Rob’s 2020 Atlanta Braves Position Player Wildcard – Dansby Swanson

As I’m looking at guys who would be “wildcards” to our season success, I’m looking at guys who could potentially lengthen the list of potentially elite players at that unit. For the bullpen, it was Luke Jackson. On the position player side, it’s Atlanta Braves Dansby Swanson. Most fans have high expectations for the majority … Continue reading “Rob’s 2020 Atlanta Braves Position Player Wildcard – Dansby Swanson”

Rob’s 2020 Atlanta Braves Bullpen Wildcard – Luke Jackson

A lot of talk is centered around Will Smith, Chris Martin, Mark Melancon, and Shane Greene — the key acquisitions of last trading deadline and this offseason — and that’s for good reason. After all, they’ll be cumulatively collecting around $45M, and they’ll account for the vast majority of high leverage innings by the bullpen … Continue reading “Rob’s 2020 Atlanta Braves Bullpen Wildcard – Luke Jackson”

Atlanta Braves ZiPS Projections: 2019 vs. 2020

If the season started today, does ZiPS say we’re better or worse? For comparison’s sake, we are going to look at the 2019 vs. 2020 Atlanta Braves ZiPS projections to line up the 2 teams in the following categories: Starting Pitching, Relief Pitching, Infield, Outfield, and Catcher. If you’re not in the know, here’s the … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves ZiPS Projections: 2019 vs. 2020”

Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Dansby Swanson

In continuing our extension candidate series, we look at a player that has shown spurts of greatness but hasn’t broken through. Today’s Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate, Dansby Swanson. Background on Dansby Swanson This is a hard one because we don’t really know who Dansby Swanson is, still, and his arb years are quickly ticking off. … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Extension Candidate: Dansby Swanson”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Reviews: A.J. Minter

If A.J. Minter merely replicated his performance from the year previous — 61.1 IP, 57 H, 22 BB, 69 K, 3.23 ERA, 2.72 FIP — some might have been disappointed, then the 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review on A.J. Minter would have been all roses. After all, A.J. Minter has been hyped about as much … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Reviews: A.J. Minter”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Charlie Culberson

Well, all good things must come to an end, and after two solid seasons for Charlie Culberson in Atlanta, he was non-tendered on December 2nd. As of this writing, I’m not aware of any free agent interest in Culberson, so a reunion at a lesser amount is possible. Regardless, it’s likely he’ll end up on … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Charlie Culberson”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ender Inciarte

2019 Review 2019 was a bust for Ender Inciarte. He pulled his hamstring and missed about a month in 2016, but he was remarkably healthy in 2017 and 2018, appearing in 157 and 156 games, respectively. But after a 2018 season that saw both his offensive and defensive performance slip, 2019 was a big year … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ender Inciarte”

Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran

Being a custodian means that you want to leave a place better than you found it. I hope I’ve been a custodian. I think Braves Journal is better than when I found it, anyway. I got the sense that Alex was running on fumes trying to replace Mac Thomason, and that’s why I was very … Continue reading “Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud

The Braves continue to strike. Three out of the four free agents that have been signed so far have been by Atlanta. You know about the two relievers, and this time it’s solidifying the catcher position. So Travis d’Arnaud and Flowers will now handle the catching duties. If you didn’t follow d’Arnaud career resurgence in … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud”

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”