MLB Rule Changes: A Universal DH Proposal

Rob Manfred is on a roll with all of his changes to baseball… except are they all good for the game? Don’t even get me started on how much I dislike the “proposed 7-team playoff format”. The 3-batter minimum, being implemented this year, is going to completely change baseball. How many pitchers are going to … Continue reading “MLB Rule Changes: A Universal DH Proposal”

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”

2020 NL East Team Previews: Miami Marlins

The 2020 Miami Marlins, more affectionately known around these parts as “The Fish” may look a bit like a 2015 Barves reunion and that is a very good thing for the rest of the division. Still, after a 57-105 season, there is really nowhere to go but up. The team has added a boatload of … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: Miami Marlins”

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 Bench: Best of the 10 for 10’s

The 10 for 10’s series finale is going to look at some of the most heroic players from the 2010’s in one of the least appreciated positions in the sport. The Atlanta Braves Bench has had some heroics in the past, but the following players gave us a large enough sample size to deem them … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Bench: Best of the 10 for 10’s”

Spring Training Contest

As Yogi Berra said, “Predictions are hard, especially about the future.”  (Like so many Yogi Berra quotes, he didn’t actually make this one, which appears to be an old Danish saying. And as Damon Runyon actually said, betting against someone’s prediction is a good way to get an earful of cider.  (Just Google “earful of … Continue reading “Spring Training Contest”

Atlanta Braves Starting Pitching: Best of the 10 for 10’s

In our previous Atlanta Braves 10 for 10’s installments, the knaves and fools, best of the infield, outfield, and relief pitching , we went through and looked at the many “Whipping Boys” and heroes of the Braves over the past decade. Today we will look at the best Atlanta Braves starting pitchers of the decade. … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Starting Pitching: Best of the 10 for 10’s”

Atlanta Braves Relief Pitchers: Best of the 10 for 10’s

Thus far in the Atlanta Braves 10 for 10’s player series, we have covered the infield, the outfield, and the best of the worst. Today, we look at the 2010’s best of the Atlanta Braves Relief Pitchers. 10 for 10’s Atlanta Braves Relief Pitcher, Craig Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel was the dominant Atlanta Braves relief pitcher … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Relief Pitchers: Best of the 10 for 10’s”

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”

10 for 10’s: Atlanta Braves Knaves and Fools

Today’s entry focuses on players who were left out of the All-2010’s team but were memorable nonetheless, mainly because of our mockery: the Atlanta Braves Knaves and Fools. The Beginning of the Braves Journal Whipping Boy If memory serves me, Mac coined the term “Whipping Boy” to describe a player doing his best to bring … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: Atlanta Braves Knaves and Fools”