The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot, Part 2: Basic Probability Math

If you missed the first piece in “Playoffs are a Crapshoot”, it provided a basic overview of what will be discussed and you can find it here. There are 10 teams that make the playoffs every year, six division winners and 4 wild card teams.  Suppose that the probability of each of them winning the … Continue reading “The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot, Part 2: Basic Probability Math”

The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot, a 6-Part Series: Introduction

It was Billy Beane in Moneyball who famously remarked, “The playoffs are a crapshoot”.  The argument goes that whatever assiduousness and craft goes into producing a winning regular season team, the outcome of the playoffs is random.  I want to use my offseason opportunity this year to explore this a little bit.  A warning up … Continue reading “The Playoffs Are a Crapshoot, a 6-Part Series: Introduction”

Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Mike Soroka

Maple Maddux aka M-m-m-Mike Soroka, as my daughter affectionately calls him, was the Atlanta Braves ace of the 2019 season. Pitching to a 4 or 5.6 WAR, depending on your choice between B-ref or Fangraph’s evaluations, the 22 year old is the subject of today’s piece, Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Mike Soroka. Mike Soroka’s Background … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Mike Soroka”

Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Freddie Freeman

Today we will explore Atlanta Braves extension candidate Freddie Freeman. The cornerstone of the franchise and a guy that loves the Braves, it would be great to lock Freddie up long term. He has stated many times before that he wants to be a lifelong Brave and there’s no reason why the franchise shouldn’t keep … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Freddie Freeman”

Atlanta Braves Top Prospects by Braves Journal, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

In case you missed the first 6 installments of our Atlanta Braves Prospects Lists, you can find them here: Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects: Just Missed Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospect, 30-26 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, 25-21 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, 20-16 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, 15-11 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Top Prospects by Braves Journal, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.”

Merry Christmas from Braves Journal!

The next 2 days will be a contest, of sorts! Create your Braves themed Christmas Parody song and we will judge it as a community. The winner will win a Braves Journal tee of his or her choice! The following brilliance is by Rusty S! You better watch outYou better bid highBetter not doubtI’m telling … Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Braves Journal!”

Atlanta Braves Top Prospects by Braves Journal, #10-6

In case you missed the first 5 installments of our Atlanta Braves Top Prospects, you can find them here: Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects: Just Missed Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospect, 30-26 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, 25-21 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, 20-16 Braves Journal’s Top 30 Prospects, 15-11 A reminder that this is … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Top Prospects by Braves Journal, #10-6”

Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Cristian Pache

Yesterday, we ended our 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review series and today we begin to look forward to the 2020 season and a new series: Atlanta Braves Extension Candidates. We start with a story similar to our beloved Ronald Acuna with a player whose skillset, although different from Acuna’s, is loud and cannot be ignored: … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Cristian Pache”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Touki Toussaint

Touki Toussaint’s 2019 season was a back-step from 2018. Today’s Touki Toussaint Player Review will explore the reasons why that happened and what to look forward to next year. Touki’s curveball played a disappearing act for most of the season. Easily his best pitch, it just didn’t have as much life as it used to. … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Touki Toussaint”

Special Braves Journal Announcement!

Just in time for the holidays, Braves Journal is kicking off 2 cool features that will help our community thrive for the foreseeable future! When I decided to take the reins from Rob, it wasn’t without a long 6 months of thought. What was I pondering over the course of that time? Well, my friends, … Continue reading “Special Braves Journal Announcement!”