About Brent Blackwell
Brent Blackwell also writes for College Football By The Numbers at www.cfbtn.com.

Fredi Goes Platooning

April 7, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

There's never too much to glean from Opening Day. With the Braves, despite all the offseason changes, many things were familiar on Monday in Miami. Julio Teheran pitched really well. Andrelton Simmons displayed defensive wizardry. A pretty good bullpen escaped some jams. A good player here had a bad day, a bad player there had…

The Mighty Quinn

February 3, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Ev'rybody's in despair Ev'ry girl and boy But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here Ev'rybody's gonna jump for joy Come all without, come all within You'll see nothing like the mighty Quinn Tom Brady just won the Super Bowl MVP at age 37. He and the Patriots are pretty good on offense, if you haven't…

Steamer Projects the Braves

January 31, 2015 Brent Blackwell 1

Just weeks away from Spring Training, it's time to delve into the projections. While FanGraphs crawls toward the ZiPs finish line and Baseball Prospectus' initial PECOTA projections were fun but shallow (the real fun of PECOTA is in deeper projections, which come out later; besides, PECOTA is behind a paywall, which I'll respect), the comparably…

The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It usually takes me a few days to really process trades and major organizational moves. With the requisite waiting period over, I think I'm finally ready to talk about the Jason Heyward trade. The team acquired Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins and gave up Jordan Walden in addition to Heyward. I'll take a look at…

A Requiem for Cory Gearrin

November 13, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Earlier this week the Braves parted ways with reliever Cory Gearrin, dropping the occupied portion of the 40 man roster to 36. Gearrin was an effective closer at Mercer University here in Georgia, and was a fairly high draft pick, going 138th overall (4th round) in the 2007 draft. He signed quickly and played rookie…

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