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 System Depth: Left Field

January 17, 2017 Andy Harris 2

Last year after projected left field starter Hector Olivera was suspended from the team by MLB after an off-field domestic violence incident, the Braves scrambled for an alternative. Ten different players had starts in left field before the Braves acquired Matt Kemp at the trade deadline last season, putting a stop to the carousel. ATLANTA BRAVES…

Braves System Depth: Centerfield

January 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In the second installment of our look at system depth by position, we are skipping on to centerfield, because thanks to the 5-year contract extension to Ender Inciarte back on Festivus this is looking like a position of relative stability going into the back-half of the off-season. The drama comes more in the form of…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, December 11

December 11, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The Winter Meetings came and went without the Atlanta Braves making a huge trade or signing, but there was plenty of player movement thanks to the Rule V Draft and a couple of minor trades. The hot stove is on low burn, but the sauce is thickening and we're 65 days away from pitchers and…

Braves acquire James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio

August 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Just before Thursday's trade deadline, the Braves traded prospect Victor Caratini to the Chicago Cubs for lefty reliever James Russell, utility man Emilio Bonifacio, and $1,000,000.  Let's take a look at each piece involved: James Russell The 28 year old lefty was a 3rd round pick by the Cubs in 2007.  He came from a…

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