Trade Deadline Recap – Venters, Brach, Duvall, Gausman, O’Day… Oh My!

The trade deadline came and past like any other year. But unlike any other year this decade, the Braves made some key moves to strength almost all units of the roster. It began with the smallest deal, Jonny Venters from the Rays for $250K in international bonus pool allotment. We know about Venters, and we … Continue reading “Trade Deadline Recap – Venters, Brach, Duvall, Gausman, O’Day… Oh My!”

What Is Going On With the Braves At The Trade Deadline? Well, We Got Jonny Venters.

Instead of a recap, I’ll just tell you that the Braves lost a baseball game yesterday, which has happened the majority of times they’ve taken the field in July. They are now 7-12 in July, by far their worst month of the season. They’ve now lost 3 straight, including one to a Miami team that … Continue reading “What Is Going On With the Braves At The Trade Deadline? Well, We Got Jonny Venters.”

The Little Deals (Part 2)

Ed. note: this is continued from Part 1. 11. Cameron Maybin for Gabe Speier and Ian Krol Essentially Maybin, a league average centerfielder, for Krol, a lefty specialist. Speier was a balancer in the Shelby/Dansby trade. 12. Ryne Harper for Jose Ramirez Ramirez was not thought of much at the time, not even after his … Continue reading “The Little Deals (Part 2)”

The Little Deals of the Rebuild (Part 1)

It can be hard to remember all of the little deals that Coppy has made, especially when he’s made so many, and so many have included more significant players. But the small deals have been where Coppy has been able to increase the breadth and depth of the farm system, and if not for these … Continue reading “The Little Deals of the Rebuild (Part 1)”

Trade Recap: The Evan Gattis/Mike Foltynewicz Trade

Ed. note: Click here to see Rob’s recaps of the other major trades from the Great Teardown. The Braves continued their sell-off in the offseason of 2015 with a piece that they didn’t necessarily have to trade. Evan Gattis was under team control for 3 more seasons, was 27 and had only finished his second … Continue reading “Trade Recap: The Evan Gattis/Mike Foltynewicz Trade”

Trade Recap: The Andrelton Simmons Trade

Ed. note: Click here to see Rob’s recaps of the other major trades from the Great Teardown. This may have been most controversial deal during the rebuild, and was likely the most heartwrenching. Andrelton Simmons was a fan favorite, a GIF maker’s delight, and was the best defensive shortstop in baseball by a significant margin. … Continue reading “Trade Recap: The Andrelton Simmons Trade”

Trade Recap: The Jason Heyward/Shelby Miller Trade

Ed. note: Click here to see Rob’s recaps of the other major trades from the Great Teardown. The first big trade that Coppy made was trading Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. Like Justin Upton, Heyward was one year away from free agency, and with seemingly no hope of re-signing … Continue reading “Trade Recap: The Jason Heyward/Shelby Miller Trade”

Trade Recap: The Justin Upton Trade (by Rob Cope)

The Braves were in the middle of their teardown in the 2014-2015 offseason when they decided to deal one of their most valuable players: Justin Upton. Upton had one year remaining until free agency, and after trading Jason Heyward, they decided to go all the way and deal off Upton as well. This would pave … Continue reading “Trade Recap: The Justin Upton Trade (by Rob Cope)”

I do not like this deal

Reports are surfacing that the Braves have traded the currently disappointing Yunel Escobar and the perpetually disappointing Jo-Jo Reyes to Toronto for Alex Gonzalez and two minor leaguers. Gonzalez is 33 years old and has some pop (17 homers this year, 131 in his career) but is not nearly the defensive player he once was … Continue reading “I do not like this deal”