Originally written on 85% Sports  |  Last updated 10/14/14
MLB Preview – Atlanta Braves 2011 Review: 2011 started well for the Braves, but became forgettable at the end. Going into September, they all but had the Wild Card locked up. A combination of hot play from the St. Louis Cardinals and horrible play from the Braves led to an almost historic collapse; they were luck the Red Sox were taking the spotlight for the same thing in the American League. One of the main reasons for the collapse was the depleted bullpen. Closer Craig Kimbrel and set up man Johnny Venters were both exhausted and gave up a few leads. Manager: Fredi Gonzalez GM: Frank Wren Notable MLB Additions: Eric Hinske+ (OF), Jack Wilson+ (SS) + denotes re-signed Notable MiLB Additions: Peter Moylan+ (RP), Adam Russell (RP, Rays), Drew Sutton (2B, Red Sox) + denotes re-signed Notable Subtractions: Brooks Conrad (2B, Brewers), Alex Gonzalez (SS, Brewers), Scott Linebrink (RP, Cardinals), Derek Lowe* (SP, Indians), Nate McLouth (OF, Pirates), George Sherrill (RP, Mariners) * de...

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