Maybe it’s best if Hart stays

The narrative, which rings true, though may not be, holds that Royals GM Dayton Moore would come to the Braves if guaranteed total control over the franchise. That can’t happen as long as John Hart remains president of baseball operations. Hart plans on staying, unless longtime friend John Schuerholz is able to force him out, […]

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Rowland back from sabbatical

Got a call from our namesake the other day asking, “Where the fuck you been? You making me look bad!” I tried to explain to him these Braves aren’t a very inspiring bunch. “Shit, I played for the ’75 Braves. You don’t know what uninspiring is. Now get off your ass and write something!” Thanks […]

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Meanwhile, in the OC …

While Sean Newcomb labored through another outing last night, throwing 94 pitches in 4-2/3 innings, Andrelton Simmons added to his MVP caliber season with a dramatic three-run homer to give the Angels a 7-6 win. (I know. Newcomb’s a rookie. But his command problems are nothing new. Maybe he figures it out.) Andrelton has certainly […]

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Open thread, 8/25-27, a different kind of #Braves prospects ranking

At some point, probably this offseason, the Braves will start dealing from their wealth of prospects. Who should be most untouchable? Rowland’s Top 10: Ronald Acuna. By no means. Kyle Wright. Seems to have the most ace-like qualities of any of the team’s pitching prospects. Luiz Gohara. See Wright. And he’s left-handed. And he’s produced. […]

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Open thread, #Braves in a hurry

ICYMI … Max Fried was promoted to Atlanta from Mississippi despite a 5.92 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. He’s not the only curious promotion within the Braves system. Austin Riley got the call to Mississippi despite an Adonis-like .718 OPS for High-A Florida. In 22 Double-A games Riley’s OPS is .676. Touki Toussaint made the same […]

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Open thread, #Braves vs. Pod-rees

*I’ve noticed some in the Twittersphere remarking on the similarities between this team’s record and that of the ’91 Braves, who entered the All-Star Break under .500 and 9-1/2 games behind the Dodgers. The similarities end there. Those Braves had Glavine, Avery and Smoltz. Fourth starter Charlie Leibrandt would be the ace of the current […]

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