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Atlanta Braves 2013

2013 Atlanta Braves Expectations

As everyone knows fan is short for fanatic, which in most cases can dilute our perception of reality.  I think it is good sometimes to step away from the ledge, take the proverbial colored glasses off, and meet reality face to face.  With that being said, I want to talk about realistic expectations for this year’s Atlanta Braves. On my radio show last year, I predicted the Braves to meet the Yanke... »

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Chipper Jones: Braves Will Honor Chipper June 28

Chipper Jones will have his number retired by the Atlanta Braves in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 28.  Jones will also be inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame.  The induction will take place at the downtown Marriott Marquis, during a special luncheon, and will be followed by pregame ceremonies, prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Chipper was a Brave from the begin... »

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Brian McCann Faces Pressure-Filled 2013 Season

Braves catcher Brian McCann will face major challenges this season, and he will be facing them with a surgically repaired right shoulder that most likely won’t be 100% until the 2013 season is well underway. McCann didn’t have a “Brian McCann” type season at the plate in 2012, when he hit only .230, with 20 homers, 67 runs-batted-in, a .300 on-base-percentage, and .399 slug... »

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Chipper Jones Has Arrived at Braves Spring Camp

Chipper Jones has arrived at the Braves complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and will participate in tomorrow’s afternoon workout session.  Jones has been a fixture at the Braves last 19 spring camps, so having him around the practices will add a sense of normalcy. Jones isn’t the first former player to visit the Braves camp.  Hammerin’ Hank Aaron was there this past Thursday, a... »

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Fredi Gonzalez Drops the Hammer on Players

Atlanta Braves manager, Fredi Gonzalez, sent out a message to a couple players this week.  Gonzalez was miffed that utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky, and outfielder Jordan Schafer, were not at spring camp early. Both Pastornicky, and Schafer, live in Florida, so Gonzalez couldn’t understand why they hadn’t arrived in camp by Wednesday, even though Thursday was the report day.  Arriv... »

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How Much Will Chipper, Prado, Bourn and Ross Be Missed?

Chipper Jones, Martin Prado, David Ross and Michael Bourn have all left the Braves, and it is always difficult to see players move on to other teams or retirement.  In addition to performing well on the field, they were all popular in the clubhouse. Chipper Jones has been thought by many to be the most popular player in Atlanta sports history, and rather than limping on to retirement in his last s... »

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Uggla the Braves Biggest 2013 Question Mark

The Braves will head into the 2013 season with Dan Uggla as their biggest question mark. Uggla is coming off a forgettable 2012 where he struck out 168 times, while batting  only .220.  He had career lows in RBIs (78) and home runs (19). Uggla did have a career high in walks (94), which contributed to his decent .348 on-base-percentage.  But even his lone positive seemed shaded, as Uggla’s w... »

Chipper Jones Dating Playboy Model

Normally a story like this wouldn’t grace Atlanta Bullpen, but it is off-season, so the blog net grows a little wider this time of year. The latest news in the Braves blog world is that Chipper Jones is enjoying his retirement. Jones has tweeted that he is dating Playboy model, Lexi Ray.  Ray’s birth name was Taylor Higgins.  Higgins has also tweeted about her relationship with Chipper... »