Atlanta Braves

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    Catching Situations To Watch

    I was happy to see former University of Tennessee star JP Arencibia in a Texas Rangers uniform earlier this week.  Following the loss of AJ Pierzynski, Texas needed a full-time catcher...

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    Monday’s Notebook: Dave Dombrowski is Baseball’s James Dolan

    Rarely do I get a chance to unabashedly mock grown men for being bad at their jobs, but rarely do grown men perform as poorly in the public eye as Detroit...

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    Season Preview: NL East

    The NL East is one of the more interesting divisions this year. It boasts a variety of philosophies and promises some good competition. In the Nationals and Braves we have legitimate...

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    Are The Braves The New Phillies: ATL Takes Big Risks With Plethora Of Longterm Deals

    In the last 17 days, the Atlanta Braves have spent more than a quarter billion dollars locking up a good number of their young, homegrown stars to longterm contract extensions. For...

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    Braves Lock Up Kimbrel, Freeman, Teheran, And Heyward #FireJimBowden

    The Atlanta Braves announced a series of extensions this week that promise to keep their young players hearing the Chop for the next few seasons.  Having already addressed the position player...

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    Locking Up Jason Heyward And Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves fans seem starved for movement following a 96-win 2013.  What they’ve gotten so far isn’t ideal.  Thus far, the Braves’ major moves this offseason have been signing Gavin Floyd (a...

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    Braves Acquire Ryan Doumit (For Some Strange Reason)

    Reports are the Ryan Doumit will suit up for the Atlanta Braves next season after a trade was struck today.  The deal sends Doumit from Minnesota to Atlanta for left handed...

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    Why I Like The Gavin Floyd Signing

    The Atlanta Braves are expected to announce today that they’ve agreed to terms with free agent starter Gavin Floyd.  It’s reported to be a one-year deal with a base salary of...

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    Three Trades For Aramis Ramirez

    Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is set to make $16 Million in 2014 and could be a free agent next winter.  The three year-$36 Million deal that Ramirez signed in...

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    Five Trades for Matt Wieters: #FireJimBowden

    ESPN’s chief idiot and former General Manager  Idiot of the Reds and Nationals just published something that made me want to curse: Five Trades for Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters.  I have...

  • Free Agent Season Preview: NL East

    It is now free agent season and Off The Bench is embarking to bring each team a preview of what to expect as open signing dawns today.  Each day, we’ll be posting a...

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    Payroll Disparity Evident As Postseason Unfolds

    Some of the best stories in Major League Baseball are of the David vs. Goliath variety; Moneyball overcoming the payroll behemoth.  While this postseason featured some of those underdogs, they were...

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