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The Atlanta Braves have one of the best problems a major league ball club can have: having too many quality starters to make an easy decision as to who should be in the playoff rotation. But if I'm manager Brian Snitker, I may not even make this decision by Thursday, when the NLDS kicks off.

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The ever-entertaining MLB trade deadline nearly came and went without any blockbuster moves. Leading up to the annual last-dash day for upgrading rosters, there was a widespread belief that this would be one of the better trade deadlines in recent history given how tight most of the playoff races currently sit.

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Here's an unpopular opinion — the Braves should re-sign Josh Donaldson for 2020 and leave Austin Riley in left field.

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My topic for this week is actually old news. Matter of fact, the news was announced a month ago, but looking back on my columns, I seemed to have strayed away from my favorite sport as the "Dog days of Summer" approach.

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One hundred and sixty-two games. Six months. A romantic connection unlike any other. Baseball demands the most, yet gives back the most.

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The big news of this week in the baseball world is the signing of Bryce Harper to the Philadelphia Phillies on a budget-busting 13-year, $330 million contract. Regarded by many as the big prize of the offseason, whichever team Harper signed with was going to be one of the big stories of the year.

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