Where Have You Gone, Marvin Miller?

February 9, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 9

Legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber was once asked about whom he considered the most important figures in baseball history, and he responded: "Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the two or three most important men in baseball history." Babe Ruth?  That's easy, he was the best player…

What To Do With Ronald Acuña

February 3, 2018 Dylan Short 2

Stop me if you've heard this before. The Atlanta Braves have the number 1 prospect in all of America. After decimating the minor leagues a season ago, Ronald Acuña is the name on every evaluators lips. Not only did he rise 3 levels this past season, he improved at every stop. Oh, and he just turned…

Eye On the Prize: Pitching Prospects to Watch in 2018

January 30, 2018 Dylan Short 0

In my last post, I mentioned several players to keep your eye on, comparing them to Bitcoin. This time around, I've found some pitching prospects that require a much closer look. Maybe something akin to Ethereum. Everyone knows the big name prospects, but there's so much more here. For the past few seasons, much has…

A Major Dispute Over Minor League Matters

January 30, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 4

An interesting tweet made its way into my timeline recently: https://twitter.com/K_Earls32/status/955645803334438913 Kaleb Earls has a point. $3712.05 for a season's worth of work, even in the independent Frontier League, doesn't sound like much money, does it?  To put that in perspective, that comes out to 512 hours of work at the national minimum wage of…

Breaking The Seal: Could Julio Teheran Be Next?

December 19, 2017 Dylan Short 10

New Atlanta GM Alex Anthopoulos just broke the seal in a major way. Trading away the albatross contract of Matt Kemp - without eating a dime- was nothing short of a miracle. Getting two players who project as MLB contributors (and a lotto ticket to boot) is icing on the miracle cake. Now that Thoppy…

Braves Offseason Priorities in a Post-Coppy World

October 9, 2017 Andy Harris 1

On Sunday, October 1, I posted a comedy piece on this very website that said the Braves top offseason priority was trading Matt Kemp to open up a starting outfield spot for Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna. Now, at the time I didn't realize it was comedy. But like the clueless dad on a typical…

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