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In the meantime, re-live one of 2012's best, from last May.

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From the Dept. of Irrational Exuberance …

The Bravos are now 6-1 5-1 vs. first place opponents, with all seven games on the road -- 2 out of 3 vs. the Dodgers, a sweep of the Cards and tonight's win over the Rays. CORRECTION: No disrespect, O's fans. Baltimore, not Tampa, occupies first in the AL East.

Starters must step up

JP Morosi raises some reasonable doubts about the Bravos: So it will be harder to generate offense in divisional games — something the Braves found challenging enough in 2011, when they ranked in the bottom half of the NL in runs scored. The low output contributed to their appearance in a major-league-leading 26 extra-inning games.... Continue Reading →

One good thing about 2012: Boston won’t make the playoffs

The final two spots in Boston's rotation are expected to be filled by converted relievers. Their projected third starter missed more than half of the 2011 season with back issues. Josh Beckett is a injury waiting to happen. And new closer Andrew Bailey has also missed significant time to arm ailments. As for the offense, Kevin... Continue Reading →

If the Braves are going to add, they’ll have to subtract

According to MLBTradeRumors, raises for arbitration-eligible players Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado, Eric O'Flaherty, Michael Bourn and Peter Moylan will add up to roughly $21 million against next year's payroll. Combine that with their other contractual agreements and you get around $88 million, not including minimum salary players. So you're pretty much at this year's $91... Continue Reading →

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