The 2020 Micro-Season

What’s the least amount of baseball that would be worth playing before the powers that be simply cancel the entire season? Here’s a proposal for a Micro-Season. (Disclaimer: this is not a prediction that a micro-season is the most likely scenario.) Micro-Season: Everybody into the pool At the amateur level, pool play is used to … Continue reading “The 2020 Micro-Season”

Life Before Superstations: A Story about J.R. Richard

On July 30th, 1980, WLW radio in Cincinnati announced Houston Astros pitcher J.R. Richard had collapsed during a pre-game workout, and had been rushed to a Houston hospital. I was 16 years old. I was not an Astros fan, but I’d followed J.R. since 1974, because I thought he had a cool baseball card.  Richard … Continue reading “Life Before Superstations: A Story about J.R. Richard”

Atlanta Braves Relief Pitchers: Best of the 10 for 10’s

Thus far in the Atlanta Braves 10 for 10’s player series, we have covered the infield, the outfield, and the best of the worst. Today, we look at the 2010’s best of the Atlanta Braves Relief Pitchers. 10 for 10’s Atlanta Braves Relief Pitcher, Craig Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel was the dominant Atlanta Braves relief pitcher … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Relief Pitchers: Best of the 10 for 10’s”

Atlanta Braves Sign Marcell Ozuna

In what has been really busy offseason that saw a dead period for about a month, it’s now picked up steam again as the Atlanta Braves signed Marcell Ozuna to a 1 year, $18 million deal. Who is he? As a 28 year old in 2019, Ozuna put up a .241/.328/.472 line, with 29 homers … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Sign Marcell Ozuna”

10 For 10’s: The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2013 Atlanta Braves won 96 games, on the way to their 2nd NL East divisional title of the decade. The Braves ripped off a 10 game winning streak in April to open the season 12 – 1, and added a 14 game winning streak from July 26th to August 9th. The 96 wins were … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Freddie Freeman

Note from Ryan: Three Flags Flying’s new podcast is up and running here and we talk a lot about 3B options should Josh Donaldson go elsewhere. Freddie Freeman put up another Freddie season in 2019, only more so. Today’s player review looks at the star first baseman. Freeman set career highs in home runs, RBI’s, … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Freddie Freeman”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Grant Dayton

Grant Dayton doesn’t have enough career major league innings to draw significant conclusions from. At age 32, that fact may be the significant conclusion. However, what little we have to go on is promising. Dayton was 28 before he hit the majors in 2016. The left handed reliever combined for 50 innings in 2 seasons … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Grant Dayton”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Tomlin

The Braves gave Josh Tomlin a role with few expectations, and he lived up to them. Pitching mostly in long relief, Tomlin got 4 outs or more in 25 of his 50 relief appearances. He put up a 3.74 ERA, and had a 1.122 WHIP, largely fueled by walking only 7 batters in his 79 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Tomlin”

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”