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Zips Projections


They're pretty bullish on Chipper, but I can see how he's a lot like good old Pinky Higgins.

MLB blackout policy under attack


http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/mlb-blackout-policy-under-attack-in-the-courts/ Fangraphs article about the MLB blackout policy. Being from Iowa, which is blacked out to 6 teams, this blackout crap drives me bonkers. I hope some changes are made.

Atlanta Braves Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)


FanGraphs top 15 Braves Prospects http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/atlanta-braves-top-15-prospects-2012-13/

Q & A with KJ from fangraphs


The $ quote- DL: You were originally with the Atlanta Braves. Coming up through their system, was a specific hitting philosophy espoused, or did they mostly let guys be themselves? KJ: There was no philosophy, that I [saw]. I felt like it was more, for them, either you can do it or you can’t Sounds like a great approach by TP. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/qa-kelly-johnson-sabermetrically-savvy-fa/

Nate had surgery out 6 weeks


ajcbraves David O'Brien #Braves McLouth underwent sports hernia surgery yesterday in Philly. expected recovery time is six weeks. Not ruling out return this season. I didn't know it was bad enough for surgery. I do know that hernias can be tough to recover from though.

Fangraphs follow up on Venters


He is good at pitching baseballs.

How Talking Chop ranks in the Baseball Blog world


I saw this over at a great blog called Black Heart Gold Pants, Looks like Talking Chop is #10 in ALL baseball related blogs. We're behind 3 team blogs. 2 are from New York and I've never heard of them, but the 3rd team is the Twins. We are the only team to have 2 showings in the top ten as DOB is only one spot right above us... I'm calling it now, Gondeee is taking his job next season.

Fangraphs on Kimbrel and Venters

Watching the exploits of Atlanta’s dynamic duo – Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel – reminds me of another former 1-2 punch that was dominating during its time. Duane Ward and Tom Henke ruled high-leverage situations for the Toronto Blue Jays, and it was their success that helped the club win back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993. Just forecasting dominance...not a big deal. h/t www.fangraphs.com

Yahoo on GSP and his weight cut


Should get up to 192 on fight night.

RSF in scouting the sally


I was a little surprised that Mike called RSF a poor athlete. But, I've never seen the kid so what do I know. Anyways, looking forward to more insight from Mike Newman over the course of the season, thanks Mike! Also, am I the only one that thinks Right Said Fred when they see RSF in print?

Looks like Teheran will be okey-dokey


Some of us were freaked out by reports of an injury to our stud ace. DOB says he's going to live and that he's ready to see some action. H/T Dave O'Brien

Heyward, Stanton, and 20 year-old studs


If you're like me, you'll read just about anything Braves related in the off season. h/t www.fangraphs.com

Small Piece on Freddie Freeman From FanGraphs


Not much to it, but in the off season I'll read about anything Braves related.

Our Amatuer Signing Bonuses


This was on mlbtraderumors.com, we're dead last in mlb. Does that mean we're spending our money wisely on more proven talent?

We're going streaking!


Big League Stew article on our ROY.

We moved up to #7 in the Power Rankings

7. Atlanta Braves SBN Blog: Talking Chop 2010 record: 7-5 Last week's rank: 8 He's clutch too! After the Braves were no-hit by Ubaldo Jimenez, Jason Heyward lifted fans spirits the following night with a walk-off single. No word on whether he'll also be replacing the injured Jo-Jo Reyes in the bullpen.

DOB Tweet


The window didn't break after a Heyward bomb? So... I'm guessing the ball broke like an egg then?

Andruw Jones to the White Sox


I wish him the best of luck, enjoyed him as a Brave.

Everything you ever wanted to know about OPS+


Don't know if anyone cares, but it's kind of interesting and explained well. !GO BRAVES! http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-OPS-?urn=mlb,204667

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