Fear and Hoping in Atlanta

July 15, 2017 Philip Tapley 0

There’s a chance that the Braves make the playoffs this year. About a 4.5% chance, if you take the Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, and Five Thirty-Eight playoff odds and average ‘em. Projection systems aren’t meant to be prediction systems, and they’re not perfect, of course. The Royals were semi-famously projected to win 70-something games by all…

Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, April 10

April 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Games that mean something started this week, the Braves welcomed an old enemy into the fold, and top pitching prospects were pushed to challenging assignments. Welcome to the first week-in-review of the regular season. Atlanta Braves Go 1-5 To Begin The Season The big league club started the regular season getting solid pitching performances from…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 12

March 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves played six games this week with 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie in 10 innings against St. Louis on Sunday.  The Braves made their first cuts of the spring, and some Braves players made their way to the World Baseball Classic for some actual competition. But first, a look at the bullpen and…

Braves System Depth: Starting Pitching, Part 1

February 3, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Moving on from the position players, we go to the area of the most tremendous depth of any team in the league, the Braves pitching organizational depth. Starting pitching should be a strength up and down the organization. As with the position players I will be indicating the five starters I anticipate seeing at the…

Putting a Price on Julio Teheran

July 13, 2016 Brent Blackwell 5

Valuing Julio Teheran When a baseball team isn't good, and it's July, trade rumors inevitably start firing up. The Braves aren't good, and it's July. Hence, the trade rumors are firing up. Arodys Vizcaino is a name that's discussed. Jim Johnson, Jeff Francoeur, and Erick Aybar are all veterans not signed beyond the season that…

Podcast To Be Named Later #6: Starting Pitchers

March 11, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

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: A look at the projected starting rotation for…

The Real Julio Teheran Stands Up

August 25, 2015 Micah Smith 2

We are far enough into the baseball season to safely assume Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran must have expected a better one. He is not alone in that disappointment. Many Atlanta Braves fans were clamoring for a trade of the pitcher who once was considered a "future ace," and the front office was even…

Grading the 2014 Braves Pitchers…

October 13, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Last week, I graded the 2014 Atlanta Braves position players.  Today, we look at the pitching staff.  We're all aware that without the very good starting pitching this year, this team may have actually finished worse than they did.  And, while the bullpen did go through a couple of stretches in which they struggled, it…

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…

Braves at Rangers Series Preview…..

September 11, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

  The Atlanta Braves (75-71) are in 'must-win' mode now as the season winds down.  With a win against the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon, the Braves temporarily kept their Wild Card hopes alive. They currently trail the Pittsburgh Pirates by 1.5 games in the chase for the second Wild Card spot. The Braves travel to…

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