The Dawn of Free Agency: Andy Messersmith

February 23, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 0

In an earlier piece I wrote about Marvin Miller, I mentioned briefly the Seitz decision.  This decision was a ruling by independent arbitrator Peter Seitz late in 1975 that essentially killed the "reserve clause", which tied players to one team in perpetuity.  This kept their pay low since there was no competition for their services. This…

ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap 2/17/18

February 17, 2018 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap. For ICYMI, we collect a sampling of the week's best articles, podcasts, and other news about the Atlanta Braves. This is a way to get a weekly recap of all things Braves, from multiple outlets, all in one place. Enjoy!   Saturday OFR's Dylan Short welcomed the…

ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap

February 10, 2018 Chris Jervis 0

We're starting a new feature here today called ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap. We'll be rounding up articles, podcasts, and other news about the Atlanta Braves that have been published by us, as well as other blogs. This is a way to get a weekly recap of all things Braves, from multiple outlets, all…

Braves System Depth 2018: Third Base

February 1, 2018 Andy Harris 0

Since the retirement of Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones after the 2012 season, Atlanta Braves third basemen have accumulated 7.1 fWAR. In other words, it has taken five years for Braves third baseman to accumulate as much value as Jones did by himself in 2008. By Fangraphs reckoning, Braves third basemen finished 27th out of 30 teams in…

Braves System Depth 2018: Second Base

January 31, 2018 Andy Harris 0

ALSO IN THIS SERIES: First Base Third Base Shortstop Catcher Left Field The loss of the 13 international prospects in the wake of the Coppolella/Blakeley bundling scandal had it's most dramatic impact on the depth charts for the middle infield positions. What's left over is a little less than exciting, but fortunately 2017 saw the…

Braves System Depth 2018: First Base

January 30, 2018 Andy Harris 0

With the start of spring training now only a month and a half away, it's time to look at the teams the organization has assembled this offseason and try to figure out where all these players will actually play. We kick of the series with the position of most stability, headed by the organization's best…

Atlanta Braves Hot Stove: January 8, 2017

January 8, 2018 Andy Harris 0

This week MLB's hot stove remains so cold, a trade that included Luis Avilan as a major component was the biggest news. The only thing keeping baseball fans warm is the hot Christian Yelich trade ideas. MLB Network's Jon Morosi shifted the speculation into overdrive with this reporting early last week: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/948699726739922954   MLB.com Braves…

Atlanta Braves Hot Stove: December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017 Andy Harris 2

Hot stove? More like a frozen-over yule log. Granted, the Braves took care of their biggest offseason to-do item two weeks ago when they were able to trade Matt Kemp to the Dodgers. Subtracting Kemp, giving Ronald Acuna a clear path to the majors, and getting veteran pitcher Brandon McCarthy is probably enough to call…

Transactions: Atlanta Braves Acquire Preston Tucker

December 20, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Atlanta Braves General Manager Alex Anthopolous on Wednesday continued his crusade to remake the roster by acquiring outfielder Preston Tucker from the Huston Astros for cash considerations or the ever available Player To Be Named Later. The Braves designated relief pitcher Luke Jackson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Tucker. https://twitter.com/Braves/status/943530325203931139 After…

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