Posts for : 2012

Making Greinke Work

lol…I post this, turn on MLB Network, and they are reporting breaking news that Zack Greinke had been traded to the Angels.  So…this is mostly a waste. So, from the majority of people I have in contact with, I’ve WAY too dramatic/pessimistic about Zack Greinke’s impact on the team from what I said on my blog and at chopnation yesterday.  So, with that mind, let’s rosterbate this out and fit Greinke. July 28th, 2012: Atlanta…

Is Zack Greinke Worth It? Please.

As the saga of Ryan Dempster has became an afterthought, Frank Wren reiterated yesterday that Atlanta has moved on and is “looking for impact pitching.”  While names like Josh Johnson, James Shields, and Jon Lester have been brought up, the guy who seems to get the bulls-eye is Zack Greinke.  The package could be substantial.  Unlike Dempster, Atlanta has to potentially deal with a lot of teams after the Brewers right-hander.  The Rangers, Orioles, and…

Too Much Meds

As Tommy Hanson walked a small village (and showed them second base as well) over five miserable innings (but he got the win because he’s a gamer), Fredi needed to go to the bullpen quite early.  He called upon Kris Medlen and all Meds did was not allow a hit over three innings and walk just one while striking out five.  In five innings, Hanson allowed an average of two runners an inning and Meds…

Correction: Mike Minor Is Showing Progress

If I am going to call out other bloggers for their comments, it is only right that I call out myself when I make a booboo.  When the choice was made before Ben Sheets’ return to go with Mike Minor over Randall Delgado, I questioned it here.  While I would later walk it back a little by sharing the fact that demoting Minor would use up his final option, I did not believe from a…

Oh, Jair…

After getting lit up yet again, it is time for the Atlanta Braves to Kawakami Jair Jurrjens and give up on this dream that he will get it back.  Not to get into a hyperbolic sermon that the media typically goes to in efforts to make more out of a game/series than needs to be made, but today’s game and this weekend series with the Nationals was pretty big.  After the magical Friday victory and…

An Odd Friday Night

I don’t usually care to sit here and talk about how awesome it is to be a fan.  There is a place for that, but that’s not my blog.  I’d prefer to analyze players, question Fredi Gonzalez’s choices, and talk about random prospects that probably get no play anywhere else.  I’ll leave the fandom to the amazing Lauren at Love My Bravos. Usually. However, tonight was different.  Just a lot.  Coming into what has to…

Random Prospect of the Day – Joe Leonard

Time to get back to the offensive side of the Braves’ prospects with the random number #82 under the offensive stats minor league page at baseball-reference to get today’s choice…Joe Leonard. I love using photos from the Hillcats mainly because that’s the franchise I grew up around and plus…every other minor league affiliate uniform is the same. At least the green-and-gold is different. Leonard is a big boy.  His minor-league profile has him at 6’5″…