New Thread. New Poll. New Season.

Touki is starting in the first Spring Training game Saturday against the Mets. Kolby Allard will also pitch. Go Braves. My choice for the breakout is Luiz Gohara. At the end of the day, he has the highest ceiling, and if he’s healthy, In The Best Shape of His Life, and he’s a year older, … Continue reading “New Thread. New Poll. New Season.”

With Markakis Signed, How Will Playing Time Shake Out?

I just wanted to put up a fresh post and give us a new thread. How might playing time shake out if the Braves don’t add anyone else? Well, let’s take a look at last year. These were the top PA earners last year: Player PAs Freddie Freeman 707 Nick Markakis 705 Ozzie Albies 684 … Continue reading “With Markakis Signed, How Will Playing Time Shake Out?”

Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Comedy/Romance – Part 1

The first category of the Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal is Comedy/Romance. You can see the entire bracket below: Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal (crude) bracket. Let the games begin! pic.twitter.com/dw5FbWk4at — Braves Journal (@Braves_Journal) January 2, 2019 Part 1 will be Seeds 1 vs. 8 and 2 vs. 7. #1 Major League … Continue reading “Baseball Movie Slugfest by Braves Journal – Comedy/Romance – Part 1”

Non-Tender Deadline Round-up

Yesterday saw the deadline to tender contracts to all players on the 40-man. Everyone currently on the 40-man were tendered contracts. Jonny Venters signed a 1 YR, $2.25M deal. If Venters can stay healthy enough to give you 40-50 innings of middle and setup relief, $2.25M is a great price. Had Venters not had all … Continue reading “Non-Tender Deadline Round-up”

Joe Simpson Out (Sort of); Frenchy in

AJC Exclusive: Changes coming to Braves’ broadcast team The Braves will move Joe Simpson to mostly radio with Jeff Francoeur becoming lead TV analyst.  The easy reaction is that it was more than time for Simpson to move on. He wasn’t ever very good at his job, but he had become curmudgeonly and annoying … Continue reading “Joe Simpson Out (Sort of); Frenchy in”

Incoming: Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann

Today, the Braves made two big moves adding position players to the roster: Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann. A quick word about McCann as the majority of this post will be about Donaldson. If your expectation for the catcher position was JT Realmuto or Yasmani Grandal, then McCann is a disappointment. And while I wouldn’t … Continue reading “Incoming: Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann”