10 for 10’s: The Atlanta Braves 2018 Season

After four straight losing seasons and an offseason wracked by front office turmoil, expectations for the 2018 season were low. But the Braves surprised virtually everyone, easily winning the NL East over the consensus preseason favorites, the Nats. How the heck did that happen? 2017 Offseason Change of the Guard At the end of our … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The Atlanta Braves 2018 Season”

10 For 10’s: The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season

Welcome to Brave Journal’s 10 for 10’s, where for each season of the past decade we relive the thrill of victory: And the agony of defeat: Today’s episode: the 2010 Atlanta Braves Season The decade of the Aughts saw the last of Atlanta’s amazing run of division titles in 2005, and the franchise spent the … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Brian McCann

Brian McCann, 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review Brian McCann suffered an injury-plagued and unproductive 2018 season for Houston, only appearing in 63 games with 189 AB while sinking to career lows in AVG, OBP, and SLG. As a result he did not hit the benchmarks for starts and plate appearances that would have guaranteed his … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Brian McCann”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adeiny Hechavarria

By the winter of 2019, Adeiny Hechavarria had firmly established himself as a no-hit all-glove shortstop, with a career slash line around .250/.290/.320 in about 2800 MLB ABs. So it was no big surprise that going into his age 30 season, he had to settle for a minor league deal with the Mets organization (term … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adeiny Hechavarria”

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”