No one is unhappy to see Hector Olivera go. But trading him for a 32-year-old corner outfielder with an arthritic hip and declining numbers creates new problems, ones that could’ve … Continue Reading #Braves need to cut losses, not add to them
Like every other Braves fan, I was thrilled when John Hart unloaded Melvin Jr. in the Craig Kimbrel deal with the Padres. But in retrospect I’d much rather have the … Continue Reading Re-examining the rebuild: #Braves whiffed on Kimbrel trade
Snakebit? More like devoured by a nest of vipers. Actually, most of what has befallen our hometown nine isn’t really bad luck. It’s either by design–assembling a landfill of a … Continue Reading Open Thread, 4/13, #Braves vs. a nest of vipers
No question, John Schuerholz was the best GM in Braves history. But as a president, his record was poor. He’s every bit as responsible as Frank Wren for the franchise’s … Continue Reading Schuerholz ends forgettable reign as #Braves president
One great trade, and there’s no debating Coppy pulled off a beaut yesterday, does not repair the strained relationship between the front office and a fan base tired of hearing … Continue Reading One great trade won’t redeem embattled #Braves hierarchy
You might be asking yourself, “Self, where’s Duane been? We ain’t heard from that smart, handsome fucker in a long time.” You’d be right! But here I am, in Whorelando–ha, … Continue Reading Duane checks in from the Mouse/Open Thread Aug. 14, #Braves vs. Serpents
Russ Nixon was one of the unluckiest managers in baseball history. In 1982, he replaced John McNamara as manager of the post-Big Red Machine Reds, inheriting a team that finished … Continue Reading Twenty five years ago today, the Nixon Administration ended
By Tim Howell A wise man — or let’s say person, for you gals out there! — once told me that when you frown, you frown alone. But when you … Continue Reading Enough with all this Gloomy Gus Business!
Two weeks after the Braves re-commit to Fredi Haas, the manager considered by many to be the best in baseball suddenly becomes available. Even if Fredi had been let go, … Continue Reading If only #Braves had a managerial opening …
Frank Wren is going to lose his job because of a lousy personality, although he should be losing it for his crappy investments. Somehow, Dayton Moore has kept his job … Continue Reading Dayton Moore is Frank Wren lite
He signed Jeff Francoeur to a two-year contract. He hired Ned Yost, who makes Fredi look like Earl Weaver. Replacing Wren with Moore would be like dumping Eddie Haas in … Continue Reading Top 2 reasons why Dayton Moore would be terrible choice as #Braves GM
Via Mark Bowman: Now that the Braves have been essentially eliminated from the playoffs, they might not wait until the conclusion of this season to make what would be their … Continue Reading Frank Wren all but out as #Braves GM
The Braves’ CEO, a corporate lackey right out of central casting, is about to make the biggest decision of his tenure. No question he should fire Frank Wren, the architect … Continue Reading All eyes on Terry McGuirk
*One run in three games merits a repost. There was a lot of blowback when CD gave FW a C- for his tenure as the Braves GM. If you’re one … Continue Reading Why Frank Wren must go
Mike Trout was drafted with the compensation pick received when the Angels didn’t resign Mark Teixeira. That pick would’ve belonged to the Braves had they not dealt Tex to the … Continue Reading The case against Frank Wren, cont’d
B.J. Upton is like Zaxby’s: Indescribably bad. And he’s getting worse. The highest-paid Brave is batting .171 in June with a .218 OBP. Luis Gomez, the notoriously light-hitting SS from … Continue Reading Stubbornness breeds stupidity and #Braves are paying for it
First the bad news. In the realm of team-crippling contracts, right now Frank Wren appears to be leading the Majors. Certainly other teams are locked into bad contracts. Some might … Continue Reading Wren’s tenure a C-. A lot of good, but the bad is REAL BAD
It’s been little noted in the coverage of the Braves’ flurry of contract extensions, but it would be fascinating to know just how much of a role John Hart played. … Continue Reading How much Hart in these extensions?
Fredi is not the only member of the Braves’ hierarchy working on the final year of his contract. FW’s contract also expires after this season, though I suspect he’s a … Continue Reading FW enters his walk year
Doug Fister, two years removed from free agency, is a workhorse who eats innings without eating up much payroll. The 30-year-old right-hander — career 3.53 ERA and 1.213 WHIP — … Continue Reading Why weren’t the Braves in on Fister?