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Braves' Walden isn't playoff-worthy
<p>When the Atlanta Braves finalize their roster for the National League Division Series within the next few days, reliever Jordan Walden doesn’t deserve to make the cut. For much of the season, the 25-year-old right-hander has been one of the most reliable arms in Atlanta’s bullpen. But since returning from an over three-week stint on the disabled list with [...]</p>
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Braves' Freeman shouldn't be suspended
<p>Following the craziest scrum you’ll ever see on a baseball field, the only question that remains is whether anyone will be suspended because of what happened. The melee included Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann preventing Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez from touching home plate following his solo home run off Braves starting pitcher Paul [...]</p>
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Will Hudson return to Braves?
<p>Tim Hudson has come back from a devastating injury before, even earning the 2010 National League Comeback Player of the Year Award after returning from Tommy John surgery he underwent in Aug. 2008. I have no doubt that the 38-year-old right-hander will pitch again next season after breaking his ankle on July 24, but will [...]</p>
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Braves' Johnson a team-first player
<p>The Atlanta Braves have some excellent individual players, as outfielder Justin Upton leads the team in home runs (26) and runs scored (92), first baseman Freddie Freeman is first on the squad in RBIs (105) and closer Craig Kimbrel is MLB‘s saves leader (49). But most importantly, the Braves are a great team, owning a [...]</p>
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Braves' Garcia experiencing great success
<p>Since being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles about a month ago, Freddy Garcia has been impressive both out of the bullpen and as a starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Already past his prime, the 37-year-old right-hander struggled with the Orioles during the early part of the season, posting a 3-5 record and a 5.77 [...]</p>
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Heyward has plenty of time
<p>The 2013 Atlanta Braves were never hotter than when Jason Heyward was filling the leadoff spot in late July and early to mid-August, but since the 24-year-old outfielder went on the disabled list with a broken jaw after being struck by a fastball from New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese on Aug. 21, the [...]</p>
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Braves' Heyward could be catalyst
<p>On Wednesday, I put together a slideshow looking at 5 players who could carry the Atlanta Braves to a World Series championship, discussing first baseman Freddie Freeman, outfielder Justin Upton, third baseman Chris Johnson, shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Brian McCann. But after a 5-for-5 performance by outfielder Jason Heyward, who led off and played [...]</p>
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5 players who could take Braves all the way
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Braves must score for Garcia
<p>If the Atlanta Braves are going to finish with the best record in the National League, they can’t keep getting shut out. Following a 5-0 loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, the Braves host the Brewers in the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday in Atlanta. Starting pitcher Mike [...]</p>
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Braves should focus on home-field
<p>Despite the fact that the Atlanta Braves clinched the National League East on Sunday, the final week of the 2013 MLB regular season is vitally important to them. Entering Monday’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Braves hold a 1.5-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the best record in the NL, while the [...]</p>
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Braves' Wood key bullpen arm
<p>Earlier this week, I gave my thoughts on what the Atlanta Braves‘ starting rotation should look like in the 2013 MLB Playoffs, with Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Freddy Garcia making up the staff. While this would leave left-handed starters Paul Maholm and Alex Wood out of the equation, I still feel that the latter should be an important presence in the Braves’ bullpen throughout the postseason. There’s [...]</p>
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Indians host Astros on Friday
<p>The Cleveland Indians are currently on the outside looking in, but as one of the hottest teams in MLB — with one of the easiest remaining schedules to boot  — they have a great chance to pass the Texas Rangers and/or Tampa Bay Rays and sneak into the playoffs as one of the AL Wild Card [...]</p>
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I am currently a freelance sportswriter for The News Herald and an Atlanta Braves writer for Rant Sports, having written for other publications in the past.
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