Despite Blown Saves, Jim Johnson Doesn’t Blow

July 8, 2017 Micah Smith 0

Jim Johnson blew another save. It was his MLB leading 7th blown save of 2017. Beyond that, the circumstances of this particular lost opportunity could not have been worse. The Braves were on the verge of taking the second game in a four-game series against the division leading Nationals. If the Braves have any chance…

Hall of Fame 2017: Brent’s Ballot

December 22, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

It's wrong to call this a Hall of Fame ballot. I don't have a Hall of Fame ballot. I'm not allowed to vote (I should be, but they tend to ignore me despite this absolute certainty). It's best to get that out of the way first. Also, I want to give each name his due…

Upcoming Milestones in MLB and for the Braves….

April 5, 2015 Chris Jervis 0

With all apologies to Bruce Buffer..."Itttt'ssssssss Tiiiiimmmmmeeee!". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irFtTYP-H6I It's been a while since I last wrote about the Braves. Part of it is because I entered the busy part of my work year, dealing with the IRS on a regular basis. Another reason is that the Braves were making so many moves that it was…

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…

Braves Season Opening Over/Under Predictions…

March 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 1

With the 2014 Atlanta Braves season set to kick off tomorrow, I thought I would have some fun with some pre-season predictions on certain performance thresholds. Julio Teheran Wins: 14.5 As the de facto #1 starter and ace of the staff now, Teheran will have every opportunity to showcase the talent that brought him to…

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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