Answers On The Fly: What the Hell Are The Atlanta Braves Doing?

November 16, 2015 Chris Jervis 4

  Welcome to another installment of Answers On The Fly, where our authors answer questions from you, the reader, on the Atlanta Braves. Answers On The Fly runs on Mondays, and is your chance to get our take on topics of your choice. Feel free to add your questions to the mailbag. Questions can be submitted the following ways:…

The Atlanta Braves, Liberty Media, and Misplaced Anger

November 13, 2015 Chris Jervis 11

  (Editor's note: This article was written prior to the announcement Thursday evening that the Atlanta Braves would be trading Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb, and Chris Ellis.) With the Hot Stove season kicking off, rumors began flying from all directions about nearly every team in baseball. Fans…

Answers On The Fly: We Answer Your Atlanta Braves Questions

November 9, 2015 Chris Jervis 2

Welcome to another installment of Answers On The Fly, where our pseudo-experts answer questions from you, the reader, on the Atlanta Braves. This feature debuted last week, and was very well received. Answers On The Fly runs on Mondays, and is your chance to get our take on topics of your choice. Questions can be submitted the…

How The Off-Season Dates Affect The Atlanta Braves

November 4, 2015 Chris Jervis 0

  While the Major League Baseball regular season and post-season have ended, there is still plenty of baseball activity upcoming. The Atlanta Braves will probably not be as active as they were last off-season, but they should still be players. Beyond trades and free agent signings for the major league club, they also have to…

Answers on the Fly: Reader Mailbag

November 2, 2015 Chris Jervis 0

We are beginning a new column here at Outfield Fly Rule called "Answers On The Fly"  This is  a reader mailbag column, where you, the reader, ask your burning questions to be answered by our experts. We use the term "expert" somewhat loosely in this case, as the questions will be answered by OFR writers Brent Blackwell, Micah Smith,…

State of the Atlanta Braves Address

September 30, 2015 Chris Jervis 4

Today, the President of Baseball Operations for the Atlanta Braves, John Hart, held a conference call with media and select season ticket holders, during which he gave an update and an outlook on the upcoming off-season. There was no major news or earth-shaking announcement, but rather a series of updates and clarifications for this and…

Accursed Number: A Look at the Magic Number for the Worst Record in Baseball

September 29, 2015 Micah Smith 2

Final Day of Season Update: Since this was apparently picked up on mlbtr.com, I thought I would provide new readers with final-day-of-season scenarios for draft order: First Pick: Phillies Second Pick: Cincinnati. Braves could tie for second worst record, but Cincy holds the tiebreaker with worse record in 2014. Third Pick: Braves or Rockies. Braves clinch…

Atlanta Braves Trade Jonny Gomes

August 31, 2015 Chris Jervis 1

The Atlanta Braves signed Jonny Gomes as a free agent in the off-season in part to provide veteran leadership and mentor Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons in their roles as team leaders. Gomes has been cited as a positive influence on the locker room and a player whose influence far outweighed his very pedestrian on-field…

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