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
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
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
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