The Alex Wood Trade: A Fan’s Perspective

July 31, 2015 Timothy Peacock 2

News of the Alex Wood trade, as it started to come down Wednesday night, disappointed me greatly. Micah Smith offered an incredibly good opinion on the validity of the trade from a team building standpoint. I'm not here to try to argue the other side of it, or even address the value of the trade…

Making Sense of the Atlanta Braves Trade Deadline Deals

July 30, 2015 Micah Smith 13

Braves Trade Young Talent for 30-year-old Hector Olivera, and It Makes Perfect Sense in Rebuilding Plan The world of Atlanta Braves fans is spinning backwards. Less than a week after trading beloved and productive veterans Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe for mid-level pitching prospects, the Braves were part of a blockbuster trade deadline deal that sent young…

Grading the 2014 Braves Pitchers…

October 13, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Last week, I graded the 2014 Atlanta Braves position players.  Today, we look at the pitching staff.  We're all aware that without the very good starting pitching this year, this team may have actually finished worse than they did.  And, while the bullpen did go through a couple of stretches in which they struggled, it…

Grading the 2014 Atlanta Braves position players…

October 6, 2014 Chris Jervis 5

Well, the nightmare that was the Atlanta Braves' 2014 season has ended. The Braves finished the season with a 79-83, finishing below .500 for only the 4th time since 1990. Their swoon was capped by a 7-18 September that ended the remote shot they had at a Wild Card spot. The disappointing result has led…

Braves at Rangers Series Preview…..

September 11, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

  The Atlanta Braves (75-71) are in 'must-win' mode now as the season winds down.  With a win against the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon, the Braves temporarily kept their Wild Card hopes alive. They currently trail the Pittsburgh Pirates by 1.5 games in the chase for the second Wild Card spot. The Braves travel to…

Braves at Marlins Series Preview…..

September 5, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Well, it happened. After a loss by the Milwaukee Brewers on a Braves' off day, the Atlanta Braves (73-67) are officially back in the playoff hunt. The loss by Milwaukee put the Braves into a tie with the Brewers for the second Wild Card spot in the NL. The Braves hope their good fortune continues…

Braves Spring Training Preview: Pitchers

March 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

A group by group look at the 2014 spring training Braves, starting with a rather large group: the pitchers. Luis Avilan: Avilan had a breakout year last year, sporting a 1.52 ERA buoyed by a .204 BABIP.    While that BABIP almost certainly isn't sustainable, he has had low BABIPs throughout his entire career, which…

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