Posts for : August 2013

On the Road Again

After a very successful home-stand, Atlanta hits the road today for a six game road trip with stops in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.  It’s a chance to bury the Phillies and Nationals a little more.  As if a 11.5 game lead wasn’t enough. However, are the Braves snake-bit on the road?  Is this a problem or an odd in-season anomaly? Atlanta got off to a good start away from Turner Field, winning seven straight with…

What Does a Potential B.J. Return Mean?

As the Braves were once again batting around in an inning for the third consecutive night, the Gwinnett Braves fell 2-1 to the Charlotte Knights.  Not only did they waste a great start from Cody Martin, the G-Braves lost in the first game of B.J. Upton‘s rehab assignment.  It’s not that the G-Braves faced some buzzsaw.  Nick McCully is hardly a big prospect.  Yet, Upton went 0 for 3 with a strikeout, a common sight…

Post-Deadline Pre-Other Deadline Thoughts

Ah, great.  July 31st has come and gone and we can stop this thinking about trades.  Well, no, not so much.  Instead, it’s August and we get the often-confused, rarely understood Waiver Trades.  For the final two months, trades can be completed but only if players go through waivers and every team in baseball says “this guy is overpaid/sucky/ugly” and declines to claim the player.  It’s a ridiculous way to make things more complicated than…