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…

A Requiem for Cory Gearrin

November 13, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Earlier this week the Braves parted ways with reliever Cory Gearrin, dropping the occupied portion of the 40 man roster to 36. Gearrin was an effective closer at Mercer University here in Georgia, and was a fairly high draft pick, going 138th overall (4th round) in the 2007 draft. He signed quickly and played rookie…

The $148,300,000 Day

February 5, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

"Everyone else is extending their young players, why can't the Braves? ¬†Thanks, Liberty Media!" It's a common refrain heard by Braves fans. ¬†Many have resigned themselves to the notion that the young core of players are all bolting for greener pastures as soon as they get the chance, because Atlanta will never spend the money…

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