Atlanta Braves ZiPS Projections: 2019 vs. 2020

If the season started today, does ZiPS say we’re better or worse? For comparison’s sake, we are going to look at the 2019 vs. 2020 Atlanta Braves ZiPS projections to line up the 2 teams in the following categories: Starting Pitching, Relief Pitching, Infield, Outfield, and Catcher. If you’re not in the know, here’s the … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves ZiPS Projections: 2019 vs. 2020”

Atlanta Braves Sign Marcell Ozuna

In what has been really busy offseason that saw a dead period for about a month, it’s now picked up steam again as the Atlanta Braves signed Marcell Ozuna to a 1 year, $18 million deal. Who is he? As a 28 year old in 2019, Ozuna put up a .241/.328/.472 line, with 29 homers … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Sign Marcell Ozuna”

Atlanta Braves Sign Felix Hernandez…Now Let’s Fix Him

After spending 15 years donning a Seattle Mariners uniform, the Atlanta Braves signed Felix Hernandez to a 1 year non-guaranteed deal. Here’s the skinny from DOB: Atlanta Braves Signed Felix Hernandez in 2013…Almost I don’t want to do this to y’all but here it goes anyway…Felix Hernandez reached free agency after the 2012 season and … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Sign Felix Hernandez…Now Let’s Fix Him”

Atlanta Braves Offseason Speculation: So You Wanna Grab an Outfielder, eh?

After the Atlanta Braves missed out on Josh Donaldson, the beatwriters were quick to speak about how Alex Anthopoulos could pivot to fill the massive hole that is the cleanup spot in the lineup. Here’s Peanut to fill us in on the Atlanta Braves Offseason Speculation: From a logistical perspective, it makes sense. There aren’t … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Offseason Speculation: So You Wanna Grab an Outfielder, eh?”

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”