An Appreciation for Adam Duvall

To the roar of boos, Adam Duvall stepped up to the plate, 1 on, 2 out, in the bottom of the 7th. No, the crowd wasn’t booing at Duvall, rather the decision by Brian Snitker to remove Mike Foltynewicz after only throwing 81 pitches and holding the Cardinals to 3 hits, 0 runs, while piling … Continue reading “An Appreciation for Adam Duvall”

The Atlanta Braves 2nd Half Flowering Stars: Position Players

In 71 games of the 2nd half, the Braves went 43-28 and continued their dominant run that started in June and ran strong through mid-September to secure back-to-back NL East titles. It takes a team to win the division, but some were able to carry more cargo on the home stretch. From everyday players to … Continue reading “The Atlanta Braves 2nd Half Flowering Stars: Position Players”

A Reflection on Last Night’s Game

Hey Braves Journal friends. We have been hard at work loading up some good writers for the offseason and beyond. It’s our focus to stay true to the Braves Journal model by focusing more on building quality writing while maintaining the feel of what Mac established, which is a bar-like atmosphere where people can gather … Continue reading “A Reflection on Last Night’s Game”

Last Update: Odds on Braves Postseason Roster

This list is assuming Ender Inciarte is healthy enough to swing a bat as the Braves, at the least, really need another LH bat off the bench. This list is also assuming that Johan Camargo will not be ready for the 1st round of the playoffs. I make a few assumptions that seem logical to … Continue reading “Last Update: Odds on Braves Postseason Roster”

AA Was Right and I Was Wrong: The Division-Winning 2019 Braves

(Ed. note: yesterday was dumb and there’s your recap.) I’ve been cranky almost all of 2019. I was ecstatic when Alex Anthopoulos was hired and excited when he brought in Josh Donaldson on a one-year deal last winter. But as the calendar turned from 2018 to 2019 and no additional moves came, I soured. Hard. … Continue reading “AA Was Right and I Was Wrong: The Division-Winning 2019 Braves”

Updated Odds on the Braves Postseason 25 Man

I think my previous pieces have become largely irrelevant with the injuries to both Charlie Culberson and Johan Camargo. Adding news today of the Braves purchasing the contract of catcher John Ryan Murphy, and the heart of the bench I was predicting comes back into the fold. Two things to take away from today’s news: … Continue reading “Updated Odds on the Braves Postseason 25 Man”

Bringing Back the Bringer of Rain

The season’s winding down and the Braves are in stellar position for the playoffs. There’s so much to be grateful for on a team that nearly no none outside of their own fans believed in. The offseason moves, or lack thereof, were heavily criticized, and most thought it was going to be the downfall of … Continue reading “Bringing Back the Bringer of Rain”

Odds on the Braves Postseason 25-man: Pitching

“I’m not a smart man. But I do know what love is…” ~Gump I just needed to get that out of the way as this might be a guess, but it’s an educated one based on studying patterns these past few months. I love watching this team and in watching Alex Anthopoulos’s history in transactions, … Continue reading “Odds on the Braves Postseason 25-man: Pitching”

Left-handed Bullpen Candidates Battle it out for Gwinnett

The Braves made a few moves on September 1st, the first day of roster expansion, to give boost to the bullpen, catching, and bench. Brian McCann was activated from the 10-day IL and Johan Camargo, Jeremy Walker, and Chad Sobotka were brought up from Gwinnett. In all likelihood, that will be all we will see … Continue reading “Left-handed Bullpen Candidates Battle it out for Gwinnett”

Why I’m Reading More into Braves Signing Tyler Matzek than Anyone on the Internet

In a move that won’t make headlines, but could have an impact on roster construction in September, and maybe beyond, the Braves purchased the contract of Tyler Matzek out of an Independent League on August 16. Matzek was drafted 11th overall in the 2009 draft by the Colorado Rockies. In 2014, Matzek had a very … Continue reading “Why I’m Reading More into Braves Signing Tyler Matzek than Anyone on the Internet”