Winter Meetings from an Atlanta Braves Perspective

Historically, the Winter Meetings are the 5 busiest days of the off-season. This year it takes place in San Diego from Sunday the 8th of December until Thursday the 12th. While technically, the meetings are the official annual meeting for owners and executives from the Minor Leagues, a great deal of MLB business has been … Continue reading “Winter Meetings from an Atlanta Braves Perspective”

The Atlanta Braves 2nd Half Flowering Stars: Position Players

In 71 games of the 2nd half, the Braves went 43-28 and continued their dominant run that started in June and ran strong through mid-September to secure back-to-back NL East titles. It takes a team to win the division, but some were able to carry more cargo on the home stretch. From everyday players to … Continue reading “The Atlanta Braves 2nd Half Flowering Stars: Position Players”

A Reflection on Last Night’s Game

Hey Braves Journal friends. We have been hard at work loading up some good writers for the offseason and beyond. It’s our focus to stay true to the Braves Journal model by focusing more on building quality writing while maintaining the feel of what Mac established, which is a bar-like atmosphere where people can gather … Continue reading “A Reflection on Last Night’s Game”

Updated Odds on the Braves Postseason 25 Man

I think my previous pieces have become largely irrelevant with the injuries to both Charlie Culberson and Johan Camargo. Adding news today of the Braves purchasing the contract of catcher John Ryan Murphy, and the heart of the bench I was predicting comes back into the fold. Two things to take away from today’s news: … Continue reading “Updated Odds on the Braves Postseason 25 Man”

Odds on the Braves Postseason 25-man: Hitters

This is the 2nd piece in this series as last week I looked at the pitching, both rotation and bullpen. If you missed that piece, find it here . I’m going to stay true to the original piece and assume that the Braves are going to carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players. The reasoning … Continue reading “Odds on the Braves Postseason 25-man: Hitters”

Will Braves put a little something in the Water(s) in September and Game Thread

2019 will be the last year that MLB teams can invite their entire 40-man roster when September 1st rolls around. In the new CBA that goes into effect in 2020, the active roster will increase from 25 to 26 for the full year and can increase up to, but no more than, 28 in September. … Continue reading “Will Braves put a little something in the Water(s) in September and Game Thread”

Decisions that Could Influence Trade Deadline for Atlanta Braves

Trade season is upon us and the Braves are going to be in the thick of rumors, especially of the pitching variety. It’s been widely speculated that Anthopoulos will be in the hunt for both starting and relief pitching. In my opinion, that’s an accurate inference. I think they’ll acquire at least one of each … Continue reading “Decisions that Could Influence Trade Deadline for Atlanta Braves”

Shopping in that Aisle, New York Mets Edition and Game Thread

After last night’s loss to our’s truly, the Mets are 37-46 on the season, in 4th place of the NL East, and 6 games behind the 2nd Wild Card in the National League. While I don’t think they’re to the selling point that the aforementioned teams (Blue Jays, Orioles, Tigers, Royals, Mariners, Marlins, Giants, Reds) … Continue reading “Shopping in that Aisle, New York Mets Edition and Game Thread”