Podcast To Be Named Later #15: Land of a Thousand Lavarnways

May 17, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Note: Fredi Gonzalez was fired after the completion of this episode, so the managerial decision will be dealt with in Episode #16. 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…

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Detroit

November 21, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/20/15: Atlanta trades OF Cameron Maybin and cash to Detroit for LHP Ian Krol and LHP Gabe Speier Atlanta picks up around $6.5M in salary relief in this deal, and considering Maybin was owed $8M with a $1M buyout for 2017, it seems reasonable to assume Atlanta is sending $2.5M to Detroit. I'm sure some…

Andrelton Simmons and the Difficulty of Selling High

November 16, 2015 Brent Blackwell 3

11/12/15 - Atlanta traded SS Andrelton Simmons & C Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for SS Erick Aybar, SP Sean Newcomb, SP Chris Ellis, and $2,500,000. Buy low, sell high. We've heard it. We understand the logic behind it. It's obvious. Hell, it's math. It is a very easy concept. That's the rub,…

Making Sense of the Atlanta Braves Trade Deadline Deals

July 30, 2015 Micah Smith 13

Braves Trade Young Talent for 30-year-old Hector Olivera, and It Makes Perfect Sense in Rebuilding Plan The world of Atlanta Braves fans is spinning backwards. Less than a week after trading beloved and productive veterans Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe for mid-level pitching prospects, the Braves were part of a blockbuster trade deadline deal that sent young…

Trade Recap: Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson to the Mets

July 26, 2015 Brent Blackwell 2

On Friday, the Braves traded 3B Juan Uribe, UT Kelly Johnson, and cash to the division rival New York Mets for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen. Here's a closer look at the trade. It's little surprise that the Braves have become sellers. On the morning of the trade, Atlanta was 45-50, 6.5…

The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It usually takes me a few days to really process trades and major organizational moves. With the requisite waiting period over, I think I'm finally ready to talk about the Jason Heyward trade. The team acquired Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins and gave up Jordan Walden in addition to Heyward. I'll take a look at…

Braves acquire James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio

August 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Just before Thursday's trade deadline, the Braves traded prospect Victor Caratini to the Chicago Cubs for lefty reliever James Russell, utility man Emilio Bonifacio, and $1,000,000.  Let's take a look at each piece involved: James Russell The 28 year old lefty was a 3rd round pick by the Cubs in 2007.  He came from a…

Falcons acquire QB TJ Yates

June 19, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

  Today the Falcons traded LB Akeem Dent to Houston for QB TJ Yates and waived backup QB Dominique Davis. So much for my favorite trivia question: What Falcons QB led Boston College to their most recent ACC Championship Game appearance?  The answer, of course, is Davis, who became starter midway through the 2008 season,…

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