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Thursday | BleacherReport

Key X-Factors That Will Determine Atlanta Braves' Pennant Race Fate

The Atlanta Braves spent much of this season in first place in the NL East, but their struggles in the second half, combined with a surge from the Washington Nationals , has them hoping to stay competitive for a Wild Card spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Freddie Freeman, Jordan Schafer, Chipper Jones

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Baseball Prospectus

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 27 by Matt Sussman

Hit List updates are published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Delmon Young, Baseball Players, T.J House, Justin Masterson

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Talking Chop

Braves Daily News Digest: 8/20

Just a few weeks ago, some counted the Braves out of the playoffs, Suddenly, a five-game win streak has changed the tides in Atlanta and the Braves are making a run at the Wild Card.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Jason Heyward, Baseball Players, Atlanta Braves

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Talking Chop

Why does everybody think BJ Upton is good at defense?

I understand that defensive metrics are less than precise, but BJ has the worst Defensive Runs Saved and Ultimate Zone Rating on the team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Isportsweb.com

The Miami Marlins aren't "Dunn" yet

On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Miami Marlins won their third game in their last four tries, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in 10 innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Dunn, Omar Infante

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Talking Chop

Braves Daily News Digest: 8/14

For the first time since the 2013 NLDS, the Braves beat the Dodgers . It definitely wasn't easy, but they pulled it off.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Evan Gattis, Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Sporting News

Money for nothing: Pujols, Fielder top our list of MLB's worst contracts

The risk of signing superstars to long-term contracts is massively overpaying them in the final few seasons of their deal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Tomahawk Take

Moving BJ Upton - New Info and Analysis

August 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson pitches the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, B.J. Upton, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Minor

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Tomahawk Take

An Uggly Idea: Braves Poor History Signing Outside Players

The release of Dan Uggla by the San Francisco Giants soon after giving him another chance after the Braves released him showed yet another chapter of the struggles the Braves have had in identifying and signing outside talent.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonny Venters, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Eric O'Flaherty

San Jose Mercury News

Monday s lineups, an Uggla update and a catcher headed for Fresno

He could use a few days of regular at-bats. On that note, let's just cut off the next discussion topic before we get there: The Giants will call up Sanchez at some point and send Andrew Susac back to Triple-A - and they should.

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Related Topix: Sports, Hector Sanchez, Baseball Players, Matt Cain, Joe Panik

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves Should Option Mike Minor to Triple-A Gwinnett

Aug 1, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor sits in the dugout during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, San Diego Padres, Jason Heyward

MSNBC

Dan Uggla rejects the Giants' assignment to Triple-A, becomes a free agent again

Dan Uggla has rejected a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Giants, so the former All-Star second baseman is once again a free agent.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves' Roster Moves: Thoughts on "the Fix"

There were steps taken to improve the club with the acquisitions of James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio , but there are still gaping holes on this club that need to be addressed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, David Hale

Fri Aug 01, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Cain's year likely over

Giants RHP Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, which likely will end his season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Cain, Zack Cozart

The Aiken Standard

Giants option North Augusta's Colvin to Triple-A

Although San Francisco didn't make any trades at Thursday's deadline the Giants did make a roster move, optioning outfielder and North Augusta product Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tyler Colvin, Baseball Players, Ian Stewart

BleacherReport

Grading the San Francisco Giants' Trade Deadline Performance

The 2014 non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the San Francisco Giants have only one major move to show for it.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Baseball Players, Pat Burrell

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Tomahawk Take

The Deal - Braves Trade Deadline 2014

Today the Cubs traded lefty relief pitcher James Russell to the Braves along with Emilio Bonifacio Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports The trade deadline passed today almost exactly as I and most Braves watchers expected.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio, Jon Lester, Yoenis Cespedes, Allen Craig

SFGate

No deadline deals for Giants a " GM Brian...

"I've done this a long time, and I feel as good about not getting something done as any year we've done something," said Sabean, noting teams wanted more than he was willing to surrender.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brandon Belt, Baseball Players, Asdrubal Cabrera

Rant Sports

Atlanta Braves Deepen Bench and Bullpen with Emilio Bonifacio Trade

With the big names that were flying around at the end of the MLB Trade Deadline, the move made by the Atlanta Braves could be easily missed.

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Related Topix: Sports, James Russell, Baseball Players

Wed Jul 30, 2014

MSNBC

Giants release second baseman Dan Uggla?

MLB.com's Chris Haft reports that San Francisco has released the veteran second baseman, who went 0-for-11 with a walk and six strikeouts in four games after being called up from Triple-A Fresno on July 25. He also made three errors in the field.

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