Potential Atlanta Braves Trade Targets: National League

On Monday, I took a look at some potential trade targets from the American League (find it here). Today, we will take a look at potential targets from the National League. Firstly, I chose teams that will likely be dealing. Some of these teams are 2,3, hell, maybe a lifetime away from competing again, and … Continue reading “Potential Atlanta Braves Trade Targets: National League”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jacob Webb

Who is Jacob Webb? An 18th round draft pick from tiny Tabor College in 2014, Webb is a 26 year old right handed reliever just now appearing in the bigs. He had 2 saves on days when Jackson was unavailable and posted a shiny 1.39 ERA for Atlanta in 22 innings before being shut down … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jacob Webb”

Potential Atlanta Braves Trade Targets: American League

The Braves are definitely going to be scouring free agency and the trade market to try to fill some holes for the 2020 season. It’s with that in mind that I’d like to get a little bit of a head start and lay out the players that could be on the market. Firstly, I chose … Continue reading “Potential Atlanta Braves Trade Targets: American League”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Mark Melancon

Mark Melancon is an acceptable relief pitcher. He lives somewhere in that purgatory between Closer™ and solid setup guy. Acquired in the flurry of activity at the deadline along with Chris “Get Somebody Ready During Warmup Pitches” Martin (that’s unfair, but I’m still not quite myself) and Shane Greene, the process by which he became … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Mark Melancon”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Dansby Swanson

Dansby Swanson was well on his way to exceeding my modest expectations for 2019 before he was waylaid in July with a heel injury. The 25 year old went into the All-Star break with 17 homers and a .270/.330/.493 batting line in 380 plate appearances, but in his 142 post All-Star break PA’s he managed … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Dansby Swanson”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Johan Camargo

At the conclusion of WWII my mother and a couple friends decided to see the world and head west, ultimately ending up in Los Angeles. My mom’s best friend Velva got hired on by RKO Pictures as a stage dresser – the people who make sure the props are in the right place before shooting. … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Johan Camargo”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Chad Sobotka

You know you’ve had a strange season when your most memorable incident was hurting your teammate…while playing catch on a travel day. Such was the year of Chad Sobotka. Chad was an out-of-nowhere bullpen stud in 2018, and made the club out of spring training with some relatively lofty expectations for 2019. Pre-Injury The first … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Chad Sobotka”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Reviews: Mike Foltynewicz

I’ve spilled a lot of ink in the comments about Folty, so I’ll try to recap and be concise. Look, I don’t know who Mike Foltynewicz is, and I don’t know who does. In almost every timespan or environment, the man has been manic, whether it be in the 2018 and 2019 postseason, the 2019 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Reviews: Mike Foltynewicz”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Donaldson

It was November 26, 2018, when the Braves brought rain to the city of Atlanta…23 million dollars worth on a 1-year bounceback deal. Josh Donaldson was everything the Braves could’ve hoped for in their 23 million dollar investment: healthy, productive, and cocky enough to bring the end to the old Braves way and usher in … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Donaldson”

Atlanta Braves Payroll: Creating Funds by Cutting Money

A lot was made about the payroll at the beginning of the 2019 season, and many fans felt shorted by the lack of big moves outside of Josh Donaldson. While I cannot argue with that train of thought too much as it was promised by the heads that payroll would increase, Anthopoulos wasn’t reactionary and … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Payroll: Creating Funds by Cutting Money”