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Hector Olivera and the Insane Clown Posse

2½ things that are now, more or less, true: • Alex Wood is no longer an Atlanta Brave. • Nobody likes to hate the Braves more than Braves fans. o Even more than Mets fans do. It’s particularly true of sports fans, or of any type of subculture, really. Ask fans of Phish or the

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Keep Cam and Carry On

In my last piece, The Future Is (Almost) Now, it took less than 24 hours for the Braves to prove me wrong about four things, and absolutely right about one other. Pitchers Jorge Reyes (whom I mentioned as an All-Star for AA Mississippi), and Steve Janas (of microscopic 0.49 ERA and legendary mustache) were promoted

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The Atlanta Braves’ Future is (Almost) Now

Stop me if you’ve heard it before: the Braves are hoarding high-upside prospects. Arodys Vizcaino.  Tyrell Jenkins.  Daniel Winkler.  Aaron Kurcz.  Max Fried.  Mallex Smith.  Dustin Peterson.  Manny Banuelos.  Ricardo Sanchez.  Mike Foltynewicz.  Rio Ruiz.  Andrew Thurman.  Jose Briceno.  Jordan Paroubeck.  Matt Wisler.  Touki Toussaint. Vizcaino, who is set to make his debut for the

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