A very good day to be a #Braves fan

Adonis Garcia was back in the #2 hole! Okay, but what about ... Lucas Sims' 6-2/3 scoreless IP, with 1 BB, 2 H and 10 Ks. Bartolo, the clock is ticking; Ronald Acuna's 4 hits; he's now batting .625 in May with 2 HR and 19 RBI. That is not a typo; Teammate Kolby Allard's... Continue Reading →

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Open thread, 5/9-10, #Braves young hitters and troubling splits

On Friday we analyzed the Braves bevy of pitching prospects and came away encouraged. The news on the team's next wave of everyday players is more of a mixed bag. Ronald Acuna, promoted to Mississippi today, was hitting .287 at High-A Florida with a .814 OPS, 3 HR, 19 RBI and and 14 SB. Teammate... Continue Reading →

#Braves brickbats

The Braves lost their 40th game today. The '98 Braves, which won 106, didn't lose their 40th until August 11. Snitker's scrubs have, after 56 games, four less wins than the lowly '88 squad and one less than the 1935 Boston Braves, who finished a franchise-worst 38-115. The 2016 Braves have the same record as the... Continue Reading →

KLaw: #Braves have ‘handshake agreement’ with ‘the next elite prospect’

I'm not going to try and explain the international signing process, which has spurred a flurry of transactions involving the likes of Cody Martin and 2014 2nd round pick Garrett Fulenchek. The objective, beyond signing 16-year-old prospects Cristian Pache, an OF with power potential, and speedy SS Derian Cruz, is to avoid exceeding their bonus pool... Continue Reading →

Nine who got away

(originally posted 2012)  The Braves haven't always been judicious about which prospects they dealt. Here's 9 prospects the Braves traded away with little to show for it (hence the absence of Jason Schmidt, who brought Denny Neagle to Atlanta).

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No team has assembled more young  talent at the big league level than the Bravos, but a variety of missteps -- including some questionable draft picks -- has left the farm system bereft of prospects. They have some useful parts, but only two potential difference-makers. Three, if Christian Bethancourt learns how to hit, and there's... Continue Reading →

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