State of the Atlanta Braves Address

September 30, 2015 Chris Jervis 4

Today, the President of Baseball Operations for the Atlanta Braves, John Hart, held a conference call with media and select season ticket holders, during which he gave an update and an outlook on the upcoming off-season. There was no major news or earth-shaking announcement, but rather a series of updates and clarifications for this and…

Accursed Number: A Look at the Magic Number for the Worst Record in Baseball

September 29, 2015 Micah Smith 2

Final Day of Season Update: Since this was apparently picked up on mlbtr.com, I thought I would provide new readers with final-day-of-season scenarios for draft order: First Pick: Phillies Second Pick: Cincinnati. Braves could tie for second worst record, but Cincy holds the tiebreaker with worse record in 2014. Third Pick: Braves or Rockies. Braves clinch…

Atlanta Braves Trade Jonny Gomes

August 31, 2015 Chris Jervis 1

The Atlanta Braves signed Jonny Gomes as a free agent in the off-season in part to provide veteran leadership and mentor Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons in their roles as team leaders. Gomes has been cited as a positive influence on the locker room and a player whose influence far outweighed his very pedestrian on-field…

The Real Julio Teheran Stands Up

August 25, 2015 Micah Smith 2

We are far enough into the baseball season to safely assume Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran must have expected a better one. He is not alone in that disappointment. Many Atlanta Braves fans were clamoring for a trade of the pitcher who once was considered a "future ace," and the front office was even…

#99: 1976 World Series

August 10, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

In the divisional era (1969+), only one team has ever put together a perfect postseason. That team was the 1976 Cincinnati Reds, who went 7-0 en route to their 2nd straight World Championship. For that one October, every gear of the Big Red Machine turned perfectly. The World Series paled in comparison to the previous…

#100: 1938 World Series

August 7, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

*Main list with explanations Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. The 1938 World Series featured the Yankees and Cubs, and it wasn't a great Series. However, it was slightly better than 1937. And it was better than…

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