Moving on from Josh Donaldson: Atlanta Braves Trade and Free Agent Targets

Well, the Josh Donaldson saga has finally come to an end. Sadly, the “Bringer of Rain” is bringing some pain to Atlanta by accepting a 4-year, $92M deal with the Minnesota Twins. This has both good and bad repercussions for the Braves, as well as a plethora of options moving forward. There are plenty of … Continue reading “Moving on from Josh Donaldson: Atlanta Braves Trade and Free Agent Targets”

Atlanta Braves Offseason Fun

Lack of news has created limited discussion within the Braves blogosphere so let’s have some Atlanta Braves Offseason Fun! In this exercise, let’s assume that the Braves have missed out on Josh Donaldson, but still have ~25 Million to spend to fill what I’d assume is 3 holes: 3B or OF RP or SP Utility … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Offseason Fun”

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”

Updated Atlanta Braves Payroll and Roster Needs

In what has been a stunning beginning to the 2019-20 offseason the Atlanta Braves have been the most active team on the market, signing: Tyler Flowers, 4MM for 2020 Nick Markakis, 4MM for 2020 Darren O’Day, 2.25 in 2020 and club option for 3.5 in 2021 Will Smith, 3/39MM with 2023 club option for 13MM … Continue reading “Updated Atlanta Braves Payroll and Roster Needs”

Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents: 3B and OF

With Josh Donaldson heading to Free Agency, the Braves could very well have an opening at 3B. With the Braves heavily relying on platoons in the OF, there’s a need to also add there. Some of the guys listed are an absolute no for me, and then there are guys that could work if used … Continue reading “Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents: 3B and OF”

Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents (Catcher/Utility)

The Braves will have a lot of holes to fill as they’ve lost a TON of guys to free agency. Sure, they could fill most spots internally with young guys, but I can’t fathom that they will depend on guys like Austin Riley and Alex Jackson out of the gate. Instead, I feel like we … Continue reading “Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents (Catcher/Utility)”

Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents: Relievers

Like every team, the Braves are going to scour the free agent and trade market for bullpen help. And while the Braves bullpen is now anchored by two veterans, Mark Melancon and Shane Greene, there’s still a need for additions, especially of the left-handed variety. Let’s take a look at who’s on the market, and … Continue reading “Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents: Relievers”

Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents: Starting Pitchers

Top of Rotation Types- #1-2 Guys Is this the year where the Braves go after a top-tier starter? I’m not sure, but it won’t stop me from spilling way too manY words on the idea. Don’t look too deep into my classifications of Top Rotation/Mid-Rotation guys. I feel like I’m placing these guys where the … Continue reading “Fits for Atlanta Braves? 2020 Free Agents: Starting Pitchers”

Potential Atlanta Braves Trade Targets: National League

On Monday, I took a look at some potential trade targets from the American League (find it here). Today, we will take a look at potential targets from the National League. Firstly, I chose teams that will likely be dealing. Some of these teams are 2,3, hell, maybe a lifetime away from competing again, and … Continue reading “Potential Atlanta Braves Trade Targets: National League”