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The Atlanta Braves Find Themselves In First Place In The NL East

It may be early in the MLB season, but the Atlanta Braves are staking their claim as a team to watch this year. Following an eight strikeout performance by Sean Newcomb and a 7-0 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field, Atlanta is in unfamiliar territory – in first place of the National League East division. Newcomb, one of the young lions the Braves have on their pitching
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Atlanta Braves Call Up Mike Soroka To Start Against New York Mets

Ronald Acuna isn’t the only Atlanta Braves rookie who make his MLB debut this season. Per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, pitcher Mike Soroka will make his debut against the Mets at Citi Field. “MLB Pipeline ranks Soroka as baseball's 30th-best prospect and the third-best prospect in the Braves' system, sitting behind outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and right-handed pitcher Kyle Wright,” Bowman wrote. “The 20-year-old Canadian hurler posted a 1.99 ERA as
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MLB: Braves Look Primed For Future Success With Young Pitching Staff

The Atlanta Braves weren't supposed to contend this year. Yet, the team finds itself right in the thick of the N.L. East playoff race. The winning ways are likely to extend beyond this year, as the Braves are set up nicely for the future with a deep group of pitchers in their minor league system. And it's only getting stronger. Touki Toussaint was the Arizona Diamondbacks 14th overall selection in
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MLB: Indians On Hot Streak, Pennant and Wild Card Races Heating Up

The last month of baseball can feature surprises, drama, and more heat for the rivalries. Some teams are almost mathematically eliminated already while others are licking their chops sensing a trip the 2014 postseason is under way. A few teams that were not even in the discussion to make the playoffs last week are all of the sudden becoming the big talk of baseball. One interesting close race to watch
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Jonathan Papelbon Is Spot On About Yasiel Puig Making The NL All-Star Team

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind and this time he weighed in on Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig and his chances of making the National League All-Star team. Papelbon said "to me, it's an absolute joke. It's really kind of stupid if you ask me." He further went on to say "the guy's got a month, I don't even think he's got a month in the big leagues. Just comparing him
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Pittsburgh Pirates : Top 5 Reasons Why Pirates Are for Real in 2013

All the pieces are finally coming together for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It only took 20 years to do it, but nonetheless, the time is finally here for the Bucco Nation to breathe easy and believe it when you hear this team is for real. No, really. One could easily say this team could falter once again after the All-Star break like they did in 2011 after the devastating and controversial
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Painting the Black: Baseball's Week in Review

This early in the baseball season, there are usually a handful of storylines that fans tend to follow closely. During the past seven days, baseball provided as much drama and fodder for the media as any daytime soap opera ever could. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stories of the past week in Major League Baseball: One of the greatest streaks in sports history was finally laid
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Painting the Black: Baseball’s Week in Review

This early in the baseball season, there are usually a handful of storylines that fans tend to follow closely. During the past seven days, baseball provided as much drama and fodder for the media as any daytime soap opera ever could. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stories of the past week in Major League Baseball: One of the greatest streaks in sports history was finally laid