If you’ve read my work at other sites, I’ve written periodic “positional case studies,” looking at how various clubs have staffed a particular position over multi-decade time spans, revealing interesting trends. Here are the ones I’ve done so far:
Who was he?
Braves One Year Wonder AND Best Free Agent signing, Chris Hammond was 6th round draft pick by Cincinnati in the 1986 draft. Nobody ever predicted he would make the majors, much less have a productive and lucrative … Finish Reading
There are a million ways to ask this question, and just as many ways to answer it. Here’s my attempt: Who’s the most underrated Atlanta Brave?
This would be someone who isn’t in the Hall of Fame, who provided significant … Finish Reading
Why This Team
You may ask why a club that went just 70-69 on their season would be my all-time favorite and I would answer that my fandom is based on several factors including team effort, individual personalities, the excitement … Finish Reading
OK, it’s not the worst trade in Braves history. They didn’t give up the farm for a sore armed “ace” or for one year of a first sacker who is still-a-douche—and thereby greatly reduce the possibility of contention for several … Finish Reading
It was December of 1989, the Atlanta Braves were coming off of their 6th straight losing season. 5 of those 6, the Braves finished last or next to last in their division. It was a glum time to be a … Finish Reading