10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2011 season ended with such a horrific collapse that the 2012 Atlanta Braves needed to remind the fans that the team was actually good, and they did just that. The Skinny on the 2012 Atlanta Braves Record: 94-68 2nd in NL EastLost to St Louis Cardinals 6-3 in Wildcard game700 runs scored 600 runs … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 for 10’s: The 2011 Atlanta Braves Season

For 2 decades, Bobby Cox had stood at the top step managing the Atlanta Braves, but that came to a conclusion in 2010 and Fredi Gonzalez, after managing the Marlins from 2007-10, became the 2011 Atlanta Braves manager with what most would consider muted applause. Many at the time loved Bobby Cox, but wanted the … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2011 Atlanta Braves Season”

Merry Christmas from Braves Journal!

The next 2 days will be a contest, of sorts! Create your Braves themed Christmas Parody song and we will judge it as a community. The winner will win a Braves Journal tee of his or her choice! The following brilliance is by Rusty S! You better watch outYou better bid highBetter not doubtI’m telling … Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Braves Journal!”

Special Braves Journal Announcement!

Just in time for the holidays, Braves Journal is kicking off 2 cool features that will help our community thrive for the foreseeable future! When I decided to take the reins from Rob, it wasn’t without a long 6 months of thought. What was I pondering over the course of that time? Well, my friends, … Continue reading “Special Braves Journal Announcement!”

Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran

Being a custodian means that you want to leave a place better than you found it. I hope I’ve been a custodian. I think Braves Journal is better than when I found it, anyway. I got the sense that Alex was running on fumes trying to replace Mac Thomason, and that’s why I was very … Continue reading “Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud

The Braves continue to strike. Three out of the four free agents that have been signed so far have been by Atlanta. You know about the two relievers, and this time it’s solidifying the catcher position. So Travis d’Arnaud and Flowers will now handle the catching duties. If you didn’t follow d’Arnaud career resurgence in … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Will Smith

I’m going to spare you the Will Smith references from the entertainment world since we’re sure to read and hear about a thousand of them between now and Spring Training. But what I will tell you is that Alex Anthopolous was not going to wait for the free agent markets to take shape. He acted … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Will Smith”

Podcast Announcement: Three Flags Flying is LIVE!

Guys and gals, I cannot emphasize enough how excited I am that Braves Journal now has its own podcast. Three Flags Flying is a podcast that represents the unity of 3 Braves blogs: Braves Journal, Outfield Fly Rule, and Talking Chop. Kris Willis is the site manager from Talking Chop and has a long history … Continue reading “Podcast Announcement: Three Flags Flying is LIVE!”

Ryan’s 50 Million Dollar Plan!

In a piece a few weeks back, I laid out the payroll situation with the Braves. You can find that piece here . Since then, we’ve had the following developments: Tyler Flowers was re-signed to a 4MM deal and buyout was added to the 2019 payroll. Nick Markakis was re-signed to a 4MM deal and … Continue reading “Ryan’s 50 Million Dollar Plan!”