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Surprise Player Leading Braves Spring

A few weeks ago the Braves Pedro Ciriaco had a big game and I commented that you will never hear from him again.  Well, Ciriaco has stuffed it down my throat and twisted it sideways. Ciriaco is hitting .380 this spring, with one homer, a .520 slugging percentage and is leading the Braves with 14 RBIs.  He has one triple, two doubles and has struck out only eight times. The Braves need players to s... »

Braves Batting Order Dilemna

The past two seasons the Braves had problems at the top of the batting order. Lacking a true lead-off man, or number two hitter, Fredi Gonzalez was forced to try and pound square pegs into round holes. Sure, Jason Heyward did a pretty good job batting lead-off, but he certainly wasn’t prototypical in that slot.  It also seemed to have an adverse effect on his power numbers. When Nick Markaki... »