Braves Transactions: 8/4/17-8/7/17 – A Two-Trade Weekend

August 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Placed LHP Ian Krol on the 10-day DL with a strained left oblique. (8/4) Activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day DL. (8/4) Traded OF Randy Ventura to the Cincinnati Reds for $1,250,000 in international pool money. (8/4) Signed FA RHP Manny Bareda to a minor league contract; Assigned Bareda to AAA Gwinnett. (8/4) Optioned…

Learning on the Fly: Sabermetrics 101 – wRC+ and RE24

August 3, 2017 Dan Horton 0

Learning on the Fly: Sabermetrics 101 - wRC+ and RE24 The Value of Creation and Expectancy After an admittedly long sabbatical from Outfield Fly Rule, I realized how much I missed learning about (and sharing) what the more popular advanced metrics mean. Today, I want to look at wRC+ and RE24. Both are offensive based…

Braves Transactions: 7/11/17 – 7/17/17

July 18, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AA Mississippi RHP Bradley Roney on the 7-day DL. (7/11) Promoted RHP Junior Rincon from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. (7/11) Placed AA Mississippi LHP Jesse Biddle on the 7-day DL. (7/12) Promoted RHP Jacob Webb from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. (7/12) Sent RHP Chaz Roe outright to AAA Gwinnett. (7/13) Promoted OF…

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…

Braves Transactions: 7/10/17

July 11, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to AA Mississippi on a rehab assignment. Activate UT Micah Johnson from 60-day DL; option Johnson to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted RF Stephen Gaylor from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to AA Mississippi on a rehab assignment Sean Rodriguez's tour of minor league parks comes to the Southern…

Braves Transactions: 7/7/17-7/9/17

July 10, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed UT Danny Santana on the 10-day DL with a bacterial infection. Recalled UT Jace Peterson from AAA Gwinnett. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to AAA Gwinnett on rehab assignment. Signed free agent RHP Junior Rincon to a minor league contract; Assigned Rincon to A+ Florida. Sent 2B Micah Johnson to A- Rome on rehab assignment.…

Braves Transactions: 7/3/17 – 7/4/17

July 5, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent 2B Micah Johnson to GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Activated 3B Freddie Freeman from the 10-day DL. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to Rome on rehab assignment. Optioned UT Jace Peterson to AAA Gwinnett. Released RHP Bartolo Colon. Promoted LHP A.J. Minter from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted 2B Emerson Landoni from AAA Gwinnett…

Braves Transactions: 6/30/17 – 7/2/17

July 3, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent 1B Freddie Freeman to AAA Gwinnett on rehab assignment. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Signed LHP Kevin Matthews & assigned him to A- Rome. Sent RHP Chaz Roe to A+ Florida on rehab assignment. Signed free agent OF Asmin Bautista to a minor league contract. Promoted LHP Joe Rogers…

Answers On The Fly: Return of the Return of the Mailbag

February 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Answers On The Fly: A Reader Mailbag Welcome to Answers On The Fly. Answers On The Fly is our reader mailbag feature in which our writers give insight into questions fans are asking. After a lengthy absence due to real world happenings, the feature has returned to its regular weekly spot. Fans from all over the Greater…

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…

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