The Braves lead, now just 5 games, will be down to 2 by the All-Star Break.
Maury Brown @BizballMaury Here’s what an Expos game looked like back then, and a Marlins game now. The owner of both? Jeffrey Loria –> pic.twitter.com/qDsxKHAebn 12:16 AM – 11 Jun 2013
Let’s not kid ourselves: The Nationals are the team to beat in the NL East. The Braves are worthy contenders, with few flaws. But as far as I can tell … Continue Reading The Nationals are a beast
Mets fans should be thrilled by the proposed R.A. Dickey to Toronto trade. New York will reportedly receive two former first round draft picks: catcher Travis d’Arnaud (.286 BA and … Continue Reading Best winter in NL East? Could be the Mets
UPDATE: It’s official, reports Buster Olney. The Marlins have surrendered, for next year and beyond. They have reportedly shipped Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck to … Continue Reading This is why you don’t build stadiums for billionaires
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
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
Nine years, $214 million. To quote Wimpy Paciorek, “Wow.” I was convinced Fielder was going to end up with the Nats, a move that would’ve made D.C. instant contenders in … Continue Reading Good news for Bravos: Prince to Tigers
According to Buster Olney, rival execs believe the Nats are going to land Prince Fielder, bad news for Braves fans. Adding him to a line-up that already boasts Ryan Zimmerman, … Continue Reading That second WC may come in handy
That’s the Marlins’ latest offer for Pujols, who would be 42 at the end of the contract. Bad for the Fish in the long run, but next year … Reyes … Continue Reading 10 years for Pujols!?!
Probably not in 2012, as Ken Rosenthal reports the Braves are likely to raise payroll, although I’m guessing it will be a modest (think $5 million) increase, if any. It’ll … Continue Reading Could the Braves have the lowest payroll in the NL East?
Nationals prospect and Yankees fan Bryce Harper, aka Borasbot II, strikes the cliched prose popularized by the 2011 version of Gilbert Renfroe. Get ready to start hating Harper — his … Continue Reading Let’s hope he’s as overrated as Tebow
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
National League EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 Philadelphia 25 16 .610 – 13-7 12-9 168 134 +34 Lost 4 4-6 Florida 24 16 … Continue Reading Closing the gap
Uh, six-game lead? The Braves are a nice team, really nice in some ways, but the notion that leapfrogging the Braves would require super-human effort is ridiculous. The Phillies, if … Continue Reading Philly columnist: Braves nothing to worry about
The local nine left Atlanta leading the Mets by two games and the Phils by five. After tonight’s win they’ve added two games to their lead. So no matter what … Continue Reading Braves will lose no ground on roadtrip
And it’s for another 25 years! The Wall Street Journal has a funny piece up about how the Mutts are paying Bobby Bonilla more than $1 million a year between … Continue Reading Guess who’s still on the Mets payroll?
Utley and Polanco were both placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday. That’s good timing for the Bravos, who head to Philly next week for a three-game series.
Steven Strasburg has been virtually unhittable in the minors and will likely make his major league debut by the first of June. Now there’s talk Roy Oswalt might join him … Continue Reading The Nats are beginning to scare me
Nats vs. Braves is about to get much more interesting. Hope I’m there the first time the Jay Hey Kid steps in against Stephen Strasburg’s (alleged) 103 MPH fastball. –CB