A Podcast To be Named Later: Episode 22 – The Reboot

September 19, 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. After a 12-month hiatus for life experiences, the PTBNL has returned. In addition to featuring writers from Outfield Fly Rule,…

Braves Transactions: 7/27/17 – 7/30/17

July 31, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned RHP Aaron Blair to AAA Gwinnett. (7/27) Optioned SS Dansby Swanson to AAA Gwinnett. (7/27) Recalled RHP Jason Hursh from AAA Gwinnett. (7/27) Sent RHP Jason Motte to A- Rome on rehab assignment. (7/28) Recalled 2B Micah Johnson from AAA Gwinnett. (7/28) Promoted LHP Luiz Gohara from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. (7/28) Demoted…

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…

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…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, February 19

February 19, 2017 Andy Harris 3

Welcome to the first Spring Training Week-in-Review for 2017! Tuesday, February 14 was the mandatory reporting deadline for Braves pitchers and catchers, and Friday, February 17 was the reporting deadline for position players, though most had trickled in early over the course of the week. Here were the stories of the first week of camp…

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…

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