A little perspective

I'm happy Eric Young Jr. and Jace Peterson are tearing it up this spring. Irrelevant though they are, good stats are never a bad thing. Of course they don't always carry over to the regular season. You may recall New Zealander Travis Wilson, who finished March 2001 with a BA above .400, leading Bobby to effuse... Continue Reading →

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Liberty’s #Braves investment skyrockets in value

The Braves are now worth $1.15 billion, up 58 percent in just one year and two-and-a-half times what the club was worth when Liberty Media acquired it in 2007. Hooray, Liberty! I'm sure the Cobb County taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill for the new ball yard are popping champagne corks while they're... Continue Reading →

This year’s Travis Wilson or the best Braves hitting prospect you’ve never heard of?

DOB reports: [Evan] Gattis is a 6-foot-3, 235-pound, right-handed-hitter — “a beast, a man-child,” veteran catcher David Ross said — who hit .322 with 22 homers in just 88 games last season at Class-A Rome. He is a non-roster invitee who’s created a buzz in Braves camp, both for his batting-practice exploits — including homers... Continue Reading →

Line of the day

C Kimbrel                          1   0   0   0   0   3 Venters also retired the side in his one inning of work, while Lowe tossed another solid five innings, allowing but one run -- his  first given up this spring. Bad day for Scott Proctor, who allowed three earned in 1 IP. Cristhian Martinez is seen as Proctor's main competition for... Continue Reading →

Even defeats encouraging

The Braves fell to the Fish today, 4-3, but the loss was tagged on Jose Ortegano, who has no shot of making the big club. Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado tossed scoreless frames, combining for three K's. More good news: Nate McLouth's homer off Marlins closer Leo Nunez gives him more hits than he had all of last spring. Nate's 1.436 OPS... Continue Reading →

Disney sucks

Disney charges fans $14.50 to watch practice, Jeff Schultz reports. Not exhibition games. PRACTICE. That's more than you'd pay for an Upper Box ticket at a regular season game. As evident in this pic taken by Schultz, fans aren't having it.

A great day at Disney

You couldn't ask for a better afternoon: In his spring debut, Tommy G. was sharp, tossing three scoreless innings. Frenchy continued his resurgence, with two hits and three RBI. He's now hitting .368. Rehabbing reliever Peter Moylan tossed a scoreless frame. John Maine, the Mets' second starter, gave up six hits, five runs and three... Continue Reading →

Dynomite!

JJ is back in form. He threw six shutout innings against the Stinkin Mets today, struck out six and allowed just four hits and no walks. Sure, Chipper's hurt but that doesn't appear to be serious. We know he'll miss his 30 games. And G. Anderson should be back in a week or so. Soriano and Petah both... Continue Reading →

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