Ballot

    For my first article in a long time, I thought I'd usher myself back into the writing world with my insight on the All-Star Game ballot...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 4 years ago 899 reads 4 comments

  22. MLB Predictions: Better Late than Never

    After a five-month wait, baseball is finally here. Actually, it was only four months that I longed for baseball, with March Madness really prolonging the desire for the seven-month marathon known as the MLB season...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about over 4 years ago 290 reads 0 comments

  23. Will Peyton Manning Become the Best QB Ever With a Win In Super Bowl XLIV?

    If you are looking for me to rank the top ten quarterbacks of all time, you've got the wrong article. At this point, I'm not going to even try to rank the likes of Montana, Unitas, Manning, Favre, Brady, Elway, Graham, Marino, Young, or Tarkenton...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about over 4 years ago 393 reads 4 comments

  24. MLB: Top Ten Second Basemen of All Time

    As we continue our trip around the diamond on my all time top ten lists, we reach second base, where the rankings start to get fun...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about over 4 years ago 19,142 reads 24 comments

  25. Have the Cleveland Browns Won Their Way Out of Eric Berry?

    After Week 13 of the NFL season, I believed we had a top three spot secure in the NFL Draft, and was already looking forward to having Eric Berry in a Cleveland Browns uniform...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about over 4 years ago 1,669 reads 9 comments