The Most 2015 Moment of 2015 – Fredi’s Big Idea (by Edward)

Ed. note: For those of you with heart conditions, or who are with young and impressionable children, we ask that you turn around in your seats. June 11th, versus the Padres. As a group, we don’t give Fredi Gonzalez nearly enough credit for creativity. When he screws up, everyone notices—maybe even a little too much. … Continue reading “The Most 2015 Moment of 2015 – Fredi’s Big Idea (by Edward)”

Left Behind: The Guys Who Didn’t Make It (by Bledsoe)

There were several also-rans besides Francoeur . Most of these guys likely would have made the list if Mac’s list had been static, as they’re better Braves than the guys who were Nos. 40-44 in the Original List. But with the addition of seven new players, they no longer can bump somebody off. But they’re … Continue reading “Left Behind: The Guys Who Didn’t Make It (by Bledsoe)”

Where Do We Go From Here?: Maybe Defense is an Overvalued Asset

On March 29, 2013, as MLB prepared to break spring training and embark on another summer of swings, the New York Times ran an article about the upcoming season and league wide trends. The gist of it is summarized by the headline, “Strikeouts on the Rise,” but just in case you weren’t sure where they … Continue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?: Maybe Defense is an Overvalued Asset”

Left Behind: Jeff Francoeur (by bledsoe)

Jeff Francoeur RH Hitting, RH Throwing Outfielder Braves Seasons: 2005-2009 .266/.308/.424, 78 HR, 359 RBI, 310 RS, 89 OPS+ Okay — I wrote this sucker up, might as well put it up. As I said, in a 2007 update to the 44, Mac opined that if he redid the list, Jeff Francoeur would likely have … Continue reading “Left Behind: Jeff Francoeur (by bledsoe)”

The Most 2015 Moment of 2015: The $189,000 Man (by Edward)

Ed. note: For those of you with heart conditions, or who are with young and impressionable children, we ask that you turn around in your seats. We are all sick and tired of 2015. I think this past season of baseball will forever be linked in our minds with a sort of monolith memory black … Continue reading “The Most 2015 Moment of 2015: The $189,000 Man (by Edward)”

Atlanta Braves Trivia Time! (by sansho1)

Correct answers acknowledged in the comments. You have 24 hours. Go! 1) Who was the youngest Atlanta Braves All-Star? Who was the oldest? 2) Other than Tony Gwynn, who was the only position player to appear in at least one NL game every year from 1982-1998? 3) What did Rico Carty carry in his back … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Trivia Time! (by sansho1)”

Where Do We Go From Here?: Let The Kids Play (by Edward)

Illusion check, in order of appearance: Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, and Andrelton Simmons. Or if you’re not into using names: Immediate Sensation 1, Immediate Sensation 2, Immediate Hugsation, Immediate Sensation 3. Okay, okay, it didn’t turn out perfectly. Heyward lost his power, Kimbrel got a little shaky in some key moments, Freeman hasn’t … Continue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?: Let The Kids Play (by Edward)”

Braves Panicked After League Says They Must Field a Major League Team in 2016

November 15, 2015 VOL 72 ISSUE 45 Sports · Local ATLANTA, GA—Braves officials were taken by surprise earlier this afternoon when a league official informed the team they have a major league schedule they will be expected to play out in 2016. “This comes as a surprise to us,” Braves General Manager John Coppolella admitted. “We … Continue reading “Braves Panicked After League Says They Must Field a Major League Team in 2016”

#29: Andrelton Simmons (by bledsoe)

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. No. 41: Andrelton Simmons RH Hitting, RH Throwing Shortstop Braves Seasons: 2012-2015 .256/.304/.362, 31 HR, 168 RBI, 197 RS, 85 OPS+ Some will think this is low. But Simmons just eked out the minimum three full seasons this past year, and if this were based solely on offensive … Continue reading “#29: Andrelton Simmons (by bledsoe)”