Found January 04, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
For three years now we’ve been waiting for Mike Minor to live up to some of his immense potential. Minor made his pro debut in single-A back in 2009 after being selected seventh overall and went on to pitch 14 innings, striking out 17 batters while allowing just one earned run and nary a walk. That earned him a promotion to double-A to start 2010 followed by a short stint in Triple-A before the Braves came knocking. After just 24 starts and 129.1 innings in the minors, Minor (I promise, that redundancy was inevitable) had finally made it to The Show. And he wasn’t half bad. His 5.98 ERA was pretty hideous, but 9.52 K/9 and 2.43 BB/9 are great rates — both are better that what Clayton Kershaw put up last season — so no one really cared about the ERA. His 3.77 FIP was much more telling of the promise that resided within Minor’s left arm, and fantasy managers couldn’t wait for March drafts to roll around the next year for a chance to own the next big thing (slight hyperbole). Then Bran...

Report: Braves may change BP hats

The Braves reportedly will consider not using the team's retro “Screaming Indian” hats for batting practice after an uproar over the perceived racist nature of the caps.

Braves announce team's Caravan dates

ATLANTA In anticipation of the 2013 Major League season, the Atlanta Braves Country Caravan, presented by Academy Sports Outdoors, will roll through the Southeast January 22 February 2. For two weeks, Braves players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff will hit the road traveling nearly 3000 miles of Braves country to meet and greet fans prior to taking off for Spring...

WBC Team USA possibilities

  This article was just posted on Can we please discuss... 1. How Kimmie looks like a gingery Mike Minor here. 2. Just because Braves are eligible to play doesn't mean they're going to. 3. What does "expected to compete" mean? Who is "expecting" this? Is someone forcing them to be on the team? 4. Since both of Freddie's parents are Canadian...

Braves Statistical Analysis Making You Cross-Eyed?

I enjoy reading all the Atlanta Braves blogs and anything Braves as much as anybody.  A well-written, thought-provoking article or blog about the players, the manager, and/or the organizational approach, is my internet nirvana. But during the Braves off-season us bloggers mainly do two things:  analyze what happened last season, and try to figure out what will happen this season...

MLB Rumors: Atlanta Braves Trying To Reunite Upton Brothers?

Justin Upton and B.J. Upton have not played together for quite some time. B.J. had played his entire MLB career with the Tampa Bay Rays prior to signing with the Atlanta Braves just a little over a month ago. Justin has played his entire career with the Arizona Diamondbacks, although that may also be about to change. For years now, the Diamondbacks have pondered trading Justin. They...

Braves Caravan Dates Announced

The Atlanta Braves have announced their 2013 caravan dates. Starting January 22 the Atlanta Braves players, coaches, broadcasters and administrative staff will travel 3000 miles across the southeast meeting and greeting fans. The caravan will run through February 2. Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz had this to say about the event, “We look forward to our annual Braves Country...

Happy New Year!

News has been a little slow lately, Lovvies. Holidays, off-season, you know the drill. But look at these magical numbers! Getting closer to Braves baseball!… — Lauren T. (@BravesLove) January 3, 2013 Can't wait!! (If you have any tips, blog ideas, anything you'd like me to share or write about, just let me know and I'll jump on it. I feel...

Phillies Season Opener Vs. Atlanta Braves Will Get ESPN Exposure

Mike Adams' First Phillies Appearance Could Be on ESPN The Phillies will open the 2013 with a little bit extra exposure. The Phillies and the Atlanta Braves will open on Monday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Atlanta. The game will be carried on ESPN2 as part of a four-game...
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