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The 10 Worst Decisions of the Hart/Coppy Era

The 10 Worst Decisions of the Hart/Coppy Era

With games starting back up on Friday, we are officially reaching the end of the off-season. Spring Training 2018 is upon us, which means the 2018 regular season is just around the corner, and for Atlanta, a new start. After a scandal that rocked the organization to its core broke just after the season ended, Atlanta watched its farm system get re-shaped by penalties and sanctions and, consequently, decided to completely overhaul its front office.…

A Year in the Life: Joey Devine, 2005

A Year in the Life: Joey Devine, 2005

The 2005 season opened like the previous two years had for right-hander Joey Devine. As the temperatures began to warm in the southeast, he joined his Wolfpack teammates for his third season in Raleigh under Elliott Avent. They would finish 41-19 that year, including a new record for ACC victories with 17. The season concluded with a spot in the Lincoln Super Regional of the College World Series. NC State would lose twice compared to…

Will the Hype and Pressure to Perform Get to Acuna like it did Swanson?

Will the Hype and Pressure to Perform Get to Acuna like it did Swanson?

With spring training upon us, there is no doubt that Ronald Acuna will make his appearance in the majors this season. After a stellar 2017 in the minors, ending with .325/.374/.522, being named the Arizona Fall League MVP (the youngest player to ever receive this honor), and Baseball America’s number one prospect, Braves fans are anxiously awaiting his arrival at the plate in Suntrust Park. With so much hype around Acuna in this upcoming season,…

Will the 2017-18 Offseason be Known as the One that Got Away?

Will the 2017-18 Offseason be Known as the One that Got Away?

The 2018 Atlanta Braves Offseason has been fun, eh? Yes, the most important thing that needed to happen did happen: the riddance of Matt Kemp. But what else? Not much. The Braves are looking at testing their prospect depth to the fullest in 2018 and that is at least cheer-worthy. Projecting the 2018 Atlanta Braves Yeah, about that. Projecting wins for any team in any given year is educated guesswork based on formulas and trends.…

Five Pitches That Could Decide the Braves’ Fate in 2018

Five Pitches That Could Decide the Braves’ Fate in 2018

Pitchers and catchers – along with a slew of other players – arrived in spring training last week. It’s that special part of the year when fans can think, “ya know, if we get the breaks…anything can happen, right?” While the Atlanta Braves are not a favorite to dethrone the Nationals in 2018, they certainly could make life hard on not only the Nats but the Wild Card contenders. When you have so much elite…

Braves 25-man and 40-man Roster Crunch

Braves 25-man and 40-man Roster Crunch

Optimism always reigns supreme in Spring Training and this year more so than in the past 3 years. Our beloved Braves’ farm system is set to ripen and 2018 will be a big year in transition as those prospects fill out the Atlanta Braves roster.  As new GM Alex Anthopoulos addressed with the media earlier, this year it’s about the product at Suntrust, not at Gwinnett, Pearl, and so forth.  This is encouraging news for…

Could the Braves Add Peter Moylan and Corey Dickerson?

Could the Braves Add Peter Moylan and Corey Dickerson?

A pair of rumored signings has been traversing the interwebs over the last few days. One is a bit more of a rumor directly from a source with the Braves and the other is a bit more of a “hey, this makes sense” type of rumor. Let’s get into both of them. (10:30 AM edit: I wrote this article last night and scheduled it to publish at 9 AM. By that time, the news of…