The Jadeite Jewel: Body Parts Optional

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. For the full rules check out the introduction. Round 1: Who Needs Eyes? vs. Who … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: Body Parts Optional”

The Jadeite Jewel: So It Begins

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. For the full rules check out the introduction. Round 1: The Blind Basket Catch vs. … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: So It Begins”

Shelby Miller

So, there was a blockbuster trade, where the Braves and Cardinals swapped one year of a talented but fragile left-handed right-fielder for a young Southern fireballing right-handed pitching prospect. If you started thinking that the Jason Heyward–Shelby Miller trade is slightly reminscent of the J.D. Drew/Adam Wainwright trade, you’re not wrong. One main difference is … Continue reading “Shelby Miller”

New Contest

The Hot Stove season is fueled by debate. Ideas are hashed and rehashed; beliefs are shared and argued and changed. Some fans thrive on the endless speculation, enjoying it more than the baseball season itself. Others just engage in it to pass the time and have a connection to baseball until the weather warms, the … Continue reading “New Contest”

A baseless, idiotic, and likely pointless attempt to distract you from this depressing off season, if only for a minute or two

Here are the first 10 tracks from y 2014 End Of Year compilation(s.) They have nothing to do with baseball. 1 – “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” From Most Messed Up (2014) by Old 97s 2 – “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore” From Rented World (2014) by The Menzingers 3 – “Raindance In … Continue reading “A baseless, idiotic, and likely pointless attempt to distract you from this depressing off season, if only for a minute or two”

Open Thread: The Return of the Cleaners From Venus

This is presented apropos of literally nothing whatsoever. You may not be familiar with the Cleaners From Venus. In that (very likely) case, this blog post will not strike you as terribly relevant — though I do hope at the very least to introduce you to a band that you ought to get to know. The … Continue reading “Open Thread: The Return of the Cleaners From Venus”

At First I Thought The Braves Were Just Badmouthing Wren Because They Fired Him

But the list of people who left the team during his tenure, and who are coming back now, just keeps getting longer: In the latest of the rash of front office and scout personnel returning to Atlanta, California scout Tom Battista has left the Boston Red Sox and returned to the Braves’ organization as a … Continue reading “At First I Thought The Braves Were Just Badmouthing Wren Because They Fired Him”

Buster Olney Thinks Maybe We Should Trade Heyward and Jupton

Buster Olney notes that this offseason, there’s a ton of pitching available — Scherzer, Lester, Shields, Liriano, Hamels, Santana, Volquez, and Samardzija are just the top names he lists. There’s a ton of pitching available and barely any hitting. So he suggests that teams may want to take advantage of the weak hitting market and trade … Continue reading “Buster Olney Thinks Maybe We Should Trade Heyward and Jupton”