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”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Mike Soroka

Who Is He? It was in August 2016 that I settled into my seat behind the visitor’s dugout in Asheville to watch a game with the Rome 9. Patrick Weigel talked to us fans before the game as he was wont to do and told us we were in for a treat tonight, but don’t … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Mike Soroka”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Anthony Swarzak

Who is he? Originally drafted in the second round all the way back in 2004, The General, Anthony Swarzak, came to the Braves in a “bad contract” swap at the end of May with Jesse Biddle and Arodys Vizcaino going the other way. He had already been traded once in the offseason as a cash … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Anthony Swarzak”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jeremy Walker

Who is he? A 5th round pick out of small Gardner-Webb University, Jeremy Walker was mostly deployed as a starting pitcher during his first 3 years with the Braves organization. He was also, to put it mildly, largely forgettable as he gave up tons of hits, rarely struck too many guys out, and fielded like … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jeremy Walker”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adam Duvall

Who is he? Adam Duvall came to the Braves at the 2018 trade deadline from the Reds in exchange for  Lucas Sims, Matt Wisler and Preston Tucker. Most of us gave the trade a big thumbs up at the time as we were unlikely to ever need any of the guys we gave up (they … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adam Duvall”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jacob Webb

Who is Jacob Webb? An 18th round draft pick from tiny Tabor College in 2014, Webb is a 26 year old right handed reliever just now appearing in the bigs. He had 2 saves on days when Jackson was unavailable and posted a shiny 1.39 ERA for Atlanta in 22 innings before being shut down … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jacob Webb”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Johan Camargo

At the conclusion of WWII my mother and a couple friends decided to see the world and head west, ultimately ending up in Los Angeles. My mom’s best friend Velva got hired on by RKO Pictures as a stage dresser – the people who make sure the props are in the right place before shooting. … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Johan Camargo”