Rebuild Case Study Part 4: Chicago Cubs

September 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The most recent successful rebuild, the Chicago Cubs broke the longest championship drought in American sports history with a World Series win over Cleveland in 2016. What makes Chicago an interesting case study is the speed in which the Cubs were able to complete the rebuild. This is in part thanks to an enviable payroll…

Braves Transactions: 7/19/17

July 20, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Activated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 10-day DL. Optioned OF Lane Adams to AAA Gwinnett. Placed AAA Gwinnett 3B Kyle Kubitza on the 7-day DL. Promoted RHP Enrique Burgos from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Promoted LHP Corbin Clouse from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. Activated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 10-day DL With fans…

Braves Transactions: 7/11/17 – 7/17/17

July 18, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AA Mississippi RHP Bradley Roney on the 7-day DL. (7/11) Promoted RHP Junior Rincon from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. (7/11) Placed AA Mississippi LHP Jesse Biddle on the 7-day DL. (7/12) Promoted RHP Jacob Webb from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. (7/12) Sent RHP Chaz Roe outright to AAA Gwinnett. (7/13) Promoted OF…

Fear and Hoping in Atlanta

July 15, 2017 Philip Tapley 0

There’s a chance that the Braves make the playoffs this year. About a 4.5% chance, if you take the Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, and Five Thirty-Eight playoff odds and average ‘em. Projection systems aren’t meant to be prediction systems, and they’re not perfect, of course. The Royals were semi-famously projected to win 70-something games by all…

Braves Transactions: 7/5/17

July 6, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day DL with a right index finger strain. Recalled RHP Matt Wisler from AAA Gwinnett. Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day DL Vizcaino (2.38 ERA / 4.01 FIP / 2.91 DRA) is enjoying the best season of his career so far, so it's disconcerting to see him hit…

Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, April 17

April 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

What a difference a week makes, as the Braves beat up on bad teams and open up a shiny new baseball park and people in Braves Nation just generally seem to feel better. Welcome to a happy week-in-review. Atlanta Splits With Miami, Then Opens SunTrust Park With Three Wins After an off-day on Monday, the Braves…

Braves System Depth: Relief Pitching, Part 1

February 18, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It's the bottom of the ninth for my review of Braves system depth leading up to the start of Grapefruit League action. Next up I'll be looking at the Braves relief pitchers, and Part 1 will examine the pitchers I project for the Atlanta and Gwinnett Braves. Over the last two seasons an astounding 52…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 15

January 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The weather in Georgia warmed up over the week and so did the hot stove as the Braves completed two trades and came to terms with two arbitration guys. It is exactly one month until Braves pitchers and catchers report. Braves Pick Up Three Prospects in Two Trades On Wednesday, the Braves sent speedy centerfielder…

Braves Transactions: The Braves Move Fast on Moving Fast

January 13, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta trades either cash or a player to be named later (TBD) to the Los Angeles Dodgers for IF/OF/PR Micah Johnson Atlanta signs RHP Arodys Vizcaino to a 1 year, $1,550,000 deal. Atlanta signs LHP Ian Krol to a 1 year, $900,000 deal. Two days after trading speedster Mallex Smith to the Mariners in order…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, December 5

December 6, 2016 Andy Harris 0

If the Beatles say there can be eight days a week, who am I to argue? Here's your Atlanta Braves week (plus a day) in review. Atlanta Braves Add Former Cardinals Starter Garcia Feeding the Braves' seemingly insatiable appetite for starting pitchers on short-term deals, the Braves traded for left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals in…

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