Category Archives: General Bloginess

Braves Need for Starting Pitching Gets A Big Old Check Mark

As has been the modus operandi of Atlanta Braves General Manager John Coppolella the past two offseasons, the team once again struck quickly this offseason to address their stated goals. At the top of their offseason shopping list was the … Continue reading

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A silver lining to today’s roster moves

The Atlanta Braves shook up their roster today, DFAing Drew Stubbs and demoting Jace Peterson, John Gant and Chris Withrow. Technically Withrow got demoted yesterday and was supposed to be replaced with Emilio Bonifacio, but arcane baseball rules intervened. In … Continue reading

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Braves promote John Coppolella to General Manager

Last week the Atlanta Braves formalized what many people who follow the organization closely had assumed, that John Coppolella would be the team’s next General Manager. There are plenty of media stories out there about who he is and where … Continue reading

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Braves biggest need for 2016

The Atlanta Braves have spent the past year trading away hitters, dealing nearly an entire lineup — Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis, Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson, Jose Peraza, Kyle Kubitza, Tommy La Stella, Chris Johnson. By far the biggest … Continue reading

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Over-correcting the strikeout thing

Much of what has driven the rebuilding of the 2015 (and beyond) Atlanta Braves was the shock at how strikeout prone the 2014 team was. But like so much of the recent history of the Braves, this desire to lessen … Continue reading

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Be right back…

Yeah, I haven’t written a lot lately. Life seems to be getting in the way. That will change eventually, but for now it’s going to be a bit more barren here for a couple of weeks. I’m headed on a … Continue reading

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Putting the Braves’ hot start in perspective

No one, not even John Hart, could have predicted¬†that the Braves would win their first two series of the year, let alone sweep one of them. But here they are at 5-and-1, at the top of the NL East. Is … Continue reading

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Where Braves prospects are playing to start the season

With the minor league rosters getting announced today it’s time to look at where the Braves top-30 prospects¬†will be playing. The players’ prospect rank is listed beside their name. Atlanta Braves (MLB) Christian Bethancourt, C (8) Jace Peterson, 2B (16) … Continue reading

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Braves sign fond memories… and Kelly Johnson

After the public relations disasters the Atlanta Braves have endured over the past few months — trading away popular players and fleeing their downtown stadium for the suburbs — they needed a nice shot of nostalgia to help pump up … Continue reading

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Grit

From yesterday’s presser to announce John Hart as the new not-GM, but GM-like person in charge of GM-like things, we learned that part of The Braves Way apparently involves players with grit. What is “grit,” you may ask. That’s a … Continue reading

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