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Walk-Off Walk

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Ben Sheets: First Impressions

I left the house at 1:30 this afternoon for some father/daughter time, though the off-and-on rain put a damper on that.  Still, after some fun, we got back around 5:00 in time to send the wife to work and get dinner ready for the munchkin before bed time.  Then…it was to the TV and lovely DVR recording of the Mets/Braves.  Ben Sheets was superb and that goes beyond just the numbers, which were excellent at…

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Mike Minor Over Randall Delgado? RLY?

Updated: 10:30 PM, 7/15 – Dr. Brave at Chopnation brought something to my attention that I forgot in my haste to complain about this move.  Demoting Mike Minor would likely exhaust his options and force the Braves (and any team they possibly trade him to) into a tough decision if Minor plays himself into a demotion at a later date.  When you look at it that way and with Randall Delgado not exactly setting the…

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Howdy Paul Janish!

With Andrelton Simmons hurt and Jack Wilson suffering from severe sucktitude (plus his finger hurts real bad), Atlanta send Todd Redmond (he of 101 games with Gwinnett, 0 with Atlanta) to the Cincinnati Red Legs for Paul Janish.  First, a moment of remembrance for Redmond.  Acquired in spring training of 2008 for Tyler Yates, Redmond was the Southern League Pitcher of the Year that year and has spent the last 3.5 years with Gwinnett like…

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I Know! We Need Gamers!

I admit that it’s not fair for me to be critical of other bloggers.  This thing we do is really not as easy as we want to believe it is.  Sure, you think it’s going to be easy.  “Oh, I’ll start a blog.  I’m important.  It’ll be easy!”  However, you find yourself trying to find subjects to write about or wondering if anyone cares or wondering if you even care. But when someone writes nonsensical…

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Making the Most

And we’re back. After a brief reprieve, baseball’s second half opens tonight as the Braves start a three-game set at home against the New York Mets.  The latter is a surprisingly half-game worse than the Braves’ disappointing 46-39 record, though both trail the front-running Nationals.  On Sunday, the Braves will welcome Ben Sheets to the team, though there is no move just yet to define who he will replace.  It would seem reasonable to believe…

Random Prospect of the Day – Matt Talley

Random Prospect of the Day – Matt Talley

The Random Prospects series returns with a pitcher.  With 122 pitchers listed under the B-R page, random.org gave me number 109.  Matt Talley.  Four prospects in, I have two catchers and two lefties.  This series is exciting!     Not sure what’s going on with his left arm in this picture.  Guess it wasn’t feeling too well.  Anywho, Talley is a 22 year-old from Sumter, South Carolina who will turn 23 in exactly one month. …

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The Myth of Matt

When Atlanta allowed Matt Diaz to leave following the 2010 season, I had some mixed feelings.  I had grown to be quite fond of the guy we at Chopnation had nicknamed Magellan for his often strange ways of tracking down a flyball to left.  That said, for the money that Diaz could command, the results needed to be higher than Diaz had been able to muster in 2010 when he hit just .250 with a…