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…

A Review of The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Chris Jervis 5

As you have probably heard, on Monday the Atlanta Braves traded RF Jason Heyward and RP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Shelby Miller and SP prospect Tyrell Jenkins.  The Jason Heyward trade was the first significant transaction of the 2014 off-season, and signaled the first major move in the Braves' 'minor…

The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It usually takes me a few days to really process trades and major organizational moves. With the requisite waiting period over, I think I'm finally ready to talk about the Jason Heyward trade. The team acquired Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins and gave up Jordan Walden in addition to Heyward. I'll take a look at…

ICYMI: The Braves recent activity….

November 9, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

With the wind down of the 2014 MLB season, and the increase in NCAAF games that matter, I have been a little slack in staying on top of the Atlanta Braves recent activity, especially in regards to off-season moves.  So, if you missed it, here is a recap of their recent moves.   October 25,…

Grading the 2014 Atlanta Braves position players…

October 6, 2014 Chris Jervis 5

Well, the nightmare that was the Atlanta Braves' 2014 season has ended. The Braves finished the season with a 79-83, finishing below .500 for only the 4th time since 1990. Their swoon was capped by a 7-18 September that ended the remote shot they had at a Wild Card spot. The disappointing result has led…

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Game 1 Preview….

September 15, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Let's face it: this is about over.  Technically, in the strictest sense, the Braves still have a chance.  Pretty much the same chance I have of hooking up with Sofia Vergara. The Washington Nationals (85-63) take a commanding 10.5 game lead into Turner Field Monday evening as they start a three game series against the…

Aug. 31 Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Preview…

August 31, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Despite losing to the Miami Marlins 4-0 Saturday night, the Atlanta Braves are still only 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the second Wild Card spot, and they have a healthy slate of games against Division rivals approaching, including six key games against Division leader Washington. If ever there was a time for one…

Aug. 30th Marlins at Braves Game Summary…

August 31, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

The Atlanta Braves, winners of their last three games, needed a victory against the Miami Marlins Saturday night to keep the pressure on in their chase for a playoff spot. Marlins' starter Jarred Cosart wanted to show the Astros that they made a mistake by trading him to the Marlins. Pride, and Cosart, won the…

Aug. 29th Marlins at Braves Preview….

August 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

The Braves (70-64) open a three game series at home against the Marlins (65-67) Friday night, which is good news on multiple fronts. Ervin Santana (13-7, 3.60 ERA / 3.31 FIP) takes the mound for the Braves, looking to extend his streak of second half quality starts. Since the All-Star break, Santana is 6-1 with…

Aug. 28th Braves at Mets Game Summary…

August 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Mike Minor has seen the inconsistent Atlanta Braves offense in action this season, so he decided to do something about it himself, driving in the game's first run and scoring another on two hits, including a leadoff double in the 8th. His offensive "explosion" sparked the Braves to a 6-1 victory over the New York…

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