September 3, 2014 // 7 Comments

In the first inning, with the bases loaded, Chris Johnson struck out for the 143rd time. He’s walked just 18 times, good for a .294 OBP. Frank Wren signed the defensively challenged third sacker to a needless contract extension earlier this season. He’s due $8 million a year over the [...]

The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #5, Jeff Parrett

February 7, 2013 // 5 Comments

Bobby’s last major move as Braves GM was his worst, though strangely it worked out for the best. Murph had been on the trading block for a year, and at one point Bobby was near a deal with the Mets that would’ve brought Lenny Dykstra, Howard Johnson and Rick Aguilera to Atlanta. It [...]

Who we missing?

December 13, 2012 // 10 Comments

Only four players to go in our countdown of the 20 worst players (non-pitchers) in A-Braves history. Two of the four spots are taken, and it shouldn’t be hard to figure out who they are (hint: they played the positions most popular on our list). The other two are up for grabs. Now’s [...]

Is it the offseason already?

September 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

Moves I would ponder: Trade B-Mac, Uggla and Sean Gilmartin (or, reluctantly, Randall Delgado) to the Rangers for Elvis Andrus and Michael Young.  As much as I like and respect the guy, the Braves should not re-sign Brian McCann, even if he rebounds in 2013. So they might as well get something for [...]

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuAY6rErYJ4&list=UUqMb8TdVDYhFuis8yKHkCVQ&index=1&feature=plcp [...]

First half report: Bats and gloves

July 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

McCann C+. His strong last week upped the grade from a C, and his second half will go a long way towards determining whether the Braves should sign him up long term. Tough call, but I’d lean toward … Bourn A. The game’s best lead-off hitter. Period. We went years without one and [...]

Stand in awe of Jose Bautista

May 15, 2011 // 6 Comments

Were this five years ago, we’d dismiss Jose Bautista as a cheater — another Brady Anderson or Luis Gonzalez. But in the year of the pitcher, with PED testing routine enough to dissuade all but the truly dense, Bautista’s numbers merit special praise. The player formerly thought of [...]

Report: Beachy to be named Braves 5th starter

March 22, 2011 // 3 Comments

Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that, while the Braves haven’t announced it yet, SP Brandon Beachy is expected to be named the team’s fifth starter soon. His main competition, Mike Minor, will start the year in Triple-A. Beachy’s certainly earned a spot in the rotation with [...]

Compare and contrast

December 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

The Braves are close to signing Dan Uggla to a 5-year extension worth $60 million. Sounds like a lot, but, compared with the $126 million the Nats are paying Jayson Werth — one year Uggla’s senior — it’s a pretty reasonable deal. Besides being younger, Uggla also has more [...]

Liberty CEO made more than Braves’ 2010 roster

November 15, 2010 // 2 Comments

Jeff Schultz reminds Braves fans why we need new ownership: Monday’s Wall Street Journal lists the top 10 paid CEOs among 456 of the largest U.S. public companies. Maffei, the head of Liberty Media Corp., which owns the Braves, tops the list. According to the Journal, Maffei “enjoyed total [...]

Stats du jour

August 31, 2010 // 1 Comment

Via DOB: In 28 August games, the #Braves have scored 3 runs or fewer 11 times, and 8 runs or more eight times (10 or more five times) Much as we’ve ragged on erratic ATL offense, check this: #Braves lead NL w/ 149 runs in Aug. & are 2nd with 36 HRs (#Phillies have 16 HRs) 8 minutes ago [...]
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