Open thread, 5/17-18, Thanks, Frank

We were among former GM Frank Wren’s biggest critics, savaging him for unproductive drafts and bad contracts given to the likes of B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla. But Wren deserves credit for what turned out to be a franchise-altering decision. In February 2014, Wren chose Freddie Freeman over Jason Heyward as the face of the […]

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Coppy’s folly

For one season each of 40somethings R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon, Coppy shelled out $20 mil. Plus another $12 million for Jaime Garcia, acquired from the Cardinals. That’s a whole lot of nothing for $32 mil — about a quarter of the Braves’ payroll. For three years and $27 mil, the Pirates re-signed 30-year-old Ivan Nova, […]

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Hitler comparison du jour

“Dick Williams is an idiot,” he said. “It was obvious he was the cause of the whole thing. Precipitating a thing like that was inexcusable. It was stupid of them, period, to take four shots at Perez. It was gutless. It stinks. It was Hitler-like action. I think he (Williams) should be suspended for the […]

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#Braves broadcasts: From first to worst

.@PaulByrd36 is trying to find a nickname for @KelsWingert – and thinks #Braves Country might be able to help. So…Suggestions? pic.twitter.com/x2KZX4OUv1 — FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 2, 2017 Somehow, the Braves displeased the baseball gods. The product on the field has been bad enough — the people describing it have become unbearable. Skip’s sarcasm […]

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You’ll never see this at The Mallpark

When it comes to ballpark atmosphere, the Braves don’t do clever. Snark makes them uncomfortable. They don’t even play “Apache” anymore after home runs, opting instead for, you guessed it, a new country ditty.  In other words, they’ve taken their suburban sensibilities to their new suburban stadium. Something like this would never play at The […]

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