Welcome Back and 2019 Player Review: Chris Martin

Chris Martin will be returning to Atlanta! The 6-foot-8 reliever signed a 2-year, $14 million contract with the Braves yesterday. In the past week, AA has invested $22.5 million on an area of strength for the club: the bullpen. With the signing of Will Smith as well as Darren O’Day and Martin returning, there should … Continue reading “Welcome Back and 2019 Player Review: Chris Martin”

The On-The-Field and Off-The-Field Life of Otis Nixon

“Nixon goes as far as he can go. He caught the ball! He caught the ball! I can’t believe it! What a catch by Otis Nixon!” ~Skip Caray If you’ve been a Braves fan for long enough, you probably remember that call. It was July 25th, 1992, the Braves had won 12 straight, and they … Continue reading “The On-The-Field and Off-The-Field Life of Otis Nixon”

Three Flags Flying, Episode 2 and 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Tyler Flowers

We had a great start to our podcast with a whole lot of you listening and giving us great reviews! We really appreciate it! In our 2nd episode, we discuss players to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft, the Will Smith signing, Free Agent Targets, and Rob Copenhaver’s piece on Otis Nixon. Find “The … Continue reading “Three Flags Flying, Episode 2 and 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Tyler Flowers”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adam Duvall

Who is he? Adam Duvall came to the Braves at the 2018 trade deadline from the Reds in exchange for  Lucas Sims, Matt Wisler and Preston Tucker. Most of us gave the trade a big thumbs up at the time as we were unlikely to ever need any of the guys we gave up (they … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adam Duvall”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis came into 2019 having just posted his first 2+ WAR season since joining the Braves in 2015. The 35 year old was not able to duplicate it. Nick put up a typical Markakis line of .285/.356/.420, but his season was interrupted near the end of July by a fractured left wrist, courtesy of … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Nick Markakis”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Will Smith

I’m going to spare you the Will Smith references from the entertainment world since we’re sure to read and hear about a thousand of them between now and Spring Training. But what I will tell you is that Alex Anthopolous was not going to wait for the free agent markets to take shape. He acted … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Will Smith”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Matt Joyce

Back at the end of the regular season, I wrote a little about Matt Joyce‘s year. You can find it here: Joyce played a much larger role than anyone envisioned due to injuries and ineffectiveness of the other options, appearing in 129 regular season games (starting 39) and all 5 NLDS games (starting 3). During … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Matt Joyce”

Podcast Announcement: Three Flags Flying is LIVE!

Guys and gals, I cannot emphasize enough how excited I am that Braves Journal now has its own podcast. Three Flags Flying is a podcast that represents the unity of 3 Braves blogs: Braves Journal, Outfield Fly Rule, and Talking Chop. Kris Willis is the site manager from Talking Chop and has a long history … Continue reading “Podcast Announcement: Three Flags Flying is LIVE!”

Ryan’s 50 Million Dollar Plan!

In a piece a few weeks back, I laid out the payroll situation with the Braves. You can find that piece here . Since then, we’ve had the following developments: Tyler Flowers was re-signed to a 4MM deal and buyout was added to the 2019 payroll. Nick Markakis was re-signed to a 4MM deal and … Continue reading “Ryan’s 50 Million Dollar Plan!”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Sean Newcomb

Entering the 2019 season, Newcomb was expected to make the next step and become a mainstay for the Braves rotation behind Mike Foltynewicz. Long story short, that didn’t happen… sort of. He had an interesting season, but most would agree the Braves needed every ounce of the success he provided out of the bullpen. 2019 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Sean Newcomb”