John Sickels: Atlanta Braves Discussion

November 7, 2016 Andy Harris 0

  On Thursday, John Sickles of SB Nation's Minor League Ball blog posted some questions to get some discussion going ahead of his always popular Atlanta Braves prospect list. I'm going to share with you my responses to those questions, which I think get to the heart of what will need to happen for the Atlanta Braves…

Does Freddie Freeman Owe Matt Kemp?

October 17, 2016 Brent Blackwell 2

Lineup protection is something that's still discussed pretty heavily in baseball these days. While many saber-concepts have caught on with the mainstream, like shifting defenses, eliminating sacrifice bunts, the silliness of pitcher wins, and better usage of elite relievers, lineup protection doesn't really get questioned as much. In 2016, Atlanta gave us an interesting scenario…

Pricing the Rest of the Braves

July 14, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Earlier this week, I wrote about what Julio Teheran's trade value should be, or at least what Atlanta should determine it to be. Julio is obviously Atlanta's biggest trade chip, but he isn't the only one, nor is he the one most likely to be traded. With that in mind, I decided to go through…

Putting a Price on Julio Teheran

July 13, 2016 Brent Blackwell 5

Valuing Julio Teheran When a baseball team isn't good, and it's July, trade rumors inevitably start firing up. The Braves aren't good, and it's July. Hence, the trade rumors are firing up. Arodys Vizcaino is a name that's discussed. Jim Johnson, Jeff Francoeur, and Erick Aybar are all veterans not signed beyond the season that…

AJ Pierzynski re-signed

November 22, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/11/15 - Atlanta signs free agent C A.J. Pierzynski to a 1 year, $2,000,000 deal, plus a $1,000,000 signing bonus, plus incentives. Hey look, a move we all kind of saw coming! The incentives are pretty significant, so let's sum them up with this - while it's a gradual buildup to this number, if…

Braves Sign David Carpenter v1.0

November 21, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/21/15 - Atlanta signed free agent RHP David Carpenter to a minor league contract for the 2016 season. All your David Carpenters are belong to us. Atlanta extended an invite to spring training to David Carpenter v1.0, the David Carpenter who was exceptionally useful for the Braves in 2013 and 2014 before being traded away…

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