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The Breakdown: What to make of Justin Upton's bat


There is a lot to like about Justin Upton so far this season. For starters, he is number seven in WAR according to FanGraphs -- despite the qualms we have all seen with his defense. Using my eye...

Series Recap: Braves lose two of three to Cards


The Braves snapped their losing streak but still lost the series

Mike Minor not sharp as Braves lose 7-1


The Braves got shellacked in the rubber match of the series against the Cardinals


Game Thread 5/7: Braves vs. Cardinals

Mike Minor will make his second start of the season and will oppose our old friend Adam Wainwright. As many of you recall, Wainwright was once a highly touted Braves prospect who was traded for J...

Anthony Varvaro, the unsung member of the bullpen


Let's take a look at how good Anthony Varvaro has been this season.

Gavin Floyd impresses, Braves snap losing skid


The Braves win 2-1 backed by a solid Gavin Floyd outing


GameThread 5/6: Braves vs. Cardinals

The day is here, the Braves rotation is now 100% at full force for the season (sans Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy who are out for the year) as Gavin Floyd makes his season debut. Floyd's ultimate...

Series Preview: Braves vs. Cardinals


The Braves look to end their skid as the Cardinals come to town

Floyd activated, Santana injured, Thomas to AAA


Gavin Floyd will start Tuesday night in his Braves debut

Gavin Floyd to be activated Sunday in unknown role


Floyd will be on the Braves roster on Sunday

Braves extend Chris Johnson for three years


Chris Johnson signs an extension to be with the Braves for three more years, at least.

When will the Braves make a change at second base?


You tell us, when will the Braves make the switch?

Mike Minor to make season debut on Friday night


The Braves lefty will start this Friday night against the Cubs

Series Recap: Braves sweep Reds


The Braves win yet another series, this time sweeping the Reds.


GameThread 4/27: Braves vs. Reds

The Braves go for the series sweep today with Julio Teheran opposing Reds' ace Johnny Cueto. I mentioned in the series preview that I think Cueto is one of the most underrated starters in the...

David Hale dominates in Braves 4-1 victory


David Hale and Justin Upton shined on Saturday night


GameThread 4/26: Braves vs. Reds

The Braves can win yet another series and also set themselves up with a chance at a sweep if David Hale is able to best Mike Leake tonight at Turner Field. The Braves are going with the same lineup...

Fears with Chris Johnson are becoming realized


The Lord of BABIP has struggled this April, will he turn it around the rest of the season?

Justin Upton leads Braves to 5-4 victory over Reds


The Braves got out to an early lead and clung to it for a 5-4 victory


GameThread 4/25: Braves vs. Reds

The Reds are down in Atlanta to start off a three game set against the Braves with Homer Bailey facing off against Ervin Santana. Santana has been just incredible in his first few starts with the...

Jason Heyward is on the Home Run Derby ballot


Go out and vote for Jason!

Series Preview: Reds at Braves


The Reds come down to Atlanta for a weekend three game set at Turner Field

Welcome Harris Nye to Talking Chop


Talking Chop adds a new analyst in Harris Nye

Mets beat Braves 4-3 in marathon 14 inning game


Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to win the final game of a three game set


Open Thread 4/20: Braves at Mets

The Braves go for a series sweep of the Mets at Citi Field this afternoon

Braves beat Mets 7-5 in a wild one


The Braves win yet another series as Justin Upton and Ervin Santana lead them to victory in game two against the Mets

Open Thread 4/19: Braves at Mets

Ervin Santana is on the hill to try to lock up another series win for the Braves

The Breakdown: Aaron Harang's great performance


Last night saw Aaron Harang continue his early season dominance. I share my thoughts on whether this is real or a mirage.

Aaron Harang tosses seven no hit innings in win


The Braves dominated the Mets tonight, backed by an unbelievable performance from Aaron Harang


Open Thread 4/18: Braves at Mets

The first game of a three game set begins with Aaron Harang on the mound against Jon Niese. The Braves are going with a right-handed heavy lineup against the southpaw. For Niese's career, he has...

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