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…

Get to Know a Call-Up: David Freitas

August 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves made a roster move today, sending starting catcher Tyler Flowers to the disabled list for a left hand contusion, and purchasing the contract of Gwinnett catcher David Freitas, who will make his major league debut as a 28-year-old. The Player David Freitas, C Age: 28 Bats: R OFR Rank: N/A 2017 Level: AAA…

Get To Know a Call-Up: A.J. Minter

August 23, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On August 5, the Braves took the field with their spring training caps, featuring a lone tomahawk on a field of blue. The symbolism was obvious; the rest of the season was for all intents and purposes like extended spring training. The team would be evaluating players to see who would could be expected to…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Dan Winkler

August 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Dan Winkler, RHP Age: 27 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett (rehab assignment) The Results 5.14 ERA, 4.06 FIP 14 G, 0 GS 14 IP 2.57 BB/9 9.00 SO/9 (rehab assignments at class A, A+, and AAA) The History Winkler was a 20th-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 draft, and started getting…

Pondering Future Atlanta Braves Roster Moves

August 21, 2017 Braves Options Guy 8

With the Atlanta Braves' 2017 season entering the final stretch, many fans have turned their attentions to the upcoming offseason. Much has been written about a potential impending roster crunch for the Braves, as they have many players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December, and many players that other teams would be willing…

Rebuild Case Study Part 2: Washington Nationals

August 16, 2017 Andy Harris 3

Other case studies in this series: Kansas City Royals Look, I know very few of any readers of this blog are big Walgreen Nationals fans, so I'm asking a lot of you all to read through this one. I wouldn't bother except the Nationals did go through a pretty impressive rebuild, but one that has…

Projecting the Braves MLB Top 30 Prospects: Position Players

August 15, 2017 Dylan Short 2

By this point, most fans have heard about the Atlanta Braves' starting pitching talent down on the farm. Outside of Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies, however, asking about the position prospects often resulted in nothing more than the chirping of some crickets. While not nearly as deep as the pitching prospects, the list of position…

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