A Podcast To Be Named Later: Episode 23 – Rise of the Keyboard GM

September 29, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to the newest episode of A Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news from the authors at OutfieldFlyRule.com. If you haven't checked it out before, listen to some of our previous podcasts here. Today, on Episode 23: Rise…

Why 2018 Means Everything to the Atlanta Braves

September 27, 2017 Dylan Short 0

  With the MLB season winding down, and with the Atlanta Braves over halfway through their rebuild, the Braves are fast approaching the crossroads of their rebuild. The youth movement is finally happening, as guys like Sean Newcomb, Lucas Sims, Ozzie Albies, AJ Minter, Dansby Swanson, Rio Ruiz, Max Fried, Johan Camargo, and Luiz Gohara…

Kurt Suzuki is Historically Unique

September 26, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta re-signed C Kurt Suzuki to a one year, $3.5M extension over the weekend. It will keep the backup catcher in uniform for the 2018 season, providing the team with some positional certainty while giving Suzuki a $2M raise. After picking up Tyler Flowers' option in the offseason, Atlanta won't have to worry about the…

Rebuild Case Study Part 4: Chicago Cubs

September 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The most recent successful rebuild, the Chicago Cubs broke the longest championship drought in American sports history with a World Series win over Cleveland in 2016. What makes Chicago an interesting case study is the speed in which the Cubs were able to complete the rebuild. This is in part thanks to an enviable payroll…

A Podcast To be Named Later: Episode 22 – The Reboot

September 19, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to the newest episode of A Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news from the authors at OutfieldFlyRule.com. After a 12-month hiatus for life experiences, the PTBNL has returned. In addition to featuring writers from Outfield Fly Rule,…

OFR 2017 Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards

September 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

From fabulous suburban Atlanta it's the inaugural... Outfield Fly Rule Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards!     Our blue ribbon panel of minor league baseball experts* have toiled behind the scenes to winnow all of the Braves minor league performances and bring to you our picks for the best of the 2017 minor league season…

Post-Season Minor League Top 30 Prospect Review

September 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

None of the Braves minor league affiliates are chasing a ring in the playoffs this season, but when it comes to prospect progression, the 2017 season probably couldn't have gone much better. The Braves have matriculated five of the pre-season OFR Top 30 prospects to the majors and have aggressively pushed most of their other…

Rebuild Case Study Part 3: Pittsburgh Pirates

September 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Other case studies in this series: Kansas City Royals Washington Nationals Amazingly the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of baseball's oldest and most storied franchises, has not won a multi-game playoff series since Willie Stargell and the "We Are Family" crew upset the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series. In the early '90s, the Pirates went…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Luiz Gohara

September 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

While Ronald Acuna has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for his remarkable ascension through three levels of the minor leagues this season, there's been a Braves pitcher that has accomplished the same feat and stands poised to make his major league debut. The Player Luiz Gohara, LHP Age: 21 OFR Rank: 8 2017 Level:…

Braves Transactions 8/31/17: The Brandon Phillips Trade

September 1, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Traded IF Brandon Phillips and cash to the Los Angeles Angels for C Tony Sanchez I Used To Love Her The Braves traded for the 36-year-old Brandon Phillips on the cusp of spring training, hot on the heels of an evaluation on Sean Rodriguez's shoulder that he would have to have surgery to repair damage…

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