White Bear

#Braves LF/C hopeful Evan Gattis just hit another HR (4) for Aguilasin Venezuela. I’m told his teammatesthere call him “White Bear.” — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) October 27, 2012 Evan Gattis rarely comes up in any discussion of what to do if/when Brian McCann leaves the organization but maybe he should. He mashes wherever he goes, […]

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World Series open thread, Game 1

Leave it to MLB to cede all decisions to Fox. Here they are, in Tony Bennett’s hometown, and guess who’s singing the National Anthem? Last year’s “American Idol” winner, the one whose name no one knows. Idol, of course, is a Fox product. MLB remains a Fox product through 2021. Can’t wait to listen to […]

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Try for Tulo

Dan Uggla is a good teammate. He plays hard. But I have a nagging feeling he’ll make a pivotal error that will end the Braves’ season after stranding a half-dozen runners on base. Call it a hunch. Finding a team willing to take on the 3 years and $39 million remaining on his contract won’t […]

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FA’s to avoid

Nick Swisher is overrated — a below average defender who feasts on bad pitching. He has only 25 hits in 150 postseason AB’s, good for a .167 BA and .584 OPS. And he’s annoying. Very, very annoying. Angel Pagan is a bit more serviceable, an excellent fourth OF masquerading as a starter. He doesn’t get […]

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