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Recently, we pointed out how strong this Atlanta lineup has a chance to be. But how does the Braves lineup compare to that of the defending NL East Champion Washington Nationals?
Good question! Let’s have a look.
As with our most recent post, we’ll borrow Bill James’ projections. Again no one’s projections ever prove entirely accurate–or even close to it. But James’ prognostications are objective, well reasoned, and they’re as good an educated guess as we’re likely to find.
Here again is what James predicts for the Braves lineup this season:
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With Chipper Jones' uniform No. 10 likely to join the former third baseman in retirement, Justin Upton will switch to No. 8 in Atlanta. However, the newest Brave likely will inherit the future Hall of Famer's one-time slot in the batting order. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has already penciled in the left fielder as his No. 3 hitter, and the Braves go into spring training excited...
ATLANTA -- Single-game tickets for the 2013 Atlanta Braves season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 4) for select games, via braves.com.
The online-only process for this first on-sale date will feature 55 of the possible 81 home games.
The remaining Marquee- and Premier-tiered games will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25, through the Braves' Web site, the...
The crack of the bat, the thump of ball against leather, the Steeeee-rike call from the Umps. Ahhh……baseball is getting closer and closer to returning. With Spring Training just around the corner, in about two weeks actually, every baseball fan is trying to speculate about his or her favorite team’s line-up. Will the star Minor Leaguer make the squad, will we finally find our...
The Red Sox may have filled the most obvious hole on their roster today by agreeing to a minor-league deal with Lyle Overbay, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.
I was all ready to line up joke after joke about Overbay being old (36) and always hurt, but really on a minor-league deal this is a solid move. He's a patient hitter (career OBP .353 vs. AVG of .270) with plenty of...
The Red Sox have signed Lyle Overbay to a
minor league contract and extended him an invitation to spring training. The
contract includes a clause that allows Overbay to opt out of his minor league
deal with the Sox if he does not make the team roster coming out of spring
Overbay signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 13, 2011 to replace the injured Xavier Nady...
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BUT LAUREN, I hear you yelling, SHE HAS AN OLD ENGLISH D NEXT TO HER PROFILE. Well, technically yes, but we have some mutual friends and I promised to go to bat for her. After all, Atlanta is her second team and she's an Omar Infante fan! Here's what Lindsay had to say...
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The Justin Upton trade suddenly looks better for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D-Backs locked up infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on Thursday, signing him to a four-year contract.
The deal, which was announced by the team, is for $40 million, according to a major-league source.
Prado, 29, was the most significant piece that the Diamondbacks acquired for Upton in a seven-player...
Too many outfielders will be roaming the Arizona outfield for this fantasy baseball player’s liking.Photo by Flickr user Paul Martinez.
When the Diamondbacks traded Justin Upton to the Braves, they gave Atlanta a pretty star-heavy outfield. They also seemingly lessened a logjam in their own outfield, which still has potential to be one of the better ones in the game. But remember...