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Derek Lowe Traded to Cleveland: A Look at the 2012 Braves Rotation

Derek Lowe was traded to the Cleveland Indians today for single A pitcher Chris Jones.  I know Lowe was pretty terrible in 2011, but this move has more to do with the surplus of young pitching that Atlanta has, then how bad Lowe is. The Braves have the deepest young rotation in the National League […]

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Brandon Beachy On DL – To Miss A Month

Atlanta Braves rookie pitcher, Brandon Beachy, has been placed on the DL with a strained oblique.  Thoguhts around the team are he will miss at least a month of action.  While a blow to Beachy’s owners (3.45 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 46 Ks), his injury opens the door for one of two other young stud […]

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Mike Minor gets Lit Up… “My Boy” Statues in Jeopardy

Well, through their first starts of the season it looks like the Braves made the right choice going with Brandon Beachy over my boy Mike Minor.  Beachy looked stellar against the Milwaukee Brewers with a stat line of 6 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 7 K’s.  The only reason Beachy didn’t pick up […]

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MUST ADD OF THE WEEK!!!!!! Mike Minor SP ATL

Mike Minor is going to get the start for the Braves on Wednesday in place of the often injured Jair Jurrjens.  He’s going to be facing Shaun Marcum of the Brewers, not the easiest match-up ever but Minor has top 20 SP skills and he’s available in a lot of leagues right now.  Even if […]

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Braves to place Jair Jurrgens on DL

UPDATE:  Jurrgens is now being pushed back until the 16th of April against the Mets.  Mike Minor will now get at least 2 starts during this time.  Minor is worth a pickup and then stash him away for later in the year when he is recalled. _________________________________________________________________________________ Nothing new here, cheap just needs a little […]

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As Expected Craig Kimbrel Picks up the Save for Braves

Wow!  Never really watched Craig Kimbrel pitch before.  2 K’s and a pop-up for the perfect 9th inning.  Hitting 97 MPH on the radar gun, then breaking off nasty sliders.  If the Braves decide he’s their full time closer, he will be (not could be) will be a top 5 closer.

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Jonny Venters Pitches Perfect 8th Inning

Jonny Venters just threw a perfect 8th inning for the Braves with Atlanta up 2-0 on Washington.  So unless the Braves score two or more runs in the top of the 9th, medical   you would have to assume Craig Kimbrel will get the first chance at picking up a save for the Braves.  There […]

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Update: The Great Danny Knobler has good Sources, Beachy named Braves 5th Starter

Brandon Beachy was officially named the Braves 5th starter today.  Mike Minor was optioned down to AAA.  The first to predict this move was THE GREAT Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. The move hurts my fantasy rotation.  Which was Garza, Bumgarner, Chacin, Bailey and my sleeper Mike Minor.  Luckily for me a couple of days ago […]

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Some Guy Named Danny Knobler says Brandon Beachy Will be Braves 5th Starter

I’ve never heard of Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com before today when he dropped a bombshell on my fantasy team.  You see I’m in 3 leagues this year. All NL only of course. Two of the leagues have already drafted and I have Mike Minor on both my teams.  I’m planning on Minor being a real […]

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3 National League Sleepers I’m Starting to like More and More

1) Ty Wigginton  COL  1B/2B/3B- Wigginton seems to be one of those players that is always undervalued on draft day.  Mostly because his role going into the season is usually undetermined partly because he has the ability to play so many different positions.  Going into 2011 he’s already available as a 1B,2B and 3B in […]

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