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”

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”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Dansby Swanson

Dansby Swanson was well on his way to exceeding my modest expectations for 2019 before he was waylaid in July with a heel injury. The 25 year old went into the All-Star break with 17 homers and a .270/.330/.493 batting line in 380 plate appearances, but in his 142 post All-Star break PA’s he managed … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Dansby Swanson”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ronald Acuna, Jr.

We all love Ozzie Albies, right? I like to think of Ronald Acuna Jr. as a younger, better, Ozzie Albies. The 21 year old Acuna followed up his 2018 Rookie of the Year campaign with an All-Star game start, 41 homers, and a league leading 127 runs scored. He finished with a .280/.365/.518 batting average/on … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ronald Acuna, Jr.”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ozzie Albies

Ozzie Albies is 22 years old, hit 24 home runs for the 2nd year in a row, raised his batting average to .295, led the National League in fielding % as a 2nd baseman at .994, was 3rd in range factor per 9 innings, and is signed through age 30*. Feel better yet? There were … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ozzie Albies”