Atlanta in 2017? Ozzie Albies. He’s had little problem adjusting to Double-A pitching, with a .399 OBP and .453 slugging percentage. Triple-A was a different matter, which suggests he could probably … Continue Reading #Braves prospects: Studs, duds and all the rest
Got my first look at Matt Kemp in a Braves uniform tonight. Good thing Letterman’s retired.
The rest of the season just got a lot more interesting with the news that Dansby Swanson will be making his Braves debut Wednesday night. But it’s a move fraught … Continue Reading Why are #Braves rushing Dansby?
It’s often forgotten that, had then-Rangers owner Tom Hicks not lost leave of his senses, Alex Rodriguez would’ve probably become a Brave in 2001. A-Rod was reportedly itching to play for … Continue Reading What if A-Rod had signed with the #Braves?
Today marks a sad anniversary, as well as a franchise-altering one. And Aug. 12 also marks one of the most bizarre games in Braves history: Five years ago tonight, we … Continue Reading Aug. 12 a day rich in #Braves history
A win today would be a nice exclamation point on a run of high-quality ball. Alas, it ain’t looking good as our heroes trail 4-0 after three. Apologies for the … Continue Reading Open Thread, 8/11, #Braves Losing in the 4th
Just a week ago, 100 losses seemed inevitable. But then you read the Braves are 25-24 in their last 49 and need only to win 20 of their remaining 49 … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/10, Snitker’s future as #Braves manager
The Braves and Brewers are on parallel tracks. Both are led by young, bold GMs with a mandate to start over. Coppy had a head start of a half-season, but … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/8, #Braves in battle of the rebuilds
The Braves tonight trot out their 13th starting pitcher this season, as Rob Whalen makes his big league debut. (Pittsburgh has used 11 starters, Washington 8 for what that’s worth.) … Continue Reading Open Thread, 8/3, #Braves Try Another Rookie Pitcher
Based on his numbers in San Diego the last two years, the best comp for Matt Kemp may be the Uptons. Like J-Up, Kemp runs very hot and very cold, … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/2, #Braves vs. Mr. (Not) May
Matt Kemp may be a player on the decline, but the dude loves the Braves. Hope he proves me wrong. Very few people know this, but as a kid growing … Continue Reading Matt Kemp: “a #Braves fan through and through”
Sid Bream? Francisco Cabrera? Dale Murphy? Try John Rocker. “I’ve taken a lot of crap from a lot of people,” said Rocker. “Probably more than anybody in the history of … Continue Reading Guess who received the biggest applause at #Braves Alumni Day?
No one is unhappy to see Hector Olivera go. But trading him for a 32-year-old corner outfielder with an arthritic hip and declining numbers creates new problems, ones that could’ve … Continue Reading #Braves need to cut losses, not add to them
Matt Wisler, who appeared to turn the corner late last season and continued to show improvement through May, now finds himself back at Gwinnett. Just like Aaron Blair earlier this … Continue Reading Open thread, 7/29-31, comparing #Braves, Phils young arms
It’s sure as hell a seller’s market, and Coppy took advantage. Travis Demeritte is no sure-thing. A year ago, the 30th overall pick in the 2013 draft hit just .232 … Continue Reading Open thread, 7/27, #Braves acquire a real live hitting prospect
Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson are right where they should be. Albies is 19. He’s owned Double-A pitchers but struggled in 56 games at Gwinnett, batting .248 with a .307 … Continue Reading Open thread, 7/26, #Braves vs. rushing the rebuild
A recurring series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ’91 Braves. It’s widely assumed that the ’91 Braves got back into the NL West race right after the All-Star break, but … Continue Reading The silver anniversary of #Braves nirvana: Mahler’s last stand
Longtime Office reader NahaGomez points out that last night’s loss dropped the franchise’s record under .500 for the first time since 2011. The Braves had been under .500 for three … Continue Reading 10,403-10,404
As the trading deadline nears, teams are inquiring about the likes of Hunter Cervenka, Dario Alvarez and Ian Krol, according to Ken Rosenthal. “Other Braves who could be on the … Continue Reading Open thread, 7/22-7/25, #Braves vs. the wisdom of trading
I’m not watching every Braves game this year, but I try not to miss a start by Folty because A.) He’s an important part of the future and B.) he … Continue Reading Open thread, 7/21, all about Folty