The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #9, Jason Schmidt

Jason Schmidt wasn’t as good as you remember. He was mediocre at best for the Pirates after they acquired him from Atlanta in the Denny Neagle trade. It wasn’t until he landed in San Francisco did he emerge as one of the league’s best starters, ¬†twice finishing in the top 5 for NL Cy Young….

How un-Atlanta of them

The Falcons did something today Atlanta teams don’t normally do in the postseason. Win. Savor it. (Though I still think the ’80 team was the best of them all.)

The 20 worst A-Braves players: #3 Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez was a poor man’s Rafael Belliard, at least at the plate. Like Raffy, Gomez was smooth, if unspectacular, defensively. But Belliard was a regular Barry Larkin on offense compared to Gomez, the only player on our list who was traded for another of the 20 worst Braves, Pat Rockett (part of the deal…

The Phillies are coming! The Phillies are coming!

UPDATE: Never mind — the Phils just acquired Revere for Vance Worley. UPDATE: According to DOB, the Braves are talking to Minnesota about Revere. Jon Heyman says the Phils have been talking to the Twins about Ben Revere, who’s apparently available for pitching. I hope FW is on in this, because Revere, an Atlanta native,…

The 2 best games by an Atlanta Brave

They belong to one player — not Hank, Chipper or Mad Dog, but a good ole’ boy with a ¬†career 4.07 ERA. They occurred during the Braves’ inaugural season in Atlanta, one in which Tony Cloninger would lead all NL pitchers with 116 BB. Overall, a forgettable year, save for those two games that are…