Optimizing the 2017 Atlanta Braves Lineup

March 27, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

The 2017 Atlanta Braves - Optimizing the Sub-Optimal A year ago, I posted an article theorizing how best to optimize the 2016 Braves lineup. Fredi Gonzalez didn't listen to me. Fredi Gonzalez is no longer employed. I don't mean to imply causation there, but I'll take correlation! Brian Snitker, I hope you trust your pal…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 26

March 26, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Atlanta Braves and the rest of Major League Baseball enter the final week of spring training  and the Braves roster looks just about set. However, manager Brian Snitker warned that last minute changes are still possible. “Anything can happen in the next few days, too, as guys [from other teams] start doing the same thing.…

Spring Training Update: Braves 4th Outfielder Options

March 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Earlier this week it was reported by San Francisco Giants beat writer Henry Schulman that the Braves have extended a minor league contract offer to veteran outfielder Angel Pagan, but that Pagan was still looking for a major league deal. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of Fanragsports.com  reported that the Braves were actively searching for a "right-handed hitting backup…

Answers On The Fly: The Spring Cleaning mailbag

March 9, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Answers On The Fly: A Reader Mailbag Welcome to Answers On The Fly.  Answers On The Fly is our weekly reader mailbag in which we answer questions submitted by our readers scattered all over the vast area covering roughly Midtown Atlanta. We have waded through the massive number of spam comments, misdirected emails meant for a vet's office,…

Atlanta Braves Prospects 2017 Composite List

March 8, 2017 Andy Harris 2

Zach Dillard over at FoxSports.com has for the past couple of seasons been compiling and combining the various prospect lists from both national and local sources into a composite list, which is pretty great. I decided to do the same, but with a slightly different approach. For this list, I simply averaged the rankings across the…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 5

March 5, 2017 Andy Harris 2

The Braves played eight games in seven days of real Grapefruit League action. Their record is 2-7, but most fans realize the record is much less important than how individuals are doing, especially those fighting for roster spots. So let's take a look. Bullpen Locks: RH Jim Johnson, RH Arodys Vizcaino, RH Mauricio Cabrera Likely: RH Jose…

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