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I don't think I can ever remember a time after the all star break where there was essentially a 6 way tie for the best record in the national league. Crazy

Braves reportedly set to release Dan Uggla

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The Braves will release embattled second baseman Dan Uggla, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter).

Braves 30th in Rankings of Most Popular North American Sports Teams

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A study ranked teams of the 5 largest professional sports teams in North America: the MLB, the NBA, the NHL, the NFL, and the Liga MX in terms of Google Search Popularity.

What happened to the screwball?

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Interesting story about the screwball and why it's barely thrown today. The story also spends a little time talking about research being done to determine which pitches are the most damaging to throw.

Braves acquire Andrew Robinson, 26 year old RHP from the Astros

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Anyone know anything else about the trade, other then what is posted??

Braves to acquire 26 year old RHP Andrew Robinson from the Astros

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He has put up good to solid numbers from AA-AAA this year, and was a former 12th round pick. Anyone know anything else about the trade??

Braves to acquire 26 year old RHP Andrew Robinson from the Astros

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He has put up good to solid numbers from AA-AAA this year, and was a former 12th round pick. Anyone know anything else about the trade??

Braves sign Venezuelan 3B Juan Yepez

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Should be a solid pick up for the Braves, but he is only 16 with quite a bit of work to do. Good bat projection, main question is his glove.

High Oliver fWAR projections worth revisiting: Part 1 - Beyond the Box Score

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Oliver projections and Tommy La Stella- great article and why TLS is one of the best.

Teheran has some good out pitches...

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As you can see in the article, the selection bias exists in that these pitches are typically thrown in pitchers' counts. That said, Teheran's changeup has a .059 wOBA allowed this season, best in the league, and his curveball is third at .099 wOBA allowed. The article was written yesterday, so presumably these factor in the Colorado game. -C

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