Crystal Ballin’: Atlanta Braves Payroll and Spending

December 3, 2017 Chris Jervis 4

Major League baseball handed down their punishment to the Atlanta Braves for doing what nearly every other team does former General Manager John Coppolella's violation of MLB rules, finally allowing the Atlanta Braves to start their 2017-2018 Hot Stove season. The Braves hired former Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopolous to be the new General Manager,…

Analysis: MLB Sanctions Braves

November 21, 2017 Andy Harris 1

Ever since the stunning announcement on October 2 of the forced resignations of general manager John Coppolella and director of international scouting Gordon Blakeley for "a breach of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market", Braves fans have been waiting for word for the exact infractions and what penalties MLB will impose on…

Atlanta Braves Hot Stove Special Edition: Alex Anthopoulos To Be GM

November 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Today is the start of the General Manager's Meetings in Orlando, and not a moment too soon as it appears that the Braves will have an actual general manager. https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/929931300999434240 Alex Anthopoulos is someone who seemingly checks several boxes for the Braves. Anthopoulos is an experienced general manager, having that role for the Toronto Blue…

Braves Offseason Priorities in a Post-Coppy World

October 9, 2017 Andy Harris 1

On Sunday, October 1, I posted a comedy piece on this very website that said the Braves top offseason priority was trading Matt Kemp to open up a starting outfield spot for Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna. Now, at the time I didn't realize it was comedy. But like the clueless dad on a typical…

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,…

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,…

Braves name John Hart President of Baseball Operations…

October 23, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

The Atlanta Braves named John Hart President of Baseball Operations Thursday, opening the door to the possibility of Assistant GM John Coppolella being named as GM (or possibly as Hart's assistant). Here is an audio interview with John Hart from Thursday's Buck and Kincade Show on 680 the Fan in Atlanta, GA.

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