College Football Playoff Picks

December 7, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Because there weren't many games this week, I'm putting off a full 1-128 ranking of FBS teams until after next weekend, when Army and Navy will complete the regular season. I will, however, go ahead and apply my ranking process to the 6 teams pretty much everyone agrees should be in the mix for the…

College Football Rankings: 12/1/14

December 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 2

Every Monday I publish my own college football rankings for all 128 FBS teams. The rankings are based purely on what has been achieved so far, rather than any perception of team strength or likelihood to win future games. While it was a fun rivalry weekend, it wasn't a particularly eventful one. Ole Miss won…

College Football Rankings, 11/24/14

November 24, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Another weekend is in the books, which means it's time for our Monday routine: college football rankings for all 128 FBS teams. As usual, they're ranked based on what they've accomplished, not necessarily how good they are or how likely they'd be to win future games. I should note that I'm now considering wins over…

Falcons fall to Browns 26-24

November 24, 2014 Chris Jervis 1

The return of suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon, timely plays by quarterback Brian Hoyer, and inexplicable clock management by Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith all contributed to the Cleveland Browns last second victory 26-24 over the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome. Cleveland (7-4) welcomed back big-play receiver Josh Gordon from…

A Review of The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Chris Jervis 5

As you have probably heard, on Monday the Atlanta Braves traded RF Jason Heyward and RP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Shelby Miller and SP prospect Tyrell Jenkins.  The Jason Heyward trade was the first significant transaction of the 2014 off-season, and signaled the first major move in the Braves' 'minor…

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…

College Football Rankings – 11/17/14

November 18, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It's been a busy day here for us at Outfield Fly Rule, what with a pretty big baseball trade to process and wrap our heads around. Fear not - I haven't forgotten our Monday tradition of providing complete college football rankings in terms of what teams have accomplished this season. Let's delve right in. Might…

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…

Ervin Santana declines qualifying offer…

November 11, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

As expected, Atlanta Braves' RHP Ervin Santana declined the team's Qualifying Offer on Monday. as expected, ervin santana will not accept the $15.3M qualifying offer. put up big year with braves, just get nice deal. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 10, 2014 Santana reportedly is seeking a five-year deal. After a strong performance in Atlanta…

Braves sign Zoilo Almonte

November 11, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

On Monday the Braves signed free agent OF Zoilo Almonte to a one year major league deal. Here's what you need to know. The Terms The terms are still mostly unknown aside from the length - 1 year. You have to imagine the money is on the low end, so I doubt the details matter…

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