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”

Winter Meetings from an Atlanta Braves Perspective

Historically, the Winter Meetings are the 5 busiest days of the off-season. This year it takes place in San Diego from Sunday the 8th of December until Thursday the 12th. While technically, the meetings are the official annual meeting for owners and executives from the Minor Leagues, a great deal of MLB business has been … Continue reading “Winter Meetings from an Atlanta Braves Perspective”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review, Austin Riley

On May 15th, Austin Riley’s dreams came true. After raking for a month and a half, where his entire game was coming together, the Braves promoted Riley to the big leagues. When he was promoted, his strikeout rate was down to 21.5%, his BB-rate was 11%, and his power was through the roof as he’d … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review, Austin Riley”

Updated Atlanta Braves Payroll and Roster Needs

In what has been a stunning beginning to the 2019-20 offseason the Atlanta Braves have been the most active team on the market, signing: Tyler Flowers, 4MM for 2020 Nick Markakis, 4MM for 2020 Darren O’Day, 2.25 in 2020 and club option for 3.5 in 2021 Will Smith, 3/39MM with 2023 club option for 13MM … Continue reading “Updated Atlanta Braves Payroll and Roster Needs”

Will Braves put a little something in the Water(s) in September and Game Thread

2019 will be the last year that MLB teams can invite their entire 40-man roster when September 1st rolls around. In the new CBA that goes into effect in 2020, the active roster will increase from 25 to 26 for the full year and can increase up to, but no more than, 28 in September. … Continue reading “Will Braves put a little something in the Water(s) in September and Game Thread”

Analyzing Austin Riley

Austin Riley is really, really good at hitting baseballs a long way. It’s why the Braves took him 41st overall in 2015 (thank you Craig Kimbrel and BJ Upton). A big strong kid from Mississippi, the Braves convinced Austin to forego a commitment to Mississippi State with a slightly overslot deal of 1.6 million. Now … Continue reading “Analyzing Austin Riley”