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It seems like a question with a simple answer.
Who will be the Braves fifth starter until Brandon Beachy returns from Tommy John surgery? What looked to be a spring training battle waged between Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran took on a different complexion after Delgado was traded to the Diamondbacks last week in the seven-player deal that brought Justin Upton to Atlanta.
With days to go before pitchers and catchers report for camp, Teheran is clearly the favorite but hes not the only one of the Braves heralded young arms gunning for the spot.
Listed as the organizations top prospect for the third year running by Baseball America, Teheran, 22, has had cant miss and ace in waiting accolades heaped on him for years. The righty, though, is coming off a season in which he went 7-9 with a 5.08 ERA and allowed 18 home runs in 131 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett and this comes after going 15-3 with a 2.55 ERA and just five home runs allowed in 144 13 innings in 2011.
In four major le...
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BJ Upton will largely replace the speed lost with departure of Michael Bourn in CF
Charged with the mission of replacing future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones AND All-Star center-fielder Michael Bourn in this Atlanta lineup, Braves GM Frank Wren had a whale of a task ahead of him this winter. Well, okay… with plenty of trade chips and cash to spend, perhaps a “whale” is overstating...
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...
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will be experimenting with different lead-off hitters this spring
My article about Andrelton Simmons hitting lead-off got me thinking. Who is going to hit lead-off on Andrelton’s off days? What if he gets hurt or goes into a hitting slump? When you take a look at the Brave’s roster it is hard to imagine who that would be.
Reed Johnson seems like...
Andrelton Simmons is thought by many experts to have all-star potential
Nobody with any baseball sense would question how important leadoff hitters are. The question for the Braves….. Who is going to hit leadoff? Andrelton Simmons seems like the likely candidate as of right now, but could the Braves make another move?
Let’s focus on the idea that Simmons is the Braves lead...
Evan Gattis, on the left, has been playing more LF and doing less catching
At the last caravan I went to, a few blog readers told me they missed the inbox entries, so I'll do my best to catch up. :)
If you're unfamiliar, I answer Bowman's inbox Q&As as if anyone cares about my opinion. Here's a link to his most recent inbox, with the questions and my answers...
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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA -- Fredi Gonzalez sat down and started writing out projected lineups last week as soon as he heard the Braves had traded for Justin Upton.
It didn't take long. The manager says making out lineups just got easier.
Gonzalez used 107 lineups last year, sometimes adjusting due to the opposing pitcher.
He said his juggling days are over...
There were tears. But that was to be expected.
A mother's pride can only manifest itself in so many ways, so when Yvonne Upton sat down beside her older son B.J. while her younger son, Justin, was announced as an Atlanta Brave, she could be forgiven a dab or two around the eyes.
"This is the greatest day for us," Yvonne said after the press conference. "It&...
It’s that time of the year when we take stock of the Atlanta Braves organization and analyze the top prospects. For the next few weeks, we will profile our top-30 prospect list in groups of five. Here are those who cracked the bottom five.
With the infield and outfield previews in the books, the FOX Sports South team tackles the pitching rotation this week, one that looks like it could become one of the best in baseball in 2013. With Kris Medlen, Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm and a host of young arms, Atlanta should be more than prepared to hold its own until the expected return of top-line starter Brandon Beachy from Tommy...
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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While the Arizona Diamondbacks’ trade of Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves for Martin Prado and a grab bag of prospects won’t have a ton of fantasy impact for the players involved, it can teach us a worthwhile lesson about fantasy baseball strategy.
The lesson: In baseball, there’s no such thing as absolute value.
ESPN’s Keith Law trashed Arizona...