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The 'Youth in baseball is cyclical' quiz

2017 has been the year of Aaron Judge, and rightfully so. He has simply overshadowed all of his peers (as 6'7'' folks are wont to do) both on the field and off of it. But over in the National League, the Dodgers have a world-beating rookie as well, who just happens to be three years younger than Judge.  Simply put, Cody Bellinger has been a revelation for the Dodgers. He's currently...
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melvin Upton Jr. robs homer & cranks 465-foot homer in same game

Melvin Upton Jr. is experiencing a bit of a career revival with the San Diego Padres. The artist formerly known as B.J. Upton is putting together his second consecutive rock-solid season (1.5 WAR per FanGraphs) with San Diego, after two very disappointing seasons with the Atlanta Braves in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles at Petco Park, Upton continued...
Via The Comeback
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton: Name change has nothing to do with new chapter

By Steve DelVecchio Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton — excuse me, Melvin Upton Jr. — will be looking to turn over a new leaf when the 2015 season begins. That is not why he is ditching the name B.J. Over the weekend, Upton announced that he would like to be referred to as Melvin Upton Jr. going forward. Melvin is B.J.’s birth name. His father’s nickname is “Bossman”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton ditching his nickname for the 2015 season

By Steve DelVecchio The Atlanta Braves would love to unload outfielder B.J. Upton in the wake of two horrendous seasons. Instead, the team will have to settle for a change in identity from the 30-year-old. Upton, who has batted an abysmal .196 since the Braves signed him in 2013, has announced that he will be going by his full name in 2015 rather than his nickname. B.J. Upton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
Via isportsweb.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves dynamic outfield … finally dynamic?

BJ Upton’s recent performance has coaches and teammates feeling optimistic. Do you remember the sense of excitement in Atlanta over the Braves’ dynamic outfield? It wasn’t all that long ago. Prior to the 2013 season, the Braves gave free agent center fielder BJ Upton a franchise record 5-year/75-million dollar deal. Shortly thereafter, they acquired younger brother Justin from...
Via BravesWire
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Top three weaknesses in Braves’ lineup

Mike Minor gave up 7 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals his last start. On May 5, in the second game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Atlanta Braves snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 2 – 1 victory. Looking to start a new winning streak, hopes of that were lost after the Cardinals knocked Mike Minor around for a 7 – 1 victory. This is not new: Just...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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