The 1980s All-Uggla team

“In the 1980s, the home team could have imported Mike Schmidt and Terry Forster would’ve fallen on him and broken his leg.” –CD, summing up a decade filled with woe for Braves fans.  Composing a team of the worst players from that decade is no easy task, so we yield the floor. Here’s the rules: […]

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Week 1 autopsy

There’s a definite buzz about this team. More than 120,000 turned out for the Cubs series — and not many of them seemed to be rooting for the Little Bears. Yes, they got a boost from the Final Four, but the crowds have been more enthusiastic than in recent years. FSS and SS are also benefiting, […]

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Plan B

Three under-the-radar suggestions for the LF/3B void. None are ideal, as Plan B’s are wont to be. Jed Lowrie: It’s hard to get a read on the former Red Sox prospect, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career. But when healthy he’s shown flashes of becoming a solid major leaguer with developing power. The […]

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Cease with the spin

Even if the season were to begin Friday, manager Fredi Gonzalez insists the Braves would be OK despite making no deal for a new left fielder during the Winter Meetings. … “We didn’t come here with a sense of urgency,” Wren said after 3-1/2 days at the Winter Meetings. “You always like to see if […]

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The annual Coco Crisp rumor

We’ve discussed Coco coming to the Braves on several occasions, and now may be the time. Oakland has a crowded outfield, with newly acquired Chris Young, Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick. They need a SS — Tyler Pastornicky alone may not do it, but packaged with a prospect the A’s may bite. Crisp, 33, is […]

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