In Matt Kemp, Braves Get Some Power, Dump some Baggage

July 30, 2016 Micah Smith 0

In a swap of players who never quite reached their potential, the Braves pick up Matt Kemp and $10.5 million dollars from San Diego for Hector Olivera, pending physicals. https://twitter.com/Braves/status/759569327783874560 Who The Braves Received Matt Kemp's career was off to a promising start with the Dodgers, with 2011 his breakout year. The 26-year-old hit .324/.399/.586…

Optimizing the 2016 Braves

April 4, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Winning ain't easy. Only 50% of all participating teams even win baseball games. When you have really good teams like the Cubs and Dodgers and Astros and Royals factoring in, that leaves a few teams that will win far fewer than 50%. In 2016, one such team is probably going to be the Atlanta Braves.…

Podcast To Be Named Later, Episode #5 – 2/27/16

February 27, 2016 Brent Blackwell 2

Welcome to the newest episode of a Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast from the authors of OutfieldFlyRule.com covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news. In today's episode, hosted by Brent Blackwell, Chris Jervis, and TJ Alexander: The Atlanta Braves outfield depth chart is examined…

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…

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,…

Making Sense of the Atlanta Braves Trade Deadline Deals

July 30, 2015 Micah Smith 13

Braves Trade Young Talent for 30-year-old Hector Olivera, and It Makes Perfect Sense in Rebuilding Plan The world of Atlanta Braves fans is spinning backwards. Less than a week after trading beloved and productive veterans Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe for mid-level pitching prospects, the Braves were part of a blockbuster trade deadline deal that sent young…

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