If Rowland was #Braves GM

Some ideas on what the Braves should do this offseason, in order of priority. Dump Fat Gimp. I suspect a team like the Royals would take him if the Braves paid most of his salary. If not, release the guy. I'd rather pay him not to be on the team than put up with another... Continue Reading →

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Coppy’s folly

For one season each of 40somethings R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon, Coppy shelled out $20 mil. Plus another $12 million for Jaime Garcia, acquired from the Cardinals. That's a whole lot of nothing for $32 mil -- about a quarter of the Braves' payroll. For three years and $27 mil, the Pirates re-signed 30-year-old Ivan Nova,... Continue Reading →

The better comparison for 2017 #Braves and their over-40 rotation duo: 1981

In 1980, the Braves accomplished something they hadn't done since 1974, winning more games than they lost. Offense wasn't a problem -- Dale Murphy finally blossomed, Bob Horner looked like the next great power hitter, Chris Chambliss provided stability and Gary Matthews, spark. Pitching was another story, as Phil Niekro and Tommy Boggs were the... Continue Reading →

Newest #Brave is the Venezuelan Lockhart

Congrats, B.J. You're no longer the worst hitter on the Braves. Newly signed Alberto Callaspo, the presumptive favorite to be your Opening Day CF, was the only player in baseball with on-base and slugging percentages below .300 (minimum 450 plate appearances). Callaspo's numbers have declined dramatically since 2009, when he hit. 300 with a .813... Continue Reading →

Braves nearing deal w/ Gavin Floyd

#Braves are the "mystery team" that's been talking with Gavin Floyd. Believed to be close to a deal, but not finalized yet.— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) December 14, 2013 So the 2014 Braves rotation will potentially have two right-handers coming off Tommy John surgery -- one good and one decidedly average. Meet your new fifth starter,... Continue Reading →

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