In 1980, the Braves accomplished something they hadn’t done since: Finishing with more wins than losses. Offense wasn’t a problem — Dale Murphy finally blossomed, Bob Horner looked like the … Continue Reading The better comparison for 2017 #Braves and their over-40 rotation duo: 1981
The two free agents I hoped the Braves would target are no longer options. Martin Prado re-signed with the Marlins and Wilson Ramos tore the ACL in his right knee … Continue Reading Two #Braves FA targets off the table
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?
Buster Olney suggested last week that the Braves might pounce on one of the remaining free agents if the price drops to their liking. With a payroll projected just south … Continue Reading #Braves could sign Cespedes. Should they?
We weren’t advocating for the Braves to re-sign Aaron Harang. But we don’t know anything. That won’t stop up from pointing out Harang won his 4th game today for the … Continue Reading Thursday night quarterback
Southpaw James Russell struggled mightily against the Yankees last night, nearly giving up the cycle to LH batters and six runs overall. That’s no surprise — lefties pounded Russell for a … Continue Reading Ten million not well spent
For $19 million more than they’ll pay 31-year-old Nick Markakis, the Braves could have signed Yoan Moncada, the 19-year-old Cuban phenom who is now property of the FuckSox. Most scouts … Continue Reading Markakis or Moncada?
More than 200 scouts attended workout for Hector Olivera last week in DR. SFG, SD, TX, ATL, NYY among teams showing strong interest. #Cuba — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) January 24, … Continue Reading #Braves pursuing Cuban star (not that one)
The Japanese outfielder the Braves reportedly wanted signed with the Giants Friday. So why not sign the best Japanese outfielder ever, Ichiro? Yes, he’s 41 now and not the player … Continue Reading Sign Ichiro!
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 … Continue Reading Newest #Brave is the Venezuelan Lockhart
Assuming Justin Upton is traded … B.J. Upton $14.45 mil Dan Uggla $13.2 mil Nick Markakis $11 mil
Nick Markakis 2013: .271 BA, 10 HR, 59 RBI, .329 OBP, .356 Slugging B.J. Surhoff 2001: .271 BA, 10 HR, 58 RBI, .321 OBP, .405 Slugging They could’ve had Yasmani … Continue Reading B.J. Surhoff redux?
Justin Upton will be leaving, it’s just a matter of when. And Evan Gattis is not an outfielder, nor is he much of a catcher. Accepting those realities leaves the … Continue Reading A risk the #Braves should take
Minor league depth, or this year’s Aaron Harang? Worth a flier, considering Roger McDowell’s track record, but based on his pedestrian numbers in Triple-A last year, I wouldn’t expect much … Continue Reading #Braves sign Chien Ming-Wang
According to Bowman, the Braves are interested in signing Aaron Harang, late of the Reds, Padres, Dodgers, Mariners and Mets. He was terrible in 2013, finishing with a 5.40 ERA … Continue Reading Is Aaron Harang less mediocre than Freddy Garcia?
During the Braves series in Kansas City last season, Fredi mentioned that the team had once attempted to trade for Ervin Santana, who has yet to sign a contract for … Continue Reading Braves have shown interest in Ervin Santana before
#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 … Continue Reading Braves nearing deal w/ Gavin Floyd
Unless the owners have some elaborate collusion scheme in the works, B-Mac is gone. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some are estimating McCann will receive a 6-year, $100 … Continue Reading McCann ain’t coming back
Braves general manager Frank Wren has been evaluating his internal options in the event that he does not land another outfielder before the start of next season. But as we … Continue Reading Who are these internal options we’re hearing about?
With Hanson gone, it’s unlikely the Braves will deal Teheran or Delgado. So they appear set to import another free agent to fill the void in LF — ideally, a … Continue Reading FW poised to land Victorino?