My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 2012 Rome Braves

Pitiful, Sickening, Pathetic, Horrifying. Those were the nice words in various newspaper write-ups during the first half of the 2012 South Atlantic League season in regards to the 2012 Rome Braves. To say they staggered out of the gate is far too kind. I caught them in Greenville for a late April tilt and witnessed … Continue reading “My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 2012 Rome Braves”

My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 1981 Richmond Braves

The damndest thing happened in the summer of 1981 — baseball went on strike. No superstation! No internet! What was a fan to do? In response, newly rechristened SuperStation WTBS (formerly WTCG-17 Atlanta) decided to bring their MLB broadcast crew of Skip, Pete and Ernie to AAA to cover the Braves AAA affiliate in Richmond, … Continue reading “My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 1981 Richmond Braves”

2020 NL East Team Previews: Washington Nationals

Coming off a franchise-first World Series the Washington Nationals saw a great deal of turnover, losing franchise cornerstone 3rd baseman Anthony Rendon among others to free agency. The team signed several sketchy part-time solutions for third while hoping that Rookie hotshot Carter Kieboom will eventually fill the job. Steven Strasburg was re-signed to a borderline … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: Washington Nationals”

2020 NL East Team Previews: Miami Marlins

The 2020 Miami Marlins, more affectionately known around these parts as “The Fish” may look a bit like a 2015 Barves reunion and that is a very good thing for the rest of the division. Still, after a 57-105 season, there is really nowhere to go but up. The team has added a boatload of … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: Miami Marlins”

10 for 10’s: Atlanta Braves Knaves and Fools

Today’s entry focuses on players who were left out of the All-2010’s team but were memorable nonetheless, mainly because of our mockery: the Atlanta Braves Knaves and Fools. The Beginning of the Braves Journal Whipping Boy If memory serves me, Mac coined the term “Whipping Boy” to describe a player doing his best to bring … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: Atlanta Braves Knaves and Fools”

10 for 10’s: The 2015 Atlanta Braves Season

The Skinny On the Atlanta Braves 2015 Season After winning the first 5 games of the year and having a 42-42 record just before the break, the Atlanta Braves 2915 season had a lack of talent combined with in-season trades and injuries, dooming the team to a putrid finish and an overall 68-93 record. Along … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2015 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2011 season ended with such a horrific collapse that the 2012 Atlanta Braves needed to remind the fans that the team was actually good, and they did just that. The Skinny on the 2012 Atlanta Braves Record: 94-68 2nd in NL EastLost to St Louis Cardinals 6-3 in Wildcard game700 runs scored 600 runs … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season”

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”

Winter Meetings from an Atlanta Braves Perspective

Historically, the Winter Meetings are the 5 busiest days of the off-season. This year it takes place in San Diego from Sunday the 8th of December until Thursday the 12th. While technically, the meetings are the official annual meeting for owners and executives from the Minor Leagues, a great deal of MLB business has been … Continue reading “Winter Meetings from an Atlanta Braves Perspective”

Meet the Newest Atlanta Braves Starting Pitcher, Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels has signed with the Braves on a 1-year deal for $18M. A 14 year veteran, Hamels is coming off a good, if inconsistent, year with the Cubs that saw him go 7-7 with ERA and FIP both about 4, good for 3 WAR. He turns 36 in a couple of weeks and is … Continue reading “Meet the Newest Atlanta Braves Starting Pitcher, Cole Hamels”