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Friday, July 15, 2016

Getting the 2016 Braves to the playoffs

Ya gotta have faith

At 31-58 (.348) on the season, the road to the playoffs for the Atlanta Braves is littered with obstacles. Some of these obstacles are tossed into the road by superior NL clubs, such as Washington, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Arizona, San Diego, and Colorado. But other obstacles have been placed in the road by the Braves themselves, obstacles such as “being a shitty team,” “not spending money,” and “giving playing time to Adonis Garcia.” FanGraphs pegs the Braves division odds at 0%, their wildcard odds at 0%, and their overall playoff odds at 0%. The sabermetrics site expects Atlanta’s final record to be 61-101. In addition to all of that, the Braves are expected to sell their best players (Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino, and Joe from downtown Atlanta) at the trade deadline.

Most people will dismiss the Braves’ season here in July, saying that there is “no way” the Braves can contend. These people look at fancy sabermetric numbers such as wins and losses and form a quick, shallow opinion. But, the games are played on the field for a reason. All is not lost for Atlanta.

Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM | 6 comment(s)
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