Braves 40-Man Roster Faces Difficult Decision

“The Braves 40-man roster was full as a tick, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of this bulging was signed by the clergyman Cole Hamels , the clerk Terry McGuirk, the undertaker Nick Markakis, and the chief mourner Ender Inciarte. Anthopoulos signed it. And Anthopoulos’s name was good upon … Continue reading “Braves 40-Man Roster Faces Difficult Decision”

2020 NL East Team Previews: New York Mets

2019 was another typical New York Mets year. They had some interesting storylines, players getting injured, Yoenis Cespedes fighting a wild boar, Jacob deGrom winning another Cy Young and Pete Alonso winning rookie of the year while the team hovered around .500. The trade for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano pretty much depleted an already … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: New York Mets”

Atlanta Braves Roster Talk #2: Opening Day

Our first piece, titled “Atlanta Braves Roster Talk: The Locks and the Battles” was posted 13 days ago, and we’ve already had a major update that changes the locks for opening day. Also, there was a signing that likely factors into the bullpen equation as Josh Tomlin inked an MiLB deal with an invitation to … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Roster Talk #2: Opening Day”

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Notes

Spring is in the air and positivity reigns supreme at Cool Today park, with exception of one story at Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Let’s check out what’s going on in Northport, Florida. Cole Hamels Injury Obviously this isn’t ideal, but if not a serious injury, this could be a good thing for the Braves as … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Spring Training Notes”

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: Philadelphia Phillies

Last season was a huge disappointment for a team that spent “stupid money.” The Phillies were the traveling exposition of the cliché that you can’t buy a championship. In fact, after outbidding everyone, including themselves, for Bryce Harper to the tune of $300mil, jumping the shark of J.T. Realmuto, and sinking more payroll on to … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: Philadelphia Phillies”

Atlanta Braves Starting Pitchers: A Bottlenecking Problem

During the rebuild, the Braves chose a path and stuck to their “guns”, as trade after trade, and draft pick after draft pick, starting pitchers with high ceilings were collected. For many Braves fans, it became comical the amount of gathered riches over a 3 year period, and some openly questioned the strategy as pitchers … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Starting Pitchers: A Bottlenecking Problem”

Atlanta Braves Roster Talk: The Locks and the Battles

As Spring Training gets ready to kick off next week with pitchers and catchers reporting, eternal optimism for 30 teams will fill the air and our Atlanta Braves will look to repeat winning the division for the 3rd straight year with dreams of grabbing their first ring in 25 years (reality check: 30% of the … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Roster Talk: The Locks and the Battles”

Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos Excites Us at Chopfest

While it was a wintry 30-something for Chopfest held at newly donned Truist Park this weekend, there were some deliciously steamy words uttered by Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos in a question and answer session for some select fans: Dissection Big and impactful. Ok… Matt Joyce just signed a 1-year deal with the Miami Marlins, … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos Excites Us at Chopfest”

2020 Atlanta Braves Roster and Payroll Update

Our 2020 Atlanta Braves are doing something that we’ve wanted them to do for years, but they likely didn’t have the talent for it. It truly looks like they are going for it. With a payroll that has reached record highs for the franchise and a team budding with top-end talent in the Minor Leagues, … Continue reading “2020 Atlanta Braves Roster and Payroll Update”