The Braves traded a future Hall of Famer to acquire Denny McLain halfway through the 1972 season. Granted, Orlando Cepeda was nearing the end of his career, though he’d have … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #20 Denny McLain
Familiar language from ESPN’s Christina Kahrl, who claims the HOF is already compromised by PEDs. I mean, c’mon, no Mike Schmidt or Hank Aaron in the Hall of Fame? By … Continue Reading PED apologists violate their own liturgy
It was difficult omitting Corky Miller, who had 5 hits as B-Mac’s back-up in 2008 and batted .138 in 87 AB’s as a Brave. But how do you exclude Andres Thomas, … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #1 Andres Thomas
Nice piece by baseball scribe Tyler Kepner on Murph’s last chance to be voted into Cooperstown before going to the veteran’s committee. The story points out a couple interesting factors … Continue Reading NY Times makes the case for Murph
Via MLB Trade Rumors: Five Teams Interested In Derek Lowe Lowe sounds pretty delusional about his future. “I’ve heard the same thing from everyone,” said Lowe. “I want to be a starter … Continue Reading The year’s most head-scratching headline
Three years before coming to Atlanta, Deron Johnson slugged 32 homers and drove in 130 for the Reds. Three years after leaving the ATL, Johnson, then with the Phils, clubbed 34 … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #2 Deron Johnson
According to ESPN’s David Schoenfield, “the Astros just signed a deal that brings them $80 million and the Padres signed one that bring them $60 million per year. Both more … Continue Reading Braves TV contract outrage du jour
Outside of Suzyn Waldman, that is. Otherwise, who’s going to make the trek to Cooperstown to see two unrepentant frauds take their place among baseball’s greatest players. (Yes, there are … Continue Reading Does anyone besides Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens want to see their HOF induction speech?
Luis Gomez was a poor man’s Rafael Belliard, at least at the plate. Like Raffy, Gomez was smooth, if unspectacular, defensively. But Belliard was a regular Barry Larkin on offense … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #3 Luis Gomez
Terrific column by ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant — so good he almost makes up for Rick Reilly — on this year’s Hall of Fame balloting. Much to recommend here, particularly this … Continue Reading Tonight’s reading assignment
Mets fans should be thrilled by the proposed R.A. Dickey to Toronto trade. New York will reportedly receive two former first round draft picks: catcher Travis d’Arnaud (.286 BA and … Continue Reading Best winter in NL East? Could be the Mets
I’m thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN’s ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually underrated Knucksie, #100 overall. Not so much with the highest-ranked pitcher: Roger Clemens. … Continue Reading Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?
I’m not going to try and convince you that Melky Cabrera was worse than, say, Sugar Bear Blanks. But there were few Braves as lazy and ineffectual as Wide Leche. … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #4 Melky Cabrera
Only four players to go in our countdown of the 20 worst players (non-pitchers) in A-Braves history. Two of the four spots are taken, and it shouldn’t be hard to … Continue Reading Who we missing?
Rob Belloir was acquired from Cleveland in 1975, a bad sign, as the Indians were the AL version of the Braves. He was the PTBNL in a deal that brought … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #5 Rob Belloir
If I was a blowhard hack like Chris Berman I’d write something like, “Braves fans didn’t love Jim Morrison one time, let alone two.” I’ll spare us all. Morrison, a veteran … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #6 Jim Morrison
Increasingly we’re hearing management say it’s okay with internal LF/3B options, as if there are any. I’m encouraged by Juan Francisco’s development, but there’s nothing to suggest he won’t add … Continue Reading Are the Braves resigned to their small-market fate?
Atlanta #Braves No. 1 prospect Julio Teheran fanned 8 batters over 6 1-hit innings tonight. That’s 0 runs and 2 hits over 16 2/3 frames now. — Ash Marshall (@AshMarshallMLB) … Continue Reading Teheran returning to form
There was never much chance Myers would become a Brave. Source: #Rays will send James Shields and Wade Davis to #Royals for Wil Myers and other prospects. — Ken Rosenthal … Continue Reading Wil Myers traded … but not to Atlanta
Watch before Bud’s stooges pull it. I miss David Justice.