Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, February 12

February 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to the final Hot Stove Week-in-Review of the offseason! Tuesday there will be pitchers and catchers in Orlando doing baseball player type things. Spring training is so close you can smell the pine tar, freshly-cut grass, and complaining beat writers. But the dying embers of the hot stove burned just enough to get us…

Braves Transactions: Walden, or Life in the Bullpen

November 13, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

11/12 - Atlanta Braves sign RHP Jordan Walden to a minor league contract worth $1M - $3M if he reaches the majors. Economy "Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath." - Henry David Thoreau, "Walden, or Life In the Woods" A…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 13

November 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The baseball GM Meetings - the informal start of the Hot Stove League - took place this week, and as expected the Atlanta Braves came ready to wheel-and-deal. Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella was not shy about sharing the Braves intentions to acquire two or three starting pitchers and he was true to his word, re-signing…

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…

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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