In the meantime, re-live one of 2012’s best, from last May.
The Bravos are now 6-1 5-1 vs. first place opponents, with all seven games on the road — 2 out of 3 vs. the Dodgers, a sweep of the Cards and … Continue Reading From the Dept. of Irrational Exuberance …
#Braves wins Wed. and Fri: Each 11 innings, each lasted exactly 4 hrs, each won by Durbin, each had 19 hits by Braves — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) May 5, 2012
#Braves Chipper Jones: “That was the most psychotic game I’ve ever been a part of.” — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) May 3, 2012 Tough to argue with that one: Roy Halladay … Continue Reading All that was missing was a Rick Camp homer
The ’82 team won its first 13. This year’s version dropped its first four. After 20, the ’82 Braves had just two more wins than the current squad. In the … Continue Reading The Braves at 20
In 2003 the Braves were swept at home in their opening series vs. the Expos, who outscored the local nine 17-2. They won their fourth game, 12-7, then lost 17-1 … Continue Reading The last 0-3 start
Heyward is obviously pivotal. He is one of the few real question marks in the lineup. Bourn will be solid. No way Prado doesn’t rebound. McCann will be McCann, and … Continue Reading Offensive keys to the season: Heyward, Chipper
You mean it’s still winter? At 7:40 p.m. it’s 81 degrees and the pollen count is higher than at any point in 2011 (channeling Doyle Harcavy …) The biggest story … Continue Reading Musings on a summer afternoon
JP Morosi raises some reasonable doubts about the Bravos: So it will be harder to generate offense in divisional games — something the Braves found challenging enough in 2011, when … Continue Reading Starters must step up
None of the NL East teams will be mistaken for the early-to-mid-1980s Cardinals teams. First, the infields: The Phils are competent but aging. The Braves are a shade worse and … Continue Reading Ranking the NL East: Defense
The final two spots in Boston’s rotation are expected to be filled by converted relievers. Their projected third starter missed more than half of the 2011 season with back issues. Josh … Continue Reading One good thing about 2012: Boston won’t make the playoffs
No. 5: Easy. The Mets. Their ace has had a hell of a career. Makes a mountain of money. But he hasn’t pitched in two years. He has not made … Continue Reading Ranking the NL East Rotations
Sluggish starts have become the norm for the Bravos but a winning April is key in 2012. The Braves play the Mets in six of their first 12 games. In between … Continue Reading Braves better have a good April
I can go optimistic or pessimistic in thinking about next season. For now I’ll focus on the promise, and I think it is considerable. That is, if Fredi and Parrish don’t … Continue Reading If Fredi and Parrish don’t screw it up….
At least in the NL East. The Phils will still be the Phils and the Nats are already talking about bolstering their rotation. The Nationals have sent a scout to … Continue Reading Next year could be tougher
According to MLBTradeRumors, raises for arbitration-eligible players Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado, Eric O’Flaherty, Michael Bourn and Peter Moylan will add up to roughly $21 million against next year’s payroll. Combine … Continue Reading If the Braves are going to add, they’ll have to subtract