With nine games left in the ’91 season the Braves were in trouble. Losers of 4 of the last 5, including an 8-0 drubbing by the Reds the night before, … Continue Reading The silver anniversary of #Braves nirvana: Scratching and surviving
The Twins have all but clinched the #1 overall draft pick. The Braves still have the second pick but are in danger of losing it. The Reds “trail” by one … Continue Reading Open thread, 9/23-25, #Braves vs. Reds, D’backs, Padres & Rays
Blair, who coasted through the minors, has put together the worst season by a Braves starting pitcher since Kyle Davies . Davies, who looked like a budding star the year … Continue Reading Open thread, 9/19, Aaron Blair vs #Braves pitching infamy
There had been flings, but the series against the Dodgers at Fulco in mid-September marked the beginning of Atlanta’s (short-lived) love affair with the Braves. Game 1 went to the … Continue Reading The silver anniversary of #Braves nirvana: Showdown in Atlanta
Olivera, sentenced to 90 days in jail today after being found guilty of misdemeanor assault, hasn’t been spending his time making amends. TMZ Sports spoke with Alex Vega from The … Continue Reading So what’s Hector Olivera been up to?
In his last three starts, covering 19-2/3 IP, Folty has walked one batter. For the year he’s walked just 29 in 108-2/3 IP. Liberty Media announced today it purchased Formula … Continue Reading Open thread, 9/7, #Braves etcetera
Gifted comedian and Atlanta native David Cross spoke for many this weekend when he told the AJC’s Rodney Ho he won’t be following the Braves to Cobb County. “I was … Continue Reading Open thread, 9/6, #Braves and boycotts
Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy are taking the day off. So is Dansby Swanson, the second time he’s sat against Max Scherzer. He was “rested” against Zack Greinke and Madison … Continue Reading Open thread, 9/5, #Braves and the left side of the infield
Why would the Braves waste any time on a 29-year-old rookie who hasn’t played baseball since high school? Especially when you consider how well the last 30-year-old rookie experiment went … Continue Reading Connecting the dots on #Braves and Tebow
Yesterday marked my final visit Turner Field, as I’ll be in Brunswick covering a certain sensational trial beginning next week. About 5,000 people, at most, joined me on a hot … Continue Reading My farewell to The Ted
August had been a forgettable month for the ’69 Braves. It was their only month with a losing record en route to their first playoff berth since the move from Milwaukee. … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/31, the day Morganna met the #Braves
On this day 25 years ago, the Braves held the division lead for the first time since April 8, 1989, when they were 3-1. They’d win only 60 more games … Continue Reading The silver anniversary of #Braves nirvana: First place, finally
Check out The Office’s comprehensive rundown of the Braves’ top prospects. Nick Markakis or Ender Inciarte? You figure one will be traded this offseason, as Mallex Smith’s return in 2017 … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/24, #Braves vs. OF glut
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
The emergence of Gary Sanchez, who’s either the next Johnny Bench or Kevin Maas, has made Brian McCann expendable. Reportedly the Braves and Yankees have already talked trade, with the … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/23, #Braves vs. trading for Brian McCann
Solid column today from the AJC’s Mark Bradley noting the demotion of Tyrell Jenkins, the third Braves starter sent down in two months. Jenkins’ struggles weren’t a surprise to those … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/22, #Braves vs. Roger McDowell
Got my first look at Matt Kemp in a Braves uniform tonight. Good thing Letterman’s retired.
We’ve been critical of JS’ work since he left the GM’s chair but there’s no debating his importance to the organization. But if not for a phone call from Stan … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/19-21, #Braves HOF’ers and a fateful phone call
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?
Ten years after they traded for his brother, Willy, the Braves traded away Erick Aybar, to the Tigers. In the canon of Braves siblings the Aybars rank at the bottom, … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/16, #Braves have traded Erick Aybar