Had his most plate appearances since 2003, and put up his best rate stats since his MVP season. Actually, since offensive levels are slightly down since 1999, his adjusted rate stats were very nearly equal — his OPS+ of 166 … Finish Reading
The heir apparent to Andruw’s mantle as the really streaky guy who frustrates you and then at the end of the year you look and say, “Hey, he had a pretty good season”. KJ is helped in that he has … Finish Reading
One of the best hitters in baseball, with no weaknesses to speak of. Okay, he doesn’t run well, but who cares? The Braves more or less collapsed after acquiring him, but it was hardly his fault, as he hit .317/.404/.615 … Finish Reading
Normally I would write up the obvious backup catcher then do an “other catching possibilities” post, but the Braves have done nothing to establish the backup catcher, so everybody goes in one entry.
Really, this shouldn’t be the case, as … Finish Reading
My mock Hall of Fame ballot:
I’m a “Big Hall” guy. Basically, I ask if players with similar accomplishments (not necessarily similar statistics) are generally Hall … Finish Reading
All this is written but not “finished” yet.
Jan. 7: Brian McCann
Jan. 8: The Great Backup Catcher Logjam, or: Nothing Better Happen to McCann
Jan. 9: Mark Teixeira
Jan. 10: Kelly Johnson
Jan. 11: Chipper Jones
Jan. 14: Yunel … Finish Reading
You know, normally I’d start player analysis writeups in about a week, but with two positions not officially settled (though I expect Jones/Diaz platooning in left) I don’t know if I should. Opinions?… Finish Reading
Happy New Year, everybody.
This doesn’t have anything to do with the Braves, but in accordance with the rules of the Baseball Bloggers Guild, I endorse the Hall of Fame candidacy of Bert Blyleven.
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