Trade Deadline Recap – Venters, Brach, Duvall, Gausman, O’Day… Oh My!

The trade deadline came and past like any other year. But unlike any other year this decade, the Braves made some key moves to strength almost all units of the roster. It began with the smallest deal, Jonny Venters from the Rays for $250K in international bonus pool allotment. We know about Venters, and we … Continue reading “Trade Deadline Recap – Venters, Brach, Duvall, Gausman, O’Day… Oh My!”

Braves; a Hand Full, Marlins; a Trident

Last night, we enjoyed the dream of Goldilocks. We didn’t have “Bad Julio” or certainly not “Good Julio”, but rather, “less than catastrophic Julio.” That was good enough. He gave up 3 runs in 5 innings because he was at 98 pitches. 4 K’s and 4 BB’s. With Mick Dundee’s chances on offense (“better than … Continue reading “Braves; a Hand Full, Marlins; a Trident”

Dodgers 5 Braves 1…and the beat goes on.

  malaise. [ma-leyz, -muh-; French ma-lez] noun.   a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.   Our Braves are now formulaic. Two games of a four game series are quite enough to predict the third. And the fourth. A certain pecking order has been established, a major disparity in performance, and one … Continue reading “Dodgers 5 Braves 1…and the beat goes on.”

What Is Going On With the Braves At The Trade Deadline? Well, We Got Jonny Venters.

Instead of a recap, I’ll just tell you that the Braves lost a baseball game yesterday, which has happened the majority of times they’ve taken the field in July. They are now 7-12 in July, by far their worst month of the season. They’ve now lost 3 straight, including one to a Miami team that … Continue reading “What Is Going On With the Braves At The Trade Deadline? Well, We Got Jonny Venters.”

Kevin Maitan Is Not Doing So Hot

Baseball America put out a recap that you can read here. They had this to say about Kevin Maitan: Maitan arrived at spring training noticeably heavier, and he was listed at 222 pounds on Orem’s Opening Day roster, a gain of 47 pounds in two years. With all the added weight, Maitan’s athleticism, bat speed … Continue reading “Kevin Maitan Is Not Doing So Hot”

JT Realmuto’s Team 9, JT Fakemuto’s Team 3

With Sam’s permission, since I forgot what day it was. Retirement does stuff like that to you. So it’s a long season, and 1966 was no different. The 98th game saw the Braves drop a 4-3 game to the Cardinals at Atlanta Stadium to bring their record to 45-53. Every game has something to discuss, … Continue reading “JT Realmuto’s Team 9, JT Fakemuto’s Team 3”

Braves 12, Fish 1, Oh “That’s the way, we like it.”

Oh, that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh we like it, uh-huh, uh-huh That’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh we like it, uh-huh, uh-huh That’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh we like it, uh-huh, uh-huh That’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh we like it, uh-huh, uh-huh When the Braves hit the ball hard Makes the Marlins show their card When … Continue reading “Braves 12, Fish 1, Oh “That’s the way, we like it.””