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…

Braves System Depth: Left Field

January 17, 2017 Andy Harris 2

Last year after projected left field starter Hector Olivera was suspended from the team by MLB after an off-field domestic violence incident, the Braves scrambled for an alternative. Ten different players had starts in left field before the Braves acquired Matt Kemp at the trade deadline last season, putting a stop to the carousel. ATLANTA BRAVES…

New Feature: Braves Debates

January 9, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Debate is good. Not only does it force you to consider other arguments, but a compelling explanation makes you question your own argument. Sadly, debate is often lost in today's world of twitter arguments and trolling. That’s why this week, we are going to try something a little new here at Outfield Fly Rule. Three…

Braves Transactions: Sean Rodriguez

November 24, 2016 Andy Harris 7

While most of Braves Country was slipping into a carbohydrate, tryptophan, and Lions/Vikings induced stupor, the Atlanta Braves made a rare Thanksgiving Day transaction, signing super-utility player Sean Rodriguez. Probably like most fans, my first thought was that signing Rodriguez is an attempt by Atlanta to build more versatility for the bench. If Rodriguez is…

Does Freddie Freeman Owe Matt Kemp?

October 17, 2016 Brent Blackwell 2

Lineup protection is something that's still discussed pretty heavily in baseball these days. While many saber-concepts have caught on with the mainstream, like shifting defenses, eliminating sacrifice bunts, the silliness of pitcher wins, and better usage of elite relievers, lineup protection doesn't really get questioned as much. In 2016, Atlanta gave us an interesting scenario…

In Matt Kemp, Braves Get Some Power, Dump some Baggage

July 30, 2016 Micah Smith 0

In a swap of players who never quite reached their potential, the Braves pick up Matt Kemp and $10.5 million dollars from San Diego for Hector Olivera, pending physicals. https://twitter.com/Braves/status/759569327783874560 Who The Braves Received Matt Kemp's career was off to a promising start with the Dodgers, with 2011 his breakout year. The 26-year-old hit .324/.399/.586…

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