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August 2, 2012

Braves putting together special season | News

by @ 8:06 pm.   Filed under braves

If you were drawing up the ideal Major League Baseball team, you’d want talent and leadership along with a mixture of veteran experience and youthful enthusiasm. You’d want some speed at the top of the lineup and some big boppers in the middle. You’d want all the pitching you could get your hands on. You’d also want some remarkable stories. You know, things you’d reflect on after the season and ask yourself, “How did THAT happen?”

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your 2012 Braves.

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ESPN’s Keith Law: The Braves overpaid for Maholm and Johnson | Mark Bradley

by @ 5:53 am.   Filed under braves

I questioned whether we should have parted with Vizcaino as well, but I still tend to agree with Bradley that it was a good trade. Still, I would have preferred that it had been Delgado than Vizcaino.

About Arodys Vizcaino, the 21-year-old pitcher the Braves sent to the Cubs: This spring, Law ranked him as the No. 14 prospect in baseball, ahead of Julio Teheran (No. 18) and Randall Delgado (No. 98). Vizcaino underwent Tommy John surgery in April, but Law still projects him as “a No. 2 or better starter.”

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Dempster’s loss feels like Maholm’s gain | Atlanta Braves

by @ 5:37 am.   Filed under braves

A week after Dempster used to his 10-and-5 rights as a veteran pitcher to reject a trade to Atlanta, Maholm saw it as his own gain. The Mississippi native grew up a Braves fan and was excited not only to get his first shot at the playoffs but getting to play with Chipper Jones during the final two months or so of his career.

“I enjoyed my time there (in Chicago), but if I was going to get traded this was obviously landing spot No. 1 for me,” Maholm said.

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Jurrjens to DL with groin strain | Atlanta Braves

by @ 5:35 am.   Filed under braves

The Braves placed Jair Jurrjens on the disabled list with a groin strain, freeing up room on the roster for newly-acquired Paul Maholm.

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