Atlanta Braves Non-Roster Invitees

As the Atlanta Braves prepare to kick off their Spring Training games this afternoon, we will familiarize ourselves with the 26 non-roster invitees looking to make a name for themselves over the next 6 weeks. There is a large mixture of players here between prospects, fringe major leaguers looking for a path back to the … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Non-Roster Invitees”

My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 1981 Richmond Braves

The damndest thing happened in the summer of 1981 — baseball went on strike. No superstation! No internet! What was a fan to do? In response, newly rechristened SuperStation WTBS (formerly WTCG-17 Atlanta) decided to bring their MLB broadcast crew of Skip, Pete and Ernie to AAA to cover the Braves AAA affiliate in Richmond, … Continue reading “My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 1981 Richmond Braves”

Braves 40-Man Roster Faces Difficult Decision

“The Braves 40-man roster was full as a tick, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of this bulging was signed by the clergyman Cole Hamels , the clerk Terry McGuirk, the undertaker Nick Markakis, and the chief mourner Ender Inciarte. Anthopoulos signed it. And Anthopoulos’s name was good upon … Continue reading “Braves 40-Man Roster Faces Difficult Decision”

2020 NL East Team Previews: New York Mets

2019 was another typical New York Mets year. They had some interesting storylines, players getting injured, Yoenis Cespedes fighting a wild boar, Jacob deGrom winning another Cy Young and Pete Alonso winning rookie of the year while the team hovered around .500. The trade for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano pretty much depleted an already … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: New York Mets”

Atlanta Braves Roster Talk #2: Opening Day

Our first piece, titled “Atlanta Braves Roster Talk: The Locks and the Battles” was posted 13 days ago, and we’ve already had a major update that changes the locks for opening day. Also, there was a signing that likely factors into the bullpen equation as Josh Tomlin inked an MiLB deal with an invitation to … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Roster Talk #2: Opening Day”

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Notes

Spring is in the air and positivity reigns supreme at Cool Today park, with exception of one story at Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Let’s check out what’s going on in Northport, Florida. Cole Hamels Injury Obviously this isn’t ideal, but if not a serious injury, this could be a good thing for the Braves as … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves Spring Training Notes”

2020 NL East Team Previews: Washington Nationals

Coming off a franchise-first World Series the Washington Nationals saw a great deal of turnover, losing franchise cornerstone 3rd baseman Anthony Rendon among others to free agency. The team signed several sketchy part-time solutions for third while hoping that Rookie hotshot Carter Kieboom will eventually fill the job. Steven Strasburg was re-signed to a borderline … Continue reading “2020 NL East Team Previews: Washington Nationals”

Atlanta Braves News: Martin Prado Retires and We Remember

After a 14 year career that began with 7 years in a Braves uniform, Martin Prado, at 36 years old, has decided to hang up the cleats. Prado spent his first 7 with the Braves then was traded to the Diamondbacks in the Justin Upton deal. He was immediately extended by the Diamondbacks for 4/40MM … Continue reading “Atlanta Braves News: Martin Prado Retires and We Remember”

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”