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“OLD SCHOOL” VS. “NEW SCHOOL” BASEBALL – BY CARLOS MEDINA

“OLD SCHOOL” VS. “NEW SCHOOL” BASEBALL – BY CARLOS MEDINA

April 12, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One of the takeaways from the 2020 Atlanta Braves season was that the Braves, for one season, joined the modern analytics baseball lineup. With the rule changes of 2020 including the universal DH, the Braves altered their lineup to get their best hitters the most at bats…read more »

Around Here He’s Just Snit – BY MATT CHERNOFF

Around Here He’s Just Snit – BY MATT CHERNOFF

April 8, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Braves manager Brian Snitker has done one of the most improbable things any coach or manager can ever do. He’s become a lovable sports figure without winning a championship. As a manager or a coach in professional sports it’s so hard to become beloved without winning the…read more »

Let Cristian Pache Grow at the Plate – BY DAN MATHEWS

Let Cristian Pache Grow at the Plate – BY DAN MATHEWS

April 1, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Cristian Pache can hit Major League pitching. I saw it with my own eyes last October in Arlington against the Dodgers.  The batting average totals were not great in those 22 at-bats. He hit .182, with a homer and four RBI. It was how he looked in…read more »

When it comes to Spring Training, statistics can be deceiving

When it comes to Spring Training, statistics can be deceiving

March 15, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680THEFAN, ATLANTA – When it comes to Spring Training, often times statistics can be deceiving. Some players put up monster numbers, make clubs, and it never translates to the regular season. Others scuffle in March and put up MVP type numbers when it really counts. The latter was…read more »

WILL THE BRAVES WIN MLB’S TOUGHEST DIVISION?

WILL THE BRAVES WIN MLB’S TOUGHEST DIVISION?

March 13, 2021 BY BUCK BELUE 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – By now, you’ve all seen it out there in Braves Country. There are doubters, but that’s okay. We’ve delt with this before. No big deal. These preseason predictions don’t mean anything. However, experts are NOT picking our Atlanta Braves to win the National League…read more »

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