One of these players is not like the other, and he might be on the outside looking in on the opening day roster Braves have a huge decision to make with two weeks left in camp In a perfect world, the Braves would be looking down the barrel of the 2021 season secure in the … Continue reading Braves’ Battle of the Bench
Let me start by saying that yes, I understand there is plenty of time to make changes to the roster before the season actually begins. Ultimately, looking at the roster before it's submitted to the league prior to the first game is a fool's errand, but if you aren't a hockey or basketball fan there … Continue reading If The Season Started Today…
COVID-19 claims another victim as the Baseball Winter Meetings go 100% Virtual Scott Boras must be beside himself right now. In any other year, he would be holding court in a packed hotel lobby or conference room, hundreds of reporters gathered around him, as he pontificates on the number of ways that MLB is failing … Continue reading 2020 Sucks – Virtual Winter Meetings Edition
Marcell Ozuna is poised to enter free agency at the end of the season. Where will the Braves look to fill that void? The Braves find themselves in a familiar position, looking for offense to fill the hole just behind Freddie Freeman in their lineup. Marcell Ozuna, signed to a one year deal after the … Continue reading Ozuna or later, the Braves need to find a long term solution for their lineup
Coming off a surprising NLCS appearance, GM Alex Anthopoulos prepares for a big offseason Close the book on the Atlanta Braves for 2020. By all objective measures this was the most successful season for the Braves since they managed to get swept by the 1999 New York Yankees in the World Series. Atlanta stood toe-to-toe … Continue reading Turn the Page – Braves Head Into Offseason With Few Questions
Braves turn to rookie Ian Anderson in game seven This baseball season has been stupid. Freddie Freeman caught COVID-19, Mike Soroka blew out his Achilles, Cole Hamels managed to stick it to Atlanta one more time in his career, and Cristian Pache has more AB's in the post season than he had in the regular … Continue reading Winner Take All – NLCS Goes to Game Seven
Fried, Anderson and Wright lead braves past the marlins for their first nlcs appearance since 2001 There is no official MVP for the NLDS, but if there were to be such an award, likely it would go to the trio of starters that took the mound for the Braves. The starting rotation has been a … Continue reading Pitch Perfect! Braves Move On To The NLCS To Face Dodgers
Five times. You've hit me five <bleeping> times - Ronald Acuña to the Marlins bench If you believe Don Mattingly, the Marlins are not trying to hit Ronald Acuña. They are simply trying to work him inside so they can free up the outside part of the plate. This seems reasonable given that most teams … Continue reading Pre-meditated Murder or Criminally Negligent Homicide?
Braves clinch a trip to the NLDS on the strength of their... starting pitching? Mike Soroka. Mike Foltynewicz. Cole Hamels. Felix Hernandez. Sean Newcomb. All of these would have been a more likely candidate to pitch the Braves into the NLDS than the rookie Ian Anderson, but none of those 5 were available to the … Continue reading Thank You, Next!
Braves clinch N.L. East Championship for the 3rd consecutive year Nothing to it, right? Just your typical N.L. East Championship-type season. I mean, sure, maybe the Braves only played 60 games. Ok, so they had to use 13 (so far) different starting pitchers to get through those 60 games. Big deal, right? They had the … Continue reading The World May Have Changed, But Some Things Stay The Same