10 For 10’s: The 2014 Atlanta Braves Season (and new 3 Flags Flying Podcast)

Note from Ryan: Brent and I recorded a pop-up podcast discussing the Josh Donaldson signing and where to go from there. Give it a listen, eh? Coming off a 96-73 2013 season with a core, for the most part, in place for a few more years, the 2014 Atlanta Braves looked to be ready to … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2014 Atlanta Braves Season (and new 3 Flags Flying Podcast)”

Moving on from Josh Donaldson: Atlanta Braves Trade and Free Agent Targets

Well, the Josh Donaldson saga has finally come to an end. Sadly, the “Bringer of Rain” is bringing some pain to Atlanta by accepting a 4-year, $92M deal with the Minnesota Twins. This has both good and bad repercussions for the Braves, as well as a plethora of options moving forward. There are plenty of … Continue reading “Moving on from Josh Donaldson: Atlanta Braves Trade and Free Agent Targets”

10 For 10’s: The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2013 Atlanta Braves won 96 games, on the way to their 2nd NL East divisional title of the decade. The Braves ripped off a 10 game winning streak in April to open the season 12 – 1, and added a 14 game winning streak from July 26th to August 9th. The 96 wins were … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season”

Atlanta Braves Offseason Fun

Lack of news has created limited discussion within the Braves blogosphere so let’s have some Atlanta Braves Offseason Fun! In this exercise, let’s assume that the Braves have missed out on Josh Donaldson, but still have ~25 Million to spend to fill what I’d assume is 3 holes: 3B or OF RP or SP Utility … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Offseason Fun”

10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2011 season ended with such a horrific collapse that the 2012 Atlanta Braves needed to remind the fans that the team was actually good, and they did just that. The Skinny on the 2012 Atlanta Braves Record: 94-68 2nd in NL EastLost to St Louis Cardinals 6-3 in Wildcard game700 runs scored 600 runs … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 for 10’s: The 2011 Atlanta Braves Season

For 2 decades, Bobby Cox had stood at the top step managing the Atlanta Braves, but that came to a conclusion in 2010 and Fredi Gonzalez, after managing the Marlins from 2007-10, became the 2011 Atlanta Braves manager with what most would consider muted applause. Many at the time loved Bobby Cox, but wanted the … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2011 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 For 10’s: The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season

Welcome to Brave Journal’s 10 for 10’s, where for each season of the past decade we relive the thrill of victory: And the agony of defeat: Today’s episode: the 2010 Atlanta Braves Season The decade of the Aughts saw the last of Atlanta’s amazing run of division titles in 2005, and the franchise spent the … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season”

The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot: Final Thoughts

If you have missed all 5 pieces in “The Playoffs are a Crapshoot” well…tough! You should’ve been reading Braves Journal more, ya twit! Nah, just joshing. Here are the links to the first 5 parts: Playoffs are a Crapshoot, Part 1 Playoffs are a Crapshoot, Part 2 Playoffs are a Crapshoot, Part 3 Playoffs are … Continue reading “The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot: Final Thoughts”

Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Dansby Swanson

In continuing our extension candidate series, we look at a player that has shown spurts of greatness but hasn’t broken through. Today’s Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate, Dansby Swanson. Background on Dansby Swanson This is a hard one because we don’t really know who Dansby Swanson is, still, and his arb years are quickly ticking off. … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Dansby Swanson”

The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot, Part 5: Regression to the Mean

In case you missed the first 4 parts of “Playoffs are a Crapshoot”, here they are: Playoffs are a Crapshoot, Part 1 Playoffs are a Crapshoot, Part 2 Playoffs are a Crapshoot, Part 3 Playoffs are a Crapshoot Part 4 Last year the Braves won 97 games.  But we know that this record is partly … Continue reading “The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot, Part 5: Regression to the Mean”