A Podcast To Be Named Later: Episode 23 – Rise of the Keyboard GM

September 29, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to the newest episode of A Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news from the authors at OutfieldFlyRule.com. If you haven't checked it out before, listen to some of our previous podcasts here. Today, on Episode 23: Rise…

Kurt Suzuki is Historically Unique

September 26, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta re-signed C Kurt Suzuki to a one year, $3.5M extension over the weekend. It will keep the backup catcher in uniform for the 2018 season, providing the team with some positional certainty while giving Suzuki a $2M raise. After picking up Tyler Flowers' option in the offseason, Atlanta won't have to worry about the…

Pondering Future Atlanta Braves Roster Moves

August 21, 2017 Braves Options Guy 8

With the Atlanta Braves' 2017 season entering the final stretch, many fans have turned their attentions to the upcoming offseason. Much has been written about a potential impending roster crunch for the Braves, as they have many players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December, and many players that other teams would be willing…

Braves Transactions: 7/24/17 – The Jaime Garcia Trade

July 25, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Traded LHP Jaime Garcia, C Anthony Recker, and $100,000 to Minnesota Twins for RHP Huascar Ynoa. Activated C Kurt Suzuki from the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Matt Wisler from AAA Gwinnett. Demoted RHP Andres Santiago from AAA Gwinnett to A+ Florida. Promoted RHP Evan Phillips from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. Promoted LHP Troy Conyers…

Braves Transactions: 7/21/17 – 7/23/17

July 24, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed C Kurt Suzuki on the bereavement list. (7/21) Released LHP Eric O'Flaherty. (7/21) Purchased the contract of C Anthony Recker from AAA Gwinnett Braves. (7/21) Promoted RHP Junior Rincon from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. (7/21) Promoted RHP Andres Santiago from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. (7/21) Promoted OF Xavier Avery from A+ Florida…

Optimizing the 2017 Atlanta Braves Lineup

March 27, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

The 2017 Atlanta Braves - Optimizing the Sub-Optimal A year ago, I posted an article theorizing how best to optimize the 2016 Braves lineup. Fredi Gonzalez didn't listen to me. Fredi Gonzalez is no longer employed. I don't mean to imply causation there, but I'll take correlation! Brian Snitker, I hope you trust your pal…

Braves System Depth: Catcher

January 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Despite being the beneficiaries of Tyler Flowers' best offensive season of his career and a surprisingly effective late-season contribution from Anthony Recker, the catcher position amassed only 0.9 fWAR in 2016, good for 21st out of 30 teams in MLB. This was largely due to the monumental ineffectiveness of A.J. Pierzynski last year. Pierzynski will…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 22

January 22, 2017 Andy Harris 0

There's a new guy in town to don the tools of ignorance¬†while a top prospect has decided to give those same tools a spin, a¬†familiar face returns to the bullpen, the farm system gets lavish praise, and the Braves narrow in on a new spring home. Round up the youngsters and put another log on,…

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