Earl Williams, who at 22 was named 1971 NL Rookie of the Year, died today after a bout with acute leukemia. He was 64. Williams was one of five Atlanta … Continue Reading RIP Earl Williams
We now return to ’round-the-clock coverage of the steroids scandal involving MLB players we already knew juiced.
Question….is it now legal to bait in Georgia? I know u couldn’t 10 yrs ago, but I haven’t hunted here in a long time. — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) January 30, … Continue Reading What’s Chipper up to?
Jason Schmidt wasn’t as good as you remember. He was mediocre at best for the Pirates after they acquired him from Atlanta in the Denny Neagle trade. It wasn’t until … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #9, Jason Schmidt
The 2007 season was marked by the acquisition of Borasbot (and the depletion of the farm system). The trade was supposed to put the Braves over the top but they … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #10, Lance Cormier
KMed just said on 680 about how trade was bittersweet because they lost Prado “Everybody has a man crush on that guy.” — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) January 25, 2013
Do the intangibles matter? Do strikeouts not? Depends on your school of thought. I think they can both be true. Having a player who serves as an example for others … Continue Reading Head, heart divided on Prado deal
There’s good reason to be optimistic. Scribes Rosenthal, Heyman and Olney all report the Braves have offered a “strong package” of players for Upton. DOB says the offer likely involves … Continue Reading Justin Upton will be a Brave by Friday
I like Ben Revere, acquired by the Phils from Minnesota, but otherwise their offseason has been a bust. They got older, acquiring Michael Young, who’s coming off a dreadful season … Continue Reading Are the Phils a threat?
The acquisition of Bob Walk from the Phillies ranked 6th on our list of the 10 worst trades in A-Braves history, and for those of us who loved Gary Matthews … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #11, Bob Walk
The 1990 Braves had Justice, Gant, Smoltz, Glavine and Avery. The pieces were in place for their historic turnaround in 1991. They also had the worst ‘pen in team history. … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #12, Rick Luecken
On a cold drizzly night in Boston in May 2005, Kyle Davies made his major league debut, and it was a gem. Facing a line-up featuring Johnny Damon, David Ortiz, … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #13, Kyle Davies
Jamie Easterly is the third pitcher from the ’77 Braves — which finished with a league-worst 4.85 ERA — to make our list, joining Don Collins and Preston Hanna. Like … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #14, Jamie Easterly
Funny, profane, brilliant and beloved, Weaver died early Saturday while on a Orioles fantasy cruise. I’ll bet he signed off with one final curse.
In the meantime, re-live one of 2012’s best, from last May.
Finally, a comprehensive article on the worst TV contract in baseball. The good news? The Braves deal expires in 14 years, much sooner than we were previously led to believe. … Continue Reading Details of Braves horrible TV contract finally emerge
It appears as if the Braves are the only serious suitor for Justin Upton because, as Buster Olney reports, FW “could and would” part with the prospects necessary to land B.J.’s bro.
The owners of the Boston Red Sox were preoccupied with sagging TV ratings and hired marketing consultants who urged the team to place a greater emphasis on “good-looking stars” and “sex symbols,” … Continue Reading One more reason to hate the Red Sox
The Falcons did something today Atlanta teams don’t normally do in the postseason. Win. Savor it. (Though I still think the ’80 team was the best of them all.)