The $148,300,000 Day

February 5, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

"Everyone else is extending their young players, why can't the Braves?  Thanks, Liberty Media!" It's a common refrain heard by Braves fans.  Many have resigned themselves to the notion that the young core of players are all bolting for greener pastures as soon as they get the chance, because Atlanta will never spend the money…

BJ Upton’s swing

February 3, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

According to a recent Mark Bowman column, BJ Upton has been spending the offseason fixing his swing.  The swing does seem like it's the thing, considering Upton's strike zone contact rate dropped to a career-low 71.8% last year.  If he can get back near his career average of 80.7%, that would go a long way…

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