Yesterday marked my final visit Turner Field, as I’ll be in Brunswick covering a certain sensational trial beginning next week. About 5,000 people, at most, joined me on a hot … Continue Reading My farewell to The Ted
If Folty pitches well today, there could be hope. Maybe even hope for a decent 2017. For the rest of the season, the most interesting plot line for Los Bravos, … Continue Reading Open Thread, 9/1, #Braves’ September Story Line
August had been a forgettable month for the ’69 Braves. It was their only month with a losing record en route to their first playoff berth since the move from Milwaukee. … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/31, the day Morganna met the #Braves
I picked up this beaut at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival on Saturday. I’m not sure how well it translates here, but the image of Henry Louis Aaron is … Continue Reading Open Thread, Aug. 30, Coolest #Braves Shirt Ever
On this day 25 years ago, the Braves held the division lead for the first time since April 8, 1989, when they were 3-1. They’d win only 60 more games … Continue Reading The silver anniversary of #Braves nirvana: First place, finally
Matt Wisler returns from Gwinnett to pitch tonight. It appears it’s less of a reward for good work at AAA, where he’s been just OK, and more a promotion because … Continue Reading Open thread, Aug. 25, Wisler returns for #Braves
Check out The Office’s comprehensive rundown of the Braves’ top prospects. Nick Markakis or Ender Inciarte? You figure one will be traded this offseason, as Mallex Smith’s return in 2017 … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/24, #Braves vs. OF glut
Atlanta in 2017? Ozzie Albies. He’s had little problem adjusting to Double-A pitching, with a .399 OBP and .453 slugging percentage. Triple-A was a different matter, which suggests he could probably … Continue Reading #Braves prospects: Studs, duds and all the rest
The emergence of Gary Sanchez, who’s either the next Johnny Bench or Kevin Maas, has made Brian McCann expendable. Reportedly the Braves and Yankees have already talked trade, with the … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/23, #Braves vs. trading for Brian McCann
Solid column today from the AJC’s Mark Bradley noting the demotion of Tyrell Jenkins, the third Braves starter sent down in two months. Jenkins’ struggles weren’t a surprise to those … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/22, #Braves vs. Roger McDowell
Got my first look at Matt Kemp in a Braves uniform tonight. Good thing Letterman’s retired.
We’ve been critical of JS’ work since he left the GM’s chair but there’s no debating his importance to the organization. But if not for a phone call from Stan … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/19-21, #Braves HOF’ers and a fateful phone call
Top prospect Dansby Swanson starts his big league career this evening. So we take a look at the debuts of a few other notable Bravos of recent years. In no … Continue Reading Open Thread, Aug. 17, #Braves Debutante Ball
The rest of the season just got a lot more interesting with the news that Dansby Swanson will be making his Braves debut Wednesday night. But it’s a move fraught … Continue Reading Why are #Braves rushing Dansby?
Ten years after they traded for his brother, Willy, the Braves traded away Erick Aybar, to the Tigers. In the canon of Braves siblings the Aybars rank at the bottom, … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/16, #Braves have traded Erick Aybar
It’s often forgotten that, had then-Rangers owner Tom Hicks not lost leave of his senses, Alex Rodriguez would’ve probably become a Brave in 2001. A-Rod was reportedly itching to play for … Continue Reading What if A-Rod had signed with the #Braves?
Remember those days of yore, seems like the 19th century now, when the Braves routinely had fat leads in the division this time of year? We’d be fretting about how … Continue Reading Open Thread, Aug. 12-15, #Braves Role Reversal
Today marks a sad anniversary, as well as a franchise-altering one. And Aug. 12 also marks one of the most bizarre games in Braves history: Five years ago tonight, we … Continue Reading Aug. 12 a day rich in #Braves history
A win today would be a nice exclamation point on a run of high-quality ball. Alas, it ain’t looking good as our heroes trail 4-0 after three. Apologies for the … Continue Reading Open Thread, 8/11, #Braves Losing in the 4th
Just a week ago, 100 losses seemed inevitable. But then you read the Braves are 25-24 in their last 49 and need only to win 20 of their remaining 49 … Continue Reading Open thread, 8/10, Snitker’s future as #Braves manager